The Division of Environmental Health in the 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.
Interim Division Chief
Associate Division Chief
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.
Herting Neuroimaging Lab
OverviewOur laboratory uses advance neuroimaging techniques to investigate how the brain develops during childhood and adolescence. Our research focuses on both internal and external risk factors, like hormones, air pollution, and physical activity on brain outcomes...
Faculty Members of the Division of Environmental 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.
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...
Beyond Earth Month: Undergraduate scholars tackle environmental health challenges across Southern California
It’s Earth Month! But all year round, undergraduate students in the EH MATTERS fellowship program are committed to improving the health and wellness of communities here in Los Angeles. The dynamic 2022-2023 cohort engage in environmental health research, advocacy, and...
Earth Day 2023: Integrating Innovative Climate Education into Curriculum
In commemoration of Earth Day, students enrolled in the Health Promotion 448: Global Environmental Changes and Health course, wrote op-eds about the intersectionality of various public health issues in relation to climate change. Earth Day provides an opportunity to...