Population Health

November 22, 2022

Winter 2023 undergraduate course highlights UW population health research

Image of students attending a lectureThe Population Health Initiative is continuing its partnership with the University of Washington’s Undergraduate Research Program (URP) to offer a series of faculty-led lectures during winter quarter 2023 focused on the three pillars of population health: human health, environmental resilience and social and economic equity.

The Research Exposed! (General Studies 391 D) course will feature faculty from a range 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 Mary Gates Hall 251. The speakers and topics for this quarter are:

Date Speaker Topic Unit
1/4 Sophie Pierszalowski
Arti Shah
Course introduction
Introduction to population health
Population Health Initiative
1/11 Ali Mokdad The Global Burden of Disease: Understanding health disparities Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
1/18 Jane J. Lee Disparities among racial/ethnic and immigrant populations School of Social Work
1/25 Alissa Bilfield Sustainability and social entrepreneurship in the coffee and tea industries School of Public Health
2/1 Karin D. Martin Racial disparities in the criminal justice system Evans School of Public Policy & Governance
2/8 Edmundo Aguilar Equity in education College of Education
2/15 Himanshu Grover Planning for development of safe, equitable, and sustainable communities College of Built Environments
2/21 Donald Chi Eliminating inequalities and improving oral health for vulnerable populations School of Dentistry
3/1 Sophie Pierszalowski and students Undergraduate research panel URP
3/8 Library Staff Undergraduate research tutorial UW Libraries

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

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