Frank Gilliland, MD, MPH, PhD
Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences
Dr. Gilliland is an established leading investigator in air pollution research, respiratory health and cancer epidemiology, and gene-environment interactions, and he has been the principal investigator for many epidemiological investigations.
Since arriving at USC in 1997, he has published more than 190 scientific papers. Dr. Gilliland is Hastings Professor of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. After obtaining a master's degree in physics, he received his medical degree from the University of Virginia, followed by a residency and fellowship in occupational and environmental medicine at the University of Minnesota, where he received his M.P.H. and Ph.D. in environmental epidemiology. He also obtained board certification in emergency medicine and in environmental and occupational medicine.
Prior to his appointment at USC, Dr. Gilliland was a faculty member at the University of New Mexico, focusing on occupational and environmental determinants of malignant and non-malignant respiratory disease as well as prostate and breast cancer.
Daily Associations of Air Pollution and Pediatric Asthma Risk Using the Biomedical REAI-Time Health Evaluation (BREATHE) Kit.
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Mar 17;19(6). doi: 10.3390/ijerph19063578. Epub 2022 Mar 17. PubMed PMID: 35329265; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8950308.
Plasma concentrations of lipophilic persistent organic pollutants and glucose homeostasis in youth populations.
Environ Res. 2022 Sep;212(Pt B):113296. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2022.113296. Epub 2022 Apr 18. PubMed PMID: 35447156;
Sociodemographic Variation in Children's Health Behaviors During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Child Obes. 2022 Jul 19;. doi: 10.1089/chi.2022.0085. Epub 2022 Jul 19. PubMed PMID: 35856858;
The Role of Childhood Asthma in Obesity Development: A Nationwide US Multicohort Study.
Epidemiology. 2022 Jan 1;33(1):131-140. doi: 10.1097/EDE.0000000000001421. PubMed PMID: 34561347; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8633057.
Characteristics associated with COVID-19 vaccination status among staff and faculty of a large, diverse University in Los Angeles: The Trojan Pandemic Response Initiative.
Prev Med Rep. 2022 Jun;27:101802. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2022.101802. Epub 2022 Apr 23. PubMed PMID: 35493961; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9034831.