School of Public Health

University of California, Berkeley

Overview

The mission of the School of Public Health is to develop and apply knowledge from multiple disciplines for the promotion and protection of the health of the human population, giving due consideration to principles of human rights and cultural perspectives that abound in this multicultural country and world. The school carries out this mission with programs of teaching, research, and service. These programs, grounded in an understanding of the theory and mechanisms of the basic sciences, are integrated through a focus on communities that reach from the neighborhoods surrounding the campus to international settings.

Promotion and protection of the health of human populations require a scientific understanding of epidemiology, biostatistics, the biological, physical, environmental, social, behavioral, informational, and administrative, and policy sciences. In the School of Public Health, these and other disciplines focus on health problems of particular populations, selected diseases or disabilities, and issues associated with the application of resources to public health systems. Faculty, support resources, and curricula focus on both the fundamental disciplines and their applications to particular problems. Within the University and wider community, faculty strive to advance the understanding of the fundamental disciplines, apply them to problems faced by human populations, and provide the interdisciplinary context in which future public health practitioners and scholars may develop needed skills and capacities.

The program of study leading to the professional MPH degree is based on a series of foundation courses. In addition, MPH students concentrate in one of the following areas: Biostatistics; Environmental Health Sciences; Epidemiology; Epidemiology/Biostatistics; Health and Social Behavior; Health Policy and Management; Health Services and Policy Analysis; Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology; Interdisciplinary; Maternal and Child Health; and Public Health Nutrition. The Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) curriculum is based on a comprehensive body of knowledge in the field of public health and its related disciplines and the investigation of significant problems in the public health practice.

Undergraduate Program

Public Health: BA (offered under the jurisdiction of the College of Letters and Science), Summer Minor

Graduate Programs

Public Health: MPH (Master of Public Health), DrPH (Doctor of Public Health)

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Courses

Public Health

PB HLTH 14 Healthy People: Introduction to Health Promotion 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Introduction to personal and community health, drawing on physical and social sciences. Specific areas include stress, alcohol and drugs, nutrition, exercise, the environment, communication, and sexuality. Readings, lectures, and discussions explore key issues for students and examine those issues in the context of contemporary American society. Public health approaches to disease prevention and health promotion are explored for each topic.

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PB HLTH 14N Healthy People: Introduction to Health Promotion 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2014 10 Week Session
This course introduces students to the basic theories and skills of personal and community health promotion within a public health context. Using a broad multi-disciplinary perspective, the course will examine selected health topics with particular attention to individual and group behaviors and their implications for personal and community health.

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PB HLTH 15 Introduction to Global Health Equity 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017
This seminar provides an overview of the intersection between global health and social justice, with a specific focus on the ways in which inequity, specifically the conditions that lead to poverty, disproportionately affect health outcomes. Students will learn about the historical and theoretical underpinnings of global health, how social determinants affect medical outcomes and health policy, the principles of international law and health economics, and the structure
of health delivery models. In the process, students will engage in topics related to social factors that impact health, including class, race, gender, and poverty. Class discussions will address contemporary global health priorities through the lens of human rights activism.
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PB HLTH 24 Freshman Seminar in Public Health 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2014, Fall 2012, Fall 2010
Seminar limited to 15 freshmen led by senior faculty on broad topics in public health such as financing health care, promoting preventive behavior, controlling major public health problems such as world hunger, AIDS, drugs, and the population explosion.

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PB HLTH 39C Freshman/Sophomore Seminar 2 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2010, Spring 2009, Fall 2003
Freshman and sophomore seminars offer lower-division students the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member and a group of peers in a small-seminar setting. These seminars are offered in all campus departments; topics vary from department to department and from semester to semester.

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PB HLTH 39E Freshman/Sophomore Seminar 2 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2009, Spring 2008, Fall 2007
Freshman and sophomore seminars offer lower-division students the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member and a group of peers in a small-seminar setting. These seminars are offered in all campus departments; topics vary from department to department and from semester to semester.

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PB HLTH 39G Freshman/Sophomore Seminar 2 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2010, Spring 2009
Freshman and sophomore seminars offer lower-division students the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member and a group of peers in a small-seminar setting. These seminars are offered in all campus departments; topics vary from department to department and from semester to semester.

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PB HLTH 39H Freshman/Sophomore Seminar 2 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2009
Freshman and sophomore seminars offer lower-division students the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member and a group of peers in a small-seminar setting. These seminars are offered in all campus departments; topics vary from department to department and from semester to semester.

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PB HLTH 39I Freshman/Sophomore Seminar 2 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Spring 2011
Freshman and sophomore seminars offer lower-division students the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member and a group of peers in a small-seminar setting. These seminars are offered in all campus departments; topics vary from department to department and from semester to semester.

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PB HLTH 84 Sophomore Seminar 1 or 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2013
Sophomore seminars are small interactive courses offered by faculty members in departments all across the campus. Sophomore seminars offer opportunity for close, regular intellectual contact between faculty members and students in the crucial second year. The topics vary from department to department and semester to semester. Enrollment limited to 15 sophomores.

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PB HLTH 97 Field Study 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Supervised experience relevant to specific aspects of public health in off-campus organizations. Regular individual meetings with faculty sponsor and written reports required.

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PB HLTH 98 Directed Group Study 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015

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PB HLTH 99 Supervised Independent Study 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015

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PB HLTH 101 A Sustainable World: Challenges and Opportunities 3 Units

Terms offered: Not yet offered
Human activity and human numbers threaten the possibility of irreversible damage to the fragile biosphere on which all life depends. The current generation of students is the first one to face this existential problem and it may be the last one that can solve it. The goal of this course is for faculty with expertise in the many variables involved-energy consumption, food security, population growth and family planning, climate change, governance, migration, resource
consumption, etc.-to give one-hour presentations on their specific topic. Teacher Scholars supervised by a GSI will facilitate student discussion groups, who will then prepare brief statements responding to the challenge presented, and suggest ways of ameliorating the problems
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PB HLTH C102 Bacterial Pathogenesis 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
This course for upper division and graduate students will explore the molecular and cellular basis of microbial pathogenesis. The course will focus on model microbial systems which illustrate mechanisms of pathogenesis. Most of the emphasis will be on bacterial pathogens of mammals, but there will be some discussion of viral and protozoan pathogens. There will be an emphasis on experimental approaches. The course will also include
some aspects of bacterial genetics and physiology, immune response to infection, and the cell biology of host-parasite interactions.
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PB HLTH 103 Drugs, Health, and Society 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2011, Spring 2010, Spring 2009
Introduces undergraduates to concepts basic to understanding and analyzing relationships between drugs, health, and society. Using a broad multi-disciplinary perspective, examines legal and illegal drugs and their effects on personal and community health. Prevention of drug problems at the policy, community, organization, and individual levels will be examined.

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PB HLTH 104A Health Promotion in a College Setting 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Topics include health promotion, medical self-care, and delivery of health care service. Through a combined theory and practice approach, topics are covered as they apply to the campus community. The course is divided into three sections corresponding to particular campus health field experiences in which students may be involved.

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PB HLTH 104B Health Promotion in a College Setting 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Topics include health promotion, medical self-care, and delivery of health care service. Through a combined theory and practice approach, topics are covered as they apply to the campus community. The course is divided into three sections corresponding to particular campus health field experiences in which students may be involved.

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PB HLTH 105 Policy, Planning, and Evaluation of Health Promotion in a College Setting 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2010, Fall 2009, Spring 2009
Theory and practice of policy, planning, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion programs in a college setting. Comparison of different methodologies (peer education, teaching, problem-posing, organizational change), content areas (stress, nutrition, alcohol and drugs, AIDS, sexuality, women's health, self-care, health services), and settings (clinical, classroom, living room, campus).

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PB HLTH 107 Violence, Social Justice, and Public Health 2 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Fall 2012
This course addresses violence as a public health issue, using an interdisciplinary public health approach to enable undergraduate students to explore and analyze violence from personal, social, community and political perspectives. Students will learn to apply public health strategies to identify causes of violence and develop practical community-based plans to prevent violence and promote safety. This
course will examine violence through the lens of the college campus, paying particular attention to the types of violence more commonly seen on, or associated with, collegiate life, and will include a term paper component.
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PB HLTH 112 Global Health: A Multidisciplinary Examination 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course examines health at the individual and community/global level by examining the interplay of many factors, including the legal, social, political, and physical environments; economic forces; access to food, safe water, sanitation, and affordable preventive/medical care; nutrition; cultural beliefs and human behaviors; and religion; among others. Students will be expected to read, understand, and use advanced
materials from diverse disciplines. Class accompanied by case-based discussions.
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PB HLTH 113 Campus/Community Health Impact Program 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2012, Fall 2008, Fall 2007
This course looks at the issues of substance abuse, HIV prevention, and sexual health, particularly in relation to underpresented groups, including African-American, Chicano/Latino, and LGBT communities. It covers principles of public health, community engagement, social justice, and health promotion. Students have the chance to participate in community outreach and develop basic outreach and health educator skills.

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PB HLTH 116 Seminar on Social, Political, and Ethical Issues in Health and Medicine 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
This course offers an introduction to issues and perspectives related to health and medicine. Guest lecturers speak about the week’s topic, which can include a variety of topics such as public health, violence, chronic illnesses, environmental health, and health care economics. Speakers share their first-hand experiences in their fields, discuss current issues, debate ethical dilemmas, and pose and answer questions. During the weekly discussion
sections, students delve deeper into the issues, not only exploring and perhaps questioning their own thoughts and beliefs, but also learning from the experiences and perspectives of their fellow students.
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PB HLTH C117 Introduction to Global Health Disparities Research 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course is designed to prepare trainees in the UC Berkeley "Minority Health/Global Health" (MH/GH) program to conduct a ten-week infectious disease research project in a disease-endemic country. The course provides a background in neglected tropical disease research, international research ethics, and the conduct of health research in low-resource settings.

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PB HLTH 118 Nutrition in Developing Countries 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Fall 2016
We will focus on low- and middle-income countries because they experience the greatest burden of malnutrition, and because they face a unique context of limited financial and government resources. In this course, we will discuss the effects of nutrition throughout the lifecycle in pregnancy, infancy, childhood, and adulthood. We will focus on nutrition broadly including issues of undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies
, and obesity. We will also analyze and evaluate actions taken to ameliorate the major nutritional problems facing vulnerable populations in low- and middle-income countries.
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PB HLTH 126 Health Economics and Public Policy 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Summer 2015 8 Week Session
This course focuses on a selected set of the major health policy issues and uses economics to uncover and better understand the issues. The course examines the scope for government intervention in health markets.

