Epidemiology Courses Taught by Jennifer Smith

EPID515: Genetics in Public Health

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Smith, Jennifer
  • Last offered Fall 2017
  • Description: This course is designed for students with biology or genetics background, that are interested in understanding genetics in public health. This course will provide an in depth examination of genetics in public health including newborn screening diseases and practices, fundamentals of population genetics, and the genetics of common chronic diseases.

EPID516: Genomics in Epidemiology

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 4 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Smith, Jennifer
  • Last offered Winter 2016
  • Prerequisites: Epid 503 or equivalent; Epid 515 or equivalent; Biostat 503 or equivalent
  • Description: This course relates genomics to the core public health discipline of epidemiology emphasizing the use of genomics to help describe disease frequency and distribution and to gain insights into biological etiologies. Topics include genetic material in disease, in families and in populations; the investigation of multifactorial traits; model-based linkage analysis; model-free linkage analysis; segregation analysis; allele association and linkage disequilibrium; and gene-gene interactions and gene-environment interactions. Issues related to implementing studies are considered.