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Courses - Spring 2024
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department Site
Open Seats as of
07/22/2024 at 10:30 PM
Social Epidemiologic Methods in Health Equity Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: SPHL602 or permission of instructor.
Provides students with the knowledge and skills to design and implement social epidemiology studies related to investigating health inequities. Presents an overview of drivers of health inequities (e.g., racism, socioeconomic status) and conceptual and methodological challenges in empirically investigating these social determinants of health including issues related to confounding, selection bias, measurement error, and evaluation of mechanisms. Covers methodological approaches that can be used to address these challenges including instrumental variable analyses, difference-in-differences, mediation analyses using inverse odds ratio weighting, and qualitative analyses. This knowledge will be applied to exploring research questions of your choice. The course will foster a co-learning environment and recognize the value and strength of interdisciplinary perspectives. Curiosity and critical thinking are encouraged and supported.