Health Behavior Health Education 615

This course will provide students with the background, knowledge, and experience needed to create different types of sexual health promotion interventions for diverse populations in multiple setting. Students will explore socio-ecological factors that influence the sexual health of diverse populations, and learn how to develop/implement theory-based and culturally-appropriate interventions.

Health Management and Policy 693

Students in this course will analyze mental health policies in the U.S.  The class will meet once a week and have an interactive seminar format.  We will approach various topics from both descriptive and analytical perspectives.  Examples of topics include mental health insurance parity, the integration of mental health services and other health services, delivery of services in schools, delivery of services in prisons, and incentives influencing the balance between medication and therapy.

Health Management and Policy 619

This course analyzes the US policy process in relation to US healthcare and public health systems.  We explore how conditions within society are framed as problems, how problems are placed on political agendas, how problems get matched with potential solutions, and pay attention to the challenges of implementation and evaluation.

Biostatistics 521

Biostatistical analysis provides the means to identify and verify patterns in this data and to interpret the findings in a public health context. In this course, students will learn the basic steps in analyzing public health data, from initial study design to exploratory data analysis to inferential statistics. Specifically, we will cover descriptive statistics and graphical representations of univariate and multivariate data, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, t-tests, analysis of contingency tables, and simple and multiple linear regression.

Epidemiology 663

This course will consider how population research can contribute to developing evidence relevant to advancing human rights.  The ability to generate and interpret evidence is critical to addressing human rights abuses both in the courts and through the development of national and multilateral policies.  Through evidence takes a number of forms and demands a variety of fields of expertise, the skills unique to public health and health research expand the scope of inquiry greatly.  Human rights are not an individual phenomenon.  They are held at a largely individual level, but in reality, be

Environmental Health Sciences 660

This course examines the principles and applications of epigenetics and epigenomics as they relate to human nutrition, environmental exposures and disease etiology. Lectures will address epigenetic mechanisms, environmental epigenomics, and policy implications. Examples and case studies will evaluate these  processes using both animal and human examples drawn from the primary literature. Students will also be introduced to current laboratory methods and emerging technologies for examining epigenetics and epigenomics.

Epidemiology 515

This course is designed for students with biology or genetics background, that are interested in understanding genetics in public health. This course will provide an in depth examination of genetics in public health including newborn screening diseases and practices, fundamentals of population genetics, and the genetics of common chronic diseases

Health Management and Policy 677

The American pursuit in making its health care system more equitable, effective, and efficient has largely been based on domestic health services research and policy analysis.  Although the health care system in each nation is somewhat unique to its culture and history, the issues each faces are remarkably similar.  Nations can learn a lot from one another in meeting these challenges.  This course examines health care systems in approximately eight developed and developing nations (e.g., United States, Germany, Japan, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Mexico, and Kenya).  In particular, compar

Epidemiology 507

The influence of microorganisms on human-health is significant and control strategies often rely on the use of physical (heat, UV, etc) and chemical (antimicrobial, anti-biofilm, etc) technologies. This course will focus on such endeavors with particular focus on broad acting antimicrobials (less emphasis on antibiotics) and new/re-merging microbial control technologies.

Epidemiology 816

Tuberculosis remains one of the deadliest diseases in the world. Social and operational factors, the growing AIDS epidemic, and increasing drug resistance have dramatically compounded the tuberculosis crisis. This course will review the history, epidemiology, biology, pathogenesis, and clinical management of tuberculosis. It will examine the current issues related to tuberculosis and discuss the complex mechanisms that contribute to the almost unparalleled impact of tuberculosis on global health in the past and present time, including the impact of the emergence of AIDS epidemics.