Courses Taught by Neil Mehta

HMP627: Health and Populations

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Fall term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 Credit Hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Mehta, Neil (Residential);
  • Not offered 2020-2021
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Undergraduates are allowed to enroll in this course.
  • Description: Many of the determinants of population health fall outside of the health care sector. This course integrates perspectives from sociology, demography, and economics to understand the major drivers of population health and the policies that improve population health. We will cover health disparities, immigration, aging, fertility, and population policies.
  • Syllabus for HMP627

HMP638: Measuring and Monitoring Population Health

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 Credit Hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Mehta, Neil (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: .
  • Undergraduates are allowed to enroll in this course.
  • Description: This course is an introduction to the measurement and monitoring of population health. Fundamentals of measuring population health including the measurement of life expectancy, healthy life expectancy, infant and maternal mortality, fertility, reproductive, and contraceptive measures, and the population attributable risk fraction will be covered.

HMP639: Immigration and Health

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 Credit Hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Mehta, Neil (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Undergraduates are allowed to enroll in this course.
  • Description: This seminar examines the inter-relationships among immigration, health, and society in high income countries. We will integrate perspectives from sociology, demography, and economics to understand the main forces shaping immigrant outcomes. Topics covered include migrant selection, assimilation, race/ethnic relations, socioeconomic integration, refugees, undocumented immigrants, and healthcare utilization.
  • Learning Objectives: Profession & Science of Public Health #4 List major causes and trends of morbidity and mortality in the US or other community relevant to the school or program Factors Related to Human Health #7 Explain the social, political and economic determinants of health and how they contribute to population health and health inequities #9 Explain behavioral and psychological factors that affect a population's health