Environmental Health


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.

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.

Centers, Institutes, Labs

COVID-19 Pandemic Research Center (CPRC)

COVID-19 Pandemic Research Center (CPRC)

Promoting translational research using multi-disciplinary approaches to understand and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the health of populations, especially the diverse populations of Los Angeles, California and beyond, especially those experiencing health inequities.

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