Population Health

October 30, 2018

Winter 2019 undergraduate course highlights population health research

Course ImageThe Population Health Initiative has again partnered with the University of Washington’s Undergraduate Research Program (URP) to offer a series of faculty lectures during winter quarter 2019 focused on the three pillars of population health: human health, environmental resilience and social and economic equity.

The Research Exposed! (General Studies 391) course will feature faculty from a number of disciplines discussing their population health-related research. Undergraduates may take this course for credit (i.e., one credit/quarter; three quarters max). Each lecture is open to all interested faculty, students, staff, alumni and members of the community.

The course will meet Wednesdays from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. in Odegaard Library. The speakers and topics for this quarter are described in the following table.

Date Speaker Topic Unit
1/9 Jennifer Harris
Derek Fulwiler
Course introduction
Introduction to population health
Population Health Initiative
1/16 Ali Mokdad The Global Burden of Disease: Understanding health disparities Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
1/23 Adam Drewnowski Obesity and social disparities in diets and health School of Public Health
1/30 Gundula Proksch Developing sustainable infrastructure for cities College of Built Environments
2/6 Rachel Fyall Homelessness Research Initiative: Understanding housing and food insecurity among UW students Evans School of Public Policy & Governance
2/13 India Ornelas Understanding how social and cultural factors influence the health of Latinx and American Indian communities School of Public Health
2/20 Ana Lucia Seminario REFUGEES Project: Oral health among immigrant populations School of Dentistry
2/27 Greg Bratman Benefits of nature contact to human health College of the Environment
3/6 Jennifer Harris and students Undergraduate research panel URP

This course is sponsored by the Odegaard Undergraduate Library, Undergraduate Academic Affairs, the Undergraduate Research Program and the Population Health Initiative.

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