Institute for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Research (IPR), University of Southern California University of Southern California
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The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California seeks candidates for one- to three-year research fellowships.  Fellowships can begin as early as 8/1/15, pending final funding decisions.  Fellowship positions provide mentored training in research as well as protected time to participate in publishing, grant writing, and various other career development activities.  Fellows will have the opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary group of faculty who conduct research on the determinants, epidemiology, and intervention/prevention of behavioral influences on cancer risk: (a) tobacco, alcohol, and drug use; (b) obesity, diet, and physical activity; (c) sexually-transmitted infections related to cancer (e.g., HPV infection); or (d) cancer survivorship. We seek candidates with backgrounds and interests that compliment existing strengths in: (1) health disparities and social/environmental influences on health behavior; (2) psychological influences on health behavior, (3) methodology (e.g., longitudinal data analysis, ecological momentary assessment, mobile health, social network modeling), (4) developmental processes and youth health behavior; and (5) psychoneuroimmunology.

The fellowship program is administered by the Division of Health Behavior Research within the Department of Preventive Medicine and provides an annual salary (based upon year doctorate received), health insurance, tuition, and conference travel support. This multi-disciplinary department of behavioral scientists, epidemiologists, environmental health scientists, and biostatisticians has a long history of conducting innovative externally-funded research and currently holds active research centers on tobacco, obesity, and other public health issues.  Many faculty members are also members of the USC/Norris Cancer Center, an NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center with strong research programs in cancer control and epidemiology.  More information about can be found at and

Qualified individuals must have completed a PhD, MD or equivalent, and must be a US citizen or have permanent resident status.    

USC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Send curriculum vitae and statement of interest to: 
Marny Barovich,; or call 323-442-8299 for more information.
TCORS, Pilot Announcement - Round 3
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The Pilot Program of the USC Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (USC TCORS) aims to support new and innovative science in the field of tobacco regulatory science research. Over the course of the TCORS, the program will provide up to $40,000 to as many as three investigators per year to conduct short-term (one year) pilot studies in USC TCORS's priority areas of research. 


Please note: Wednesday, April 30th at 5PM PDT:  ALL LETTERS OF INTENT ARE DUE.


We encourage all potential applicants to please read the 'Request for Proposal' in the announcement attached. Please feel free to pass this message along to any USC faculty or graduate student who would be interested in applying. 

Feel free to contact Cristina Jehle with any questions or concerns at or call 323-442-7222.

Yue Liao's crowd-funding campaign for a smartphone study was successfully funded
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Yue Liao's crowd-funding campaign has raised a total of $655 from 32 backers.  Learn more at
The Healthy Americas Institute website now has the Genes Report live
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The Healthy Americas Institute website now has the Genes Report live:

We also sent out a press release this morning:
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Message from the Director of IPR: Mary Ann Pentz, Ph.D.

Master of Public Health Program student testimonials.

Ph.D. in Health Behavior Research student testimonials.

Ph.D. Students, "Team Analyze This" competes in the Sloboda Bukoski Cup Competition.

IPR Ambassadors
Eleanor Tate
Student, PhD in Health Behavior Research Program
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Student, Bachelors in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program
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