Jonathan D Mayer
Intensive research seminar dealing with new and promising research themes in medical geography and public health. Offered: jointly with GEOG 581; A.
Slum health in developing countries from demographic, geographic, and epidemiologic viewpoints. We begin by considering the nature of urban slums and spatial and demographic factors underlying slum formation, as well as contemporary urbanization trends. We then examine the nature of infectious, noninfectious, and psychosocial burdens of disease in urban slums. Finally, we examine the policy challenges surrounding urban slum health. Students are graded primarily on the basis of a major term paper.
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