Courses Taught by Rafael Meza Rodriguez

EPID636: Cancer Risk and Epidemiology Modeling

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 Credit Hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Meza Rodriguez, Rafael (Residential);
  • Last offered Fall 2015
  • Prerequisites: BIOSTAT 560 or permission from the instructor
  • Description: This course will introduce 1) the concepts of multistage carcinogenesis and the analysis of cancer epidemiology using mathematical models of carcinogenesis; 2) the analysis of cancer prevention strategies using Markov cancer natural history models. Students will learn how to develop and fit multistage and cancer natural history models in R.

EPID730: Simulation Modeling of Tobacco Use, Health Effects and Policy Impacts

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Summer term(s) for residential students;
  • 2 Credit Hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Jeon, Jihyoun Meza Rodriguez, Rafael (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advisory Prerequisites: Either tobacco epidemiology or tobacco control knowledge, or familiarity with modeling. For those without modeling background, we recommend taking the EPID 793 Complex Systems Modeling for Public Health Research course first (offered the prior week)
  • Undergraduates are allowed to enroll in this course.
  • Description: This course will introduce students to the use of simulation modeling to assess the burden of tobacco use on health and project the impact of tobacco control interventions and regulations on use patterns and downstream health effects.
  • Learning Objectives: This course will introduce students to the use of simulation modeling to assess the burden of tobacco use on health, and project the impact of tobacco control interventions and regulations on use patterns and downstream health effects