Description: This course will focus on environmental determinants of infectious disease, examining the literature that addresses different environmental perturbations ranging from land use and climate change to urbanization and social changes. Students will learn about the natural history of infectious diseases and the different analytic methods used to study such systems.
EPID634 Foundations in infectious disease transmission modeling
Prerequisites: EPID 600, BIOSTATS 503, 553, or another course that provides a similar background in probability and statistics
Description: Infectious disease transmission modeling provides a theoretical framework for the field of infectious disease epidemiology; i.e., it provides a basis for thinking about study design, data analysis, and decision making. This course will serve as an introduction to infectious disease transmission modeling, teaching more quantitative concepts of disease transmission.
EPID664 Field Methods in Epidemiology for Developing Countries
Description: This course is for students and researchers interested in pursuing collaborative epidemiologic research in international settings. The course will focus on steps and procedures for setting up and conducting international epidemiologic studies. Topics will include relationship between research groups and host country policy makers and collaborators, cultural and logistical differences between research studies in the U.S. and international settings. Other topics will include developing and maintaining research infrastructure, research design, field operations, anticipated obstacles, monitoring, ethical and IRB requirement for international studies, funding, and plans for maintaining future collaborations. Occasional guest lecturers, actively involved in international epidemiologic research will be integrated into the syllabus.