Courses Taught by Ana Baylin

EPID602: EPID Methods II: Applied Epidemiologic Data Analysis

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 4 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Baylin, Ana
  • Prerequisites: Epid 600; or EPID 601. or EPID503, or permission of the instructor.
  • Description: A practicum in epidemiologic data analysis designed to integrate and apply concepts learned in previous biostatistics and epidemiologic methods courses. Students learn practical skills to analyze and interpret epidemiologic data with continuous and dichotomous outcome variables through lectures and hands-on exercises.
Concentration Competencies that EPID602 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
EPID General Epidemiology MPH Describe population patterns of health-related risk factors and health-related outcomes in terms of person, place, and time EPID600, EPID602
EPID General Epidemiology MPH Compare the relative strengths and weaknesses of common epidemiologic study designs (e.g., cross-sectional, cohort, case-control, randomized experiments) EPID600, EPID602
EPID General Epidemiology MPH Interpret the impact of bias, confounding, and effect modification on causal inference in epidemiologic research EPID600, EPID602
EPID Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology MPH Apply appropriate methods for collecting primary and/or secondary occupational and environmental exposure data and health outcomes for original analysis EPID600, EPID602, EPID/EHS608
EPID Clinical Research-Epidemiology MS Analyze research data and interpret these results from a population health or clinical-translational perspective EPID602, BIOSTAT522

EPID625: Controversial topics in the role of nutrition on chronic disease

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Baylin, Ana
  • Last offered Fall 2016
  • Prerequisites: EPID 600 or EPID503 AND BIOSTAT 501 or BIOSTAT 521
  • Description: This public health-oriented course will provide students the opportunity to advance their knowledge in nutrition and chronic disease research from a population perspective and help them to better interpret epidemiologic studies on nutrition and chronic disease.
  • Course Goals: Introduce students to the current state of knowledge regarding nutrition and chronic disease.
  • Competencies: Demonstrate a working knowledge of the basic principles of nutrition research and the wide range of exposures (genetic biological environmental social cultural" lifestyle and behavioral factors) that may be associated with states of health and disease. 2.Critical reading: ability to read a scientific paper in epidemiology and accurately assess its strengths" weaknesses and likely contribution to knowledge.
  • This course is cross-listed with EPID625/NUTR626 in the Epidemiology and Nutritional Sciences department.
  • Syllabus for EPID625

EPID806: History of Epidemiology

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 2 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Baylin, Ana
  • Last offered Winter 2014
  • Not offered 2019-2020
  • Prerequisites: EPID601 or similar
  • Description: This is a methodology course which focuses on the historical evolution of methods (e.g., study designs) and concepts (e.g., confounding, bias, interaction and causal inference) that constitute today's epidemiology. The course will also include a brief history of Public Health and history of the Department of Epidemiology at Michigan.
  • Course Goals: 1) Practice critical thinking of epidemiologic concepts and methods in historical context 2) Understand the historical evolution of epidemiologic methods
  • Competencies: This course addresses PhD competencies #1,2,3, and 9, and Master competencies #4,5,7,9, and 10

NUTR624: Nutritional Epidemiology

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 2 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Baylin, Ana
  • Prerequisites: EPID 503 or 600 or EPID 601 or PUBHLTH512; (C- or better)] and [BIOSTAT 501 or 521; (C- or better)]
  • Description: This course is designed for Master and PhD students in the Department of Nutritional Sciences who are interested in conducting or better interpreting epidemiologic studies on nutrition and disease. The course will review methodological issues involved in the design, conduct, analysis and interpretation of studies investigating the relationship between diet and disease.
Concentration Competencies that NUTR624 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
NUTR Nutritional Epidemiology PhD Assess the primary strengths and weaknesses of different methods to collect nutrition information at the population level, including sources of error and approaches to reduce error NUTR624
NUTR Nutritional Epidemiology PhD Apply methods of nutritional epidemiology for the evaluation of diet/disease relationships NUTR624
NUTR Nutritional Interventions PhD Identify the primary strengths and weaknesses of the different methods that can be used to collect nutrition information NUTR624

NUTR626: Controversial topics in the role of nutrition on chronic disease

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Baylin, Ana
  • Prerequisites: EPID 600/503 or equivalent or and BIOSTAT 501/521 or equivalent
  • Description: This public health oriented course will provide students the opportunity to advance their knowledge in nutrition and chronic disease research from a population perspective and help them to better interpret epidemiologic studies on nutrition and chronic disease.
  • Course Goals: Introduce students to the current state of knowledge regarding nutrition and chronic disease.
  • Competencies: Demonstrate a working knowledge of the basic principles of nutrition research, including basic pathophysiology. Demonstrate ability to synthesize and interpret the scientific literature on nutrition and chronic disease. Understand methodological concepts on nutrition and chronic disease research. Be able to evaluate nutritional prevention strategies and dietary guidelines implemented to reduce the burden of chronic disease.
  • This course is cross-listed with EPID 625 in the Epidemiology department.

NUTR796: Special Topics in Nutritional Sciences