Areas of Emphasis
Students are required to complete an "area of emphasis"
taking a minimum of five courses or 15 credits in specialized
theory or methods courses. The area of emphasis is typically
chosen after the first year.
Students may choose one of the defined areas, or may design an area of emphasis with courses selected in conjunction with his/her mentor, based on past course work, experience, proposed dissertation topic, and
career goals. Students who choose two areas of emphasis must meet the
course requirements of both.
Prospective students are welcome to
contact faculty representatives of the areas of emphasis to learn of current
research activities and opportunities.
AREA OF EMPHASIS:
Health Behavior and Social Determinants of Health
The Health Behavior and Social Determinants of Health area of emphasis provides opportunities for trainees to apply social and behavioral science theory and methods to the study and practice of public health. The concentration offers specialized instruction in the social determinants of health, health behavior theory, intervention methods, program planning and evaluation, health communication, and community-based participatory research.
Strategies of Health Promotion (4)
Community Based Participatory Research and Health (3)
Social Determinants of Health Research Methods (3)
(Choose at least 2 additional courses with mentor or committee guidance)
Perspectives in Medical Anthropology (5)
Advanced Topics in Medical Anthropology (3-5)
Cultural Construction of Illness: Seminar in Medical Anthropology (5)
Categorical Data Analysis in Epidemiology (4)
Causal Modeling (4)
Psychiatric Epidemiology (3)
Global Societal Determinants of Health (2-3)
Social Networks and Health: Methods and Applications (4)
Health Communication and Marketing for Health Promotion: Theory and Practice (3)
Advanced Qualitative Research Methods in Public Health (4)
Survey Research Methods (4)
Social Justice and Determinants of Health (3)
Seminar in Sociological Theory (3)
Demography and Ecology (3)
Social Stratification (3)
Foundations of Population Health and Health Disparities (1-3)
SOC WL 577
Promoting Well-Being among At-Risk Groups through Prevention Research (3)
SOC WL 591
The Embodiment of Risk, Health Disparities and Stress Mechanisms (3)