Locally and globally, the need for quality public health professionals has never been
greater. As the only school of public health in South Carolina, the Arnold School
of Public Health is making a vital impact through innovative research, education and
From our broad range of
academic programs to our world-renowned areas of research expertise and far-reaching centers and community programs, the Arnold School of Public Health is preparing future scholars and training the public health workforce.
James Hébert honored with 2023 ASPPH Research Excellence Award
The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) has named James Hébert, Health Sciences Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology, as the 2023 recipient of their Research Excellence Award.
The struggle for military fitness
USC reports on how Arnold School researchers are studying the health, financial and security costs of military readiness and how finding recruits who can meet physical fitness and weight requirements to begin military training is harder than ever before.
Improving internet access and outcomes
USC shares how university researchers, led by health services policy and management assistant professor Nabil Natafgi, are working to improve broadband availability across the state.
Language and cognitive development researcher Erin Smolak joins COMD
Erin Smolak has joined the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. The assistant professor is also the director of the CLOuD Lab, where she researches children's language and cognitive development.
Former student body presidents: Where are they now?
USC catches up with past student body presidents, including public health alumna (2018) Taylor Wright, who now does public engagement for Secretary Pete Buttigieg improving public safety in the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Healthy Start program improves health behaviors, practices according to new research
The study found that the program resulted in significant reductions in inadequate prenatal care, large-for-gestational-age births, and inadequate weight gain during pregnancy as well as positive impacts on breast feeding and public service practices.
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"Public health is the unsung hero of healthy communities and often never receives
the credit it deserves. I find myself drawn to the idea of being the one behind the
scenes and ensuring everything is smooth sailing." ~Emily Farrell, Master of Public
Health in Epidemiology and Maternal and Child Health Certificate of Graduate Study
student. Read more