Environmental Health

Overview

The Division of Environmental Health in USC’s Department of Population and Public Health Sciences works to understand the associations, connections, and impacts of environmental exposures on human health. The division devotes resources to constituent characterization (measuring and monitoring what we may be exposed to) and translational research (how to effectively communicate and apply the scientific information gathered by us and others). Our mission is to study environmental contaminants and use that information to educate the public and improve public health policies. The division also trains environmental health researchers to address the pressing environmental problems of our times and the emerging threats of the future.

Edward Avol, MS

Division Chief, Division of Environmental Health

Division Chief

Edward Avol

Faculty Members of the Division of Environmental Health

Education Programs

Master of Public Health

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.

Summer Program in Diabetes and Obesity Research (SPIDOR)

Summer Program in Diabetes and Obesity Research (SPIDOR)

Summer scholars will conduct cutting-edge research in the laboratories of faculty members from the USC Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute (DORI) and will be exposed to basic science, translational, and clinical research experiences. The summer session culminates with students presenting their research findings to the KSOM community at large.

Bridging the Gaps

The Keck School of Medicine’s Bridging the Gaps Summer Research Program will provide an opportunity to outstanding underrepresented students to gain meaningful exposure to the exceptional research and clinical programs at the Keck School of Medicine.

Doctor of Philosophy in Biostatistics

The Doctor of Philosophy in Biostatistics is designed to prepare a biostatistician with in-depth statistical and analytic skills. The program requires a solid background in the methodological aspects of statistics, and in statistical thinking as applied to medicine, as well as, a solid grounding in epidemiological methods and in certain medical disciplines.

Centers, Institutes, Labs

COVID-19 Pandemic Research Center (CPRC)

OverviewThe mission of the Population Health Sciences COVID-19 Pandemic Research Center (CPRC) is to promote translational research using multi-disciplinary approaches to understand and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the health of populations, especially the...

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