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224.867.01 Doctoral Seminar in Economic-Strengthening Interventions for Sexual and Reproductive Health


International Health
3rd term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Thursday,  3:30 - 5:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Larissa Jennings
Course Instructor:

Introduces doctoral students to recent advances in research on economic-strengthening interventions to address poverty-related factors in sexual and reproductive health with a primary focus on HIV and AIDS. Topics include behavioral economics, microfinance, cash transfers, financial incentives, and entrepreneurial-based health interventions that have been evaluated quantitatively and qualitatively. Fosters critical thinking on theoretical and methodological basis for economic-strengthening public health interventions in low-income countries and in the U.S.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Identify theoretical underpinnings of economic determinants of disparities in sexual and reproductive health (SRH)/HIV.
  2. Discuss range of SRH/HIV economic-strengthening interventions evaluated in the current literature.
  3. Critique research methods used by quantitative and qualitative public health scientists to address economic determinants of SRH/HIV.
  4. Consider research questions that may be used for dissertation research.
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluations are based on class attendance (10%), class participation (40%), and written critical assessments (50%)

Enrollment Restriction:

Doctoral students only

Instructor Consent:

No consent required