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PB HLTH 129 The Aging Human Brain 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017
The course will survey the field of the human brain, with introductory lectures on the concepts of aging, and brief surveys of normal neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neurochemistry, and neuropsychology as well as methods such as imaging, epidemiology, and pathology. The neurobiological changes associated with aging will be covered from the same perspectives: neuropsychology, anatomy, biochemistry, and physiology. Major neurological diseases of aging including Alzheimer's
and Parkinson's disease will be covered, as will compensatory mechanisms, neuroendocrine changes with aging, depression and aging, epidemiology of aging, and risk factors for decline.
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PB HLTH C129 The Aging Human Brain 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
The course will survey the field of the human brain, with introductory lectures on the concepts of aging, and brief surveys of normal neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neurochemistry, and neuropsychology as well as methods such as imaging, epidemiology, and pathology. The neurobiological changes associated with aging will be covered from the same perspectives: neuropsychology, anatomy, biochemistry, and physiology. Major neurological diseases of aging
including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease will be covered, as will compensatory mechanisms, neuroendocrine changes with aging, depression and aging, epidemiology of aging, and risk factors for decline.
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PB HLTH 130 Advanced Health Policy 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 1997
This course will give you the opportunity to build upon your understanding of the organization, financing and current policy issues of the US health care delivery system obtained in PH 150D. In this course you will become engaged health policy analysts, applying policy making tools (e.g., policy memos/briefs, legislative analysis, regulatory comments, media advocacy, public testimony) to actual health issues and problems. Through individual and group
work, you will draw upon both verbal and written communication skills to effectuate health policy change.
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PB HLTH 140 Introduction to Risk and Demographic Statistics 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2012, Fall 2011, Fall 2010
Statistical and evaluation methods in studies of human mortality, morbidity, and natality. History of statistical terminology and notation, critical appraisal of registry and census data, measurement of risk and introduction to life tables. Computational systems and the analysis of mass data.

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PB HLTH 141 Introduction to Biostatistics 5 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
An intensive introductory course in statistical methods used in applied research. Emphasis on principles of statistical reasoning, underlying assumptions, and careful interpretation of results. Topics covered: descriptive statistics, graphical displays of data, introduction to probability, expectations and variance of ramdom variables, confidence intervals and tests for means, differences
of means, proportions, differences of proportions, chi-square tests for categorical variables, regression and multiple regression, an introduction to analysis of variance. Statistical software will be used to supplement hand calculation. Students who successfully complete Public Health 141 are prepared to continue their biostatistics course work in 200-level courses. With the approval of their degree program, MPH students may use Public Health 141 to fulfill the biostatistics course requirement (contact program manager for approval). Public Health 141 also fulfills the biostatistics course requirement for the Public Health Undergraduate Major.
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PB HLTH 142 Introduction to Probability and Statistics in Biology and Public Health 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Descriptive statistics, probability, probability distributions, point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing, chi-square, correlation and regression with biomedical applications.

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PB HLTH 142AB Introduction to Probability and Statistics in Public Health and Biology 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 1996 10 Week Session
This course will provide an intense, fast-paced presentation of material contained in 142A-142B, which are offered during the regular academic year. Topics from 142A include descriptive statistics, probability, probability distributions, point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing, chi-square, correlation and regression with biomedical applications. The following topics from 142B will also be covered: analysis of variance, multiple regression
, and nonparametric statistics.
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PB HLTH W142 Introduction to Probability and Statistics in Biology and Public Health 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Descriptive statistics, probability, probability distributions, point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing, chi-square, correlation, and regression with biomedical applications.

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PB HLTH 144A Introduction to SAS Programming 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
This course is intended to serve as an introduction to the SAS programming language for Windows in an applied, workshop environment. Emphasis is on data management and programming in a public health research setting. Topics include SAS language to compute, recode, label, and format variables as well as sort, subset, concatenate, and merge data sets. SAS statistical procedures will be used to compute univariate and bivariate summary statistics
and tests, simple linear models,graphical plots, and statistical output data sets.
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PB HLTH 144B Intermediate SAS Programming 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Topics include data step flow control, looping and automated processing, implicit and explicit arrays, data simulation strategies, data set reconfiguration, use of SAS Macro variables, and writing simple SAS Macro programs.

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PB HLTH 145 Statistical Analysis of Continuous Outcome Data 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Regression models for continuous outcome data: least squares estimates and their properties, interpreting coefficients, prediction, comparing models, checking model assumptions, transformations, outliers, and influential points. Categorical explanatory variables: interaction and analysis of covariance, correlation and partial correlation. Appropriate graphical methods and statistical computing. Analysis of variance for one- and two-factor models:
F tests, assumption checking, multiple comparisons. Random effects models and variance components. Introduction to repeated measures models.
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PB HLTH 147 Global Perspective on Vision 2 Units

Terms offered: Not yet offered
There are four facets to the course. 1) Core knowledge of the epidemiology of the major causes of vision loss globally 2) The role of ophthalmology and surgical interventions in global health 3) novel teaching methods in group dynamics, public speaking, video making, physician shadowing, surgery observation and leadership opportunities 4) Hands on public health work with an intervention, such as vision screening for the homeless. A multidisciplinary approach will
be employed to study what interventions are taking place to alleviate the burden of ophthalmic disease.
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PB HLTH 150A Introduction to Epidemiology and Human Disease 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course introduces epidemiological methods with the goal of teaching students to read critically and interpret published epidemiologic studies in humans. The course also exposes students to the epidemiology of diseases and conditions of current public health importance in the United States and internationally.

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PB HLTH 150B Introduction to Environmental Health Sciences 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Fall 2016
The course will present the major human and natural activities that lead to release of hazardous materials into the environment as well as the causal links between chemical, physical, and biological hazards in the environment and their impact on human health. The basic principles of toxicology will be presented including dose-response relationships, absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of chemicals. The overall
role of environmental risks in the pattern of human disease, both nationally and internationally, will be covered. The engineering and policy strategies, including risk assessment, used to evaluate and control these risks will be introduced.
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PB HLTH 150D Introduction to Health Policy and Management 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
This course is intended to introduce students to health policy making and health care organizations in the United States. Students will be introduced to concepts from public policy, economics, organizational behavior, and political science. Students will also be introduced to current issues in U.S. health policy and the present organization of the U.S. health care system.

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PB HLTH 150E Introduction to Community Health and Human Development 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course will consist of a survey of the major social, cultural, and bio-behavioral patterns of health and well-being among individuals, families, neighborhoods, and communities. The course also will address the design, implementation, and evaluation of leading social and behavioral interventions and social policies designed to improve community and population health. This course will satisfy one of the core requirements for the undergraduate
major in public health.
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PB HLTH C155 Sociology of Health and Medicine 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Summer 2016
This course covers several topics, including distributive justice in health care, the organization and politics of the health system, the correlates of health (by race, sex, class, income), pandemics (e.g., AIDS, Avian Flu and other influenzas, etc.), and the experience of illness and interactions with doctors and the medical system.

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PB HLTH C160 Environmental Health and Development 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
The health effects of environmental alterations caused by development programs and other human activities in both developing and developed areas. Case studies will contextualize methodological information and incorporate a global perspective on environmentally mediated diseases in diverse populations. Topics include water management; population change; toxics; energy development; air pollution; climate
change; chemical use, etc.
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PB HLTH 162A Public Health Microbiology 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Fall 2016
Introduction to properties of microorganisms; their relationships with humans in causing infectious diseases and in maintaining health. With 162L, satisfies most requirements for a laboratory course in microbiology. May be taken without 162L.

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PB HLTH 162L Public Health Microbiology Laboratory 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Laboratory to accompany 162A.

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PB HLTH 170B Toxicology 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2013, Spring 2012, Fall 1999
Introduction to toxicology covering basic principles, dose-response, toxicity testing, chemical metabolism, mechanisms of toxicity, carcinogensis, interpretation of toxicological data for risk assessment, and target organ toxicity.

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PB HLTH 170C Drinking Water and Health 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
The course covers monitoring, control and regulatory policy of microbial, chemical and radiological drinking water contaminants. Additional subjects include history and iconography of safe water, communicating risks to water consumers and a bottled water versus tap water taste test as part of the discussion on aesthetic water quality parameters. A field trip to a local water treatment plant in included.

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PB HLTH 180 The Evolution of Human Sexuality 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2012, Fall 2011, Fall 2010
This course is built around an evolutionary perspective of the basis of human mating behavior and explores a variety of topics in human sexualtiy with the goal of helping us to understand ourselves and to understand and accept the behavior of others. The course takes examples from art, sociology, anatomy, anthropology, physiology, contemporary politics, and history to explore the richness of human sexual behavior and reproduction and the interaction
between our biology and our culture.
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PB HLTH 181 Poverty and Population 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Globally one million more births than deaths occur every 112 hours, 90% in the poorest countries. Between 1960 and 1980, considerable attention was focused on rapid population growth. Afterwards, the attention has faded and investment in family planning evaporated. Family size among some of the poorest women is increasing. This course seeks to provide an understanding of the relationships between population growth, poverty, women's autonomy, and
health. It explores the political "fashions" underlying changing paradigms among demographers, and economists, and development specialists.
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PB HLTH 183 The History of Medicine, Public Health, and the Allied Health Sciences 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2013
This course will examine the historical developments of social and scientific responses to human disease from their beginnings to their current roles as major forces in modern society. It will consider the evolution of diagnoses, treatment, and prevention of human morbidity and death from both a humanistic and scientific perspective. It invites pre-medical, pre-dental, and other students preparing for careers in public health, nursing, optometry
, or the other health sciences, students interested in public policy and health-related law, and students of history or the other humanities who wish an overview of medicine and health from a broad historical perspective.
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PB HLTH H195A Special Study for Honors Candidates in Public Health 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Regular individual meetings with a faculty advisor culminating in a thesis at completion of H195B. H195A will concentrate primarily on researching a topic in public health. H195B will concentrate on development and writing up results in the form of a thesis. Students must enroll for both semesters of the sequence.

