Methods For Assessing Power, Privilege, and Public Health in the United States
At least one semester of graduate-level biostatistics. One introductory social epidemiology course *or* with the instructor’s permission, you may view selected pre-recorded lectures from the Fundamentals of Social Epidemiology course. The requisite courses may have been completed at another institution.
- Recognize structures of power and privilege in the US and how that impacts health
- Critique quantitative and qualitative methods used to evaluate structures of power and privilege
- Learn and critique the ways in which inequality is measured and how measures influence interpretation of data
- Identify and reflect on their role in structures of power and privilege, and how that influences epidemiologic practice (approach to analysis and interpretation of results)
- Witness how inequality influences communities and experience ways to include community voices as equal players in addressing social problems that influence health
- Determine the role of data in a community-based organization.
- Interpret community-based health data in the context of structures of power and privilege
- 35% Final Project
- 20% Reflection
- 20% Midterm
- 25% Participation
This is a service-learning course, so will include up to 3 trips to the community partner for orientation, observation, and presenting the final data product.