Population Health and Epidemiology
The concept of population health includes aggregate, community, environmental/occupational, and cultural/socioeconomic definitions of health. The implementation of clinical prevention and population health activities is central to achieving the national goal of improving health status and reducing health disparities among different aggregate groups. Content will provide the basic elements and methodological concepts used in the epidemiologic study of factors related to health promotion and disease prevention in human populations. This course will bring together considerations from several fields of investigation such as epigenetics, epidemiology, psychology, and public health to study the effects on health and health related outcomes.