Kiros Berhane, PhD, MSc

Kiros Berhane, Ph.D., MSc

Kiros Berhane, PhD, MSc
Professor of Preventive Medicine and Director, Graduate Programs in Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Preventive Medicine
Keck School of Medicine of USC
University of Southern California

Location: SSB 202C
Telephone: (323) 442-2993

Kiros Berhane is a professor of preventive medicine within the division of biostatistics as well as director of graduate programs in biostatistics and epidemiology in the Keck School of Medicine of USC Department of Preventive Medicine.

Berhane is a widely published and leading expert on development of statistical methods for environmental research and their application to examine the effects of air pollution on children’s respiratory and cardiovascular health.

He has been leading several National Institutes of Health funded grants including statistical methods development projects from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences based on the landmark Southern California Children’s Health Study; an National Cancer Institute grant on effects of the built environment on development of childhood obesity; a Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development grant on statistical methods development for childhood obesity; and the Fogarty-funded Eastern Africa GEOHealth Hub with Colorado School of Public Health Dean Jonathan Samet.

Berhane has maintained strong interest in global health research and capacity-building activities in Africa and is in the planning stages of launching an intervention study on effects of clean cookstoves on child survival in Ethiopia.