The School of Public Health

The Brown University School of Public Health  offers graduate programs and comprehensive course work leading to the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.); the ScM, AM and PhD in Biostatistics; the ScM and AM in Behavioral and Social Sciences Intervention; the PhD in Behavioral and Social Health Sciences; the ScM in Clinical and Translational Research; the ScM and PhD in Epidemiology; and the PhD in Health Services Research. The School of Public Health also offers undergraduate concentrations in Public Health, Community Health (through 2015 graduating class), as well as an approved track of Statistics in the Independent Concentration rubric.

The School's faculty-to-student ratio gives students a great deal of interaction with instructors who are accessible, approachable, and encouraging of student involvement in critical projects.

For additional information regarding the School of Public Health and its programs of study and areas or research visit:

http://publichealth.brown.edu/

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PHP 0030. Health of Hispaniola.

Two developing countries, Dominican Republic and Haiti, have widely differing health outcomes despite centuries of shared experience on the Caribbean Island of Hispaniola. This course will examine the history, politics, economics, culture, international relations, demography, and geography, as well as epidemiology and health services, to demonstrate that multiple factors, both recent and long-standing, determine the present health of these populations. Enrollment limited to 20 first year students. Instructor permission required. FYS WRIT

Spr PHP0030 S01 25322 TTh 6:40-8:00PM(12) (T. Empkie)
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PHP 0040. Addiction: The Causes, Cures and Consequences of Substance Abuse in Modern Society.

Addiction has been recognized by the psychological and medical community as a chronic, physical disease, affecting the body in ways which mirror the mechanisms of other neurological disorders. However, despite definitive research suggesting the genetic and physical roots of addiction disorders, the disease of addiction still faces significant prejudice from laws and societies seeking to place blame upon addicts themselves. Stereotypes and misconceptions that cast addicts as morally corrupt deviants lacking in will power still pervade cultural and political discourse, creating and maintaining powerful stigmas that prohibit addicts and their families from seeking care. Enrollment limited to 20 first year students. FYS WRIT

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PHP 0050. Pain and the Human Condition: Exploring the Science, Medicine, and Culture of Pain.

Pain is a universal human experience, yet it is highly subjective. For most, pain represents an occasionally unpleasant, self-limited experience. However, for others, chronic pain persists beyond the recovery from an injury or as a result of a chronic health condition. Persons with chronic pain often describe their pain as permeating every aspect of their lives. While an active area of research, pain remains a significant challenge to the individual seeking treatment, the health care provider and society. This multidisciplinary course introduces students to scientific, medical, and public health aspects of pain and explores personal narratives and cultural meanings of pain. Enrollment limited to 20 first year students. FYS WRIT

Fall PHP0050 S01 16313 TTh 1:00-2:20(10) (N. Trivedi)
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PHP 0100. First year seminar: Statistics is everywhere.

Statistics is the universal language behind data-enabled decision making. Examples include Google's page ranking, Amazon's customer recommendations, weather prediction, medical care and political campaign strategy. This seminar will expose students to a variety of problems encountered in the media, in science and in life for which solutions require analysis of and drawing inferences from data. We will introduce basic concepts such as randomness, probability, variation, statistical significance, accuracy, bias and precision. The course will discuss statistical problems from reading assignments and material identified by the students. We will use simulation to illustrate basic concepts, though previous programing experience is not required. FYS

Fall PHP0100 S01 16742 TTh 2:30-3:50(11) (Z. Wu)
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PHP 0310. Health Care in the United States.

Introduction to the health care delivery system. An overview of the U.S. health care financing, delivery and regulatory system. Considers the interaction between paying for and providing and assuring the quality of health services; changes in one component of the system inevitably affect the others. Addresses the balance between employer funded health insurance, publicly funded health insurance and the consequences of not being insured. Seven discussion sections arranged during the semester. Open to undergraduates only. LILE

Spr PHP0310 S01 25210 MWF 12:00-12:50(05) (I. Wilson)
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PHP 0320. Introduction to Public Health.

An introductory overview of the U.S. Public Health System with an emphasis on the core functions of public health, challenges and strategies for working with communities, and specific health issues that impact the health of the population. Presents a comprehensive overview of the environmental and behavior factors associated with health promotion and disease prevention. LILE

Fall PHP0320 S01 14808 MWF 11:00-11:50(04) (M. Clark)
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PHP 0600. Primetime Bioethics - Ethics in the Media.

This course is geared toward students interested in Biomedical Ethics. Students will watch an assigned medical show, read a related article, and participate in a class discussion. A final project will involve groups of students creating their own “episode” with an ethical dilemma and solution in order to demonstrate what they have learned in a creative and novel way. This is a discussion-based course, with one or two students leading the discussion each week, after meeting briefly with (or emailing) the instructor in order to identify the important topics and ensure that they feel confident in leading the discussion.

Fall PHP0600 S01 16533 T 4:00-6:30(18) (D. Fearon)
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PHP 0850. Fundamentals of Epidemiology.

As the cornerstone of public health, a strong foundation in epidemiology provides students with the ability to investigate, clarify and criticize claims of disease causation. This course provides students with a foundation in basic epidemiologic concepts and methods. Key measures of disease occurrence and effects used in epidemiology will be discussed; strengths and weaknesses of alternative epidemiologic study designs will be examined. Interpreting epidemiologic evidence to inform public health policy and practice will be emphasized throughout the course.

Open to Public Health concentrators and others by permission; Class limit 80.

Fall PHP0850 S01 16467 TTh 2:30-3:50(11) (S. Buka)
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PHP 1010. Doctors and Patients- Clinical Communication in Medicine.

Communication is central to medical practice and interpersonal relationships between patients and physicians can often be powerful curative agents. This course reviews theory and research on physician-patient communication. In addition to lectures, readings, and discussions, students will have opportunities to observe physicians in clinical settings. Appropriate for students interested in communication sciences, health psychology, health education, pre-med and other clinical training, and medical anthropology. Enrollment limited to 20. NOTE: Most classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays. The remaining class time will be fulfilled through shadowing placements customized and scheduled when students and doctors are available.

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PHP 1070. The Burden of Disease in Developing Countries.

Defines and critically examines environmental, epidemiologic, demographic, biomedical, and anthropological perspectives on health and disease in developing countries. Emphasis on changes in the underlying causes of morbidity and mortality during economic development. Focuses on the biosocial ecology of diseases. Required major term paper worth 50% of final grade is scholarly centerpiece of course. Weekly discussion sections and small group research projects supplement the two exams and term paper. Guest lecturers cover different diseases and public health perspectives. Enrollment limited to 65. DPLL LILE WRIT

Fall PHP1070 S01 15907 MW 8:30-9:50(16) (S. McGarvey)
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PHP 1100. Comparative Health Care Systems.

Focuses on principles of national health system organization and cross-national comparative analysis. Emphasizes application of comparative models to the analysis of health and health-related systems among nations at varying levels of economic development and health care reform. Addresses research questions related to population health and systems' performance. Questionnaire completion required for Freshman and Sophomore students. Enrollment limited to 30. DPLL

Fall PHP1100 S01 16377 T 12:00-2:20(10) (O. Galarraga)
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PHP 1320. Survey Research in Health Care.

An introduction to the methodology of survey research as it is conducted by social scientists and epidemiologists. Provides an overview of all aspects of study design and instrument development as well as an introduction to statistical analysis of survey data. Prerequisite: PHP 0320. Students should fulfill the department's statistics requirement prior to taking, or concurrently with, this course.

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PHP 1400. HIV/AIDS in Africa: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Support HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment Programs.

The course is intended to challenge students from different disciplines to develop strategies to address the challenges of establishing and sustaining HIV/AIDS care and treatment programs in Africa. The course will begin with a general introduction to HIV/AIDS to provide a foundation wherein students will obtain a basic scientific and sociological understanding of the disease. Discussion topics on: the impact of AIDS, introducing antiretroviral therapy in Africa, monitoring and evaluating ARV therapy scale up and developing a country wide plan for a national laboratory system to support HIV/AIDS care and treatment will be facilitated through the use of case studies. Enrollment limited to 25 juniors and seniors. Graduate students with permission of instructor. DPLL

Spr PHP1400 S01 24500 T 4:00-6:30(16) (M. Ghee)
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PHP 1500. Global Health Nutrition.

The course focuses on nutritional status influences on population health of low and middle income countries. It covers both 1) undernutrition, including protein-calorie malnutrition and specific micronutrient deficiencies; and 2) overnutrition, including obesity. It covers morbidity and mortality associated with under- and overnutrition. Nutritional aspects of maternal and child health and the association of nutritional exposures early in life and later adult health are emphasized Specific areas include nutritional status measurement, including body size and composition, dietary intake and physical activity, as well as household, community, and national, socioeconomic and political factors. Prerequisite: PHP 1070, 2120, 2150, or BIOL 0030. DPLL

Spr PHP1500 S01 25281 Arranged (S. McGarvey)
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PHP 1501. Essentials of Data Analysis.

This course covers the basic concepts of statistics and the statistical methods most commonly used in the social sciences and public health with an emphasis on application of methods to real data. The first half of the course introduces descriptive statistics and the inferential statistical methods of confidence intervals and significance tests, applied to means and proportions. The second half introduces bivariate and multivariate methods, emphasizing contingency table analysis, regression, and analysis of variance. This is designed to be a first course in Statistics, so know previous knowledge of the subject is expected. There are no prerequisites.

Fall PHP1501 S01 16370 TTh 1:00-2:20(10) (R. Gutman)
Fall PHP1501 L01 16371 Arranged (R. Gutman)
Fall PHP1501 L02 16431 Arranged (R. Gutman)
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PHP 1520. Emergency Medical Systems: An Anatomy of Critical Performance.

Problems and issues surrounding delivery of emergency medical services in U.S. Topics: cost of illness; rationing health care; living wills; malpractice and its effects; effects of alcohol and other risk behavior. Priority to community health concentrators and PLME students pursuing MPH degree. Enrollment limited to 60.

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PHP 1530. Case Studies in Public Health: The Role of Governments, Communities and Professions.

This course provides an integrated knowledge of the public health's development, policy, practice and infrastructure and its relationship to medical care, social services and the environment. The matrix approach juxtaposes public health content (e.g., infectious disease) and public health tools (e.g., behavioral theory, policy/advocacy/epidemiology/quality improvement/program planning) using case studies. It aims to strengthen students' capacity to apply a population-based viewpoint to public health practice. Prerequisite: PHP 0320. Enrollment limited to 40.

Spr PHP1530 S01 25212 M 3:00-5:30(13) (R. Marshall)
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PHP 1540. Alcohol Use and Misuse.

Reviews the epidemiology of alcohol use, abuse, and dependence and examines its neurobiological and behavioral underpinnings. Covers etiology including physiological, genetic, psychological and social cultural influences, and prevention, brief intervention and treatment considerations. Course background in psychology, sociology, or community health is recommended. Recommended prerequisites: PHP 0320 and CLPS 0010. Enrollment limited to 20 juniors, seniors, and graduate students.

