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
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The Department of Population and Public Health Sciences at Keck School of Medicine of USC will premiere the second season of Preventive Pros: the Podcast, on Tuesday, October 10. Each episode features one of the Department’s faculty or researchers discussing an issue...
Samantha Garcia, PhD, MPH, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences is the recipient of $100,000 from the Loan Repayment Program (LRP) for Health Disparities Research funded by the National Cancer Institute. The program invests...