Methods and Frameworks for Understanding and Overcoming Health Disparities|
Spring 2022 not offered
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Health Studies|
In recent years especially, the need for both interdisciplinary and mixed approaches to inquiries in public health research has become apparent in health promotion, policy formation and evaluation, service needs assessment, the social determinants of health, and program evaluation and outcomes measurement more generally. This course is intended to provide an overview of methodologies and frameworks used to examine and overcome disparities in health through research. A range of quantitative and qualitative research designs and methods will be introduced, and strategies to address challenges in real world program settings will be emphasized. This course will discuss approaches commonly used in public health and health services research, such as mixed methods, implementation science, community-based participatory research, and their strengths and limitations. Additionally, this course will examine how critical race theory and intersectionality, and additional theories and frameworks from ethnic studies, psychology, and sociology, can further advance public health's capacity and effectiveness in promoting health equity. The course will incorporate examples of applied research and opportunities to learn from the direct experiences of the instructor. There will be a mixture of discussion and lecture depending on the topic, with student participation and questions strongly encouraged. Preference will be given to students who have taken SOC/SISP 315 Health of Communities or SISP 262/SOC 259 Cultural Studies of Health.
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||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (SISP)(SISP-ScieDblMjr)
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3 short essays; 1 presentation; 1 take-home final paper.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Peer-reviewed Ethnic Studies, Public Health, Psychology, and Sociology articles from authors such as Chandra Ford, Enola Proctor, Janice Bowie, Lisa Cooper, Derek Griffith, Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, John Creswell, Joseph J. Gallo, Gregory Aarons, Laura Damschroder
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Please send a short (<1 page) statement with your reasons for wanting to take
this course to the instructor c/o Marie McKenna .
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