Fundamentals of Epidemiology (EPIB 601)
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to modern epidemiologic concepts and research design. Topics include measures of disease frequency and measures of effect, diagnostics, study designs, and common biases. In addition to lectures, students participate in practicum sessions designed to facilitate group discussions and teach students to critically assess published articles in medicine, epidemiology, and public health.
Critical Perspectives on Global Health (PPHS 682)
This seminar course encourages students to interrogate and critique fundamental aspects of contemporary global health practice. Topics include the historical origins of global health, global health governance and agenda settings, the role of multinational funding structures, and the ethical and pragmatic challenges of intervening in an effort to improve the health of populations. Throughout the course, discussions examine how the implicit assumptions of global health practice give rise to growing critiques of it.