Epidemiology and Genetics
The Division of Epidemiology & Genetics in USC’s 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.
Christopher Haiman, ScD
Division Chief, Division of Epidemiology and Genetics
The Department of Population and Public Health Sciences ranks as one of the top research units of its kind in the country.
First-generation Latina doctoral candidate’s childhood exposure to pesticides inspires research
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.
This program focuses on understanding and applying statistical methods for the design of biomedical research, understanding epidemiological study designs, and using and interpreting results from specialized computer software for the management and statistical analysis of research data.
Centers, Institutes, Labs
Developing the scientific knowledge base, investigator teams, and community engagement needed to reduce the burden of diseases and disability from environmental impacts.