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Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives

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Courses with emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion

  • PUBH 59000: Human Sexuality & Sexual Health 
    This course is designed to provide students with an in-depth and applied understanding of the major theories and principles guiding human sexuality and sexual health research. Content covered will enrich an understanding of sexuality and sexual health research methods, past and present research findings, and the intersection of this field and public health practice.

  • PUBH 59000: Introduction to Health Equity
    Our social environment is widely recognized for playing a critical role in shaping our patterns of health and vulnerability to diseases. Who we are, where we were born, grew up, live, work, and age are all key determinants to our current and future health. Understanding the processes through which factors that influences our health has become an important question in public health. This course will explore key determinants of health, including: socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, neighborhood environments, social relationships, and political economy. An overarching theme of the course will be how factors that adversely affect health are inequitably distributed, contributing to marked health disparities.

  • PUBH 59000: Statistical Methods for Public Health Evaluation
    This 3-credit course provides an overview of the methods required to evaluate the effectiveness of public health intervention or prevention programs and policies. The course introduces a range of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research designs and the application and tailoring of these designs to evaluations. In addition, we will focus on categorical data analysis methods, which are often necessary for evaluation projects. 

  • PUBH 59000: Public Health Program and Policy Evaluation
    This 3-credit course provides an overview of the methods required to evaluate the effectiveness of public health intervention or prevention programs and policies. The course introduces a range of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research designs, and the process for applying and tailoring these designs to program and policy evaluations. 

  • PUBH 59000: Introduction to Global Health
    Global disparities in the health and well-being of diverse populations, across and within borders, has never been greater. Profound and rapid changes in demographics, from population growth to urbanization, along with unprecedented shifts in patterns of disease and risks, are coupled with game-changing advances in knowledge, technology, and innovation. This course will introduce students to current challenges and efforts at solutions in global health, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries. It will provide an interdisciplinary overview of topics that include measures of health and disease, communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria, non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, women’s health, maternal and child health, food systems and nutrition, health systems, and health care delivery. In addition to lectures, the course will include interactive discussions of case studies and specific country examples, aimed at immersing students in the debates and challenges facing global health leaders and decision makers.

  • PUBH 60200: Theoretical Foundations of Health Behavior
    Examines the theoretical foundations of health behavior. Emphasizes the development of a conceptual framework for understanding and facilitating behavior enhancement, elimination, and/or maintenance in health promotion and education. Focuses on current theories regarding health-related behaviors.