Department of Preventive Medicine

About the Department

Since its founding in 1977, the Department of Preventive Medicine has evolved continuously; it now has over 100 faculty members carrying out a wide range of research and offering educational programs that include two undergraduate majors, a MPH program, various other Master’s degrees and five PhD programs. The department’s outstanding faculty maintain an enormous base of cutting-edge, transdisciplinary and population-oriented research, which is consistently ranked at the top in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding among comparable medical school departments.

The department’s research focus is broad and encompassing, reflecting the scope of population health and preventive medicine, from local to national and even global scales. While its activities and educational mission intersect with interests of faculty in other departments and schools within the University, the department is special for its transdisciplinarity and broad reach into the School of Medicine and the University.

The educational programs have evolved over time to now encompass undergraduate majors in Health Promotion and Global Health, a professional Master of Public Health program, Masters programs in Biostatistics and Epidemiology, and Ph.D. programs in Health Behavior Research, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Environmental Health.

About the Department of Preventive Medicine

Jonathan M Samet, MD, MS

“Our educational programs span from undergraduate degrees in health promotion and global health to research-intensive post-doctoral opportunities.”
Jonathan M Samet, MD, MS
Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine
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Department News

Rasa Rafie conducts a classroom activity to understand children’s baseline knowledge of nutrition in Fiji. (Photo/Evan Schell)

Global medicine students share lessons learned overseas

After service in India, Nepal, Denmark and Panama, students discuss their experiences at a USC gathering “So … Cabo next break?” joked a global medicine student in the elevator as his classmates laughed and rolled their eyes. During spring break earlier this year, they donned scrubs, not bathing suits, while taking a course in a
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Department Events

Preventive Medicine Biostatistics Seminar Series

Preventive Medicine Biostatistics Seminar Series

Soto I, SSB 116, 2001 N. Soto St., Los Angeles
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Keck School Events

Pathology Resident Conference: Dr. Fabiola Medeiros

Pathology Resident Conference: Dr. Fabiola Medeiros

USC Healthcare Center 4, Room 2404A, 1450 San Pablo St., Los Angeles
8:00 am - 9:00 am

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