Population Health

November 29, 2022

Winter quarter population health course to explore careers across disciplines

Student stands to ask a question during a lectureThe Population Health Initiative is partnering with the School of Public Health to offer a series of career-focused lectures during winter quarter 2023. This seminar course is designed for University of Washington undergraduate students from any degree program who are interested in exploring different career pathways in population health.

This is a one-credit seminar graded as Credit/No-Credit course. Classes will occur on Wednesdays from 2:30 – 3:20 p.m. in Thomson Hall 125. Students are expected to attend in person.

Students can expect weekly seminars to cover a breadth of subjects from a variety of industry professionals within the Seattle-area community. After building a foundation by defining population health, students will examine strategies on how to address inequities with an anti-racist lens, explore approaches to international humanitarian response, dive into advocacy for transportation, food, and climate equity and explore social enterprise within the population health sphere.

An initial list of organizations, topics and leaders for the course include:

The course will culminate in a reflective essay that will give students an opportunity to summarize their experience in the course, as well as an instructor-led workshop on translating different interests into real-world opportunities. Details on the course section and time schedule can be found in the time schedule.