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 (EPIB 677)
This advanced seminar course encourages students to interrogate and critique fundamental aspects of contemporary global health practice through guided reading and discussion. There are no lectures. Topics include the historical origins of global health, processes for identifying global health priorities, the role of multinational institutions and efforts to hold them accountable, and the pragmatic challenges of intervening in an effort to improve the health of populations. Throughout the course, guided discussion will highlight how implicit assumptions of global health practice give rise to growing critiques of it, such as recent calls to decolonize the field.