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PB HLTH H195B Special Study for Honors Candidates in Public Health 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
Regular individual meetings with a faculty advisor culminating in a thesis at completion of H195B. H195A will concentrate primarily on researching a topic in public health. H195B will concentrate on development and writing up results in the form of a thesis. Students must enroll for both semesters of the sequence.

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PB HLTH 196 Special Topics in Public Health 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Special topics in various fields of Public Health. Topics covered will vary from semester to semester and will be announced at the beginning of each term.

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PB HLTH 197 Field Study in Public Health 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
Supervised experience relevant to specific aspects of public health in off-campus organizations. Regular individual meetings with faculty sponsor and written reports required.

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PB HLTH 198 Directed Group Study 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016

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PB HLTH 199 Supervised Independent Study and Research 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
Enrollment restrictions apply; see the Introduction to Courses and Curricula section of this catalog.

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PB HLTH 200A Current issues in Public Health Ethics: Research and Practice 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course seeks to examine the ethical challenges inherent in public health practice, research, and policy. It covers a range of topics in ethics through cases representative of different public health dilemmas. The cases considered include treating homeless people with TB, rationing medical care in the United States, conducting HIV studies of maternal-fetal transmission in Africa, managed care policies and setting priorities, the deaf
community and cochlear implants, and the societal implications of genetic information. The goal is to enable students to develop an analytical methodology that has practical application for their future work.
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PB HLTH 200C Public Health Core Breadth Seminar 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2009, Fall 2008
This course is designed to provide students with a brief introduction to the field of public health and a basic understanding of the contributions of the environmental, behavioral, and management and policy sciences to the practice of public health. Central foci of the course include the interactions of biology, behavior and environment; the community and population-based nature of public health; health disparities; the relationships among health
care access, cost and quality of care; the performance of the health care delivery system; the concepts of risk and burden of disease; the importance of ecological and life course perspectives; and theory- and evidence-based public health research and practice. By the conclusion of this course, students will be able to discuss and describe seminal concepts and approaches, as well as current theories and methods underlying societal efforts to study and address key public health problems.
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PB HLTH 200D Applied Public Health: Putting Theory Into Practice 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2010, Spring 2009, Spring 2008
This course trains students in applied public health through discussion, lectures, guest speakers, cases, and field trips. Students integrate learning from previous courses with work experience. Cases emphasize current national/global public health issues and practice. At course completion, students will be able to: Demonstrate the capacity to identify, research, and respond to real-life public health challenges; work effectively and efficiently
in problem-solving groups; professionally present the results of their effort to large groups for feedback and evaluation.
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PB HLTH 200J Health Policy and Management Breadth Course 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016
Health policy and management applies concepts from economics, organizational behavior, and political science to the structure, financing, and regulation of the public health and health care delivery systems. This breadth course is designed to give MPH students a basic set of competencies in the domains central to the field.

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PB HLTH 200K Environmental Health Sciences Breadth Course 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017
This course will give an introduction to the major human and natural activities that lead to release of hazardous materials into the environment as well as the causal links between chemical, physical, and biological hazards in the environment and their impact on human health, including those related to climate change. The basic principles of toxicology, exposure assessment, risk assessment, risk perception, and environmental health policy will be presented. The overall
role of environmental risks in the pattern of human disease, both nationally and internationally, will be covered.
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PB HLTH 200L Health and Social Behavior Breadth 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016
Health and social behavior uses theory and research from the behavioral sciences to explain the causes and health effects of salutary and risky behavior.

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PB HLTH W200E Health Policy and Management Breadth Course 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2015 10 Week Session, Summer 2014 10 Week Session, Summer 2013 10 Week Session
Health policy and management applies concepts from economics, organizational behavior, and political science to the structure, financing, and regulation of the public health and health care delivery systems. This breadth course is designed to give MPH students a basic set of competencies in the domains central to the field.

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PB HLTH W200F Environmental Health Sciences Breadth Course 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
This survey course covers the breadth of hazards from chemical, biological, and physical agents of concern to environmental health professionals. Lectures are presented by experts on particular topics that emphasize the activities involved in professional practice.

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PB HLTH W200G Health and Social Behavior Breadth 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2015 10 Week Session, Summer 2014 10 Week Session
Health and social behavior uses theory and research from the behavioral sciences to explain the causes and health effects of salutary and risky behavior.

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PB HLTH 201E Public Health Interventions: Theory, Practice, and Research 2 or 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course focuses on the primary factors that affect health and the interventions that can promote health. Students examine the determinants of health and the theory, history, types, ethics, and approaches of public health interventions. Community level interventions and multidisciplinary approaches receive special emphasis. The course stresses a rigorous critique of the outcomes of interventions and practical ways to improve them. Students
take an active role in the design and conduct of the course.
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PB HLTH 201F Community-Based Research and Interventions to Promote Health: Theory and Methods 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2009
This course will delve into theoretical, methodological, and practical considerations in conducting physical and mental health interventions in diverse communities. Course emphases are: a) conceptualization and implementation of community interventions within ecological models and principles; b) logic models of intervention process and outcomes; c) comparing and integrating prevention science and community-based participatory approaches to intervention;
d) strategies and challenges in replicating and diffusing community-based interventions across diverse settings; and e) cultural competency in community intervention development.
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PB HLTH 202B Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Health Status 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2010, Spring 2009
Focus on ethnic and cultural diversity in health behavior as a basis for public health programs. Consideration of U.S. ethnic minority groups and cultural groups in non-Western societies. Health status and behavior examined in context of relevant social and anthropological theory (social class, acculturation, political economy). Influence of socio-cultural background on concepts of health, illness, and health-seeking behavior. Implications
for planning public health programs and policies.
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PB HLTH 202G Advanced Alcohol Research Seminar 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
This course is an advanced alcohol research seminar in which presentations are made by alcohol research scientists nationally and internationally, as well as pre-and post-doctoral fellows, and focus on special topical areas related to psychosocial research in the field each semester. Areas covered include the epidemiology of drinking patterns and alcohol-related problems, issues related to treatment of alcohol-related problems, and health services
research. Guest presentations are also provided (related to topics outside psychosocial research) to provide a breadth of understanding in the field. The seminar also includes sessions focused on methodological issues in alcohol-related research and grant writing, and has a research ethics component covering a number of sessions.
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PB HLTH C202B Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Health Status 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2013
Focus on ethnic and cultural diversity in health behavior as a basis for public health programs. Consideration of U.S. ethnic minority groups and cultural groups in non-Western societies. Health status and behavior examined in context of relevant social and anthropological theory (social class, acculturation, political economy). Influence of socio-cultural background on concepts of health, illness, and health-seeking behavior.
Implications for planning public health programs and policies.
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PB HLTH W202 Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Health Status 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
This course will examine ethnic and cultural differences in health status and behavior among historically marginalized communities in the United States, including African-Americans, Latinos, Asian-Americans, Native Americans, as well as sexual minorities and groups from non-Western societies.

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PB HLTH 203A Theories of Health and Social Behavior 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
This course provides a survey of theoretical perspectives and their application in analyzing the behavioral, social, and cultural dimensions of community health problems. An emphasis is placed on critically examining the strengths and weaknesses of particular theories for understanding and addressing complex community health problems.

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PB HLTH 204A Mass Communications in Public Health 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Examines the role of mass communication in advancing public health goals. Reviews mass media theories in general, and theories of the news media in particular. Provides an in-depth understanding of media advocacy as a strategy for using news media and paid advertising to support policy initiatives at the local, state, and federal levels. Examples are drawn from a wide range of public health issues.

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PB HLTH 204D Community Organizing and Community Building for Health 3 or 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2011
This course emphasizes community organizing and community building as major approaches to creating healthy communities and fostering broader social change. It further examines the role of public health practitioners as change agents, stressing in particular the values and ethical issues that arise within the context of diverse and multicultural communities. Both advancement of theoretical knowledge and the development of skills in applying such
knowledge in the areas of community organizing and community building will be stressed. This is a Service Learning Course, and students wishing to undertake a concurrent field project can earn an additional optional unit of credit.
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PB HLTH 204F Culture, Public Health Practice, and Eliminating Health Disparities: From Ideas to Action in the 21st Century 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2013
Public health literature and practice make frequent reference to the terms culture, cultural competence, race, racism, ethnicity, and health disparities. Understanding these terms, their complex meanings and current application in public health practice is the subject matter of this course. By the end of the course students will be able to describe the concepts of culture, race, racism, ethnicity, cultural competence, cultural humility, health
disparities and their use in public health theory and practice; identify and describe the application of these concepts in local public health practice; and demonstrate an understanding of these concepts and their application in public health practice through the completion of a group project.
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PB HLTH 204G Research Advances in Health Disparities: Multidisciplinary Perspectives 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Understanding and addressing persistent racial inequities in health status is a core public health problem. Ethnic minorities are much more likely to experience much higher rates of poor birth outcomes, infant mortality, infectious and chronic diseases, hospitalization rates, and early death rates from all causes. This course examines racial and ethnic health inequities as a function of social inequality. Topics are drawn from a social determinants
of health framework emphasizing the importance of the economic, social, and political features that adversely affect the health status of many underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities in the U.S. from a multidisciplinary approach: Public Health, sociology, anthropology, and social welfare
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PB HLTH 204H Exploring Community Health Through Film 1 Unit

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This is a film series offered through Community Health & Human Development. We wish to put "community" back in CHHD by uniting the four program areas: Public Health Nutrition (PHN), Maternal & Child Health (MCH), Health & Social Behavior (HSB), and the Joint Medical Program (JMP) in a semester long breadth course. Six to seven films, recommended by faculty and students, will be screened each spring semester. There will be a panel discussion.
Panels will consist of a faculty "host" for a given film and one to two additional guests invited from the community or from the broader UC Berkeley community.
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PB HLTH W204 Mass Communication in Public Health 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2015 10 Week Session, Summer 2014 10 Week Session
The purpose of this course is to provide students with an understanding of how the media can be used to promote healthy public policy. The primary focus of the course is on "media advocacy." Students will learn how to frame issues from a public health perspective. In learning more about how the media operate, they will be better equipped to work effectively with journalists.

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PB HLTH 205 Program Planning, Development, and Evaluation 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Basic elements and considerations in planning health programs; case material will be drawn from health settings, with emphasis on multidisciplinary planning. Assessment of problems, setting goals and objectives, designing activities, implementation and evaluation.

