Courses Taught by Gwenyth Lee

EPID506: Health of Nations: Introduction to International Health

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Lee, Gwenyth
  • Offered every year
  • Last offered Fall 2017
  • Prerequisites: Grad Status
  • Description: This course presents an overview of mortality and disease occurrence in terms of geographic, cultural, nutritional and environmental factors. Reviews health indicators such as infant mortality and economic factors associated with development. Discusses health problems of developing countries and describes programs and organizations involved in addressing them. This course is required for students in the International Health track in Epidemiology but can also be taken by non International Health students.
  • Syllabus for EPID506
Concentration Competencies that EPID506 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
EPID Global Health Epidemiology MPH Summarize the history and key initiatives of global health, how health and development strategies interact, and the role of cross-sector organizations in global health governance and practice EPID506
EPID Global Health Epidemiology MPH Utilize health data from low- and middle-income countries to assess the global burden of disease, associated risk factors and health trends, and scope and limitations of available data EPID506
EPID Global Health Epidemiology MPH Apply the steps in developing research infrastructure for population health studies in low- and middle-income countries, including consideration of local ethics and IRB review EPID506, EPID664, EPID665

PUBHLTH450: Critical Reflections on Global Public Health

  • Undergraduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Lee, Gwenyth
  • Prerequisites: PUBHLTH 350 or permission of the instructor
  • Description: This advanced seminar is intended to interrogate global public health practice from multiple disciplinary perspectives. We will juxtapose historical analysis and contemporary observation to critique ways in which the health issues of developing countries are discussed, studied, and intervened upon by global health actors, especially those from the United States.
  • Course Goals: This course is meant to familiarize undergraduate students with biosocial analysis as a method for critical reflection on global health practice. By the end of the course, students will have the background, information, and resources to identify ways in which society and culture influence the way public health is practiced globally. And, they will be able to critically contextualize global health projects they are exposed to in the future. A further goal of the course is that students will emerge as responsible and self-reflective participants in the global health community.
  • Learning Objectives: Students taking this course are expected to: 1. Understand the historical origins of global public health as a field and draw connections between historical movements in global health and current practice. 2. Critique how social, political and economic forces influence how global health priorities are set, how studies and programs are designed, and how studies and programs are evaluated and reported. 3. Analyze current trends in global health practice, research and training, evaluate those trends based on principles of equity, and discuss opportunities to implement principles of 'responsible global health citizenship' in their future work.
  • Syllabus for PUBHLTH450