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Current Issues in Public Health


The seminar class will examine current and emerging issues in field of public health. While our focus will be on the novel studies, models and concepts in the field, we will direct our attention towards developments in some specific focal areas. Foci for this class will include: infectious disease epidemics, health and public policy, environmental justice, health disparities, climate change, social determinants of health, early childhood development, among other topics.

The course is designed for students with prior exposure to public health issues and concepts. Enrollment in the course requires taking one or more of the following as a prerequisite, or obtaining the permission of the course instructor: Introduction to Public Health; Health Disparities in the US and Beyond; Introduction to Epidemiology; Genes, Environment and Health.