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PB HLTH W205 Program Planning, Development, and Evaluation 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2012
The purpose of this course is to provide students with the necessary skills to plan health programs. We will examine the principles and methods underlying program planning. Multi-disciplinary, collaborative planning will be emphasized. Program planning applications will be emphasized throughout the course by using case studies, specific illustrations, and online planning exercises.

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PB HLTH 206 PH Nutrition Core Course: Critical Issues in Public Health Nutrition 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
This course will introduce first-year public health nutrition and other MPH students to critical issues in public health nutrition, and provide them with critical thinking skills to analyze these issues using scientific literature. Students will build group facilitation skills, library research skills, and professional advocacy skills. Second-year public health nutrition students and a panel of PHN graduates will speak to the students about valuable
skills and competencies needed for work in public health nutrition.
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PB HLTH 206A Nutrition Status, Physical Activity, and Chronic Conditions 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
Concepts, methods, and limitations in the determination of nutritional status; application of methodologies for determining and interpreting data; technical, social, and political implications of nutritional assessments and related community needs.

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PB HLTH 206B Food and Nutrition Policies and Programs 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2013
This course examines the historical origins of food and nutrition improvement programs in the United States, including the political and administrative conditions that led to the development of these programs. It also examines the goals, design, operations, and effectiveness of some of these programs: Food Stamp Program, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), the National School Lunch Program, the
School Breakfast Program, Head Start, the Child Care Food Program, and the Elderly Nutrition Program.
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PB HLTH 206C Nutritional Epidemiology 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2015
This course develops the ability to read published nutritional epidemiology research critically. Basic research methods in nutritional epidemiology will be reviewed, and issues in design, analysis, and interpretation unique to nutritional epidemiology will be addressed. This will be accomplished by readings and study questions, lecture/discussions, and problem sets.

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PB HLTH 206D Food and Nutrition Programs and Policies in Developing Countries 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
This course will use a case-based approach to examine the ways in which governments in developing countries design and implement policies and programs that affect food production and access to safe, affordable, and nutritionally adequate diets. In the course we will analyze, assess and evaluate ways to take action to ameliorate the major nutritional problems facing vulnerable populations in developing countries.

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PB HLTH W206 Maternal and Child Health Nutrition 3 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Nutrition plays a vital role in human reproduction, child growth/development. Course provides an overview of the major nutritional issues for infants, children, adolescents, and reproductive age women in the United States. One module on malnutrition offers global content. Reviews programs, interventions aimed at improving MCH nutrition, builds student familiarity with evidence-based MCH nutrition practice guidelines. Demonstrates a methodology for applying this
knowledge to food choices at a personal, programmatic level. Students will be asked to engage in a "hands on" experience with the USA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly The Food Stamp Program). Supplemental learning activities for this course are highly interactive
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PB HLTH 207A Public Health Aspects of Maternal and Child Nutrition 2 or 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Nutrition plays a vital role in human reproduction and child growth and development. This course provides an overview of the major nutritional issues faced by women of childbearing age, infants, children, and adolescents in the United States and around the world, with selected topics explored in greater depth. Nutritional problems are multi-factorial and occur at multiple levels and we will study them from a variety of viewpoints (biological
, pyschological, socio-cultural, economic, political, and behavioral) as well as from individual and population perspectives. Participants in the course will become acquainted with nutritional research, policies, and interventions designed to enhance reproduction, growth, and development. This course will also explore health disparities in maternal and child nutrition in both a domestic and international context.
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PB HLTH 208A Public Health Aspects of Nutritional Care: In Hospital Setting 5 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2006 10 Week Session, Summer 2005 10 Week Session, Summer 2004 10 Week Session
The nutritional care of people with major diseases is reviewed, observed, and practiced in various Bay Area hospitals. Current nutritional therapies of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, renal diseases, liver diseases, gastro-intestinal disorders, and trauma are reviewed. The organization and delivery of nutritional care services in hospital settings.

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PB HLTH 208B Public Health Aspects of Nutritional Care: In Selected Facilities 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2007 10 Week Session, Summer 2006 10 Week Session, Summer 2005 10 Week Session
The organization and delivery of nutrition care services facilities such as health departments, ambulatory health care settings, child care and education facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and senior nutrition programs. Included are nutrition education and counseling, food service, nutrition assessments, consultation, and training.

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PB HLTH 210 Maternal and Child Health Specialty Area Core Course 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
The core course in maternal and child health will provide an integrated approach to issues, programs, and policies in the field of maternal and child health. The following concepts will be explored and addressed in depth: 1) the foundation of maternal and child health, including an overview of the field, history, and foundation of MCH practice and programs, and attention to financing of these programs; 2) MCH data sources, uses of data, and related
issues; and 3) policies and practices in MCH (including discussions with community professionals to address practical problems, public policy concerns, current issues in MCH, and current research in MCH). In addition, major health problems facing women, children, and adolescents will be explored, including how and why these are distributed in these populations.
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PB HLTH 210B Adolescent Health 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
This course is designed to provide an understanding of the epidemiology and etiology of critical health issues among adolescents, including complex contextual influences and individual processes related to this dynamic period of life. Each adolescent health outcome will be considered in light of developmental issues related to the pubertal transition and multilevel influences that contribute to adolescent health and well-being, including 1) biological
, 2) cognitive, 3) behavioral, and 4) social-culture factors. The course will emphasize: empirical evidence for the etiology of adolescent health problems, documented risk and protective factors, and content and timing of preventive intervention efforts to ameliorate risk.
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PB HLTH 210C Needs Assessment in Maternal and Child Health 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
The purpose of this course is to provide a conceptual and practical understanding of health needs and the strategies that can be used for conducting needs assessments in maternal and child health. The course is aimed at students who anticipate working in situations that involve measuring health problems in communities, planning for health services, and advocating or making decisions about the distribution of community health resources.

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PB HLTH 210D Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Research methods and issues in perinatal and reproductive epidemiology with emphasis on methods of study. Specific adverse reproductive outcomes, risk factors, and prevalence will be discussed. Will include critiques of published studies and techniques of proposal writing.

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PB HLTH 210E Practicum in MCH Data Analysis I 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
This course is designed to support MCH students complete their masters capstone project. Part I is offered in the Fall and Part II is in Spring.

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PB HLTH 210F Practicum In MCH Data Analysis II 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016
The course is designed to support MCH students working on their Master's Capstone project. The course goal is to support students in a variety of methodological issues and practical issues. The course is a combination of formal class meetings and one-on-one meetings.

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PB HLTH 212A International Maternal and Child Health 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Assessment of health status of mothers, infants, and children on worldwide basis; special emphasis on problems, policies, and programs affecting MCH and family planning in developing countries.

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PB HLTH 212C Migration and Health: A U.S.-Mexico Binational Perspective 2 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Building upon expertise on migration from Mexico to the U.S., the goal of this course is to strengthen students' knowledge and understanding of public health issues of immigrants and the effects that migration has on the health/disease issues of communities in the countries of origin, transit, and destination. Students will explore successful public health intervention programs targeting these populations.

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PB HLTH 212D Expanded Foundations of Global Health 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
This is one of the two sequential graduate level core courses of the Global Health specialty area, designed to deepen students’ understanding of the complexities of global health issues. It will build on the principles discussed in the fall semester in Foundations of Global Health (PH C253/DEVP C232). The course will discuss current interventions and possible approaches for the future, complex ethical and political issues, and will prepare
students to become part of the future global health work force and leadership. The course will be taught using a mix of teaching styles including case-based learning, trans-disciplinary approaches, and guest lecturers. It will integrate new technology and web-based class reflections.
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PB HLTH 212E Private Sector Health Services in Developing Countries 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
This course will serve students intending to conduct research, policy work, or program implementation in health services in developing countries. Topics covered will include definition and typology of private sector in various countries, theories of private sector regulation, motivation, and research. Methodological and practical issues in measuring provider importance, quality, and in influencing the activities of actors in private health
delivery will be explored from viewpoints of both research and programmatic intervention.
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PB HLTH 213A Family Planning, Population Change, and Health 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Course examines the determinants of family size and the role played by contraception, voluntary sterilization, and induced abortion in the transition to small families. It looks at the factors controlling access to fertility regulation in developed and developing countries and discusses the factors that have made for successful family programs as well as those that have generated controversy. The course looks at the relationship between family
planning and the health of women and children and at the role of family size in economic development and environmental problems. It looks at advances in family planning, organization, and promotion of services and discusses ethical issues facing providers.
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PB HLTH 214 Eat.Think.Design 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course is a team-oriented, project-based course designed around the case-based and learning-by-doing models. The critical elements of the human-centered design process – discovering, ideating, and prototyping – are learned through didactic sessions and an 8-week project students work on in teams. Working with community partners on a public health issue related to food, the student teams apply human-centered design skills to the problem
, and design and pilot (when possible) a solution with and for their community partner.
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PB HLTH 216A Biological Embedding of Social Factors 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
This is an interdisciplinary course which will adopt a broad-based ecological perspective of health and behavior. This class will emphasize the interconnected and multidirectional relationships between biology, behavior, and the social environment. This course will be conducted as a seminar series (with a focus on biological processes). We will investigate the assertion that biological, psychological, and social processes interact over a lifetime
to influence health and vulnerability to disease (a developmental epigenetic perspective). Rather than focusing on "if" social factors can influence health and disease we will focus on "how" social factors may regulate/change biological measures. Three very general themes will be addressed: development, "social" neuroscience and gene-environment interactions as they relate to behavior. Topics such as constraints/plasticity and behavior, genetic determinism, vulnerability versus resilience, gene-environment interactions, fetal/developmental programming, and stress will all be touched upon.
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PB HLTH 217C Aging and Public Health 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of research, practice, and policy in the area of aging and public health. Topics will include the epidemiology of aging; race, class, gender, and aging; nutrition and the elderly; and current health policy surrounding aging. Themes running throughout the course and linking a number of the topics covered will include the diversity of the elderly; the importance of co-morbidity and functional
health status in this population group; the family and broader environmental contexts in which aging takes place; and the influence of public and private sector policies on health and health-related behavior in the elderly. Weekly lectures by the faculty will be complemented by presentations by prominent Bay Area researchers in the areas of geriatrics and gerontology. This is the core course for the School of Public Health specialty in aging and public health.
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PB HLTH C217D Biological and Public Health Aspects of Alzheimer's Disease 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013
This course will survey the field of Alzheimer's disease (AD) from a biological and public health perspective by reading original research papers in the fields of medicine, neuroscience, and epidemiology. The course will begin with a historical survey of the concept of AD, followed by a description of clinical and neuropathological features. Subsequent classes will cover the genetics and molecular biology of the disease, as well
as biomarkers, epidemiology, risk factors, treatment, development of new diagnostic approaches, and ethical issues. The course will also serve as a model for the analysis of complex diseases with multiple genetic and environmental causes, and late onset neurodegenerative diseases. The course will also serve as a model for the analysis of complex diseases with multiple genetic and environmental causes and late-onset neurodegenerative disease.
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PB HLTH 218B Evaluation of Health and Social Programs 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
The study of concepts, methods, rationale, and uses of evaluation research as they apply to health and social programs.

