CB 399: Public Health 101: Social & Behavioral Sciences Spring 2014

Public Health 101: Social & Behavioral Sciences

Curriculum Fellow: Zofia Gajdos, Zofia_Gajdos@hms.harvard.edu

Course Instructors: Candace Nelson, ScD, MA; Madina Agénor, ScD, MPH; David Hurtado, ScD; Roman Pabayo, PhD

Graduate students and postdocs at Harvard School of Public Health and elsewhere at Harvard have had limited opportunities outside of traditional coursework to gain a basic understanding of the multidisciplinary areas of study within public health and the roles they each play in improving health. To provide a succinct overview and introduction to the field of public health, we have developed the Public Health nanocourse series. “Social and Behavioral Sciences 101” is the first in the series and will provide an introduction to the discipline of Social and Behavioral Sciences. During the first session, course instructors will present an overview of the social determinants of health framework and discuss how social, economic, and contextual factors influence health behavior and population health. We will conclude by covering the ways in which evidence-based interventions at the individual and group levels can change the social determinants of health to promote population health and reduce health disparities. During the second session, instructors will lead students through group and individual activities that center on key concepts presented during the first session. Through these activities, students will gain a more thorough understanding of and identify how social and behavioral sciences principles relate to their own work.

Schedule:

First Session: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 1:30 – 4:30 PM
Location: FXB G13
 
Second Session: Thursday, May 1, 2014, 12 – 3 PM
Location: Kresge 213

 

 DROP DEADLINE: Thursday, April 17, 2014

 

AUDITORS (Post-Docs, Faculty, or Staff) DO NOT NEED TO SIGN UP TO ATTEND THE 1st SESSION.  PLEASE DO NOT ENROLL