Department of Preventive Medicine

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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
Chair’s Corner

Department News

Graduates from the Keck School of Medicine of USC’s Health Promotion and Global Health programs take a class photo after commencement. (Photo/Grad Images)

Keck School’s undergraduate commencement ceremony highlights 20 years of innovative education

On May 12, 106 new graduates of the Keck School of Medicine of USC celebrated with family, friends and fellow graduates in Town and Gown at USC’s University Park campus. Having earned bachelor’s degrees in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention or Global Health, the graduates were jubilant as Program Director Elahe Nezami, PhD, associate dean
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Department Events

Facing (Political) Backlash: Using School-based Intervention Studies to Promote Young Brazilians’ Health & Rights

Facing (Political) Backlash: Using School-based Intervention Studies to Promote Young Brazilians’ Health & Rights

12/03/2017
Soto I, 2001 N. Soto St., SSB 115-116, Los Angeles
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Keck School Events

ZNI Seminar Series: "Visual Responses in the Mouse Superior Colliculus"

ZNI Seminar Series: “Visual Responses in the Mouse Superior Colliculus”

05/31/2017
Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, Herlotz Seminar Room, ZNI 112
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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