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PB HLTH W218 Evaluation of Health and Social Programs 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015
This course provides an overview of the concepts and methods of program evaluation. The course will be useful to those concerned with evaluation of health and social service programs. Participants will develop the critical skills necessary to assess the quality of evaluation research projects, to apply technical skills in professional practice, and to develop evaluation plans for a variety of heath and social programs.

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PB HLTH 219A Advanced Methods: Qualitative Research 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2010, Spring 2009, Spring 2008
An overview of the theoretical and methodological components involved in various aspects of qualitative research.

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PB HLTH 219C Community-Based Participatory Research in Public Health 3 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2014
The goal of this seminar is to provide doctoral and advanced master's degree students with an understanding of theories, principles, and strategies of community-based participatory research (CBPR) and related traditions. The advantages and limitations of this approach, skills necessary for effective application, and theory-driven case studies will be explored. Students undertaking a service-learning project applying CBPR may receive a 4th unit.

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PB HLTH 219D Social and Behavioral Health Research: Introduction to Survey Methods 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2013, Fall 2012
This course provides students with a thorough tool kit for designing survey questionnaires and for implementing telephone, face-to-face, and mail surveys. The three-hour weekly class sessions are designed to convey practical knowledge, with a case study approach used to complement each topical lecture. An SPSS laboratory is also given each semester. The course is an elective for Health and Social Behavior students, and many from the multidisciplinary
program and other tracks in the school (including UCSF, e.g., nurses in their Ph.D. programs) have often enrolled as well. By the end of the semester, students will have designed, as their class project, a research project including a study design rationale, aims and hypotheses, data collection methods and measures, human subjects consent form, codebook and analysis plan.
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PB HLTH 219E Introduction to Qualitative Methods in Public Health Research 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course is designed to familiarize students who have little or no experience in conducting qualitative research with the perspectives, methods, and techniques of a vast and contentious tradition of research. The course will cover some of the methods of data collections used in the conduct of qualitative inquiries, the analysis of textural data, the write-up of findings from qualitative studies, and the development of a qualitative research
proposal. While learning about qualitative methods, students will gain an understanding of the qualitative research literature on a topic of their choice, as well as how to integrate findings from a variety of qualitative studies on a research question of topic.
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PB HLTH W219 Social and Behavioral Health Research: Introduction to Survey Methods 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015
This course provides students with a thorough tool kit for designing survey questionnaires and for implementing telephone, face-to-face, mail, and internet surveys. The two three-hour, weekly class sessions are designed to convey practical knowledge with a case study approach used to complement the topical lectures. An SPSS laboratory also is given each semester.

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PB HLTH 220 Health Policy Decision-Making 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Introduction to federal-level health policy and analysis of government capacity in addressing major issues in health policy. The course explores structural impediments to reform in the US, regulatory decision-making -- particularly decision-making under conditions of uncertainty, and basic tools of policy analysis. Students will apply these tools in a seminar paper that analyzes a proposed or existing health policy or program.

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PB HLTH 220C Health Risk Assessment 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Fall 2013
This course introduces the basic scientific principles of environmental health risk assessment, develops the understanding necessary to carry out and interpret quantitative risk assessments, and describes the context in which decisions manage environmental health risks are made. The course presents the quantitative methods used to assess the human health risks associated with exposure to microbial and chemical agents, focusing on the four major
components of risk assessment: hazard identification, dose-response assessment, exposure assessment and risk characterization. The course examines the application of environmental health risk assessment to contemporary issues including the associated complexities, challenges and controversies.
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PB HLTH 220D Health Policy Advocacy 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
A graduate seminar in practice-based means to advocate for health policy. This course focuses on data based strategies using persuasive written and oral communication skills necessary to preserve and/or improve the health status of populations. Students will develop research, organization, and coalition-building skills necessary to produce an effective advocacy campaign. The course identifies the roles of those involved in the making of policy
and demonstrates the use of appropriate channels and technologies to influence health policy change.
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PB HLTH 220E Global Health Policy 2 or 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2011, Fall 2010
This course will provide an intensive introduction to current topics in international health policy. Students in the course will become familiar with the major actors, institutions, and regimes that shape international health policy. The course will also introduce students to theories of governance as they apply to international settings and evaluate the relative roles of state actors, NGOs, and international regimes in producing key health
policy outcomes. The course will cover several current issues in international health and will require students to critically assess the state of policy with respect to these issues. Using Bardach's method for policy analysis, students will analyze current policies and propose policy alternatives with an assessment of the tradeoffs implied in choosing a given policy option over its competitors.
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PB HLTH 220F Health Workforce and Public Policy 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2009
This course focuses on three interrelated issues: How do we determine when we have too many or too few health care workers to provide high quality and cost effective care? What are the factors that determine the supply and distribution of health care workers? What are the methods that can be used to increase the performance and productivity of health care workers? We will review recent evidence on the supply, quality, and cost of the health workforce in California,
the U.S., and globally. Approaches to the public and private financing of medical education will also be analyzed. This course is taught in a seminar format with lectures, visiting speakers, and student presentations.
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PB HLTH 220G Advocacy in Action 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2012, Fall 2010
This course trains students in the mechanisms of effective policy change. Students are placed in ongoing, real world advocacy campaigns, and students receive mentoring from university instructors as well as field preceptors. The class teaches advocacy tools that students can leverage in their future careers, whether for governmental redress or improving systems within organizations. The lens employed in the class is the improvement of public health through
advocacy.
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PB HLTH 221 Mental Health Policies, Programs, and Services 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2013
This course provides a foundation for understanding mental illness and mental health services and the evolution and current state of our thinking about them. It presents the most frequent varieties of mental illness and addresses their frequency of occurrence, and it addresses the social disability from mental illness and the societal response to mental illness. It also considers treatments, services, effectiveness, quality of care, and financing
, as well as considering financing, legal issues, and special concerns and services for children and youth. In addition, the course provides a forum to critically examine the knowledge base on mental illness, epidemiology, policies, programs, and services as it presents major controversies and highlights the best available evidence.
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PB HLTH 221B Understanding and Overcoming Health Care Disparities 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2013, Fall 2012
In this class, we will construct a framework to formulate explanations for health care disparities and to construct responses that have the potential for a policy-oriented, and therefore widespread, response. Taking advantage of selected developments in social science theory and research that can provide insight into how health care disparities come about, we will draw from anthropological and psychological theories of cultural orientation, cultural
framing of problems, and cultural identity; as well as drawing from psychological theories of stress and coping. We also will draw from sociological theories of individual and community poverty, and theories characterizing health care system design and service delivery.
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PB HLTH 222A Health Care Technology Policy 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
The course examines the public policy institutions and processes influencing innovation, regulation, and payment for biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. Topics include technology transfer and patent law, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review for safety and efficacy, insurance coverage policy at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), coverage, payment, and benefit by private insurers for new technology
, and cost-effectiveness analysis. Special topics vary from year to year. Examples and case studies are drawn from all three of the technology sectors.
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PB HLTH 223A Introduction to the Health Care System 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Fall 2012
An intensive introduction that will provide students with an understanding of the structure, financing, and special properties of health services delivery. The course will analyze the larger management and policy issues that drive reform efforts.

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PB HLTH 223B Cases in Health Management 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2009, Fall 2008, Fall 2007
This is an advanced course in health management. It is intended for master's degree students in the Division of Health Policy and Management who have already completed their field residency. The course consists of analyses and discussions of cases highlighting complex managerial issues in health care delivery, E-health, biotechnology, and other health-related organizations. The cases used in the class will provide the student with real-world management
problems, choices, and information. The key task for the student is to develop solutions to problems and propose actions using the information in the case. The case discussions will draw on the student's knowledge of health organizations and current health policies and the skills the student has acquired in operational management, strategic management, ethical analysis, health politics and policy analysis, and interpersonal communication.
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PB HLTH 223C Strategic Management and the Health Sector 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
The overall purpose of this course is to assist the student in managing health care organizations from a strategic perspective. This is accomplished by systematically addressing systemwide, organization-wide, group- and individual-level issues in strategy formulation, content, implementation, and performance. Emphasis is placed upon the manager's role in simultaneously taking into account a wide variety of internal and external factors to
improve organization and system performance in meeting the health needs of individuals and communities. Emphasis is also placed on the development and implementation of strategies to meet multiple stakeholder demands, particular attention given to continuous quality improvement/total quality management.
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PB HLTH 223D Foundations of Health Policy and Management 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
This course is designed as a first semester seminar for master's students in the Division of Health Policy and Management. The purposes of this course are fourfold: 1) to provide an overview of the U.S. medical and health care systems; 2) to provide an introduction to basic concepts and competencies in health policy analysis and health management; 3) to provide internship preparation and career development activities; and 4) to provide opportunities
to develop relationships with 1st- and 2nd-year HPM students and with faculty, alumni, and healthcare leaders.
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PB HLTH 223E Capstone Seminar in Health Policy and Management 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course is an integrative seminar that builds on the core curriculum requirements of the school and HPM specialty. Participants are master's degree students advancing to candidacy. After sharing their internship experiences and the impact on career decisions, the students are required to draw on situations from their internship to demonstrate what they have learned by leading fellow seminar participants in facilitated discussions, culminating
in a specific management recommendation or policy position. Students will gain exposure to a range of HPM issues based on the experiences of their peers. Each student is also required to produce a 20-page paper and prepare and deliver a formal presentation to seminar participants and invited faculty. The paper will address an HPM topic of interest that has been selected by the student and approved by the course faculty and the student's academic advisor. Suggested formats for the paper are a policy or strategic management analysis, but other options may be proposed and approved by the instructor.
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PB HLTH 223F Effective Public Health Negotiations 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2015
The ability to secure enduring agreements is an essential skill for a successful public health leader. This course integrates lecture and experiential components to expose students to major theories and specific tactics that underlie effective negotiating. It offers the opportunity to develop the skills needed to build awareness of personal styles. Students will be evaluated on their understanding of relevant theory and their ability to apply
it in individual and team-based negotiations.
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PB HLTH W223 Strategic Management and the Health Sector 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2014
The overall purpose of this course is to assist the student in managing healthcare organizations from a strategic perspective. This is accomplished by systemically addressing systemwide, organization-wide, group- and individual-level issues in strategy formulation, content, implementation, and performance. The course will cover a wide variety of health care organizations including physican group practices, health systems, hospitals, HMOs, suppliers, pharmacoutical
and biotech companies.
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PB HLTH 224A Health Care Organizations and Management 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2014
Introduction to health administration, focusing on theories of management, organizations, and environments as they relate to the administration of health services. Cases, simulation, and structured experiences will be used to tie theory to practice.

