Population Health

November 19, 2020

Winter 2021 undergraduate course highlights UW population health research

Course ImageThis winter, the Population Health Initiative is again partnering with the University of Washington’s Undergraduate Research Program (URP) to offer a series of lectures that focus on the three pillars of population health: human health, environmental resilience and social and economic equity.

The Research Exposed! (General Studies 391, SLN 15106) 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).

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

Date Speaker Topic Department
1/6 Jessica Salvador
Meher Antia
Course introduction
Introduction to population health
Population Health Initiative
1/13 Ali Mokdad Global Burden of Disease: Understanding health disparities Health Metrics Sciences, IHME
1/20 Barbara Baquero Promoting health equity in underserved communities Health Services
1/27 Nidhi Agrawal Messaging of health risks Foster School of Business
2/3 Elin Björling Designing a social robot to reduce teen stress Human Centered Design and Engineering
2/10 Sandor Tóth Tradeoffs in natural resource management Environmental and Forest Sciences
2/17 Jonathan Kanter COVID-19 and mental health Psychology
2/24 Anirban Basu Cost effectiveness analysis Pharmacy
3/3 Jessica Salvador and students Undergraduate research panel URP

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

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