Epidemiology and Genetics
The Division of Epidemiology & Genetics in the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences works to understand the lifestyle, environmental, and genetic risk factors for human disease including cancer, cardiovascular disease, and liver disease, and to reduce health disparity. Many faculty members of the division are members of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Los Angeles County Cancer Surveillance Program.
Research Goals and Specialization
Within the Division of Epidemiology and Genetics, the overarching goal of our research is to understand the fundamental causes of disease and health disparities. Our research is conducted in close collaboration with faculty in the other Divisions of the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences and focuses on several areas of specialization.
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 Epidemiology and Genetics
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.
The Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology program is designed to produce an epidemiologist with in depth knowledge of methodology and analytic skills. The program provides preparation in methodologic and applied epidemiology, emphasizing use of advanced design and analytic techniques to problems of etiology, human biology, public health and evidence-based medicine.
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 Master of Science in Applied Biostatistics and Epidemiology is designed for students interested in epidemiological and clinical trial study design and data analysis.
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