Courses Taught by Riana Anderson

HBEHED600: Psychosocial Factors in Health-Related Behavior

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Anderson, Riana
  • Offered every year
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: HBHE 600 provides an overview of the psychosocial determinants of behavioral risk factors that affect health. We address these determinants within theories, models, and frameworks of health-related behavior.
Concentration Competencies that HBEHED600 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
HBHE MPH Describe how to use social-ecological and life course perspectives to address key determinants of health and health disparities through programs and policies HBEHED600
HBHE MPH Apply relevant social and behavioral science theories, concepts and models that are designed to understand and modify health behavior HBEHED600

PUBHLTH308: Black American Health: A Focus on Children, Families, and Communities

  • Undergraduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Anderson, Riana
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Advisory Prerequisites: PUBHLTH 200
  • Description: Given persistent challenges to Black American health in the US, this course explores fundamental systems aiding to and robust strengths resisting against health inequalities. Taking a culturally-specific approach to understanding lived experiences of Black Americans, we examine ways in which systems adapt to and must change for optimal health development.
  • Course Goals: Students will better understand social issues negatively impacting Black American health while recognizing the sociocultural capital inherent within this population to repudiate such health inequalities. Students will conceptualize solutions to child, family, community, and system-level factors contributing to health disparities.
  • Competencies: none for undergrad courses
  • Learning Objectives: 1. To explore the mental and physical health trajectories of Black youth. 2. To understand how familial, community, and system-level factors impact the well-being of Black youth. 3. To consider (e.g., discover, discuss, and/or develop) effective interventions for Black children, families, and communities.