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PHP 1600. Obesity in the 21st Century: Causes, Consequences and Countermeasures.

The scope of obesity knowledge is too large to cover during one single course, therefore we will focus primarily on obesity-related health outcomes, assessment of obesity, obesity epidemiology, social and behavioral correlates of obesity, obesity and stigma, policy and interventions across population groups. The readings for this course are multi-disciplinary in nature and integrate epidemiological, biological, sociological, political and philosophical perspectives. This course is specific to the United States and thusly all readings will reflect this contextual focus. Enrollment limited to 30. DPLL

Spr PHP1600 S01 24502 Th 4:00-6:30(17) (A. Keita)
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PHP 1680I. Pathology to Power: Disability, Health and Community.

This course offers a comprehensive view of health and community concerns experienced by people with disabilities. Guest speakers, and hands on field research involving interactions with people with disabilities will facilitate the students gaining a multi-layered understanding of the issues faced by people with disabilities and their families. DPLL LILE

Fall PHP1680I S01 16383 W 3:00-5:30(17) (S. Skeels)
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PHP 1680J. The Race To Inner Space: Conflating Science, Politics, and Economics To Promote Brain Health.

Provides an understanding of how funds are raised and spent for disease-targeted research; Provides hands-on experience and exposure to public and private decisionmakers influencing healthcare policy related to diseases of the brain; Provides an understanding of issues, challenges, and opportunities related to neurological and psychiatric illness parity with other illnesses; Identifies lessons learned from health care research funding policy successes and failures; and, Identifies directions for future brain health policy research related to the measurement of program effectiveness and comparative effectiveness, economic benefit. Permission of primary instructor (J. Bentkover) required. Enrollment limited to 24 juniors, seniors, and graduate students.

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PHP 1680K. Introduction to Conducting Clinical Research.

This course is intended to help students become familiar with the design and implementation of clinical research, including ethical and logistical processes related to collecting data and interpretation of published medical literature. In addition to weekly sessions, the course requires 4-6 hours weekly in the Emergency Department at Rhode Island Hospital enrolling patients in clinical trials. As students will be directly exposed to patient and clinical care, the course is limited to 12 students for the semester. Interested students should contact the course director to be considered for enrollment. Not open to first year students. Instructor permission required.

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PHP 1680M. The Epidemiology of Violence and its Consequences.

Overview of the epidemiology of intentional injury within the social context. Selected topics include homicide, suicide, child abuse, intimate partner and family violence, sexual assault, elder mistreatment and officially sanctioned violence. Methodological challenges for epidemiologists, and the role of guns and substance use are examined. Intended as a junior/senior level course. Prerequisite: PHP 2120 or equivalent. Enrollment limited to 10.

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PHP 1680N. Tobacco, Smoking, and the Evil Empire.

Reviews the epidemiology of smoking and nicotine addiction and briefly examines its neurobiological and behavioral underpinnings. Covers prevention efforts and state-of-the-art treatment interventions with an emphasis on policy implications. Course background in psychology, sociology, or community health is recommended. Suggested prerequisites: PHP 0320 and CLPS 0010. Restricted to juniors, seniors, and graduate students.

Spr PHP1680N S01 25284 Th 1:00-3:20(10) (D. Williams)
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PHP 1680S. Bioethics at the Bedside.

This course explores a variety of topics in biomedical ethics. Each class will begin with a vignette, short film, or speaker, followed by a short lecture. A large portion of class time will then be devoted to class discussion/debate. The course has four parts: introduction to medical ethics in which we consider what value we assign to individuals within various ethical constructs; discussion of bioethical issues at the beginning and end of life; examination of the duty of physicians; and selection of additional topics exploring ethical issues that arise from the social, economic, and cultural differences between physician and patient. Enrollment limited to 30.

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PHP 1680T. Translation, Diffusion and Cultural Relevance of Health Promotion Interventions.

Intended to help students become familiar with three key aspects of disease prevention/health promotion programs: (1)how findings from "basic" behavioral and social science(BSS) research are tested for effectiveness in real-life settings(translation); (2)how programs with demonstrated effectiveness, in one or more local settings, are introduced and adopted more broadly (diffusion); and (3)how cultural relevance is involved in both translation and diffusion. Translation and Diffusion will comprise the two main sections of the semester. Cultural relevance will be a theme integrated into each part of the course. Appropriate for BSSI, MPH, and advanced undergraduate students with coursework in public/community health. Open to juniors and seniors only. DPLL

Spr PHP1680T S01 24501 TTh 11:00-12:20(09) (W. Rakowski)
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PHP 1700. Current Topics in Environmental Health.

This course is designed to introduce students to the field of environmental health, and demonstrate how environmental health is integrated into various aspects of our lives, both directly and indirectly. Topics to be covered include: toxic metals, vector-borne disease, food safety, water quality, radiation, pesticides, air quality, hazardous waste, risk assessment, and the role of the community in environmental health. Several topics will be presented by guest speakers so that students can learn from the expertise of professionals in the field. Enrollment limited to 40.

Fall PHP1700 S01 15908 F 1:00-3:20(06) (K. Kelsey)
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PHP 1740. Principles of Health Behavior and Health Promotion Interventions.

Examines health behavior decision-making and elements for design of health promotion interventions. Covers theories of health behavior (focusing on primary and secondary prevention), principles of intervention design, and reading of research literature. Emphasizes psychological, social, and proximate environmental influences on individuals' health-related behaviors. Restricted to juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Prerequisite: PHP 0320 or equivalent. Enrollment limited to 25.

Fall PHP1740 S01 16019 MW 1:00-2:20(06) (W. Rakowski)
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PHP 1800. TRI-Lab Seminar on Healthy Early Childhood Development: A Team Approach.

This seminar, open by invitation only to participants in the TRI-Lab program, will investigate a range of topics related to the healthy development of children from pregnancy through school entry, including the prevalence and determinants of major health and developmental concerns of infants and young children as well as key state and federal programs designed to address them. Readings, lectures, discussions, and in-class exercises will be used to foster collaborative inquiry by students, faculty, and community participants. Students will develop projects aimed at advancing or refining solutions to key healthy early childhood development challenges in Rhode Island.

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PHP 1850. TRI-Lab Seminar on Healthy Food Access: A Team Approach.

The Healthy Food Access Lab will investigate community-based approaches to increasing access to healthy food and reducing obesity and overweight and food insecurity and hunger. It will provide students with an integrative scholarship experience that combines in-class and field-based learning opportunities with the development of applied, community-based research projects addressing a range of healthy food access challenges facing Providence and Rhode Island.

Fall PHP1850 S03 16806 W 3:00-5:30(17) (K. Gans)
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PHP 1854. The Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases.

The objective of this course is to introduce students to key methods and concepts in the epidemiological study and control of infectious diseases. By the end of this course, students will have a solid foundation in the distribution, transmission, and pathogenesis of major infectious diseases that affect human populations. We will discuss methods to design and evaluate public health strategies to prevent or eliminate infectious diseases, including: outbreak investigation, disease surveillance, infection control, screening, and vaccination. Student-led presentations/discussion sessions will debate recent controversies, ethical issues, and larger societal implications for the prevention and control of infectious diseases in the 21st century. The course is open to all undergraduate students who have successfully completed PHP 0320 (Introduction to Public Health) and to graduate students who have completed or are concurrently enrolled in either PHP 2120 (Introduction to Methods in Epidemiology Research) or PHP 2150 (Foundations in Epidemiologic Research Methods).

Fall PHP1854 S01 16386 MW 1:00-2:20(06) (B. Marshall)
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PHP 1910. Community Health Senior Seminar.

Disparities in health and health care have been documented in the U.S. and globally. Students will develop a needs assessment relevant to health disparities at the local or global level; systematically review, synthesize, and critique a body of literature; use knowledge and tools from previous public health classes to pose a research question, and then find, create and manipulate data to perform appropriate analysis; interpret and present study results; and learn to work collaboratively towards a specific public health research goal. Prerequisite: PHP 0310, 0320, and 1320. Open to Senior Community Health concentrators only.

Spr PHP1910 S01 25748 Arranged 'To Be Arranged'
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PHP 1920. Social Determinants of Health.

The course provides an overview of social determinants of health. Examples of topics include health effects of educational attainment, social integration, neighborhood socioeconomic characteristics, racial discrimination, gender, income inequality, childhood socioeconomic circumstances, parental neglect, and job strain. Mixed teaching methods are used, including small group discussions, problem-based learning and guest lectures. Open to graduate students and advanced undergraduates. DPLL

Spr PHP1920 S01 25222 Arranged (E. Loucks)
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PHP 1960. Epidemiology of Chronic Disease.

This course is aimed at providing students with an introduction to the epidemiology of chronic disease. The topics in this course will review major chronic diseases; review descriptive data on population differences and time trends in incidence, prevalence and mortality; summarize mechanisms of pathogenesis; discuss major risk factors and address methodological issues in establishing causality; address potential opportunities for disease prevention and control. Students will be expected to present a selected topic on a current topic, providing opportunities to discuss cutting-edge research areas in the field.

Fall PHP1960 S01 16469 W 1:00-3:20(06) (D. Michaud)
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PHP 1970. Independent Study.

A special project may be arranged in consultation with an individual faculty sponsor. Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.

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PHP 1980. Honors Thesis Preparation.

Two semesters of PHP 1980, Honors Thesis Preparation, will be devoted to the development and implementation of an Honors project, and of the writing of the Honors Thesis for the Community Health Concentration.

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PHP 1999. Public Health Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies.

Provides an introduction to the concepts and scope of public health nutrition with a focus mainly on the U.S. Students will gain an understanding of the science behind national dietary recommendations and learn about dietary assessment methods, determinants of food intake, and interventions to improve diet. The course will emphasize ways in which environment and policy can influence nutritional status of diverse populations. It will also focus on controversial topics in nutrition and will employ hands-on activities such as self-dietary assessment, debates, op-eds, and individual presentations of nutrition topics of interest. Enrollment limited to 25 juniors, seniors, and graduate students. DPLL

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PHP 2019. Measurement Issues in Health Care.

Provides a theoretical and practical basis for measurement in health care. Introduces measurement theory, scale development, and criteria to be considered when choosing measures in clinical practice and research. Practical exercises include questionnaire development and a written research protocol for the development and validation of a new measure. Prerequisites: PHP 2120, 2130.

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PHP 2020. Disability Over the Life Course.

An overview of the epidemiology of physical and cognitive disability in America, associated patterns of medical and social service use, and current as well as "ideal" population-specific systems of formal and family care. Also explores medical, social, and psychological needs associated with the stage of life in which disability is experienced. Prerequisites for advanced undergraduates are PHP 0310 or SOC 1550, and introductory statistics.