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PB HLTH 224C Advanced Health Care Organizations and Environments 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
This course examines major theories and frameworks for analyzing health care organizations. Emphasis is given to the application and testing of theories in the health care sector. Theories to be examined include bureaucracy, contingency theory, culture and climate, resource dependence, institutional theory, and theories of change and innovation. The seminar will rely on extensive student participation.

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PB HLTH 224E Health Care Quality 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017
The course focuses on the quality of Health Care in the United States, including variations and determinants in quality and best practices in improving quality. Students will develop an understanding of conceptual frameworks for Health Care problem solving and quality improvement. As part of the class they will gain experience in designing a Health Care quality improvement plan. The course is designed for Graduate students interested in healthcare delivery.

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PB HLTH W224 Health Care Organizations and Management 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2013
Today, the health care system consists of a mixture of organizational forms that plan, regulate, and deliver medical care and other health services. The objective of this course is to consider 1) the structure of these organizations and the factors that affect their performance, as well as their growth and decline and 2) the role that health care managers play in the organizations in which they work.

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PB HLTH 225 Legal Basis for Health Care Delivery 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2014, Spring 2013, Spring 2012
This is a course for nonlawyers in legal issues in the organization and delivery of health care, including regulation, fraud and abuse, physician arrangements, Medicare, managed care, privacy, malpractice, patient dumping, health care organizations, contracts, etc. Students will gain an appreciation of the interaction of law, policy, and health care delivery. Case studies, including an extended contract negotiation and medical-legal cases
, will focus on the application and communication of legal principles in complex but common health care decision-making situations.
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PB HLTH 226A Health Economics A 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2014
This course introduces students to the economics of health and health care. In addition to familarizing students with the language and tools of health economics, the course will provide an overview of key institutional features of the health economy as well as important research findings in the field. These will be used to evaluate the economic logic and incentives in competing proposals for health care reform.

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PB HLTH 226B Health Economics B 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
An economic and policy analysis of the health care system. It examines integration of the health care delivery system and the impact of competition and regulation on providers and patients. Alternative models of health care system reform are presented and analyzed.

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PB HLTH 226C Economics of Population Health 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2013
An introduction to the literature that suggests that the performance of a regional economy affects the health of the population it supports. Controversies in the theoretical and empirical literature are discussed. The implications of the work for public health practice are discussed.

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PB HLTH 226D Global Health Economics 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
This class is a survey of different health care systems in western and eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, and China. Other countries will be added to meet the interests of students. The course examines the structure and financing of the health system in each country and assesses the effectiveness, efficacy, and equity of each systems. Students will make a presentation on a country's health system and write a paper.

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PB HLTH W226C Economics of Population Health 3 Units

Terms offered: Not yet offered
This 3-unit online course will explore the economics evidence base and tools for evaluating economic factors and interventions that shape the health of populations. The course will include a substantial economic evaluation module to teach cost-effectiveness analysis tools.

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PB HLTH 227A Health Care Finance 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
This course covers finance and strategic financial management in the health services and products industry, including provider organizations, insurance firms, and biopharmaceutical and medical device companies. Cases are used to apply the financial analysis and planning skills learned in the course. Topic areas include financial statement analysis, pricing and service decisions, debt financing, venture capital, and private equity, IPO and public
equity markets, risk and return, capital budgeting and project risk assessment, mergers and acquisitions, vertical and horizontal integration.
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PB HLTH 229 Public Health and the Law 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2011
This is an introductory course for nonlawyers in selected aspects of the law relating to public health. Major attention is paid to fundamental legal principles and legal reasoning, recurring legal issues confronted by health professionals, and the use of law to advance a public health agenda. Emphasis is placed on giving students tools to use when they encounter law-related problems in their professional careers. The course is intended for students
in all divisions of the School of Public Health.
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PB HLTH 230 Advanced Health Politics 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2014, Spring 2010, Spring 2008
Critical analysis of selected issues in health policy. Topics include political ideology and health policy, interest group politics in health, Marxist and materialist interpretation of health policy, and the politics of health care technology, implementation, bureaucracy, and health professions.

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PB HLTH 231A Analytic Methods for Health Policy and Management 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course provides an overview of analytic methods that Master's students in health policy and management should be familiar with. Topics include linear regression, limited dependent variable models such as logit, design, and analysis of complex surveys (with weighted and clustered sampling), and quasi-experimental causal analysis. The course complements 245, with an emphasis on enabling nonstatisticians to interpret and critique applications
in the HPM literature.
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PB HLTH 231C Health Care Operations and Management Methods 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015
This course will introduce students to basic operations research/management (OR/OM) methods and discuss how they can be applied in health care delivery settings. The class uses a problem-based, participatory approach to learning. Data management and analysis are conducted using Excel and STATA. Topics include process reengineering and job redesign, productivity and performance management, linear programming and operational decision-making, staffing and job scheduling
, patient flow analysis, queuing theory and applications, forecasting, and supply chain management.
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PB HLTH 232 Doctoral Seminar in Public Health Applications of Time Series Analysis 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2012, Spring 2011, Spring 2010
An introduction to time-domain analyses of potential interest to public health researchers and practitioners. Applications in forecasting and hypothesis testing will be demonstrated.

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PB HLTH C233 Healthy Cities 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Exploration of common origins of urban planning and public health, from why and how the fields separated and strategies to reconnect them, to addressing urban health inequities in the 21st century. Inquiry to influences of urban population health, analysis of determinants, and roles that city planning and public health agencies - at local and international level - have in research, and action aimed at improving urban health. Measures, analysis
, and design of policy strategies are explored.
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PB HLTH C234 Green Chemistry: An Interdisciplonary Approach to Sustainability 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013
Meeting the challenge of global sustainability will require interdisciplinary approaches to research and education, as well as the integration of this new knowledge into society, policymaking, and business. Green Chemistry is an intellectual framework created to meet these challenges and guide technological development. It encourages the design and production of safer and more sustainable chemicals and products.

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PB HLTH 235 Impact Evaluation for Health Professionals 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
This course will review the methods for the design and analysis of impact evaluations relevant to health professionals, especially those working in low and middle-income countries. The class will emphasize the challenges involved in identifying the causal relationship between a program or project and its outcomes while providing students with some experience in drafting a proposal that might be submitted to a funding agency for support of an impact
evaluation. For doctoral students the course may help concretely to identify potential dissertation projects; for masters students the course will provide skills
useful in obtaining a future job in the field.

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PB HLTH 236 U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Drug Development, and Public Health 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
The process and principles of drug development will be discussed in the context of the FDA's mandate and reach (basic science, pre-clinical and clinical research, policy, law, and public health), emphasizing the impact of public health emergencies such as HIV on evolution of regulatory policies.

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PB HLTH 237A Theories and Methods in Health Policy and Health Services Research 2 or 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017
The first half of the course focuses on the application of organization theories to health sector organizations. The second half of the course focuses on the application of public administration and political science theories to health sector organizations. Students will also be exposed to basic research designs, logic models and hypothesis development. Emphasis is placed on critique of existing theories and the associated empirical literature. This PhD seminar course
is primarily intended for first year PhD students in the Berkeley PhD Program in Health Policy administered by the School of Public Health on behalf of the Graduate School. The course is also open with the consent of the instructors to students in other PhD programs,
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PB HLTH 237B Theories and Methods in Health Policy and Health Services Research B 2 or 4 Units

