Health

Gender and Health: Introductory Perspectives

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2021
This course will introduce students to gender as a theoretical concept and a category of analysis in public health—specifically, the ways in which gender contributes to differentially structuring women and men's experiences of health. The course proposes to answer such questions as: How can understanding gender structures help us interpret public health research? How has gender influenced the construction of public health in diverse societies? How do our social frameworks and structures, such as gender, affect people's experiences and expectations of health? How is the success of behavioral change interventions and the validity of basic behavioral and evaluation research affected by gender?... Read more about Gender and Health: Introductory Perspectives

COVID-19, inequality and the Latinx Community

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2021
When the coronavirus pandemic started to hit the world in 2020, it gave the wrong impression that it would affect everyone the same way, acting as a ‘great equalizer’. However, the effects of COVID-19 exacerbated structural injustices and the impact varied dramatically different depending on race, gender, class. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in May 2021, Hispanics/Latinos were twice as likely to get the virus in comparison to white adults, and 2.3 times more likely to die from it. Even as vaccines have become available, their distribution has also been affected by disparities of access. For this class we will analyze discursivities that have been exposed by the pandemic and have since become topics of ethical and social reevaluation: health disparities, the distribution of labor, housing and transportation, language access, environmental racism (including activism against anti-Asian and anti-Black violence).... Read more about COVID-19, inequality and the Latinx Community

Emerging Issues in Humanitarian Response and Human Rights

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2021
The course will provide an introduction to the foundational frameworks and constructs for humanitarian and human rights research and action. The course will prepare students to understand and engage in humanitarian response and human rights protection, while examining emerging critical challenges that have multi-dimensional global impacts. These issues include armed conflict, social oppression, climate change, famine, migration, ethnic and other forms of discrimination, and gender-based violence.  The major options for protection and support- including early warning, prevention, and mitigation strategies - will be analyzed through case studies and discussion of current research findings, and through the lenses of the norms, actors, and processes of international humanitarian and human rights law, operations, and policy.... Read more about Emerging Issues in Humanitarian Response and Human Rights
2020 Oct 14

Universal Healthcare and the Crises of 2020, a conversation between healthcare policy experts Rosemarie Day and Wanda McClain

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Virtual Event (Registration Required)

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Join us for a conversation between healthcare policy experts Rosemarie Day and Wanda McClain on “Universal Healthcare and the Crises of 2020”.... Read more about Universal Healthcare and the Crises of 2020, a conversation between healthcare policy experts Rosemarie Day and Wanda McClain

S Anukriti

S Anukriti

Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Boston College
Research Affiliate at the Institute for Labor Economics (IZA), and a Fellow of the Center for Development Economics and Policy at Columbia University
WAPPP Fellow

S Anukriti is an economist whose research examines how economic outcomes are shaped by social norms and public policy. Her research interests lie in the fields of development economics, demography, political economy, and the economics of gender.

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