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PHP 2030. Clinical Trials Methodology.

We will examine the modern clinical trial as a methodology for evaluating interventions related to treatment, rehabilitation, prevention and diagnosis. Topics include the history and rationale for clinical trials, ethical issues, study design, protocol development, sample size considerations, quality assurance, statistical analysis, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, and reporting of results. Extensively illustrated with examples from various fields of health care research. Recommended prerequisites: introductory epidemiology and statistics. Pre-requisites: PHP 2120, and either PHP 2508, 2510, or 2520. Open to graduate students only.

Fall PHP2030 S01 15909 M 1:00-3:20(06) (I. Gareen)
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PHP 2040. Applied Research Methods.

Emphasizes the theory of sampling and survey methods and their application to public health research. Topics include: survey design and planning; principles of sampling and survey terminology; questionnaire construction; protection of human subjects; data collection (including interviewing and data coding procedures); and application, presentation, and evaluation of results. Suggested prerequisites: PHP 2120, and PHP 2508 or 2510. Open to graduate students only.

Spr PHP2040 S01 25220 M 5:30-8:30PM(13) (M. Clark)
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PHP 2060. Qualitative Methods in Health Research.

Introduces qualitative approaches to data collection and analysis in health research. Methods covered include: participant observation, key-informant interviews, focus groups, innovative data collection strategies, and non-obtrusive measures. Students will use applied projects to develop skills in: qualitative data collection and management, interviewing, transcript analysis using computerized software, triangulation between qualitative and quantitative data, and report preparation for qualitative studies. Enrollment limited to 15 graduate students.

Spr PHP2060 S01 25211 F 9:00-11:20(02) (T. Wetle)
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PHP 2070. Public Health/Community Service Internship.

The course is an introduction to the history, organization, resources, concepts and issues of public health and health care. Students will be matched according to their interests in a related practical experience in a health-related organization, with the expectation that they complete a project or produce a product of public health utility. This gives students an opportunity to critically apply knowledge and skills learned in didactic sessions. Instructor permission required.

Fall PHP2070 S01 15903 Arranged (P. Vivier)
Spr PHP2070 S01 25214 Arranged (P. Vivier)
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PHP 2075. MPH Analytic Internship.

The primary objective of this course is to gain hands-on experience in using data to address public health questions. Concepts from previous courses will be re-enforced as students work through the steps of addressing a public health question. Both data analysis and data interpretation will be emphasized in the context of a public health question. STATA 8.0 will be used to analyze data. Prerequisites: PHP 2120, and either PHP 2500 or 2510. Open to graduate students in the MPH program only.

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PHP 2080. Ethical and Legal Issues in Public Health.

Uses case study strategies to: identify key ethical principles, values, legal authorities and regulation relevant to public health practice and research; evaluate public health research designs in terms of ethical and legal principles; conduct ethical analyses of public health interventions by identifying potential ethical and legal concerns and conflicts; and employ strategies for working effectively with special populations, including the design of culturally appropriate interventions. Open to graduate students only.

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PHP 2090. Scientific Writing in Public Health.

Addresses methodologic and operational issues associated with developing research studies in epidemiology (including clinical trials). Students prepare protocols for research studies in human populations with attention to ethical guidelines and regulations. Students critique completed proposals, are exposed to existing systems for submission and review of funding applications, as well as controversial issues such as conflict of interest. Prerequisite: PHP 2120. Enrollment limited to 10 graduate students. For Summer enrollment, students must be accepted to the Clinical and Translational Research Institute. S/NC

Fall PHP2090 S01 15913 Th 2:30-4:50(11) (E. Loucks)
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PHP 2120. Introduction to Methods in Epidemiologic Research.

Epidemiology quantifies patterns and determinants of human population health, with a goal of reducing the burden of disease, injury, and disability. An intensive first course in epidemiological methods, students learn core principles of study design and data analysis through critiques of published epidemiological studies as well as hands on practice through weekly exercises and assignments. This is a graduate-level course aimed at masters and PhD students. The course is not open to first year students or sophomores but may be available for advanced undergraduates with the instructor's permission.

Fall PHP2120 S01 15911 TTh 10:30-11:50(13) (M. Lurie)
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PHP 2130. Human Biology for Public Health.

This course provides basic principles of human biology and its applications to public health. Examples of biology topics include the cardiovascular system, endocrine system, immune system, nervous system, genetics, cancer, cardiovascular disease, HIV/AIDS, and depression. Examples of applied topics include strengths and weaknesses of using biomarkers, accuracy and precision of biological measures, quality assurance and quality control methods for using biomarkers for public health research. Mixed teaching methods are used, including small group discussions, problem-based learning and guest lectures. Prerequisite: PHP 2120 (may be taken concurrently) or instructor permission. Enrollment limited to 20 graduate students.

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PHP 2150. Foundations in Epidemiologic Research Methods.

The overall objective of this course is to provide students with a strong foundation in epidemiologic research methods. This is the first of a two- or four-course sequence in epidemiologic methods aimed at students who expect to eventually conduct their own epidemiologic research. There will be a strong quantitative focus in this course. By the end of the foundations course, students should be sufficiently familiar with epidemiologic research methods to begin to apply these methods to their own work. Prerequisite: PHP 2507 or 2510 (either may be taken concurrently); the typical student will also have some introductory knowledge of epidemiology.

Fall PHP2150 S01 15912 TTh 10:30-11:50(13) (E. Triche)
Fall PHP2150 L01 15988 Arranged (E. Triche)
Fall PHP2150 L02 15989 Arranged (E. Triche)
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PHP 2170. Injury As A Public Health Problem.

Injury causes significant morbidity and mortality in the U.S and across the globe. However, injuries – both violent and non-violent – are eminently preventable. The overarching objective of this course is to enable students to understand the epidemiology of injury and violence, as well as strategies to improve public health through injury prevention. Prerequisite: PHP 2120 (may be taken concurrently) or instructor permission. Enrollment limited to 20 graduate students. DPLL

Fall PHP2170 S01 15914 M 1:00-3:20 (M. Ranney)
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PHP 2180. Interpretation and Application of Epidemiology.

This advanced graduate seminar extends methodologic training in epidemiology and integrates it with subject matter knowledge to enhance inferences about epidemiologic research and its application to policy. Students will build on a foundation of methods training through Intermediate Epidemiology (PHP 2200) with selected advanced methods topics such as meta-analysis, imputation, and the tools of clinical epidemiology. Each week, a new methodologic topic will be introduced and we will develop a specific application of epidemiology to causal inference and policy. Prerequisite: PHP 2200. Open to graduate students only.

Spr PHP2180 S01 25221 Arranged (S. Liu)
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PHP 2200. Intermediate Methods in Epidemiologic Research.

This second course in epidemiologic methods reinforces the concepts and methods taught in PHP 2150, with in-depth instruction in issues of study design, assessing threats to study validity including confounding and selection bias, and analyzing data with standard regression models. The course emphasizes hands-on learning and includes a combination of didactic lectures, discussions of methodologic papers, and a required laboratory component where students will learn to apply the concepts learned in class to real-world problems. Prerequisites: PHP 2150 and either 2510 or 2507, or permission of the instructor. Co-requisite: PHP 2511 or 2508.

Spr PHP2200 S01 25283 Arranged (G. Wellenius)
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PHP 2210. Epidemiology of Chronic Disease.

A survey of central issues in selected health conditions that have major disabling consequences. The focus is on epidemiologic and biologic features of these conditions and their social and biologic determinants such as smoking, poverty, occupational exposures, nutrition, and heredity. Methodological areas include classification, screening, lead time bias, time trends, etc. Seminar format. Students present reviews of selected topics. Open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students.

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PHP 2220A. Epidemiology of Violence and Its Consequences.

Overview of the epidemiology of intentional injury within the social context. Selected topics include homicide, suicide, child abuse, intimate partner and family violence, sexual assault, elder mistreatment and officially sanctioned violence. Methodological challenges for epidemiologists, and the role of guns and substance use are examined. Prerequisite: PHP 2120 or knowledge of elementary epidemiologic methods. Enrollment limited to 10.

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PHP 2220B. Nutritional Epidemiolgy.

Although epidemiology is logically equipped to address the dietary causes of disease, the complex nature of diet has posed an unusually difficult challenge to this discipline. This course will focus on the methodological challenges that epidemiologists face in studying dietary factors as determinants of chronic diseases. Dietary assessment methods, biomarkers, and anthropometric measures will be reviewed. Substantive material and up-to-date issues will be used as examples. The course will consist of lectures and exercises to develop basic skills to allow students to have a strong grounding in this field. Open to graduate students only.

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PHP 2220C. Perinatal Epidemiology.

Provides an overview of topics related to reproduction, maternal and fetal outcomes of pregnancy, and longer term consequences of adverse pregnancy outcomes. Methodological issues unique to reproductive and perinatal epidemiology are discussed, as well as general epidemiologic methods as applied to topics in reproductive and perinatal epidemiology. Students are expected to actively participate in class discussions, lead discussions related to selected topics by providing an overview of the biology, descriptive epidemiology, and known risk factors of the topic, along with a detailed critique of recently published articles on the topic. Open to graduate students only.

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PHP 2220E. Topics in Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology.

This course introduces students to the epidemiological study of historical and contemporary environmental/occupational agents, focusing on study design, biases, and methodological tools used to evaluate and extend the evidence linking exposures to human disease. The course will discuss applications, strengths, and limitations of different study designs and their use in studying specific environmental agents. Didactic lectures and student-led discussions will be used to provide students with a basic understanding of and the tools to apply/extend their knowledge of specific environmental agents (cell phones and endocrine disruptors) and special topics (children's neurodevelopment and epigenetics). Prerequisite: PHP 2120 or equivalent.

Spr PHP2220E S01 25218 Arranged 'To Be Arranged'
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PHP 2220G. Methodological and Practical Issues in Global Health Research.

This seminar-style course will develop critical thinking and writing about global health research among graduate students interested in population health. Reading and writing assignments are on key conceptual, methodological and practical issues. It is interdisciplinary in nature but will reflect public health and epidemiologic perspectives on measures of population health, health disparities, interactions of effects on health, and implementation research. It is suitable for graduate students in the public health sciences, social sciences, pathobiology and public policy. Prior training in epidemiologic methods and global health, or their equivalents, are expected. Recommended prerequisite: PHP 2120. Open to graduate and medical students only.

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PHP 2220H. Methodological Issues in the Epidemiology, Treatment and Prevention of HIV.

The purpose of this graduate-level seminar is to use HIV as an example to introduce students to a variety of methodological issues in the epidemiologic study of infectious diseases. While we will study the treatment and prevention of HIV in great detail, emphasizing the current state of knowledge and critiquing the most recent literature, this course aims to use HIV as an example to better understand the variety and complexity of methodological issues in global and domestic infectious disease epidemiology today. Enrollment limited to 25 graduate students. Prerequisite: PHP 2120 or 2150; and PHP 2508 or 2511; or instructor permission.

