Albert Farias, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences



I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern California. My research is devoted to helping eliminate racial/ethnic disparities in cancer outcomes by furthering the understanding of how the provision of medical care contributes to racial/ethnic disparities in cancer incidence and outcomes. I have applied my academic training with a unique perspective as a first-generation college graduate to 1) explain the existence of racial/ethnic health disparities and 2) identify health inequities in cancer care. To carry out this research, I have applied advanced training in methodology and analytic approaches.

Courses Taught

  • Health Service Delivery in the U.S.
  • Public Health Services Research Methods
  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Foundations of Public Health
  • Research Methods in Epidemiology