Keck School of Medicine

Department-Specific Programs

Department of Preventive Medicine

Biostatistics Division
2001 N. Soto Street, Suite 201-A
Los Angeles, CA 90032-3628
Director: W. Gauderman, Ph.D.
(323) 442-1810
FAX: (323) 442-2993
Email: mtrujill@usc.edu
keck.usc.edu/Education/Academic_Department_and_Divisions/Department_of_Preventive_Medicine

Health Behavior Research Division
c/o USC/IPR
2001 N. Soto Street, Suite 201-B
Los Angeles, CA 90032-3628
Director: Mary Ann Pentz, Ph.D.
(323) 442-8299
Email: barovich@usc.edu
phdhbr.usc.edu

Environmental Health Division
2001 N. Soto Street, Suite 230
Los Angeles, CA 90032-3628
Director: Frank D. Gilliland, M.D., Ph.D.
(323) 442-1096
FAX: (323) 442-3272
keck.usc.edu/Education/Academic_Department_and_Divisions/Department_of_Preventive_Medicine

Master of Public Health Program
2001 N. Soto Street, Suite 201-D
Los Angeles, CA 90032-3628
Director: Louise A. Rohrbach, MPH, Ph.D.
(323) 442-8237
Email: oraliago@usc.edu
mph.usc.edu

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Studies Program
3375 South Hoover Street
University Village, Suite E 210
Los Angeles, CA 90089-7798
Director: Elahe Nezami, Ph.D.
(213) 740-1060
FAX: (213) 821-1733
Email: bhealthy@usc.edu
usc.edu/medicine/hp

Global Health Studies
3375 South Hoover Street
University Village, Suite E 210
Los Angeles, CA 90089-7798
Director: Elahe Nezami, Ph.D.
(213) 740-1060
FAX: (213) 821-1733
Email: bhealthy@usc.edu
usc.edu/globalhealthprogram

Faculty

Professor, Chair of Preventive Medicine and Flora L. Thornton Chair in Preventive Medicine: Jonathan M. Samet, M.D.

AFLAC Chair in Cancer Research: Christopher Haiman, Sc.D.

The Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Chair in Childhood Obesity and Diabetes: Michael I. Goran, Ph.D.

Kenneth T. Norris Jr. Chair in Epidemiology: Brian E. Henderson, M.D.

Verna R. Richter Chair in Cancer Research: Duncan Thomas, Ph.D.

Harry J. Bauer and Dorothy Bauer Rawlins Professor of Cardiology: Howard N. Hodis, M.D.

Professors: S.P. Azen (Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, Ophthalmology, Occupational Science); K. Berhane; R. Bluthenthal; G. Casey, C.-P. Chou (Social Work); P. Clarke (Communication); G. Coetzee (Urology, Microbiology); W.J. Gauderman; S. Gayther; F.D. Gilliland; M. Goran (Physiology/Biophysics and Pediatrics [CHLA]); S. Gruskin; R. Haile; B.E. Henderson; H. Hodis (Medicine); B. Langholz; T.M. Mack (Pathology); Wendy Mack; R. McConnell; B. Meyerowitz (Psychology); M.A. Pentz; B. Portnoy (Pediatrics); J. Richardson; J.M. Samet; D. Stram; S. Sussman; T. Valente; D.C. Thomas; J. Unger; A. Wu; J. Zhang

Associate Professors: H. Allayee; L. Baezconde-Garbanati; J.C. Chen; M. Cockburn; D. Conti; W. Cozen (Pathology); C. Haiman; S. Ingles; S. Ramus; L. Rohrbach; T. Seeman (Gerontology); K. Siegmund; D. Spruijt-Metz; P.D. Thomas, Jr.; G. Ursin; R. Watanabe (Physiology/Biophysics)

Assistant Professors: B. Berman; C. Breton; C. Curtis; G. Dunton; S. Eckel; M. Franklin; J. Figueiredo; A. Leventhal; J.P. Lewinger; C.L. Pearce; N. Riggs; F. Schumacher; W. Setiawan; H. Wipfli

Professors of Clinical: E.L. Avol; J.T. Casagrande; D. Deapen; A. Hricko; J.M. McCoy

Associate Professors of Clinical: E. Nezami; D. Van Den Berg

Assistant Professors of Clinical: T. Boley-Cruz; C. Koprowski; L. Liu; K. Monroe; C. Patino-Sutton

Clinical Associate Professor: W.S. Linn

Clinical Assistant Professors: K. Dwyer; J. Schmitz

Professors of Research: T. Alonzo; J.D. Buckley (Pediatrics); S. Groshen; M. Krailo; B. Langholz; M.C. Pike; R. Sposto; F. Stanczyk (Obstetrics and Gynecology)

Associate Professors of Research: A. Hamilton; P. Marjoram; M. Stern

Assistant Professors of Research: D. Barkauskas; G. Chen; V. Cortessis; L. Chen; J. Davis; G. Dunton; S. Fruin; M. Gago; J. Huh; C. Lane; E. Lee; R. McKean-Cowdin; H. Mi; J. Milam; J. Millsten; L. Raskin; M.T. Salam; P. Sun; H. Volk; T. Zhou

Adjunct Professor: J. Niland

Adjunct Associate Professors: C.N. Bailey-Merz; M.R. Calderon; G. Marks

Adjunct Assistant Professors: J. Lawrence; J.A. Longmate; S.V. McKane; S. Montgomery

Emeritus Professors: Leslie Bernstein; R.K. Peters (Family Medicine); S. Preston-Martin

The Department of Preventive Medicine is responsible for training medical, graduate and undergraduate students in the areas of biostatistics, epidemiology, health behavior research, public health, and preventive medicine. Faculty from the statistical genetics and molecular epidemiology department also perform research in the areas of biostatistics, epidemiology of acute and chronic diseases, and environmental health.

The undergraduate and graduate programs offered by the department are noteworthy for the extensive opportunities offered to the students for involvement in faculty research. It is not uncommon for students to begin working closely with faculty members on research projects as early as their first or second year of study.

Degree Programs

The Department of Preventive Medicine offers the following degree programs:

B.S. in Global Health

B.S. in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Studies

B.S. in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention/Master of Public Health

B.S. in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention/M.S. in Biostatistics

B.S. in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention/M.S. in Molecular Epidemiology

B.S. in Dental Hygiene/Master of Public Health

M.S. in Applied Biostatistics/Epidemiology

M.S. in Clinical and Biomedical Investigations

M.S. in Molecular Epidemiology

M.S. in Biostatistics

Master of Public Health

Master of Public Health (online)

Master of Public Health/Doctor of Medicine

Master of Public Health (Health Promotion)/Ph.D. in Psychology (Clinical)

Master of Public Health/Pharm.D.

Master of Public Health/ Master of Planning

Master of Public Health/Doctor of Physical Therapy

Master of Public Health/Master of Social Work

Ph.D. in Biostatistics

Ph.D. in Epidemiology

Ph.D. in Molecular Epidemiology

Ph.D. in Preventive Medicine (Health Behavior Research)

The Department of Preventive Medicine also offers the following undergraduate minor programs:

Minor in Cinema-Television for the Health Professions

Minor in Cultural Competence in Medicine

Minor in Environmental Health

Minor in Global Health

Minor in Health Communication

Minor in Public Health

Minor in Nutrition and Health Promotion

Minor in Substance Abuse Prevention