Spr PHP2220H S01 25280 Arranged (M. Lurie)
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PHP 2222. Genetics, Human Population and Diseases.

The purpose of this course is: 1) to introduce students to genetics, genomics and various designs of genetic studies of human diseases, and 2) to discuss selected topics in challenges and advances in human genetic studies. Some prior knowledge with genetics or epidemiology is preferred. This course may be most appropriate for second-year MPH, ScM, or PhD students, as well as first-year graduate students and advanced undergraduate students with previous exposure to introductory epidemiology and biostatistics. Prerequisite: introductory-level statistical analyses and epidemiology courses, such as PHP 2507 or 2510, and 2120 or 2150. Undergraduates need permission of instructor to register.

Fall PHP2222 S01 16347 F 9:30-12:00(16) (Y. Huang)
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PHP 2230. Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases.

This course will introduce students to the field of infectious disease epidemiology. Topics will include a history of infectious diseases, epidemiology and control of infectious diseases, analytic methods, study design, outbreak investigations, and epidemic modeling. Prerequisite: PHP 2120 or PHP 2150 and PHP 2507 or 2510, or with permission of instructor. Enrollment limited to 25 students.

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PHP 2240. Methods of Environmental Epidemiology.

In this course, students will understand, implement, and interpret the design and analysis tools commonly used in environmental epidemiology. Topics to be discussed include cohort, time-series, case-crossover, and panel study designs, modeling of flexible dose-effect relationships, consequences of measurement error and missing data, and analyses of effects of exposures with unknown latencies. Although these methods will be presented in the context of estimating the health effects of environmental exposures, many of these methods are readily applied to other fields. Prerequsite: PHP 2200 or instructor permission. Open to graduate students only.

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PHP 2250. Advanced Quantitative Methods in Epidemiologic Research.

This course provides students with conceptual and quantitative tools based on counterfactual theory to make causal inference using data obtained from observational studies. Causal diagrams will be used to provide alternative definitions of and inform correcting for common biases. Non-, semi-, and fully parametric methods for addressing these biases will be discussed. These methods include standard regression, instrumental variables, propensity scores, inverse probability weighting, and marginal structural models. Settings when such methods may not be appropriate will be emphasized. Prerequisite: PHP 2200 and 2511; or PHP 2200 and 2508; or instructor permission. Enrollment limited to 25 graduate students.

Fall PHP2250 S01 15920 TTh 1:00-2:20(10) (C. Howe)
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PHP 2300. Research Methods in Behavioral Science.

This course provides students with fundamental principles of behavioral and social research methodology for understanding the determinants of public health problems, and for executing and testing public health interventions. We will focus on experimental methods, observational studies, and qualitative approaches. We will develop skills in understanding and interpreting data--both quantitative and qualitative. Throughout the course we will emphasize ethical, cultural, and professional issues for designing public health interventions. Prior coursework in research methodology and quantitative methods is recommended but not required. Open to graduate students and advanced undergraduates. Enrollment limited to 15.

Fall PHP2300 S01 16074 W 1:00-3:20(06) (D. Operario)
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PHP 2310. Physical Activity and Public Health.

This course examines physical activity and health with an emphasis on the development of behavioral interventions to increase physical activity. Students gain knowledge of the impact of physical activity on health outcomes as well as differences in physical activity among subpopulations. They are introduced to behavioral theories, intervention design approaches, measurement issues, and methods that are relevant to physical activity. Through seminar discussions, a group project, and presentations, students engage with the material and gain skills in the development and evaluation of behavioral interventions. Students with an interest in behavioral interventions and physical activity will benefit from taking the course. Recommended prerequisites: PHP 1740, 2320, or 2360. Enrollment limited to 20. Open to graduate students and seniors concentrating in Community Health.

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PHP 2320. Environmental and Policy Influences on the Obesity Epidemic.

This course examines environmental influences on the obesity epidemic with an emphasis on the impact of the built environmment and policy on physicall activity. Through seminar discussions, literature reviews, policy briefs, and presentations, students will engage with the material and gain skills in the development of policy and environmental change strategies to impact physical inactivity and poor diet. Students with an interest in environmental change and policy to prevent obesity and increase physical activity will benefit from taking this course. Enrollment limited to 25.

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PHP 2325. Place Matters: Exploring Community-Level Contexts on Health Behaviors, Outcomes and Disparities.

There is growing recognition among researchers, public health practitioners and policymakers that place matters for health behaviors and health outcomes. But what is place, and why does it matter? As with many health-related outcomes, the prevalence of ill health is unequally distributed across populations with certain features playing significant roles on health. In this course, we will explore the features of community environments and the associations with health behaviors (e.g. physical activity, preventive care, alcohol, sexual behaviors) and health outcomes (e.g. obesity, cardiovascular disease and mental health). This course is specific to the US. Enrollment limited to 25.

Fall PHP2325 S01 16350 M 9:00-11:20(16) (A. Keita)
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PHP 2330. Behavioral and Social Approaches to HIV Prevention.

This course examines concepts, approaches, and empirical findings from behavioral and social research to prevent HIV transmission. Students will become familiar with behavioral theories, social epidemiological principles, intervention design, and debates within the field of HIV prevention. A particular focus of this course is on the linkages between science and HIV prevention practice/policy. Students will conduct weekly readings, engage actively in seminar discussions, and participate in small-group presentations and research activities. Prior coursework in public health research methodology is recommended. Prerequisites: Graduate student or senior public health concentrator. Enrollment limited to 25 graduate and medical students. DPLL

Spr PHP2330 S01 24503 T 1:00-3:20(10) (D. Operario)
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PHP 2340. Behavioral and Social Science Theory for Health Promotion.

This course will help students become familiar with behavioral and social science theories commonly used for planning disease prevention/health promotion interventions. In addition to review of specific theories, topics to be discussed include: how theories are developed and tested; challenges and potential pitfalls in using theory for intervention planning; and creation of causal diagrams based on concepts from theories. Undergraduates need permission of instructor; priority will be for Community Health concentrators. Enrollment limited to 25.

Fall PHP2340 S01 15902 T 12:00-2:20(10) (D. Williams)
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PHP 2350. Economics of Medical Therapies: Health Policy and Practice.

Introduces methods and applications of decision analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, and benefit-cost analysis in public health policy and practice, including health care technology assessment, medical decision making, and health resource allocation. Examines technical features of these methods, problems associated with implementing them, and advantages and pitfalls in their application in setting public health policy. Open to juniors, seniors, and graduate students.

Spr PHP2350 S01 25213 W 12:30-2:50(05) (J. Bentkover)
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PHP 2360. Designing and Evaluating Public Health Interventions.

Aims to develop skills in designing and evaluating public health interventions. Levels of intervention include the individual; families or small groups; organizations such as schools, worksites, health care settings; communities; social marketing and health communications; policy and environmental changes. Will identify personal and environmental factors that affect public health and discuss needs assessment, formative research, cultural sensitivity, behavior change theories, intervention mapping, process and impact/outcome evaluation and dissemination. Students will critique intervention studies and gain experience in developing a hypothetical behavior change intervention. Graduate students and AB-MPH undergraduates only. DPLL

Spr PHP2360 S01 24505 W 3:00-5:30(14) 'To Be Arranged'
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PHP 2370. Etiology of Substance Use Disorders.

This course will help students become familiar with behavioral, genetic, neurobiological, and cultural factors related to the onset and course of substance use disorders. In addition to review of specific theories, empirical evidence supporting models will be covered as will the integration of evidence across models. Priority will be given to postdoctoral fellows.

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PHP 2371. Psychosocial and Pharmacologic Treatment of Substance Use Disorders.

Intended to provide an overview of the history of the treatment of substance use disorders; assessment methods designed to determine progress in substance use treatment; and the current most common types of psychosocial and pharmacologic treatments for substance use. Enrollment limited to 20 graduate and medical students. Instructor permission required.

Fall PHP2371 S01 16076 F 1:10-3:30(06) (P. Monti)
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PHP 2380. Health Communication.

This class will explore Health Communication, with a focus on behavioral and social science interventions delivered through health communication programs. The course is structured so that basic building blocks (i.e., definitions of health communication, public health context for health communications interventions, theories of health communication and health behavior change) are presented sequentially early in the semester. Students will synthesize knowledge and demonstrate their understanding of the role of health communication through a final research project. Seniors with concentration in Community Health may enroll with instructor's permission. Enrollment limited to 20 graduate and medical students. DPLL

Spr PHP2380 S01 24506 M 2:30-4:50(07) (K. Carey)
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PHP 2390. Quantitative Methods for Behavioral and Social Sciences Interevention Research.

This course provides broad coverage of the quantitative methods used in behavioral intervention research ranging from descriptive data analysis to longitudinal methods. Students will learn to conduct, interpret, and write up a range of statistical procedures including basic psychometrics, t-tests and ANOVAs, correlations, and multiple regression. Students also will be introduced to more advanced techniques used for longitudinal data analysis in order to understand their common uses in behavioral intervention research. The course provides students in the Master's program in Behavioral and Social Sciences Intervention the requisite skills to conduct analyses of behavioral data as part of their Master's Thesis. Enrollment limited to 15 graduate students in the BSSI Master's program and the MPH program.

Fall PHP2390 S01 16077 Th 12:00-2:20(10) (C. Kahler)
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PHP 2400. The U.S. Health Care System: Case Studies in Financing, Delivery, Regulation and Public Health.

Reviews the development of the health care delivery, financing and regulatory control systems in the U.S. and reviews the literature on the relationship between health system structure and the services used and health outcomes that populations experience. A case-study approach is used to understand the inter-relationship between financing, delivery and regulatory components of the health system and their implication for public health by drawing on epidemiological, economic, political and sociological principals. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or PHP 0310 or PHP 0070 (not available to first year students or sophomores). Instructor permission required.

Fall PHP2400 S01 15899 M 9:30-11:50(16) (C. Koller)
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PHP 2410E. Medicare: A Data Based Policy Examination.

This course will explore the role of Medicare as America's health insurer for the elderly and disabled through the use of real Medicare insurance claims data, examining how Medicare policy changes in financing and regulation have affected the delivery and receipt of medical services. At the end of the course students will: 1) know the history of important Medicare policy changes; 2) be able to construct aggregated patient case mix acuity adjusted measures of provider quality using insurance claims data; 3) be able to conduct policy analyses using Medicare claims data that are sensitive to standardized coding schemes. Enrollment limited to 15 graduate students. Prerequisite: PHP 2120, 2508, or 2510. Instructor permission required.

Fall PHP2410E S01 15952 Th 12:00-2:20(10) (V. Mor)
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PHP 2415. Introduction to Evidence-based Medicine.

