Courses Taught by Vivienne Hazzard

NUTR593: Food Security, Policy, and Programs

  • Graduate level
  • Residential and Online MPH and Online MS
  • This is a second year course for Online students
  • Fall term(s) for residential students; Fall term(s) for online MPH students; Fall term(s) for online MS students.
  • 3 credit hour(s) for residential students; 3 credit hour(s) for online MPH students; 3 credit hour(s) for online MS students;
  • Instructor(s): Hazzard, Vivienne (Residential); Hazzard, Vivienne (Online MPH); Hazzard, Vivienne (Online MS);
  • Prerequisites: PUBHLTH511
  • Advisory Prerequisites: None
  • Description: This course is a critical exploration of the health issues related to domestic food security, food policy, and food programs, with a focus on maternal and child health. We will examine the array of negative health outcomes associated with food insecurity, discuss potential mechanisms underlying these associations, how food policy is made, the intersection of food policy with public health nutrition, and the influence of federal food assistance programs on diet-related outcomes for children and families.
  • Learning Objectives: 1. Describe the terminology and measurement of food insecurity 2. Understand families’ lived experiences of food insecurity 3. Articulate the process for creating federal food policy and national dietary guidelines 4. Participate in the policy process through public comment 5. Identify the primary federal food assistance programs that serve the MCH population and their recent policy changes 6. Critically evaluate research on food security and food policy 7. Develop strong written and verbal communication skills

PUBHLTH511: Nutrition and Public Health

  • Graduate level
  • Residential and Online MPH and Online MS
  • This is a first year course for Online students
  • Fall, Winter term(s) for residential students; Fall term(s) for online MPH students; Fall term(s) for online MS students.
  • 2 credit hour(s) for residential students; 2 credit hour(s) for online MPH students; 2 credit hour(s) for online MS students;
  • Instructor(s): Hudson, Liz Hazzard, Vivienne (Residential); Peterson, Karen Leung, Cindy (Online MPH); Leung, Cindy Peterson, Karen (Online MS);
  • Prerequisites: SPH MPH and SPH MHSA Residential Students Only or By Instructor Permission
  • Description: Introduce MPH students to important topics in nutrition and public health, program planning and program evaluation. PUBHLTH511 is an introductory course to nutrition research and will cover topics, such as healthful diet patterns, methods of dietary assessment, nutritional epidemiology, nutrition through the life cycle, and nutritional needs of diverse populations. This course will have a hybrid style (online & in-class) of instruction.
  • Learning Objectives: Students will be able to: 1) apply nutrition indicators for different public health purposes, including: estimating prevalence, monitoring and surveillance, and investigating diet and disease relationships, identifying at-risk individuals and groups, and evaluating programs; 2) apply public health conceptual frameworks and nutrition research evidence to inform public health actions; 3) use evidence-based knowledge to develop nutrition programs and interventions for diverse populations; and 4) develop appropriate designs to rigorously monitor and evaluate nutrition programs and policies in diverse contexts.
  • This course is required for the school-wide core curriculum
Concentration Competencies that PUBHLTH511 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
Population and Health Sciences MPH Recommend evidence-based interventions that engage broad and diverse community stakeholders for population health improvement PUBHLTH515, EPID591, NUTR597, PUBHLTH511
Population and Health Sciences MS Demonstrate knowledge of the major issues and current research problems in population health using at least two key disciplines (e.g., biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, nutritional science). PUBHLTH511, PUBHLTH512, PUBHLTH514, PUBHLTH515
Population and Health Sciences MS Critically evaluate research reports and publications. PUBHLTH511, PUBHLTH511, PUBHLTH515
Population and Health Sciences MS Apply methodological skills needed to plan, conduct, critique and/or research population health issues and solutions. BIOSTAT591, PUBHLTH511, PUBHLTH512, PUBHLTH515, PUBHLTH682, PUBHLTH683