Health Equity Courses
Applications of Innovative Methods in Health Equity Research Course
Our course, Applications of Innovative Methods in Health Equity Research, provides students with practical methods to develop, implement, and sustain successful health equity research programs. Co-directed by Dr. Lisa Cooper and Dr. Tanjala Purnell, the course is offered for academic credit at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
The course features several faculty lecturers and provides a comprehensive introduction to innovative methods and skills required to conduct rigorous health equity research and translate evidence-based strategies into practice and policy. We cover topics ranging from stakeholder engagement and behavioral intervention development to research methods in social epidemiology. Students will learn through lectures, interactive panel discussions, and opportunities to participate in small group discussions with experienced investigators. The course directors received the 2017 and 2018 Teaching Excellence Recognition from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Understand how cultural and structural competence and relationship-centered communication enhance the quality and success of health equity research.
- Apply innovative recruitment strategies for socially at-risk populations, including hiring and training staff for health equity research studies.
- Engage community and organizational stakeholders in health equity research.
- Describe methods used to develop appropriate assessment and intervention materials for underserved, low-literacy and non-native English speaking populations.
- Identify methods and measures in social epidemiology and health services research and sources of data that can be utilized in health equity research.