Unbiased assessments of the scientific literature by means of research synthesis methods are critical for formulating public health policy, counseling patients or prioritizing future research. We focus on the methods and uses of systematic reviews and meta-analyses and their applications in medicine and health policy. After course completion, and with some direction, students will be able to undertake a basic systematic review or meta-analysis. Enrollment limited to 15. Prerequisites: PHP 2120, 2150, or 2460; and PHP 2507/08 or 2510/11 (2508 and 2511 may be taken concurrently); and clinical background or training in basic concepts in medicine (must discuss with instructor).

Fall PHP2415 S01 16776 T 2:30-5:00(11) (T. Trikalinos)
Spr PHP2415 S01 25256 W 9:00-11:20(02) (T. Trikalinos)
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PHP 2430. Analysis of Population Based Datasets.

Epidemiologic, health services, and social research often conducts "secondary analysis" of existing population-based datasets. Benefits include their representative sampling frames allowing generalizability to larger populations, timeliness, and lower cost. In addition, computer technology makes it possible to link some databases providing richer sources of information. There are several technical and methodological concerns when conducting "secondary analysis." Students will download, link, and analyze several data sets to understand the advantages of these data for health policy analysis as well as understand and apply different analytic methods. Familiarity with statistical analysis software is required. Prerequisites: PHP 2120, and either PHP 2508 (may be taken concurrently) or 2510. Open to graduate and medical students only.

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PHP 2440. Introduction to Pharmacoepidemiology.

The course will focus on substantive topics in pharmacoepidemiology, including relevant principles of pharmacology, inference from spontaneous case reports, study design considerations, premarketing pharmacoepidemiology, common data sources for pharmacoepidemiologic studies, drug utilization review, adherence, and the development, implementation, and assessment of therapeutic risk management policies. The course will also focus on issues in pharmacovigilance, including the legal and historical basis of pharmacovigilance, evaluation of individual adverse drug events, signal detection, active safety surveillance, and medication errors. A clinical background is not required. Prerequisites are PHP2120 and PHP2510 (or PHP2507) or permission of the instructor.

Fall PHP2440 S01 15900 W 9:00-11:20(16) (D. Dore)
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PHP 2450. Measuring and Improving the Quality of Health Care.

The quality of health care in the United States is in urgent need of improvement. This course will focus on the science of measuring and improving the quality of health care. Topics will include quality assessment, patient safety, medical errors, public reporting, financial incentives, organizational change, and health care disparities. Students will engage in a team-based quality improvement project. Open to graduate and medical students only.

Fall PHP2450 S01 16411 M 3:30-5:50(15) (A. Trivedi)
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PHP 2451. Exchange Scholar Program.

Fall PHP2451 S01 14442 Arranged 'To Be Arranged'
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PHP 2455. Seminar on modern methods for HSR and CER (I).

This graduate course will cover a number of methods topics in health services and comparative effectiveness research. This is the first semester of a 2-semester course, focusing on analysis of primary data. Prior exposure to theory is assumed; emphasis is on application. Example topics include predictive modeling, imputation for missing data, estimation of intervention effects (propensity scores; instrumental variables; difference in differences), pragmatic trials, competing risks analysis. For each methods topic the class will (1) briefly review theory; (2) critically appraise 1-5 applied papers; (3) conduct a practical exercise using a faculty-procured dataset.

Fall PHP2455 S01 16938 W 12:00-2:30 (T. Trikalinos)
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PHP 2460. Research Methods in Clinical, Translational and Health Services Research.

This course will take an applied approach to understanding research methods used in health research. Students will explore concepts, gain knowledge and develop skills in the following areas: 1. Developing and refining research questions; 2. Designing research projects and appropriately implementing research methodologies; 3. Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of different study designs in addressing specific research questions, including an understanding of threats to validity; 4. Identifying Data Sources, including primary and secondary sources; 5. Understanding research ethics, including IRB processes and HIPPA regulations. Students must be accepted to the Clinical and Translational Research Summer Institute to enroll.

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PHP 2470. Topics in Clinical, Translational and Health Services Research.

Through a combination of mini-courses and seminars, students will explore concepts, gain knowledge and develop skills in a variety of public health areas. To receive a half credit for this course, students will be required to successfully complete 70 units. Units must be pre-determined by the course instructor and the unit instructor. Units are generally based on the number of in-person contact hours and the number of outside of class/homework hours required for a mini-course or seminar. Students must receive special permission from the instructor or be accepted to the Clinical and Translational Research Summer Institute to enroll.

Fall PHP2470 S01 15904 Arranged (P. Vivier)
Spr PHP2470 S01 25215 Arranged (P. Vivier)
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PHP 2480. Selected Topics in Global Health Economics.

This course will survey selected topics in global health economics. It is designed to introduce students to specific issues, theory and practice of health economics at the global level. The first part of the course will survey research papers on econometric methods in global health including: field experiments, instrumental variables, propensity score matching and regression discontinuity. The second part will discuss current topics such as: conditional economic incentives for providers and consumers, social health insurance, public goods, and externalities. Prerequisites: PHP 2511 and ECON 1110, or equivalent. Enrollment limited to 8 graduate students. Instructor permission required.

Spr PHP2480 S01 25717 T 12:00-2:20(10) (O. Galarraga)
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PHP 2490. Methods in Pharmacoepidemiology.

This course will cover applications of epidemiologic methods to the study of medical interventions (drugs, vaccines, devices, and procedures), focusing on advanced methods. We will use formal frameworks of causal inference. The course will focus on substantive topics in pharmacoepidemiology, including design and analytic strategies to overcome the limitations of common data sources. Other topics include the assessment of therapeutic risk management policies. Although a clinical background will be useful, it is not required. Prerequisites: PHP 2120, or PHP 2150 and 2200; and PHP 2507, 2510, or 2520; and PHP 2508 or 2511; or instructor permission. Enrollment limited to 20.

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PHP 2500. Introduction to Biostatistics.

The first in a two-course series designed for students who seek to develop skills in biostatistical reasoning and data analysis. Offers an introduction to basic concepts and methods of statistics as applied to diverse problems in the health sciences. Methods for exploring and presenting data; direct and indirect standardization; probability; hypothesis testing; interval estimation; inference for means and proportions; simple linear regression, etc. Statistical computing is fully integrated into the course. Not open to freshmen or sophomores.

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PHP 2501. Introduction to Multivariate Regression.

The first in a series of two-half semester courses on regression methods, designed for students who seek to develop biostatistical reasoning and data analysis skills. This course provides an introduction to multiple linear and logistic regression models as applied to diverse problems in the health sciences. PHP 2500 or equivalent is a prerequisite.

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PHP 2502. Regression Analysis Discrete and Event Time Data.

The second course in the sequence on Introductory Biostatistics methods. This course will focus on regression methods (multiple linear regress, ANOVA, ANCOVA) and their natural extensions such as Logistic and Poisson regression in applications to diverse problems in the health sciences. Additionally, this course will cover regression methods for time to event data such as Cox regression for survival data. PHP 2500 or equivalent is a prerequisite.

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PHP 2507. Biostatistics and Applied Data Analysis I.

The objective of the year long, two-course sequence is for students to develop the knowledge, skills and perspectives necessary to analyze data in order to answer a public health questions. The year long sequence will focus on statistical principles as well as the applied skills necessary to answer public health questions using data, including: data acquisition, data analysis, data interpretation and the presentation of results. Through lectures, labs and small group discussions, this fall semester course will focus on identifying public health data sets, refining research questions, univariate and bivariate analyses and presentation of initial results. Prerequisite: understanding of basic math concepts and terms; basic functional knowledge of Stata. Enrollment limited to 50 MPH, CTR, and BSSI students. Instructor permission required.

Fall PHP2507 S01 15972 W 6:00-8:00PM(17) (A. Gjelsvik)
Fall PHP2507 S01 15972 Th 1:00-2:20(17) (A. Gjelsvik)
Fall PHP2507 L01 15973 Arranged 'To Be Arranged'
Fall PHP2507 L02 15974 Arranged 'To Be Arranged'
Fall PHP2507 L03 15975 Arranged 'To Be Arranged'
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PHP 2508. BioStatistics and Data Analysis II.

Biostatistics and Applied Data Analysis II is the second course in a year-long, two-course sequence designed to develop the skills and knowledge to use data to address public health questions. The courses are specifically for students in the Brown MPH program, and the training programs in Clinical and Translational Research. The sequence is completed in one academic year, not split across two years. The courses focus on statistical principles as well as the applied skills necessary to answer public health questions using data, including: acquisition, analysis, interpretation and presentation of results. Prerequisite: PHP 2507. Enrollment limited to 48. Instructor permission required.

Spr PHP2508 S01 25266 W 6:00-8:00PM(14) (A. Gjelsvik)
Spr PHP2508 S01 25266 Th 1:00-2:20(14) (A. Gjelsvik)
Spr PHP2508 L01 25267 Arranged 'To Be Arranged'
Spr PHP2508 L02 25268 Arranged 'To Be Arranged'
Spr PHP2508 L03 25269 Arranged 'To Be Arranged'
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PHP 2510. Principles of Biostatistics and Data Analysis.

Intensive first course in biostatistical methodology, focusing on problems arising in public health, life sciences, and biomedical disciplines. Summarizing and representing data; basic probability; fundamentals of inference; hypothesis testing; likelihood methods. Inference for means and proportions; linear regression and analysis of variance; basics of experimental design; nonparametrics; logistic regression. Open to advanced undergraduates with permission from the instructor.

Fall PHP2510 S01 15979 TTh 9:00-10:20(08) (C. Bauer)
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PHP 2511. Applied Regression Analysis.

Applied multivariate statistics, presenting a unified treatment of modern regression models for discrete and continuous data. Topics include multiple linear and nonlinear regression for continuous response data, analysis of variance and covariance, logistic regression, Poisson regression, and Cox regression. Prerequisite: APMA 1650 or PHP 2510. Open to advanced undergraduates with permission from the instructor.

Spr PHP2511 S01 25270 TTh 9:00-10:20(08) 'To Be Arranged'
Spr PHP2511 L01 25271 Arranged 'To Be Arranged'
Spr PHP2511 L02 25272 Arranged 'To Be Arranged'
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PHP 2520. Statistical Inference I.

First of two courses that provide a comprehensive introduction to the theory of modern statistical inference. PHP 2520 presents a survey of fundamental ideas and methods, including sufficiency, likelihood based inference, hypothesis testing, asymptotic theory, and Bayesian inference. Measure theory not required. Open to advanced undergraduates with permission from the instructor.

Fall PHP2520 S01 15980 MW 9:00-10:20(16) (Z. Wu)
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PHP 2530. Bayesian Statistical Methods.

