Description: Measurement of Health-Related Risk Factors and Outcomes
Course Goals: To provide an introduction of measurement theory and applications of a variety of health-related risk factors and outcomes in epidemiologic research, and basic principles in the design of measurement instruments;
to provide oral and written accounts of the results of the application and analysis of a specific measurement method;
Description: This course will address the epidemiology of aging from a public health perspective covering epidemiologic studies of disease, functional status, and well-being in late-life. The course is taught in seminar format, with in-class discussion of selected readings. Course evaluations will be based on class participation and a term paper.
Description: This course will provide an introduction theories, concepts, methods, and findings in recent social epidemiologic research. We will develop a
basic understanding of how key social factors shape the distribution of health and disease in the general population, with a focus on race/ethnicity, social status, features of the neighborhood social
environment, and individual-level psychosocial characteristics.
Prerequisites: Basic epidemiology methods (EPID 600 or equivalent)
Advisory Prerequisites: Basic competencies in epidemiology research methods, including biostatistics (e.g., Biostat 523), Measurement and Instrument Design (e.g., EPID 641); Sampling and Power Analysis (e.g., EPID 642)
Description: This doctoral-level course will cover basic information on and skills in writing effective grant applications. It will provide extensive opportunity to practice grant writing skills in a positive and inclusive environment with instructor and peer feedback. The course will also provide key information and resources on the different types of grant mechanisms available to researchers in public health sciences, and introduce students to the grant review and funding process. The course will be offered seminar-style. Individual classes typically include a brief presentation on grant mechanisms, grant application structures and formats, and grant review processes. All students will be required to develop and write their own application as part of the class, and participate in the peer-review of the drafts of the applications of the other students.