Courses Taught by William Lopez

HBEHED591: Planning and Implementing Health Promotion Programs

  • Graduate level
  • Online MPH only
  • This is a first year course for Online students
  • Spring-Summer term(s) term for online MPH students;
  • 3 Credit Hour(s) for online MPH students
  • Instructor(s): Lopez, William (Online MPH);
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Advisory Prerequisites: none
  • Description: This course examines focuses on planning and implementing health promotion programs broadly defined, including health communication, health education, policy advocacy, environmental change, health service provision, and community mobilization. By the end of the course, students will understand and apply key concepts related to developing a health promotion program.
  • Learning Objectives: Course Goals: By the end of this course, students should be able to: Describe approaches to health promotion programs; Identify a health issue and priority population; Consider historical and structural factors that may impact the priority population and/or the health promotion program; Critically assess the relevant literature; Develop a vision, SMART goals, and program objectives that address the health issue; Create program activities and evaluation plans that link to goals and objectives; Construct a program implementation timeline (i.e. Gantt Chart) and work plan; Calculate a budget and justify budgetary expenses; and Consider the needed membership for a multisector collaboration. By successfully completing this course, students will acquire the Following Foundational competencies: HBHE Concentration Competencies: Specify approaches for planning, implementing, and managing sociobehavioral health education-focused programs and/or policies to promote human health. Foundational Competencies: Design a population-based policy, program, project or intervention. Program Competencies: Design multisector collaborations that will support all phases of population health improvement (assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation). This course substantially covers material related to the following competencies: HBHE Concentration Competencies: Assess population needs, assets and capacities that affect communities’ health. By the end of this course, students will have been exposed to the following Foundational Learning Objectives:
Concentration Competencies that HBEHED591 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
Population and Health Sciences MPH Design multisector collaborations that will support all phases of population health improvement (assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation) PUBHLTH515, HBEHED590, HBEHED591, PUBHLTH511

HBEHED677: Health Impacts of Immigration Law Enforcement in the U.S.

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 Credit Hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Lopez, William (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Advisory Prerequisites: none
  • Description: This 3-credit course draws on the social-ecological model to consider the multi-level health impacts of immigration law enforcement on individuals, families and communities; the similarities between immigration enforcement conducted by ICE and law enforcement conducted by police; and how state violence is shaped by anti-Black, -Latino, and -Arab racism. Empirical data, articles, books, and media will be used to catalyze discussion and analysis of how immigration law enforcement impacts mixed-status communities throughout the U.S. Through interactions with those who conducted and lived through law enforcement activities and the advocates and researchers who respond to enforcement, students will better understand the ways in which fear of state violence shapes health and health seeking behaviors throughout the community and contributes to racial health inequities.
  • Learning Objectives: By the end of this course, students will have been exposed to the following Foundational Learning Objectives: -Objective4: List major causes and trends of morbidity and mortality in the US or other community relevant to the school or program -Objective10: Explain the social, political, and economic determinants of health and how they contribute to population health and health inequities

PUBHLTH507: Social Determinants of Health and Health Communication

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Fall term(s) for residential students;
  • 2 Credit Hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Lopez, William (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: This course covers issues related to health, particularly social, economic, and political factors that contribute to health inequalities and the development of strategies that focus on communication as a means to raise awareness and enhance the capacity of individuals and communities to participate efforts to reduce inequalities in health.
  • Learning Objectives: 1. Use written and oral methods of communication to describe public health concepts with a range of different publics; 2. Consider how the social determinants of health impact the work they do; 3. Use written and oral communication methods to describe the social determinants of health to a lay audience.