About PM USC Department of Preventive Medicine

About the Department

Since its founding in 1977, the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC has evolved continuously; it now has 335 staff and 146 faculty members carrying out a wide range of research and offering world-class educational programs.

Unique in its collaborative nature and transdisciplinary approach to education and research, the department takes a broad and encompassing focus, reflecting the expansive scope of population health and preventive medicine.


Making Strides in Preventive Health

The Department of Preventive Medicine has been a leader in the field since its origin and has made many noteworthy contributions to the understanding of public health and disease etiology, treatment and prevention. Its cutting-edge, population-oriented research gets consistently ranked number one in National Institutes of Health funding among comparable medical school departments.

Notable research contributions
  • The relationship between hormones and cancer
  • Exercise as a means to reduce breast cancer risk
  • Impact of air pollution on childhood lung function development
  • Advances in the etiology, treatment and prevention of pediatric obesity
  • Interaction between genes and the environment

Transdisciplinary Research

Maximizing on its blend of expertise, research and teaching, the Department of Preventive Medicine has excelled in its transdisciplinary approach to research, a strategy hallmarked by the integration of biologically and behaviorally motivated hypotheses, advanced technology and extensive study populations.

Divisions

Between its five diverse divisions, the Department of Preventive Medicine is home to worldwide authorities on prevention research in biostatistics, environmental health, health behavior, epidemiology, and bioinformatics.

 

 

 

 

Department News

USC PhD Student Profile: Chris Warren
March 9th, 2016
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS IN CANCER CONTROL AND EPIDEMIOLOLGY RESEARCH
October 23rd, 2015
Position Announcement: Data Management Coordinator
October 12th, 2015
Position Announcement: Data Management Coordinator
October 12th, 2015
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Upcoming Events

APR
15
2016
Dr. Ron Borland -- Vaporized Nicotine: Threat or Opportunity? Insights from Down Under
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
MAR
16
2016
TRSP Conference
7:00 am to 9:00 pm
MAR
7
2016
Community-Scientist Dialogue: Mothers, Babies and the Environment
12:00 am to 12:00 am
JAN
6
2016
Jenny M. Cundiff: Hierarchy and Health: Social Status, Social Behavior, and Cardiovascular Risk
12:00 pm to 12:50 pm
DEC
8
2015
Green Spaces, Environmental Justice, and Public Health Roundtable
12:00 am to 12:00 am
NOV
11
2015
Community-based Research Symposium at USC Health Sciences Campus
12:00 am to 12:00 am
JUL
23
2015
USC TCORS Seminar Series: Ian McLaughlin: Research Needs and the Regulation of E-Cigarettes
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
JUN
10
2015
Upcoming Ray United Event
4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
JUN
8
2015
Uganda Health Systems: Success Stories and Challenges from Mpigi Health Center IV
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
JUN
8
2015
Uganda Health Systems Success Stories and Challenges from Mpigi Health Center IV, presented by Dr. John Jubilee
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
MAY
21
2015
Strategic Planning-Emerging Opportunities in Research Seminar Series
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
MAY
18
2015
Integrative analysis of genomic data for genetic function annotation
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
APR
14
2015
The DORI seminar series presents Ashlesha Datar, PhD - Tuesday, April 14th
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
APR
9
2014
The Collision of Best Intentions: Public Health, Smart Growth and Urban Planning
12:00 am to 12:00 am
OCT
6
2011
Community Forum on Traffic Pollution and Your Health
12:00 am to 12:00 am
OCT
22
2010
Moving Forward Together
12:00 am to 12:00 am
NOV
30
2007
Moving Forward
12:00 am to 12:00 am
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