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Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Social Epidemiology

June 26 - 30, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
2 credits

Course number: 340.628.11

Course Instructors:

·         Manuel Franco


This one-week course provides students with a systematic and selective overview of conceptual approaches and research findings related to the impact of social determinants on population health. Each session highlights a different area of research on the frontier of this emerging field. Among the social processes examined are 1) social inequalities (including social class differences as well as the effects of income inequality per se), 2) gender differences and inequalities, 3) social networks and support, 4) neighborhood characteristics, and 5) population wide changes. Emphasis is placed upon extending the causal chain thought to be associated with patterns of disease to include “upstream” factors related to social context. Includes discussion of methods related to the study of social factors across multiple levels; however, this is not intended to be a methods course. The course will be taught as a seminar with limited lecture material and required and suggested readings.

Student Evaluation: paper

Learning Objective:

Grading Options: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail

Course Materials: Materials provided in class and through CoursePlus