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

Christopher Haiman, ScD

Division Chief, Division of Epidemiology and Genetics

Division Chief

Christopher Haiman

Faculty Members of the Division of Epidemiology and Genetics

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.

Summer Program in Diabetes and Obesity Research (SPIDOR)

Summer Program in Diabetes and Obesity Research (SPIDOR)

Summer scholars will conduct cutting-edge research in the laboratories of faculty members from the USC Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute (DORI) and will be exposed to basic science, translational, and clinical research experiences. The summer session culminates with students presenting their research findings to the KSOM community at large.

Bridging the Gaps

The Keck School of Medicine’s Bridging the Gaps Summer Research Program will provide an opportunity to outstanding underrepresented students to gain meaningful exposure to the exceptional research and clinical programs at the Keck School of Medicine.

Doctor of Philosophy in Biostatistics

The Doctor of Philosophy in Biostatistics is designed to prepare a biostatistician with in-depth statistical and analytic skills. The program requires a solid background in the methodological aspects of statistics, and in statistical thinking as applied to medicine, as well as, a solid grounding in epidemiological methods and in certain medical disciplines.

Centers, Institutes, Labs

COVID-19 Pandemic Research Center (CPRC)

OverviewThe mission of the Population Health Sciences COVID-19 Pandemic Research Center (CPRC) is to promote translational research using multi-disciplinary approaches to understand and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the health of populations, especially the...

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