Improving population and public health - at the intersection of research and action in communities.
The Department of Preventive Medicine’s mission is broad and encompassing, reflecting the expansive scope of population and public health sciences.
Over 100 faculty work across a broad research portfolio while fostering partnerships across the University, local and global organizations, and communities for a truly transdisciplinary and collaborative approach. The department consistently ranks among the nation’s top public health schools in funding from the National Institutes of Health.
Home to highly active centers and institutes and a wide variety of research studies, work in the department serves to advocate for and inform community and organizational action. In addition to significant work in USC’s surrounding communities in Los Angeles and the United States, the Department of Preventive Medicine conducts research and provides educational opportunities in more than a dozen countries.
The department offers undergraduate, master’s, doctoral and post-doctoral education and training programs that nurture students to become public health leaders in their communities and around the world.
By Leigh Hopper More than a half-million Americans are exposed to oil and gas “flaring” events — the burning off of excess natural gas at
By Leigh Hopper USC and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health are launching a study that will follow up to 3,000 county residents
By Leigh Hopper The end of the pandemic glimmers on the horizon. Deaths and new COVID cases are in steep decline. Many people have been
By Landon Hall A USC researcher and her team are focusing on the lived experiences of Black menthol cigarette smokers by asking them what they
By Cristine Hall At the height of the materialistic ‘80s, when most of his classmates in medical school were shooting for brass ring specialties like
By Cristine Hall USC’s Department of Preventive Medicine has earned a No. 2 ranking in funding from the National Institutes of Health for the second
The NIH-funded Southern California Environmental Health Sciences Center (SCEHSC, scehsc.usc.edu), based at the Department of Preventive Medicine, is pleased to announce its 2021 Pilot Projects
86 new risk factors identified in research co-led by USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. By Wayne Lewis Some racial and ethnic groups suffer relatively more
Americans aren’t getting enough to eat during the coronavirus pandemic – here’s what’s happening in Los Angeles County
Kayla de la Haye, University of Southern California The number of Americans who can’t get enough food is rising from already troubling levels during the