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SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
HEALTH METRICS SCIENCES

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HMS 511 Problems in Global Health ([0-4]-, max. 4) Stephen Gloyd
Explores social, political, economic, environmental determinants of developing countries' health; traces development of societal responses to problems. Includes: origins of primary healthcare; child survival; traditional systems; population; water; sanitation; international agencies; impact of economic policies. Case study formulating pharmaceutical policy in a developing country. Offered: jointly with G H 511; A.
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HMS 535 Advanced Methods for Global Health I (4) Bryan Weiner
Focuses on the advanced concepts, theories, and methods of implementation science in global health, with a specific focus on fidelity, adaptation, strategy selection, de-implementation, sustainability, scale-up, advanced trials designs, qualitative methods, and mixed methods. Assumes prior knowledge of the fundamentals of implementation science. Prerequisite: G H 541 or permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with G H 535; A.
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HMS 536 Advanced Methods for Global Health II (4)
Presents applications of the cluster-randomized trial design to estimate the impact of interventions for a global health and implementation science audience. Covers trial design and implementation, reviews methods commonly used for analysis. Assumes prior knowledge of generalized linear models and modern methods to analyze correlated data, including generalized estimating equations (GEE) and random-effects models. Prerequisite: either BIOST 540, CS&SS 560/SOC 560/STAT 560, or permission of instructor; recommended: EPI 512 and EPI 513. Offered: jointly with BIOST 528/EPI 553/G H 536; W.
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HMS 537 Advanced Methods for Global Health III (4) Brad Wagenaar
Focuses on applying advanced non-randomized methods to quantitatively evaluate global health implementation science questions, including a specific focus on applying difference-in-differences, interrupted time-series, and regression discontinuity designs. Assumes prior knowledge of generalized linear models and modern methods to analyze correlated data, including generalized estimating equations (GEE) and random-effects models. Prerequisite: either BIOST 540, CS&SS 560/SOC 560/STAT 560, or permission of instructor; recommended: EPI 512 and EPI 513. Offered: jointly with BIOST 525/EPI 556/G H 537; Sp.
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HMS 541 Fundamentals of Implementation Science in Global Health (4/5) Judith N. Wasserheit, Kenneth Sherr
Provides an introduction to the emerging field of implementation research by outlining various methods that are applied to improving implementation (including applied engineering, management tools, health systems, and policy research), and using experiential case studies from global health leaders. Addresses barriers to effective replication and scale-up in local settings. Offered: jointly with G H 541; Sp.
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HMS 580 Global Health Doctoral Seminar (1/2, max. 4) Bernardo Hernandez Prado, Kenneth Sherr
Examines the most critical issues in global health and currently available solutions. Introduces complementary perspectives of metrics and implementation science to build a multidisciplinary understanding of these issues, including effective and appropriate strategies for their control. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: jointly with G H 580; AWSp.
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HMS 590 Measures and Metrics of Malnutrition: Results from the Global Burden of Disease Study (2) Ashkan Afshin
Provides an overview of various method of assessing nutrition at the population level; reviews epidemiologic methods used to assess the causal relationship of each form of malnutrition and disease endpoints; evaluates the epidemiologic evidence on health effects of each form of malnutrition. Introduces the process of estimating the global burden of disease attributable to each form of malnutrition at the population level. Credit/no-credit only.
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HMS 591 Measuring the Global Burden of Disease of Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS (2) Hmwe Hmwe Kyu
Introduces students to the measurement and estimation of trends in the global burden of disease of tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS as well as the burden due to co-infection. Students will learn about primary data sources to estimate the epidemiological burden of these diseases, limitations of data sources, and current modeling approaches. Online visualization tool will be used to analyze results from the Global Burden of Disease Study. Credit/no-credit only.
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HMS 593 Didactic Teaching for Health Metrics Sciences (2/3)
Students work with instructor to identify responsibilities in accordance with learning outcomes, providing opportunities to implement teaching ideas and techniques, and reflect on this experience. Develop portfolio of accomplishments, demonstrating achievement of learning outcomes. Prerequisite: PhD student standing; and permission of instructor. Offered: AW.
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HMS 600 Independent Study or Research (0-10, max. 50)
Independent study or research on Health Metrics Sciences topics conducted under the direction of one or more instructors. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: AWSpS.
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HMS 800 Doctoral Dissertation (*-)
Prerequisite: permission of Dissertation committee chair. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
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