The 2023-2024 Annual Report from the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences is now available.


The 2023-2024 Annual Report from the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences is now available.

The 2023-2024 Annual Report from the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences at Keck School of Medicine of USC has been released, showcasing the significant impact of the Department in the field of population and public health. The report highlights the work of the staff, faculty, students, and alumni in making meaningful contributions to communities both locally and globally.

The Department maintained its #2 ranking in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), enabling groundbreaking research in areas such as cancer, genetics, disease, maternal and child health, and environmental health. Research teams made important discoveries and received recognition, with one investigator, Marlena Fezjo, PhD, being named one of Time Magazine’s ‘Women of the Year’ for 2024. Faculty engaged in scientific testimonies in political settings and collaborated with communities to translate research into practical health outcomes.

The achievements of students, alumni, and education programs were also celebrated in the report. The Master of Public Health program received a perfect score and re-accreditation for seven years from the Council on Education in Public Health, reflecting the Department’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Students and alumni received prestigious awards, while faculty were acknowledged for their expertise and leadership.

Howard Hu, MD, MPH, ScD, Flora L. Thornton Chair of the Department, expressed optimism about the future, stating, “We look forward to continuing to be a growing source of discoveries, outstanding young professionals, and service to the population health needs of the Keck School of Medicine, USC, California and the world.” The Annual Report is available for further reading.

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