Disease Prevention, Policy and Global Health
Faculty in the Division of Disease Prevention, Policy and Global Health are active at the local, state, national and global levels to influence factors that improve the health of populations. They bring this experience into the classroom through interactions with students and connections to guest speakers. Reflecting their interdisciplinary nature, they work and teach closely with faculty in other divisions, departments at Keck, and schools within the university and beyond to develop collaborative projects in public health.
With a concern for improving health and well-being, they provide students with many opportunities, from approaches to addressing clinical interventions and improving preventive, therapeutic and disease outcomes; to addressing the complexities of health care systems and the systematic and structural factors that impact health in Los Angeles and around the globe.
Our diversity is our strength, impacting our research and teaching alike, we seek to demonstrate methodological innovation, pushing new approaches that will ultimately improve the practice of public health.
Division Labs and Research Groups
Research typically occurs both through individuals – or, in some cases, individual “labs” – and through the inter-disciplinary units represented by the Institutes and Centers based in our Department.
Faculty Members of the Division of Disease Prevention, Policy and Global Health
The Department offers 2 undergraduate majors: Global Health and Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. These are ideal majors for students interested in medicine, public health, pharmacy, dentistry, international relations, epidemiology, health psychology and health behavior research.
The Master of Public Health program offers a rigorous curriculum that attracts dedicated and ambitious professionals with a passion to serve in the public health arena. The program’s core coursework aims to develop key public health competencies and skills using cases and examples from industry, ranging from local to global.
The school offers a certificate in clinical, biomedical, and translational investigations for trainees who do not wish to pursue a Master of Science degree.
The University of Southern California’s Master of Public Health is the only online MPH delivered by a top-ranked medical school with world-renowned faculty. If you want to maximize your impact on the world of public health and health care, USC is uniquely equipped to help you do it.
The Master of Science in Clinical, Biomedical, and Translational Investigations (CBTI) is a joint effort to train medical students, fellows or other health professionals, including faculty and other scientists conducting clinical related research, in clinical research methods to translate clinical, biomedical and technological discoveries into advances in population-based, clinical or basic science research.
A recent evidence review on enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) is helping those in the field understand the clinical effectiveness of current best practices, and where there are gaps in knowledge and evidence. The Southern California Evidence Review Center,...
APRU Director Mellissa Withers, PhD, MHS, marks 10th year of organizing global health programs at USC
This fall marks 10 years since Mellissa Withers, PhD, MHS, began serving as the Director of the Global Health Program of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), a consortium of 60 international universities. This network provides students a chance to deep...
The Department of Population and Public Health Sciences at Keck School of Medicine of USC will premiere the second season of Preventive Pros: the Podcast, on Tuesday, October 10. Each episode features one of the Department’s faculty or researchers discussing an issue...