Myles Cockburn, PhD
Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences
Myles Cockburn is Professor in the Department of Population & Public Health Sciences
and the Department of Dermatology, focusing on cancer etiology and prevention. A native of New Zealand, he came to USC to study melanoma risk factors and to design methods for improved primary prevention and screening. His current research focuses on improving SunSmart attitudes and behaviors in school children throughout Los Angeles, developing skin self examination methods for effective skin cancer screening, and working with clinical dermatologists and oncologists to better understand the complex role of UV in melanogenesis. Incorporating his background in GIS and spatial sciences, he has worked extensively on elucidating the role of pesticide exposures in hormone-related cancers and Parkinson's Disease with collaborators from UCLA and elsewhere in California. In his role in the Los Angeles Cancer Surveillance Program he is responsible for the development and dissemination of novel methods for improving cancer control, particularly in diverse and underserved populations. Dr. Cockburn mentors a number of PhD students who are trained in all aspects of epidemiologic investigation while participating in, and often taking a leading role in, his ongoing research studies. Dr. Cockburn is a member of the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center where he co-leads the Cancer Control Program and DIrects the Population Research Shared Resource, and is a member of the Southern California Environmental Health Sciences Center, and USC's Spatial Sciences Institute.
Pre-implementation evaluation for an HPV vaccine provider communication intervention among primary care clinics.
Vaccine. 2022 Jul 2;. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2022.06.074. Epub 2022 Jul 2. PubMed PMID: 35792022;
Addressing Health Disparities Across the Cancer Continuum-a Los Angeles Approach to Achieving Equity.
Front Oncol. 2022;12:912832. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2022.912832. Epub 2022 Jul 5. PubMed PMID: 35865462; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9295745.
Environmental pesticide exposure and non-Hodgkin lymphoma survival: a population-based study.
BMC Med. 2022 Apr 26;20(1):165. doi: 10.1186/s12916-022-02348-7. Epub 2022 Apr 26. PubMed PMID: 35468782; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9040269.
Lung Cancer Mortality Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Patient Experiences with Care: a SEER-CAHPS Study.
J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2022 Jun 29;. doi: 10.1007/s40615-022-01358-8. Epub 2022 Jun 29. PubMed PMID: 35767217;
Geographic hotspot detection for late-stage hepatocellular carcinoma: novel approach to cancer control.
Cancer Causes Control. 2022 May;33(5):701-710. doi: 10.1007/s10552-022-01555-0. Epub 2022 Jan 27. PubMed PMID: 35084657;
- The Practice of Epidemiology
- Principles of Epidemiology
- The Do's & Dont's of Clinical Research Database