The Department of Population and Public Health Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of USC has once again ranked No. 2 nationally in terms of funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The department has held this ranking for the past seven years, having ranked in the top three since 2006.

“We are proud to once again be recognized as one of the top research units of its kind in the country. It speaks to the dedication of our researchers and their drive to take action for meaningful progress in population and public health,” says Howard Hu, MD, MPH, ScD, Flora L. Thornton Chair of the department.

This past year, faculty have secured grants on a wide variety of public health and population health topics, including cancer, genomics, substance abuse, eating behaviors, air and chemical pollutants, sexually transmitted diseases and COVID-19.

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