Terms offered: Not yet offered
The first half of the course focuses on major economics theories and frameworks relevant to the study of health policy and health services research. The second half of the course focuses on the application of behavioral and social science theories and methods to population health research. Students will also be exposed to basic research designs, logic models, and hypothesis development. Emphasis is placed on critique of existing theories and the associated empirical
literature. This PhD seminar course is primarily intended for first year PhD students in the Berkeley PhD program in Health Policy administered by the School of Public Health on behalf of the Graduate School.
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PB HLTH C240A Introduction to Modern Biostatistical Theory and Practice 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Course covers major topics in general statistical theory, with a focus on statistical methods in epidemiology. The course provides a broad theoretical framework for understanding the properties of commonly-used and more advanced methods. Emphasis is on estimation in nonparametric models in the context of contingency tables, regression (e.g., linear, logistic), density estimation and more. Topics include maximum likelihood and loss-based estimation
, asymptotic linearity/normality, the delta method, bootstrapping, machine learning, targeted maximum likelihood estimation. Comprehension of broad concepts is the main goal, but practical implementation in R is also emphasized. Basic knowledge of probability/statistics and calculus are assume
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PB HLTH C240B Biostatistical Methods: Survival Analysis and Causality 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2013, Spring 2012
Analysis of survival time data using parametric and non-parametric models, hypothesis testing, and methods for analyzing censored (partially observed) data with covariates. Topics include marginal estimation of a survival function, estimation of a generalized multivariate linear regression model (allowing missing covariates and/or outcomes), estimation of a multiplicative intensity model (such as Cox proportional hazards model) and
estimation of causal parameters assuming marginal structural models. General theory for developing locally efficient estimators of the parameters of interest in censored data models. Computing techniques, numerical methods, simulation and general implementation of biostatistical analysis techniques with emphasis on data applications.
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PB HLTH C240C Biostatistical Methods: Computational Statistics with Applications in Biology and Medicine 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2012
This course provides an introduction to computational statistics, with emphasis on statistical methods and software for addressing high-dimensional inference problems in biology and medicine. Topics include numerical and graphical data summaries, loss-based estimation (regression, classification, density estimation), smoothing, EM algorithm, Markov chain Monte-Carlo, clustering, multiple testing, resampling, hidden Markov models, in
silico experiments.
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PB HLTH C240D Biostatistical Methods: Computational Statistics with Applications in Biology and Medicine II 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2013, Spring 2009
This course and Pb Hlth C240C/Stat C245C provide an introduction to computational statistics with emphasis on statistical methods and software for addressing high-dimensional inference problems that arise in current biological and medical research. The courses also discusses statistical computing resources, with emphasis on the R language and environment (www.r-project.org). Programming topics to be discussed include: data structures
, functions, statistical models, graphical procedures, designing an R package, object-oriented programming, inter-system interfaces. The statistical and computational methods are motivated by and illustrated on data structures that arise in current high-dimensional inference problems in biology and medicine.
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PB HLTH C240E Statistical Genomics 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2010, Fall 2009
Genomics is one of the fundamental areas of research in the biological sciences and is rapidly becoming one of the most important application areas in statistics. This is the first course of a two-semester sequence, which provides an introduction to statistical and computational methods for the analysis of meiosis, population genetics, and genetic mapping. The second course is Statistics C245F/Public Health C240F. The courses are primarily
intended for graduate students and advanced undergraduate students from the mathematical sciences.
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PB HLTH C240F Statistical Genomics 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Genomics is one of the fundamental areas of research in the biological sciences and is rapidly becoming one of the most important application areas in statistics. The first course in this two-semester sequence is Public Health C240E/Statistics C245E. This is the second course, which focuses on sequence analysis, phylogenetics, and high-throughput microarray and sequencing gene expression experiments. The courses are primarily
intended for graduate students and advanced undergraduate students from the mathematical sciences.
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PB HLTH 241 Statistical Analysis of Categorical Data 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
Biostatistical concepts and modeling relevant to the design and analysis of multifactor population-based cohort and case-control studies, including matching. Measures of association, causal inference, confounding interaction. Introduction to binary regression, including logistic regression.

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PB HLTH 242A Biometrical Data Analysis--Pathological Incomplete Data and Pattern Recognition 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2013, Spring 2012, Spring 2010
Survey of classical methods; mixture, clustered, grouped, incomplete, Cox-model, and truncated data simulation and analysis.

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PB HLTH 242B Biometrical Data Analysis--Model Free Curve Estimation 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2012, Spring 2011, Spring 2007
Generalized histograms and Gram-Charlier expansions; series inclusion and stopping rules, multiplier and weighting techniques, nonparametric regression, variance reduction, smoothing, and equiprobability contour estimation methods and other graphical methods.

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PB HLTH C242C Longitudinal Data Analysis 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
The course covers the statistical issues surrounding estimation of effects using data on subjects followed through time. The course emphasizes a regression model approach and discusses disease incidence modeling and both continuous outcome data/linear models and longitudinal extensions to nonlinear models (e.g., logistic and Poisson). The primary focus is from the analysis side, but mathematical intuition behind the procedures will also be discussed.
The statistical/mathematical material includes some survival analysis, linear models, logistic and Poisson regression, and matrix algebra for statistics. The course will conclude with an introduction to recently developed causal regression techniques (e.g., marginal structural models). Time permitting, serially correlated data on ecological units will also be discussed.
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PB HLTH 243A Special Topics in Biostatistics 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2011, Fall 2010
Current issues in biostatistics research. Topics will vary from term to term depending on student demand and faculty availability. Possible topics are bioassay, meta-analysis, compartmental models, biostatistical consulting, covariance structure models, bootstrap and jackknife methods, artificial intelligence techniques in biostatistics.

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PB HLTH 243C Information Systems in Public Health 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
An introduction to new information systems, such as the Internet and interactive television, and how they may be used to improve human health. The course has three objectives: first, to familiarize students with new information technologies; second, to review how these technologies will be used by public health professionals, consumers, health care providers, and others; and third, to study related ethical and legal issues such as privacy
, access, and liability. The course is designed for people with minimal understanding of interactive technologies.
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PB HLTH 243D Special Topics in Biostatistics: Adaptive Designs 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2012
This course examines the theory and statistical methods for analyzing data generated by adaptive group sequential designs. It also considers the construction of targeted adaptive group sequential designs that adapt in a way that is optimal for the estimation of a particular target feature of the data generating experiment (i.e., causal effect of the treatment). Topics to be covered include: sequential testing, adaptive sample size, martingale estimating
functions to construct estimators, targeted maximum likelihood estimation for adaptive designs, targeted Bayesian learning for adaptive designs, martingale theory for the analysis of estimators for adaptive designs.
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PB HLTH 244 Big Data: A Public Health Perspective 3 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Not yet offered
Big Data deluge now engulfs almost every brand of science and business, requiring expertise in combination of statistics and computing. This course aims to help students develop a set of useful skills to cope with the Big Data challenges, with particular focus on Public Health applications. It covers a wide range of modern statistics and machine learning techniques, as well as state of the art computational tools, and emphasizes statistical modeling and inference
(e.g., how to properly formulate a hypothesis and a model, develop intuitive insights and interpretations, and evaluate uncertainty of the outcomes) and covers important computational and algorithmic components (modern computational paradigm of Map-Reduce).
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PB HLTH 245 Introduction to Multivariate Statistics 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
The following topics are discussed in the context of biomedical and biological application: multiple regression, loglinear models, discriminant analysis, principal components. Instruction in statistical computing is given in the laboratory session.

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PB HLTH C246A Censored Longitudinal Data and Causality 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2014, Spring 2013, Fall 2011, Spring 2011
This course examines optimal robust methods for statistical inference regarding causal and non-causal parameters based on longitudinal data in the presence of informative censoring and informative confounding of treatment. Models presented include multivariate regression models, multiplicative intensity models for counting processes, and causal models such as marginal structural models and structural nested models. Methods will
be illustrated with data sets of practical interest and analyzed in the laboratory section. This course, appropriate for advanced masters and Ph.D. students, provides exposure to a number of ongoing research topics.
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PB HLTH 248 Statistical/Computer Analysis Using R 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2011
The material presented will focus on learning the programming language R, which will be taught in the context of reviewing and introducing a number of statistical methods. Four topic areas will be presented focusing on implementation; these are descriptive methods, simulation techniques, linear models, and estimation. The goal of the course is to provide a package of statistical techniques along with new and advanced computer tools for implementation.

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PB HLTH 250A Epidemiologic Methods I 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Fall 2016
Principles and methods of epidemiology: study design, selection, and definition of cases and controls; sampling, data collection, analysis, and inference. Discussion session provides an opportunity to apply methods to problem sets and to discuss issues presented in lectures.

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PB HLTH 250B Epidemiologic Methods II 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
This course is intended as an intermediate level course in the field of epidemiology. Topics include causal inference; measurement of disease rates; inferential reasoning; and research study designs including ecologic, case-control, cohort, intervention trials, and meta-analytic designs (potential sources of bias, confounding, and effect modification in each research design are explored in depth); topics in clinical epidemiology including the use
of likelihood ratios, receiver operator curves, and the sensitivity, specificity, predictive value of a test; and a brief introduction to logistic regression, survival analysis, and decision analysis. The readings from this course are drawn primarily from advanced epidemiology textbooks (Kleinbuam, Rothman, Miettinen). The course is intended to provide a firm foundation for students who will subsequently enroll in 250C.
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PB HLTH 250C Advanced Epidemiologic Methods 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2012
This course will cover a series of advanced analytical methods for epidemiologic research, drawing heavily on concepts covered in PH 250B. The course consists of a series of modules, including modeling of epidemiological measures of effect, Bayesian methods, instrumental variable analysis, mediation analysis, missing data, and sensitivity analysis. Hands-on application is emphasized. Class time will consist of lectures, class discussion,
student presentations and a weekly practicum.
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PB HLTH W250 Epidemiologic Methods I 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2012
This introductory graduate course presents the principles and methods of epidemiology, including descriptive and analytic approaches to assessing the distributions of health, disease, and injury in the population and factors that influence those distributions. Through the combination of lecture, readings, and discussion of problem sets, students without prior coursework in epidemiology will acquire the core competencies in epidemiology expected
of all MPH graduates.
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PB HLTH 251A Practicum in Epidemiologic Methods I 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2011
A two-semester sequence intended for students in the Epidemiology/Biostatistics MPH program and other qualified graduate students. This is a practicum course in research design data analysis. Students select a research question and learn practical skills to analyze a large database in order to answer the research question. The course teaches use of CMS and SAS in performing univariate analyses; students also learn critically to review scientific
literature. Students are required to complete computer assignments, an oral presentation of a literature review with handouts for class, a final presentation (as would be presented at a scientific meeting), and a final report in a style for a publishable manuscript.
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PB HLTH 251C Causal Inference and Meta-Analysis in Epidemiology 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
This course will review the theoretical aspects of causal inference, literature review, and meta-analysis, but its focus will be more on the practical aspects of these topics that are not commonly found in textbooks or presented in classes on epidemiologic theory. It is hoped that the student develops the day-to-day skills necessary to complete and present a well-documented, accurate, and thorough review of epidemiologic literature.

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PB HLTH 251D Applied Epidemiology Using R 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
This is an intensive, one-semester introduction to the R programming language for applied epidemiology. R is a freely available, multi-platform (Mac OS, Linux, and Windows, etc.), versatile, and powerful program for statistical computing and graphics (http://www.r-project.org). This course will focus on core basics of organizing, managing, and manipulating epidemiologic data; basic epidemiologic applications; introduction to R programming; and
basic R graphics.
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PB HLTH 252 Epidemiological Analysis 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
This course consists of two distinct components: (1) advanced treatment of epidemiologic methods: matched data, spatial analysis, logistic and Poisson regression models; (2) survival analysis: Kaplan-Meier estimation, survival distributions, parametric and semi-parametric survival analysis models. Students are encouraged to concurrently enroll in 248L which carries the prerequisite of a working knowledge of the statistical computing language
R.
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PB HLTH 252A Applied Sampling and Survey Design and Analysis 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2012, Fall 2010, Fall 2009
This course will cover the basic principles and methods of sampling and survey design. The weekly lecture will cover the principles of sampling and include a discussion of various case studies. The computer laboratory will consist of exercises that develop skills for using computers to draw samples and to solve sampling problems. The material covered in the computer laboratory session will generally correspond to the topics covered in the preceding
class meetings.
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PB HLTH 252B Modeling the Dynamics of Infectious Disease Processes 2 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course will cover the basic tools required to both critically read modeling papers and to develop and use models as research tools. Emphasis will be placed on using models to understand infectious disease processes and to evaluate potential control strategies. The class meeting will consist of both lecture material covering conceptual issues and a computer lab to apply these concepts using standard infectious disease models.

