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
Bachelor of Science programs
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.
Master of Public Health
The USC Master of Public Health program is a product of the University of Southern California’s commitment to the health and well-being of its surrounding communities, as well as nationally and internationally.
Clinical, Biomedical and Translational Investigations Certificate
The school offers a certificate in clinical, biomedical, and translational investigations for trainees who do not wish to pursue a Master of Science degree.
Master of Public Health (online)
The Master of Public Health (MPH) Online program at USC 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 your key public health competencies and skills through the use of cases and examples from industry — ranging from local to global.
Master of Science in Clinical, Biomedical and Translational Investigations
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.
Professor Jeffrey D. Klausner, MD, MPH, Testifies at Cancer Prevention Act Hearing
On Tuesday April, 18, Jeffrey D. Klausner, MD, MPH, Professor of Clinical, Population and Public Health Sciences, testified during a health assembly on The Cancer Prevention Act in Sacramento. The bill is part of an effort to increase uptake of the human...
The Department of Population and Public Health Sciences releases its first annual report
The Department of Population and Public Health Sciences has released its first annual report since being established as the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at Keck School of Medicine of USC in 1977. The Department underwent its second name change in 2021...
Maternal Health in Southern Africa
For many women around the world, pregnancy is a time of discovery. Routine screenings aim to protect mothers and their fetuses from infectious diseases such as HIV, hepatitis, syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis. Jeffrey Klausner, MD, MPH, clinical...