Researchers from USC and UCLA have found that women living near natural gas and oil wells that use flaring to burn off excess gas face a 50% greater risk of premature birth than women with no exposure. “Our study finds that living near flaring is harmful to pregnant women and babies,” said Jill Johnston, an environmental […]
Master of Science in Public Health Data Science program will train a new generation to make sense of big health data
The Department of Population and Public Health Sciences at Keck School of Medicine of USC is set to launch a new Master of Science in Public Health Data Science in fall 2020. An integration of biostatistics and computer science, the program is a response to the increasingly massive amount of health-related data collected by companies […]
Meet Meredith Franklin, PhD, Director of master’s programs in public health data science and biostatistics
Meet Meredith Franklin, PhD, Director of master’s programs in public health data science and biostatistics. Meet our other directors on YouTube. What is your history with USC, and what is your expertise? “I started at USC in [the year] 2010. I came in as an assistant professor right after a post-doc in Chicago, and I […]
Health data science is an emerging, in-demand field with promising career opportunities. Dr. Kiros Berhane and Dr. Meredith Franklin give you the scoop on what it is exactly, and where you could end up working.