Surveys the state of the art in Bayesian methods and their applications. Discussion of the fundamentals followed by more advanced topics including hierarchical models, Markov Chain Monte Carlo, and other methods for sampling from the posterior distribution, robustness, and sensitivity analysis, and approaches to model selection and diagnostics. Features nontrivial applications of Bayesian methods from diverse scientific fields, with emphasis on biomedical research. Prerequisites: APMA 1650, PHP 2510, PHP 2511, or equivalent. Open to advanced undergraduates with permission from the instructor.

Spr PHP2530 S01 25275 MW 9:00-10:20(02) 'To Be Arranged'
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PHP 2540. Advanced Methods for Multivariate Analysis.

Survey of modern statistical methods for analysis of multivariate and high-dimensional data. Topics include inference for multivariate normally distributed data, methods for data reduction, classification and clustering, multiple comparisons for high-dimensional data, analysis of multidimensional contingency tables, and functional data analysis. Applications to diverse areas of scientific research, such as genomics, biomarker evaluation, and neuroscience will be featured. Prerequisites: APMA 1650 and 1660; or PHP 2520. Open to advanced undergraduates with permission from the instructor.

Spr PHP2540 S01 25273 MW 8:30-9:50(02) 'To Be Arranged'
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PHP 2550. Practical Data Analysis.

Covers practical skills required for successful analysis of scientific data including statistical programming, data management, exploratory data analysis, model fitting and checking, simulation, missing data and proper interpretation and presentation of results. Tools will be developed through a series of case studies based on different types of data requiring a variety of statistical methods. The R programming environment will be emphasized, although students may use other packages. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to manipulate, program, analyze, display and present data and statistical models so that they are comprehensible for the non-statistical expert scientific collaborator. Students should have courses in probability and statistical inference at the level of Math 1610 and PHP 2510 as well as regression analysis at the level of PHP 2511. Some familiarity with the R programming language or some other statistical programming language or some other statistical programming language is advisable.

Fall PHP2550 S01 15985 MW 10:30-11:50(03) (C. Schmid)
Fall PHP2550 L01 15987 Arranged (C. Schmid)
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PHP 2580. Statistical Inference II.

This sequence of two courses provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory of modern inference. PHP 2580 covers such topics as non-parametric statistics, quasi-likelihood, resampling techniques, statistical learning, and methods for high-dimensional Bioinformatics data. Prerequisite: PHP 2520. Open to advanced undergraduates with permission from the instructor.

Spr PHP2580 S01 25274 MW 10:00-11:20(03) 'To Be Arranged'
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PHP 2601. Linear and Generalized Linear Models.

This course will focus on the theory and applications of linear models for continuous responses. Linear models deal with continuously distributed outcomes and assume that the outcomes are linear combinations of observed predictor variables and unknown parameters, to which independently distributed errors are added. Topics include matrix algebra, multivariate normal theory, estimation and inference for linear models, and model diagnostics. Prerequisites: APMA 1650 or 1660, or taking PHP 2520 concurrently.

Note: The course will cover fundamental and advanced topics in linear models, and concepts related to the generalized linear models will not be covered during the course.

Fall PHP2601 S01 15984 TTh 1:00-2:20(10) (E. Kim)
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PHP 2602. Analysis of Lifetime Data.

Comprehensive overview of methods for inference from censored event time data, with emphasis on nonparametric and semiparametric approaches. Topics include nonparametric hazard estimation, semiparametric proportional hazards models, frailty models, multiple event processes, with application to biomedical and public health data. Computational approaches using statistical software are emphasized. Prerequisites: PHP 2510 and 2511, or equivalent. Open to advanced undergraduates with permission from the instructor.

Fall PHP2602 S01 15982 TTh 2:30-3:50(11) (X. Luo)
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PHP 2603. Analysis of Longitudinal Data.

Comprehensive coverage of methods for drawing inference from longitudinal observations. Theoretical and practical aspects of modeling, with emphasis on regression methods. Topics include: multilevel and marginal models; estimation methods; study design; handling dropout andnonresponse; methods for observational data (e.g. time-dependent confounding, endogeneity, selection bias). SAS and S-Plus software are used. Prerequisite: Statistical inference (APMA 1650- 1660 at minimum), regression (PHP 2511), working knowledge of matrix algebra (e.g. MATH 0520). Open to advanced undergraduates with permission from the instructor.

Spr PHP2603 S01 25276 TTh 1:00-2:20(10) 'To Be Arranged'
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PHP 2604. Statistical Methods for Spatial Data.

This course covers a variety of topics for spatial data, including data visualization, Bayesian hierarchical models, spatial models, as well as the computation techniques and statistical software to implement these models. Examples of applications will include, but are not limited to, spatial modeling of data from epidemiology, environmental studies and social sciences. Prerequisites: APMA 1650-1660 or PHP 2510-2511, and MATH 0520; some experience with scientific computing.

Spr PHP2604 S01 25277 MW 1:00-2:20(06) 'To Be Arranged'
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PHP 2610. Causal Inference and Missing Data.

Systematic overview of modern statistical methods for handling incomplete data and for drawing causal inferences from "broken experiments" and observational studies. Topics include modeling approaches, propensity score adjustment, instrumental variables, inverse weighting methods and sensitivity analysis. Case studies used throughout to illustrate ideas and concepts. Prerequisite: MATH 1610 or PHP 2511. Open to advanced undergraduates with permission from the instructor.

Fall PHP2610 S01 15986 TTh 9:00-10:20(08) (J. Hogan)
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PHP 2620. Statistical Methods in Bioinformatics, I.

Introduction to statistical concepts and methods used in selected areas of bioinformatics. Organized in three modules, covering statistical methodology for: (a) analysis of microarray data, with emphasis on application in gene expression experiments, (b) proteomics studies, (c) analysis of biological sequences. Brief review and succinct discussion of biological subject matter will be provided for each area. Available software will be introduced. Intro level statistics (PHP 2507/2508 or PHP 2510/2511) recommended. Other students should contact instructor. Intro to software R and Bioconductor tools provided in lab. Open to advanced undergraduates with permission from the instructor.

Spr PHP2620 S01 25278 TTh 10:30-11:50(09) 'To Be Arranged'
Spr PHP2620 L01 25279 Arranged 'To Be Arranged'
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PHP 2680. Research Methods in Biostatistics.

This course is designed to cover essential elements of preparing for a career in research in biostatistics. The course will cover: methods of statistical research, with a focus on problem solving in real applications; key elements of communicating research, including writing for academic publication, writing and collaborating on grant proposals, and preparing and delivering oral presentations; and professional and research ethics, with emphasis on ethics of statistical practice in multidisciplinary collaborations. Enrollment limited to 15 graduate students in Biostatistics. Students must be in research phase of program of study.

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PHP 2690A. Advanced Topics in Biostatistics.

Introduction to applications of statistics and the way statisticians collaborate in interdisciplinary research. Guest lecturers from industry, government and academia will describe how statisticians fit into their environment. Techniques for effective collaboration and oral and written presentation of work including interviewing, writing proposals, giving talks, working with a team and consulting as an individual will be taught. Designed for graduate students (Masters or PhD) who would like to learn how to collaborate on projects with non-statisticians. Permission of the instructor is required to enroll for the course.

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PHP 2690B. Introduction to Bayesian Inference: Hierarchical Models and Spatial Analysis.

Intended as a first introduction to Bayesian inference. Relevant theoretical background will be reviewed, and the Bayesian paradigm will be introduced, including choice of prior distributions and calculation of posterior distributions. Main emphasis will be on how to use Bayesian thinking to develop models for data with complex structure. Hierarchical models, meta-analysis, Bayesian design and shrinkage estimation will be covered. The benefits of hierarchical modeling will be applied to spatial data analysis as a special topic. Students will be introduced to Bayesian computing and WinBUGS, which is a necessary skill for many modern analyses. Prerequisites: PHP 2510 and 2511, or equivalent. Additional exposure to statistical inference, statistical computing, and a course in calculus would be useful. Open to graduate students only.

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PHP 2950. Doctoral Seminar in Public Health.

The purpose of this seminar is to facilitate discussions of current scientific literature in epidemiology, biostatistics, health services, behavioral and health sciences, and public health in general. The main goal is to expose students to current methodological issues and controversies, in an effort to integrate knowledge across disciplines. This seminar is only open to doctoral students in Epidemiology, Behavioral and Social Health Sciences, Biostatistics and Health Services Research.

Fall PHP2950 S01 15905 M 12:00-12:50(12) (X. Luo)
Spr PHP2950 S01 25216 M 12:00-12:50(05) 'To Be Arranged'
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PHP 2980. Graduate Independent Study and Thesis Research.

Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.

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PHP 2985. MPH Independent Study for Thesis Preparation and Research.

This optional half credit course may be taken up to two times during preparation for the MPH degree. It provides MPH students with self-directed thesis research and preparation time under the guidance of a thesis advisor. Prior to taking this course the student and advisor must reach agreement as to what constitutes satisfactory completion of the course (e.g., completion of a satisfactory literature review, attainment of specific thesis benchmarks, or completion of the thesis). Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.

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PHP 2990. Thesis Preparation.

No description available.

Fall PHP2990 S01 14443 Arranged (K. Kelsey)
Spr PHP2990 S01 23810 Arranged 'To Be Arranged'
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PHP XLIST. Courses of Interest to Concentrators in Community Health.

Dean

Terrie T. Wetle

Department Chair - Behavioral and Social Sciences

Christopher W. Kahler

Department Chair - Biostatistics

Constantine A. Gatsonis

Department Chair - Epidemiology

Stephen L. Buka

Department Chair - Health Services, Policy & Practice

Ira B. Wilson

Professor

Susan Masterson Allen
Professor Emerita of Health Services, Policy and Practice

Stanley Maynard Aronson
Professor Emeritus of Health Services, Policy and Practice

Bruce M. Becker
Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences; Professor of Emergency Medicine

Richard W. Besdine
David S. Greer, M.D., Professor of Geriatric Medicine

Stephen L. Buka
Professor of Epidemiology

Kate B. Carey
Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Michael Carey
Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences; Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Kenneth Chay
Professor of Economics; Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

Melissa A. Clark
Professor of Epidemiology; Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Herbert P. Constantine
Professor Emeritus of Health Services, Policy and Practice

Susan Cu-Uvin
Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice; Professor of Medicine; Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Charles B. Eaton
Professor of Epidemiology; Professor of Family Medicine

Mary L. Fennell
Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice; Professor of Sociology

Timothy P. Flanigan
Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

Peter D. Friedmann
Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice; Professor of Medicine

Kim M. Gans
Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Constantine A. Gatsonis
Henry Ledyard Goddard University Professor of Biostatistics

David S. Greer
Professor Emeritus of Health Services, Policy and Practice

Joseph W. Hogan
Professor of Biostatistics

Christopher W. Kahler
Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Karl T. Kelsey
Professor of Epidemiology; Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Joseph Lau
Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

David C. Lewis
Professor Emeritus of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Simin Liu
Professor of Epidemiology; Professor of Medicine

