Visiting Lecturer in Sociology/Anthropology
Courses offered in the past four years.
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INTD 0105 - Intro to Public Health Policy ▲
Introduction to Public Health Policy
This course will provide an introduction to the range and impact of public health problems, as well as the tools used by policy-makers to describe and analyze them. In this course we will discuss the philosophical, economic, and political drivers of domestic and international public health policy, as well as demonstrate the potential and limitations of analytic tools (economics, decision science, epidemiology, risk assessment) using specific public health topics as examples (e.g. vaccine-preventable diseases, hunger, chronic disease risk factors, pandemic influenza, health care reform, bioterrorism). Current events and examples in the media, as well as classic case studies, will provide the basis for discussions and readings. (Not open to students who have taken INTD 1094)
Fall 2012, Spring 2014, Fall 2014
INTD 0257 - Global Health
This course provides an introductory survey of the basic issues and initiatives in contemporary global public health, including in-depth case studies of public health projects in locales including Haiti, Venezuela, Brazil, Rwanda, and Pakistan. We will explore the political, socioeconomic, and cultural complexity of health problems, and critically examine the structure and methods of global public health institutions. (Not open to students who have taken SOAN 0267) 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Spring 2013, Fall 2013
INTD 1094 - Intro to Public Health Policy
Introduction to Public Health Policy
While medicine is concerned with the health of individuals, public health is about the well-being of entire communities. In this course we will discuss the philosophical, economic, and political drivers of domestic and international public health policy, as well as gain an introduction to the quantitative tools used in the field. Current events and examples in the media, as well as classic case studies, will provide the basis for discussions and readings. Specific public health topics include immunizations, access to medical care, environmental racism, risk perception, and bioterrorism. Quantitative tools include basic economics principles, decision science, and epidemiology.
INTD 1111 - Disaster Public Health
Disaster Public Health
In this course, we will learn the effects of disasters, both naturally occurring and man-made, on the health of communities in both the short and long terms. We will examine recent mass casualty events such as Hurricane Katrina, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the earthquake and ensuing cholera epidemic in Haiti, and the earthquake, tsunami, and radiological emergency in Japan. Through these case studies, we will explore how recovery is impacted by response efforts, preexisting infrastructure, culture, and the relationship between citizens and their government. We will also examine the community health consequences of heroism, panic, and post-traumatic stress disorder. This course counts as elective credit towards the Global Health minor
SOAN 0700 - One-Semester Senior Project
One-Semester Senior Project
Under the guidance of a faculty member, a student will carry out an independent, one-semester research project, often based on original data. The student must also participate in a senior seminar that begins the first week of fall semester and meets as necessary during the rest of the year. The final product must be presented in a written report of 25-40 pages, due the last day of classes. (Sociology or Anthropology)