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(This Department of Preventive Medicine is my department and home to the Center for Applied Network Analysis directed by Kayla de la Haye)

-Tom Valente


The Department of Preventive Medicine Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California seeks candidates for one- to three-year research fellowships (pending final funding decisions).  Fellowship positions provide mentored training in research as well as protected time to participate in publishing, grant writing, and 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 health risk behaviors associated with different types of cancer, including: (a) tobacco product, alcohol, and drug use; (b) obesity, diet, physical activity, and sedentary behavior; (c) sexually-transmitted infections (e.g., HPV infection); and (d) mental health/quality of life. We seek candidates with backgrounds and interests that complement existing strengths in: (1) health disparities and social/environmental determinants of health; (2) psychological influences on health behavior, (3) behavioral and social science methodologies (e.g., longitudinal data analysis, ecological momentary assessment, social network analysis, qualitative research, human biobehavioral laboratory paradigms), (4) developmental processes and youth health behavior; and (5) psychoneuroimmunology.


The fellowship program is funded by the National Cancer Institute (T32) and 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 products, 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 https://ipr.usc.edu/ and https://uscnorriscancer.usc.edu/.


Qualified individuals must have completed a PhD, MD or equivalent, and must be a US citizen or have permanent resident status.    Women, minorities, and candidates from other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

USC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Send curriculum vitae and statement of interest to:  Marny Barovich, [log in to unmask]; or call

323-442-8299 for more information.


Thomas W. Valente, PhD

Professor and Interim Chair

Department of Preventive Medicine

Keck School of Medicine

University of Southern California

Soto Street Building, Suite 330

2001 N Soto Street, MC 9239

Los Angeles CA  90089-9239

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Phone:  323 865 0803

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Luz Moncayo

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