Epidemiological Thinking and Population Health
Introduction to the concepts, methods, and problems involved in analyzing the biological and social influences on behaviors and diseases and in translating such analyses into population health policy and practice. Special attention given to social inequalities, changes over the life course, and heterogeneous pathways. Case studies and course projects are shaped to accommodate students with interests in diverse fields related to health and public policy. Students are assumed to have a statistical background, but the course emphasizes epidemiological literacy with a view to collaborating thoughtfully with specialists, not technical expertise.
University of Massachusetts at Boston
McCormack School of Policy Studies
PPol G/ Nursing 753 & CrCrTh653
Instructor: Peter Taylor
Click on the week to see overview of the topic and readings for that week, and on the links to the right to access the lecture and notes about preparing for the class, and to read past annotations of the common readings and additional readings. (Password-protected recordings and pdfs can be accessed via the course blog