Improving population and public health - at the intersection of research and action in communities.
The Department of Population and Public Health Sciences’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 Population and Public Health Sciences 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.
Signs of pre-symptomatic stiffening of the arteries were seen in kids with daily exposure to auto emissions, a USC study finds.
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 Population and Public Health Sciences has earned a No. 2 ranking in funding from the National Institutes of Health