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221.675.91 Knowledge Mobilization With Indigenous Peoples

International Health
Summer term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
New York
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  8:30am - 2:20pm
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Frequency Schedule:
Every Third Year
Next Offered:
2018 - 2019

Experience living and working in indigenous settings.


Stimulates new insights on how research can be applied to define and promote programs, policies and change. Explores key approaches to employing research agendas and findings to enhancement of health and well-being across local, national and international communities. These include, among other things, education and advocacy approaches to influencing policy and political change through research knowledge. Also examines systematic approaches to employing research and findings to facilitate change. Leading Indigenous researchers serve as guest faculty and share case examples of knowledge mobilization to address Indigenous interests. Among other activities, participants initiate development of a blueprint to translate research specific to their interests to enhancement of well-being in local communities and beyond.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Define and describe how research can be used to develop and promote programs, policies and change
  2. Identify opportunities for translating knowledge to action in Indigenous communities
  3. Develop a draft plan to translate research knowledge to enhancing well-being of communities where they live
  4. Present this plan to a group of national/international stakeholders for review and input
Methods of Assessment:

Class participation and discussion, group activities and final paper

Instructor Consent:

No consent required