Stephen T. McGarvey
Professor of Epidemiology

Michael J. Mello
Professor of Emergency Medicine; Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

Dominique S. Michaud
Professor of Epidemiology

Lois A. Monteiro
Professor Emerita of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Peter M. Monti
Donald G. Millar Distinguished Professor of Alcohol and Addiction Studies

Vincent Mor
Florence Pirce Grant University Professor

Maureen Phipps
Chace-Joukowsky Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

William Rakowski
Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Josiah D. Rich
Professor of Epidemiology; Professor of Medicine

David A. Savitz
Professor of Epidemiology; Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Christopher H. Schmid
Professor of Biostatistics

H. Denman Scott
Professor Emeritus of Health Services, Policy and Practice

Michael D. Stein
Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice; Professor of Medicine

Joan M. Teno
Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice; Professor of Medicine

Martin A. Weinstock
Professor of Dermatology; Professor of Epidemiology

Terrie T. Wetle
Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

Ira B. Wilson
Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice; Professor of Medicine

Sally Zierler
Professor Emerita of Epidemiology

Professor Research

Nancy P. Barnett
Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

Beth C. Bock
Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research); Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)

Suzanne Marie Colby
Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research); Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)

Susan Miller
Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice (Research)

Bernadine M. Pinto
Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research); Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)

Damaris J. Rohsenow
Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

Clinical Professor

Scott David Berns
Clinical Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice; Clinical Professor of Pediatrics

Lynn C. Epstein
Clinical Professor Emerita of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Edward R. Feller
Clinical Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice; Clinical Professor of Medicine

Fred F. Ferri
Clinical Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

Michael J. Follick
Clinical Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

Donald B. Giddon
Clinical Professor Emeritus of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Renee R. Shield
Clinical Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

Associate Professor

David M. Dosa
Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice; Associate Professor of Medicine

Michelle A. Lally
Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice; Associate Professor of Medicine

Albert C. Lo
Associate Professor of Epidemiology; Associate Professor of Neurology

Roland C. Merchant
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine; Associate Professor of Epidemiology

Don Operario
Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Thomas Trikalinos
Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

Amal N. Trivedi
Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice; Associate Professor of Medicine

Patrick M. Vivier
Royce Family Associate Professor of Teaching Excellence and Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

Gregory A. Wellenius
Associate Professor of Epidemiology

Wen-Chih Wu
Associate Professor of Epidemiology; Associate Professor of Medicine

Zhijin J. Wu
Associate Professor of Biostatistics

Clinical Associate Professor

John P. Fulton
Clinical Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

David R. Gifford
Clinical Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice; Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Robert J. Marshall
Clinical Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

Peter R. Simon
Clinical Associate Professor of Epidemiology

Margaret S. Wool
Clinical Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences; Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine

Associate Professor Research

Brian E. Borsari
Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research); Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)

Pedro Luis Gozalo
Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice (Research)

Kristina M. Jackson
Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

Valerie S. Knopik
Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research); Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)

Kathleen M. Morrow
Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research); Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)

George D. Papandonatos
Associate Professor of Biostatistics (Research)

Donna R. Parker
Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Research); Associate Professor of Family Medicine (Research)

Linda J. Resnik
Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice (Research)

Cynthia Rosengard
Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research); Associate Professor of Medicine (Research)

Lori Scott-Sheldon
Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research); Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)

Laura Stroud
Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research); Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)

Jennifer Tidey
Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research); Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)

Assistant Professor

Cici X. C. Bauer
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

Joseph M. Braun
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Esther Choo
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine; Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

Gary P. Epstein-Lubow
Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Omar Galarraga
Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

Medeva Ghee
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Annie Gjelsvik
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Royi Gutman
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

Chanelle J. Howe
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Yen-Tsung Huang
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Akilah J. Keita
Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Eunhee Kim
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

Eric B. Loucks
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Xi Luo
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

Mark Lurie
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology; Assistant Professor of Medicine

Brandon David Lewis Marshall
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Brian Montague
Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice; Assistant Professor of Medicine

Amy S. Nunn
Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences; Assistant Professor of Medicine (Research)

Megan L. Ranney
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine; Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

Angela M. Sherwin
Assistant Professor of the Practice for Health Services, Policy and Practice

Mark Treat
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Health Services, Policy and Practice

Elizabeth W. Triche
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Jacob Vandenberg
Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences; Assistant Professor of Medicine (Research)

Corey E. Ventetuolo
Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice; Assistant Professor of Medicine

David M. Williams
Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Clinical Assistant Professor

Colleen M. Caron
Clinical Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Brion P. Carroll
Clinical Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

William H. Hollinshead III
Clinical Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Yongwen Jiang
Clinical Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Hyun K. Kim
Clinical Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

G. Alan Kurose
Clinical Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

Linda Laliberte-Cote
Clinical Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

Jonathan A. Leviss
Clinical Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

Patricia Allison Minugh
Clinical Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Thomas D. Romeo
Clinical Assistant Professor Emeritus of Health Services, Policy and Practice

Alvaro M. Tinajero
Clinical Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Elizabeth T. Tyler
Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine; Clinical Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

Robert Vanderslice
Clinical Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Assistant Professor Research

Ethan M. Balk
Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice (Research)

Sara J. Becker
Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research); Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)

L. Cinnamon Bidwell
Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research); Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)

Willoughby B. Britton
Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research); Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research); Adjunct Assistant Professor of Humanities

Brady G. Case
Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice (Research); Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)

Issa J. Dahabreh
Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice (Research)

Lori Daiello
Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice (Research); Assistant Professor of Neurology (Research)

Fenghai Duan
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics (Research)

Shira I. Dunsiger
Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

Ilana F. Gareen
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Research)

Becky L. Genberg
Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice (Research)

Traci C. Green
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine (Research); Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Research)

Chad J. Gwaltney
Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

Abigail D. Harrison
Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

Lynn Hernandez
Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

Caroline C. Kuo
Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

Michael Barton Laws
Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice (Research)

Hana Lee
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics (Research)

Tao Liu
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics (Research)

Molly Magill
Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

Rosemarie Ann Martin
Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

Nadine R. Mastroleo
Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

Jane Metrik
Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

Deborah N. Pearlman
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Research)

Md Momotazur Rahman
Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice (Research)

Patricia M. Risica
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Research)

Rochelle K. Rosen
Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

Nichea S. Spillane
Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

Daniel D. Squires
Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

Shailender Swaminathan
Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice (Research)

Kali S. Thomas
Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice (Research)

Denise A. Tyler
Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice (Research)

Golfo Tzilos
Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research); Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)

Jennifer Walsh
Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research); Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)

Tara L. White
Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

Zheng Zhang
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics (Research)

Clinical Instructor

Robert A. Smith
Clinical Instructor Emeritus in Health Services, Policy and Practice

Adjunct Professor

Andrew W. Artenstein
Adjunct Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice; Adjunct Professor of Medicine

Annlouise R. Assaf
Adjunct Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

Judith D. Bentkover
Adjunct Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

Paul R. Florin
Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology

Robert J. Goldberg
Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology

Stefan Gravenstein
Adjunct Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice; Adjunct Professor of Medicine

Douglas P. Kiel
Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology

Bess Marcus
Adjunct Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences; Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Kenneth Hugh Mayer
Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology; Adjunct Professor of Medicine

William H. Rogers
Adjunct Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

Gary Rose
Adjunct Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

Mark Wood
Adjunct Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Adjunct Associate Professor

Timothy R. Apodaca
Adjunct Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Catherine E. Dube
Adjunct Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

E. Andres Houseman
Adjunct Associate Professor of Epidemiology

John F. Kelly
Adjunct Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Christina S. Lee
Adjunct Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

James Mackillop
Adjunct Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Edward A. Miller
Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

Patricia A. Nolan
Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

Edmond D. Shenassa
Adjunct Associate Professor of Epidemiology

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Zhanlian Feng
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

Ronnesia B. Gaskins
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Bettina B. Hoeppner
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

John Hustad
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Susan M. Kiene
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Kimberly A. Leite-Morris
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Natalie E. Leland
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

Michael J. Lepore
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

Crystal D. Linkletter
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

Carmen J. Marsit
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Ann W. Mwangi
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

Margie Skeer
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Alison Tovar
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Wendy Verhoek-Oftedahl
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

David B. Wright
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

Community Health

Community Health is an interdisciplinary concentration through which students examine a variety of issues, including population health and disease, health policy, cross-cultural and international aspects of health, the organizational and social structures through which health services are delivered and received, and the public health system. Courses in the concentration allow students to explore the ways in which the social, political, behavioral and biological sciences contribute to the understanding of patterns of population distributions of health and disease. The concentration also provides students with courses in basic research methods and statistics necessary for problem solving and critical thinking in the emerging emphasis on evidence-based health care and public health.

The requirements listed below are specific to the AB Community Health concentrators in the class of 2015 and earlier.  Students in the class of 2016 and beyond, please visit http://bulletin.brown.edu/the-college/concentrations/pubh/ for the AB Public Health concentration requirements.  Students interested in the combination AB Community Health/MPH degree  should visit http://brown.edu/academics/public-health/abmph-required-courses for a list of those requirements. 

