Objective: Scholars will build on the content of Epidemiology I by attending guest lectures given by epidemiologists currently active in their field. Both methodology and content will be addressed in these guest lectures including topics such as smoking studies, genetic epidemiology, reproductive epidemiology, ecological studies, and the epidemiology of violence. Students will also gain an understanding of health disparities in epidemiologic research and be exposed to additional and advanced epidemiologic methods such as meta-analysis and cluster analysis. Participants will become familiar with advanced epidemiological issues and understand how study designs are practically applied in specific content areas. Students conclude this course with written exam.
Epidemiology I Review
Review basic epidemiologic concepts
Study design, outcomes, controversies
Current topics and examples of this study design
How health disparities are defined and measured in epidemiologic studies
Epidemiology of Violence
How epidemiology is applied to the study of violence and public health
Current studies in reproductive epidemiology
Genetic Epidemiology I
Genetic Epidemiology II
Meta-analysis, cluster analysis or others
Final Proposal Review
Final proposals are reviewed by faculty and peers.