Population Health

December 5, 2019

Winter 2020 undergraduate course highlights UW population health research

Image of female student taking notes in classThe Population Health Initiative has again partnered with the University of Washington’s Undergraduate Research Program (URP) to offer a series of lectures during winter quarter 2020 that focus 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 220. The speakers and topics for this quarter are:

Date Speaker Topic Unit
1/8 Jessica Salvador
Derek Fulwiler
Course introduction
Introduction to population health
Population Health Initiative
1/15 Ali Mokdad The Global Burden of Disease: Understanding health disparities Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
1/22 Dargan Frierson EarthGames: Videogames to shape our future College of the Environment
1/29 Geoff Baird The sentinel: Lab medicine’s role in population health School of Medicine
2/5 Christine Liebbrand The influence of paternal incarceration on poverty College of Arts & Sciences
2/12 Jessica Jones-Smith Studying the effects of Seattle’s soda tax School of Public Health
2/19 Pamela Collins Global mental health Schools of Medicine and Public Health
2/26 Donald Chi Oral health inequities in children Schools of Dentistry and Public Health
3/4 Jessica Salvador 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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