Required Courses:
PHP 0310Health Care in the United States1
This course should be taken as a freshman or sophomore.
PHP 0320Introduction to Public Health1
This course should be taken as a freshman or sophomore.
PHP 1320Survey Research in Health Care1
This requirement should be fulfilled by the end of the junior year.
PHP 1910Community Health Senior Seminar1
This requirement should be taken during the senior year.
Environmental Health and Policy Electives (Students must select one of the following):1
Current Topics in Environmental Health
Environmental Health and Disease
Humans, Nature, and the Environment: Addressing Environmental Change in the 21st Century
Environmental Stewardship
Environmental Law and Policy
Environmental Health and Policy
Environmental Justice: The Science and Political Economy of Environmental Health and Social Justice
Native American Environmental Health Movements
U.S. Health Care Organization and Policy Electives (Students must select one of the following):1
Emergency Medical Systems: An Anatomy of Critical Performance
Case Studies in Public Health: The Role of Governments, Communities and Professions
Health Economics
Macro-Organizational Theory: Organizations in Social Context
Human Needs and Social Services
Sociology of Medicine
Global Health Electives (Students must select one of the following courses):1
The Burden of Disease in Developing Countries
Comparative Health Care Systems
Global Health Nutrition
Culture and Health
AIDS in Global Perspective
International Health: Anthropological Perspectives
International Perspectives on NGOs, Public Health, and Health Care Inequalities
Social and Behavioral Science for Prevention Electives (Students must select one of the following):1
Doctors and Patients- Clinical Communication in Medicine
HIV/AIDS in Africa: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Support HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment Programs
Alcohol Use and Misuse
Obesity in the 21st Century: Causes, Consequences and Countermeasures
Tobacco, Smoking, and the Evil Empire
Translation, Diffusion and Cultural Relevance of Health Promotion Interventions
Principles of Health Behavior and Health Promotion Interventions
Social Determinants of Health
Physical Activity and Public Health
Environmental and Policy Influences on the Obesity Epidemic
Behavioral and Social Approaches to HIV Prevention
Behavioral and Social Science Theory for Health Promotion
Designing and Evaluating Public Health Interventions
Health Communication
Social Perspectives on HIV/AIDS
Human Biology/Physiology Electives (Students must select one of the following):1
Principles of Nutrition
The Foundation of Living Systems
Genetics
Principles of Immunology
Principles of Physiology
The Brain: An Introduction to Neuroscience
AP Credit for Biology satisfies this requirement. If AP credit is used to satisfy the Human Biology/Physiology Elective, another concentration elective must be taken in its place.
Statistics Electives (Students must select one of the following):1
Essential Statistics
Statistical Analysis of Biological Data
Quantitative Methods in Psychology
Introduction to Econometrics
Econometrics I
Statistical Methods for the Natural and Social Environmental Sciences
Probability
Political Research Methods
Introductory Statistics for Social Research
AP Credit for Statistics does not satisfy this requirement.
Note: Statistics is a pre-requisite to PHP 1320 and PHP 1910.
Approved Electives (Students must select two electives):2
The two additional electives may be selected from the approved courses in four areas listed above (Environmental Health & Policy; US Health Organization & Policy; Global Health; or Social & Behavioral Science for Prevention) or the approved general electives listed below.
Health of Hispaniola
Addiction: The Causes, Cures and Consequences of Substance Abuse in Modern Society
Pathology to Power: Disability, Health and Community
The Race To Inner Space: Conflating Science, Politics, and Economics To Promote Brain Health
Introduction to Conducting Clinical Research
The Epidemiology of Violence and its Consequences
Bioethics and Culture
Anthropology of Addictions and Recovery
Nutrition for Fitness and Physical Activity
The Biology of AIDS
Botanical Roots of Modern Medicine
Conservation Medicine
Diet and Chronic Disease
Health Inequality in Historical Perspective
Social Contexts of Disease
Race, Difference and Biomedical Research: Historical Considerations
Environmental Science in a Changing World
Health and Healing in American History
GIS and Public Policy
Health Policy Challenges
Nonprofit Organizations
Environment and Society
HIV/AIDS: Politics, Culture and Society
Unequal From Birth: Child Health From a Social Perspective
Inequalities and Health
Perceptions of Mental Illness
Aging and the Quality of Life
Aging and Social Policy
Military Health: The Quest for Healthy Violence
Total Credits12

Honors. An Honors track is available for students who qualify. Honors track students are also required to enroll in PHP 1980 in both semesters of their senior year to conduct research and write the honors thesis.

Inquiries: Sarah Hemond (Sarah_Hemond@brown.edu).

Public Health

Public Health (formerly Community Health) is an interdisciplinary concentration through which students examine a variety of issues, including population health and disease, health policy, cross-cultural and international aspects of health, the organizational and social structures through which health services are delivered and received, and the public health system. Courses in the concentration allow students to explore the ways in which the social, political, behavioral and biological sciences contribute to the understanding of patterns of population distributions of health and disease. The concentration also provides students with courses in basic research methods and statistics necessary for problem solving and critical thinking in the emerging emphasis on evidence-based health care and public health.

The requirements listed below are for AB Public Health concentrators in the class of 2016 and beyond.  AB Community Health concentrators, in the classes of 2014 and 2015 should refer to http://bulletin.brown.edu/the-college/concentrations/comh/, for degree requirements.  

Required Courses:
PHP 0310Health Care in the United States1
This course should be taken as a freshman or sophomore.
PHP 0320Introduction to Public Health1
This course is a prerequisite to Introduction to Epidemiology, and must be taken as a freshman or sophomore.
PHP 1501Essentials of Data Analysis1
This course is a prerequisite to PHP 1910, and therefore must be taken as a sophomore or junior.
PHP 1910Community Health Senior Seminar (This course should be taken as a senior.)1
PHP 0850 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology1
This course should be taken by the end of the student's junior year.
Environmental Health and Policy Electives (Students must select one of the following):1
Current Topics in Environmental Health
Environmental Health and Disease
Environmental Law and Policy
Environmental Health and Policy
Environmental Justice: The Science and Political Economy of Environmental Health and Social Justice
Health, Health Care Systems and Policy Electives (Students must select one of the following):1
Emergency Medical Systems: An Anatomy of Critical Performance
Case Studies in Public Health: The Role of Governments, Communities and Professions
The Burden of Disease in Developing Countries
Comparative Health Care Systems
Global Health Nutrition
Health Economics
Social and Behavioral Science for Prevention Electives (Students must select one of the following):1
Doctors and Patients- Clinical Communication in Medicine
HIV/AIDS in Africa: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Support HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment Programs
Alcohol Use and Misuse
Obesity in the 21st Century: Causes, Consequences and Countermeasures
Tobacco, Smoking, and the Evil Empire
Translation, Diffusion and Cultural Relevance of Health Promotion Interventions
Principles of Health Behavior and Health Promotion Interventions
Social Determinants of Health
Physical Activity and Public Health
Environmental and Policy Influences on the Obesity Epidemic
Behavioral and Social Approaches to HIV Prevention
Behavioral and Social Science Theory for Health Promotion
Designing and Evaluating Public Health Interventions
Health Communication
Approved Electives (Students must select four electives; no more than two (2) can be Human Biology/Physiology courses):4
The four electives may be selected from the approved courses from the areas listed above or the approved general electives listed below.
Health of Hispaniola
Addiction: The Causes, Cures and Consequences of Substance Abuse in Modern Society
Pathology to Power: Disability, Health and Community
Introduction to Conducting Clinical Research
The Epidemiology of Violence and its Consequences
Culture and Health
AIDS in Global Perspective
Bioethics and Culture
Anthropology of Addictions and Recovery
International Health: Anthropological Perspectives
Principles of Nutrition (Human Biology/Physiology course)
Nutrition for Fitness and Physical Activity
The Biology of AIDS
Botanical Roots of Modern Medicine
The Foundation of Living Systems (Human Biology/Physiology course)
Genetics (Human Biology/Physiology course)
Conservation Medicine
Principles of Immunology (Human Biology/Physiology course)
Principles of Physiology (Human Biology/Physiology course)
Diet and Chronic Disease
Controversies in Medicine (Human Biology/Physiology course)
Health Inequality in Historical Perspective
Social Contexts of Disease
Race, Difference and Biomedical Research: Historical Considerations
Humans, Nature, and the Environment: Addressing Environmental Change in the 21st Century
Environmental Stewardship
Environmental Science in a Changing World
Native American Environmental Health Movements
Health and Healing in American History
International Perspectives on NGOs, Public Health, and Health Care Inequalities
The Brain: An Introduction to Neuroscience (Human Biology/Physiology course)
GIS and Public Policy
Health Policy Challenges
Nonprofit Organizations
Environment and Society
HIV/AIDS: Politics, Culture and Society
Unequal From Birth: Child Health From a Social Perspective
Inequalities and Health
Perceptions of Mental Illness
Macro-Organizational Theory: Organizations in Social Context
Aging and the Quality of Life
Human Needs and Social Services
Sociology of Medicine
Aging and Social Policy
Social Perspectives on HIV/AIDS
Military Health: The Quest for Healthy Violence
Total Credits12

Honors: An Honors track is available for students who qualify.  Honors track students are also required to enroll in PHP 1980 in both semesters of their senior year to conduct research and write the honors thesis.  Please visit http://brown.edu/academics/public-health/honors-track for details.

Inquiries: Prof. William Rakowski at William_Rakowski@brown.edu

Master of Public Health

The Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree is dedicated to developing skilled professionals who are committed to improving the health of communities by translating rigorous scientific research into sound, evidence-based public health policy and practice.

For further information on admission and program requirements, please visit: http://www.brown.edu/academics/gradschool/programs/biomed-public-health

Biostatistics

The graduate program in Biostatistics offers comprehensive course work leading to a Master of Science  (Sc.M.); a Master of Arts (A.M.); and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. The graduate programs in Biostatistics are designed to provide training in theory, methodology, and practice of statistics in biology, public health, and medical science. The program provides comprehensive training in theory and methods of biostatistics, but is highly interdisciplinary and requires students to acquire expertise in a field of application. The Ph.D. program is intended to enable graduates to pursue independent programs of research; the Sc.M. and A.M. programs provide training for application of advanced methodology in professional and academic settings.

For more information on admission and program requirements, please visit: http://www.brown.edu/academics/gradschool/programs/biomed-biostatistics

Behaviorial and Social Health Sciences

The interdisciplinary Doctoral program (PhD) in Behavioral and Social Health Sciences (BSHS) trains graduate students to employ behavioral and social science theory and methods to understand contemporary health problems and develop interventions to improve the health of individuals and groups. The program puts substantive focus on diet, physical activity and obesity; alcohol and other drug abuse; smoking and tobacco use; HIV risk behaviors; and health disparities and culture.

For more information on admission and program requirements, please visit: http://www.brown.edu/academics/gradschool/programs/behavioral-and-social-health-sciences

Behaviorial Social Sciences Intervention

The interdisciplinary Master of Science (Sc.M.) and Master of Arts (A.M.) program in Behavioral and Social Sciences Intervention (BSSI) trains graduate students who are interested in analyzing the complex behavioral and social determinants of public health, and in developing interventions to change behaviors and improve social contexts related to public health.

For more information on admission and program requirements, please visit: http://www.brown.edu/academics/gradschool/programs/biomed-behavioral-and-social-sciences-intervention

Clinical and Translational Research

The goal of the Master of Science (Sc.M.) degree program in Clinical and Translational Research is to train clinicians and basic scientists to extend basic scientific research into the clinical arena, ultimately leading to improvements in individual and population health.  By translating basic research into improved clinical outcomes, researchers and clinicians are able to provide new treatments to patients more efficiently and quickly.

For more information on admission and program requirements, please visit: http://www.brown.edu/academics/gradschool/programs/biomed-clinical-and-translational-research

Epidemiology

The graduate program in Epidemiology offers comprehensive course work leading to a Master of Science (Sc.M.) degree and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree.  Using sophisticated study designs, statistical analyses, field investigations, and laboratory techniques, epidemiology students investigate the multiple causes of a disease, disease distribution (geographic, ecological, and social), methods of transmission, and measures for control and prevention.

For more information on admission and program requirements, please visit: http://www.brown.edu/academics/gradschool/programs/epidemiology-0

Health Services Research

The graduate program in Health Services Research offers comprehensive course work leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree.  The program seeks to develop scientists experienced in the use of state-of-the-art experimental and non-experimental research methods to investigate how people obtain access to health care, the components and impacts of health care costs, and what happens to patients as a result of care. Health services research aims to identify the most effective ways to organize, manage, finance, and deliver high quality care to benefit population health.

For more information on admission and program requirements, please visit: http://www.brown.edu/academics/gradschool/programs/biomed-health-services-research