Courses Details

EPID591: Social Epidemiology: From Frameworks to Policy

  • Graduate level
  • Spring-Summer term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Needham, Belinda Needham, Belinda Mezuk, Briana
  • Prerequisites: None
  • This course is Online
  • Description: Why are some groups healthier than others, and how do these differences emerge and persist over the life course? How do social policies (e.g., housing, transportation, employment) relate to health and health inequalities? Why are there health disparities even in countries that have free universal health care? This course will address conceptual models for understanding health disparities in the US and internationally, how population science identifies the main sources of these disparities, and how public health can inform policy efforts to address these disparities.
  • Learning Objectives: See competencies below.
Concentration Competencies that EPID591 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
online MPH Recommend evidence-based interventions that engage broad and diverse community stakeholders for population health improvement PUBHLTH515, EPID591, NUTR597, PUBHLTH511