Courses Taught by Cleo Caldwell

HBEHED633: Social Networks and Social Support in Health Education

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Caldwell, Cleo
  • Prerequisites: Perm. Instr. and Grad Status
  • Description: Review and analysis of theory and empirical evidence concerning social networks and social support and their relationship to health status and health behavior. Examines utilization of social networks in health education programs, e.g., family network interventions, self-help groups, "natural helpers", community organizing.

HBEHED660: Theory, Research and Practice in Adolescent Health

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Caldwell, Cleo
  • Offered every other year
  • Not offered 2018-2019
  • Prerequisites: Grad Status
  • Description: Examines educational efforts designed to promote better health outcomes among adolescents. Review developmental theories, research, and interventions to promote health in this population. Addresses various contexts for intervention programs and their implications. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, the effects of peer and family influences on health, resiliency, violence, alcohol and drug use, and sexual behavior.

PUBHLTH508: Social Determinants of Health

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 1 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Caldwell, Cleo
  • Prerequisites: SPH MPH and SPH MHSA Residential Students Only or By Instructor Permission
  • Description: This course is designed to increase students' awareness, knowledge, and understanding of issues related to behavioral, psychological, and structural factors that contribute to understanding population health and health inequities. We will discuss key roles of health professionals in ensuring equitable treatment at multiple levels of influence to enhance population health and reduce health inequities through opportunities to practice skill building using case studies, deliberative dialogues and active listening strategies. This course will have a hybrid style (online & in-class) of instruction.
  • Course Goals: This course is designed to increase students' awareness, knowledge, and understanding of issues related to behavioral, psychological, and structural factors that contribute to understanding population health and health inequities. We will discuss key roles of health professionals in ensuring equitable treatment at multiple levels of influence to enhance population health and reduce health inequities through opportunities to practice skill building using case studies, deliberative dialogues and active listening strategies.
  • Competencies: Discuss the means by which structural bias, social inequities and racism undermine health and create challenges to achieving health equity at organizational, community and societal levels. Explain the social, political and economic determinants of health and how they contribute to population health and health inequalities. Explain behavioral and psychological factors that affect a population's health.
  • Learning Objectives: This course is designed to increase students' awareness, knowledge, and understanding of issues related to behavioral, psychological, and structural factors that contribute to understanding population health and health inequities. We will discuss key roles of health professionals in ensuring equitable treatment at multiple levels of influence to enhance population health and reduce health inequities through opportunities to practice skill building using case studies, deliberative dialogues and active listening strategies.