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.

EPID665: Research Seminar in International Health

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 2 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Meza Rodriguez, Rafael O'Neill, Marie (Residential);
  • Last offered Winter 2020
  • Prerequisites: Perm. Instr.; restricted to 2nd year Epidemiology International Health MPH students
  • Description: The seminar provides a forum for the discussion of capstone research projects in international health. Students in both the General Epidemiology and the Hospital and Molecular Epidemiology tracks of the International Health Program present their research findings. In addition, the seminar includes presentations of international health research by other speakers from the University and elsewhere.
Concentration Competencies that EPID665 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
EPID Global Health Epidemiology MPH Develop strategies and capacity for resolving problems that arise when conducting epidemiology studies in low- and middle-income countries EPID664, EPID665
EPID Global Health Epidemiology MPH Demonstrate contextual expertise in at least one country/region including knowledge of the structure of health systems and the public health infrastructure, as well as major public health intervention programs EPID665, EPID506

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

EPID890: Doctoral Seminar in Epidemiology

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Fall, Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 1-2 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Meza Rodriguez, Rafael (Residential);
  • Last offered Fall 2020
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: Doctoral seminar to provide guidance to new doctoral candidates as they write their prospectus, and to provide opportunities to practice the presentation modalities of epidemiology through seminars, poster sessions, and oral presentations.