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Harvard School of Public Health
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Dr. I. Kawachi
Lectures and case studies. Two 2-hour sessions and one 1-hour required lab each week.
Analyzes major social variables that affect population health: poverty, social class, gender, race, family, community, work, behavioral risks, and coping resources. Examines health consequences of social and economic policies, and the potential role of specific social interventions. Reviews empirical and theoretical literature on mechanisms and processes that mediate between social factors and their health effects, and discusses alternative models for advancing public health.
Course Activities: Short written assignments, class discussion, final examination.
Course Note: Departmental requirement in the Department of Society, Human Development and Health (5.06)
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