This course analyzes major social variables that affect population health: poverty, social class, gender, race, family, community, work, behavioral risks, and coping resources. It examines health consequences of social and economic policies, and the potential role of specific social interventions. Also, the course reviews empirical and theoretical literature on mechanisms and processes that mediate between social factors and their health effects, and discusses alternative models for advancing public health. Course Activities: Short written assignments, class discussion, final examination. Course Note: Departmental requirement in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Faculty: Ichiro Kawachi
Semester: Fall 1
Time: Mon, Wed, 3:45 - 5:15 p.m. ET