Impacting individuals and communities through research

Our researchers seek to improve population and public health locally and globally through the pursuit of high-impact, transdisciplinary research. Highly active, the Department is recognized as one of the top research units of its kind in the country, ranking in the top 3 in terms of funding from the National Institutes of Health since 2006. Faculty are based in divisions and interdisciplinary research is conducted through centers and institutes.

Interim Executive Vice Chair

Thank you for visiting the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences. Our faculty are leading groundbreaking research and generating novel discoveries to improve health and well-being. We look forward to partnering with you to advance population and public health science in our community and beyond.

I invite you to explore our research through our centers, institutes and labs, and through the divisions in which our faculty are based.

Chanita Hughes Halbert, PhD
Interim Executive Vice Chair
Vice Chair for Research
Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences
Chanita Hughes Halbert, PhD







Global Health Research Engagements

Across the Department, faculty and staff are engaging in impactful global health research and program implementation activities. It is part of our continuous efforts to seek out opportunities to increase information sharing and collaboration across disciplines.

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USC Health Sciences Profiles

Use this tool to search for USC faculty and their research topics. To find faculty members from the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences, filter by department for “Preventive Medicine”.