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PB HLTH 252C Intervention Trial Design 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Students learn (through lectures and graded student presentations and projects) to design clinical and population-level field trials. Topics: formulation of a testable hypothesis; identification of appropriate populations; blinding (including indices for assessment); randomization (including traditional and adaptive randomization algorithms); sample-size estimation; recruitment strategies; data collection systems; quality control and human subjects
responsibilities; adverse effects monitoring; improving participant adherence; use of surrogate outcomes.
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PB HLTH 252D Introduction to Causal Inference 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
This course presents a general framework for causal inference using directed acyclic graphs, non-parametric structural equation models, and counterfactuals. Marginal structural models and causal effect estimation using inverse probability of treatment weighting, G-computation, and targeted maximum likelihood are introduced. In two-part presentations, students will define and implement research questions.

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PB HLTH 252E Advanced Topics in Causal Inference 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2015
The course will be conducted as a seminar with readings and discussions on a range of more advanced topics. We will cover case-control designs; longitudinal causal models, identifiability and estimation; direct and indirect effects; dynamic regimes (individualized treatment rules); approaches for diagnosing and responding to violations in the positivity assumption. Additional topics may include stochastic interventions, community-based interventions
, and Collaborative-TMLE. There will also be some guest lectures and presentations from current students and faculty members.
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PB HLTH 253A Topics in Disease Surveillance 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2011, Spring 2010, Spring 2009
Ways of doing surveillance for infectious and non-infectious diseases; how the reasons for doing surveillance determine the system selected; and how to evaluate whether or not a given surveillance is providing the data needed to meet various goals. The impact of various biases on the conclusions derived from surveillance data will be explored.

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PB HLTH 253B Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
A discussion of major infectious diseases with emphasis on disease surveillance, investigative procedures, and prevention programs. Emphasis is on current problems in health agencies at a state, national, and international level.

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PB HLTH 253D Behavior and Policy Science in HIV Treatment and Prevention 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course will integrate various social science disciplines and apply these perspectives to problems of HIV treatment and prevention, particularly in the developing world. Throughout the academic term, students will apply knowledge of behavioral science, epidemiology, quantitative and qualitative methods in the analysis of developing and evaluating HIV-related treatment and prevention interventions, including policy interventions. Course
requirements will include the preparation of a major paper recommending interventions, country level budgets and evaluation designs for a specific developing country. Specific requirements for this paper will be distributed during the third class session.
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PB HLTH 253E Ethical Challenges in Public Health Interventions: Catastrophic and Routine 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013
This course aims to enhance course participants' ability to articulate and examine ethical issues surrounding responses to public health/healthcare challenges whether routine or during catastrophe. Discussions will be based on presentations and assigned readings for the class, and with an expectation that students will incorporate their own diverse views and approaches to moral and logistical challenges.

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PB HLTH 253F Foundations of Public Health 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2011
The seminar will introduce core disciplines and concepts in public health, using a case-based, integrated approach. Examples of cases discussed include: respiratory disease and air pollution; tobacco control and prevention of smoking-related conditions; disease elimination or eradication via childhood immunization; environmental control and prevention of schistosomiasis; behavior change and prevention of HIV/AIDS; and novel economic approaches to improving healthcare
delivery to impoverished groups.
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PB HLTH 253G Sexual Health Promotion and Sexually Transmitted Disease Control 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This seminar will explore current issues and controversies in public health approaches to sexual health promotion and STD control with a focus on pragmatic skills including program development and evaluation. Students will engage in independent research with interactive group discussions and student presentations.

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PB HLTH C253 Foundations of Public Health 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
The seminar will introduce core disciplines and concepts in public health, using a case-based, integrated approach. Examples of cases discussed include: respiratory disease and air pollution; tobacco control and prevention of smoking-related conditions; disease elimination or eradication via childhood immunization; environmental control and prevention of schistosomiasis; behavior change and prevention of HIV/AIDS; and novel economic approaches
to improving healthcare delivery to impoverished groups.
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PB HLTH 254 Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Epidemiological methods for designing, conducting, and interpreting epidemiological studies of persons occupationally or environmentally exposed to chemical and physical agents.

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PB HLTH 255A Social Epidemiology 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course is designed to introduce students to the field of social epidemiology and its role in understanding the social determinants of population health and health disparities. This course will provide a systematic and selected overview of literature in the field covering the history and development of the field of social epidemiology, theoretical perspectives, major topical areas, conceptual approaches, and current controversies related
to theory, research methods, and research findings. Three principles will be emphasized throughout the course: 1) the ecological model, 2) the lifecourse approach, and 3) causality. These principles will provide a framework for the critical analysis of scholarly journal articles and the synthesis of information across content areas. This is a breadth course intended to provide an overview of the field of social epidemiology; and expose students to relevant areas of study. This is not a methods course.
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PB HLTH 255C Mental Health and Psychopathology 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2011
This doctoral seminar is designed to provide an understanding of the complex (and often interactive) individual and environmental conditions that increase the risk of psychopathology in individuals across the life span. We will start by learning about general concepts important to an understanding of psychopathology and prevention of psychopathology, including the "biopsychosocial model," "psychological resilence," and different
levels of preventive interventions. For each different area of psychopathology, we will consider: a) the core feature of disorder; b) key theory and empirical evidence regarding etiology and course, with a particular emphasis on understanding the range of risk and protective factors on the individual, family, and community level; and c) the implications of etiological understanding for public health efforts to prevent the particular disorder.
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PB HLTH 255D Methods in Social Epidemiology 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course is designed to review, evaluate, and apply methods currently used in the field of social epidemiology. The course aims to teach approaches to forming clear research questions, and selecting the best method(s) to answer the questions posed. Initially we will discuss approaches to defining clear and specific research questions. We will then discuss recent controversies around the meaning of questions posed in social epidemiology
, and the ability of currently used methods to answer questions in social epidemiology. Finally we will review, evaluate, and apply a range of different methods that are or could be used to answer questions in social epidemiology, again emphasizing the types of questions answered by these methods, and their ability to address the challenges to effectively answering questions in social epidemiology. There will be a mixture of discussion and lecture depending on the topic, with student participation and questions strongly encouraged.
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PB HLTH 255E Structural Inequalities and Reproductive Health 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2012, Spring 2011
This course will address the role that structural inequalities assume in shaping reproductive health disparities. We will examine relevant epidemiological research, review and critique public health interventions, and discuss how research in this area can inform policy. The course will be organized around three modules, each linked to reproductive health: poverty, gender-based violence, and migration. Within each module, students will examine
measurement, research design, and ethical challenges.
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PB HLTH 256 Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology and Human Health in the 21st Century 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
This course will cover basic principles of human/population genetics and molecular biology relevant to understanding approaches to molecular and genetic epidemiology: approaches to genome-wide association studies; application of biomarkers to define exposures; recent developments in genomics, epigenomics and other -omics, including next generation sequencing technology and genomics in personalized medicine and health. Hands-on computer and
wet laboratory will provide experience with modern research tools.
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PB HLTH C256A Human Genome, Environment and Human Health 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017
This introductory course will cover basic principles of human/population genetics and molecular biology
relevant to understanding how data from the human genome are being used to study disease and other
health outcomes. The latest designs and methods for genome-wide association studies and other
approaches to identify genetic variants, environmental risk factors and the combined effects of gene and
environment important to disease and health will
be presented. The application of biomarkers to define
exposures and outcomes will be explored. The course will cover recent developments in genomics,
epigenomics and other ‘omics’, including applications of the latest sequencing technology and
characterization of the human microbiome.,Terms offered: Not yet offered
This introductory course will cover basic principles of human/population genetics and molecular biology
relevant to understanding how data from the human genome are being used to study disease and other
health outcomes. The latest designs and methods for genome-wide association studies and other
approaches to identify genetic variants, environmental risk factors and the combined effects of gene and
environment important to disease and health will be presented. The application of biomarkers to define
exposures and outcomes will be explored. The course will cover recent developments in genomics,
epigenomics and other ‘omics’, including applications of the latest sequencing technology and
characterization of the human microbiome.

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PB HLTH C256A Human Genome, Environment and Human Health 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017
This introductory course will cover basic principles of human/population genetics and molecular biology
relevant to understanding how data from the human genome are being used to study disease and other
health outcomes. The latest designs and methods for genome-wide association studies and other
approaches to identify genetic variants, environmental risk factors and the combined effects of gene and
environment important to disease and health will
be presented. The application of biomarkers to define
exposures and outcomes will be explored. The course will cover recent developments in genomics,
epigenomics and other ‘omics’, including applications of the latest sequencing technology and
characterization of the human microbiome.,Terms offered: Not yet offered
This introductory course will cover basic principles of human/population genetics and molecular biology
relevant to understanding how data from the human genome are being used to study disease and other
health outcomes. The latest designs and methods for genome-wide association studies and other
approaches to identify genetic variants, environmental risk factors and the combined effects of gene and
environment important to disease and health will be presented. The application of biomarkers to define
exposures and outcomes will be explored. The course will cover recent developments in genomics,
epigenomics and other ‘omics’, including applications of the latest sequencing technology and
characterization of the human microbiome.

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PB HLTH C256B Genetic Analysis Method 3 Units

Terms offered: Not yet offered
This introductory course will provide hands-on experience with modern wet laboratory techniques and computer analysis tools for studies in molecular and genetic epidemiology and other areas of genomics in human health. Students will also participate in critical review of journal articles. Students are expected to understand basic principles of human/population genetics and molecular biology, latest designs and methods for genome-wide association studies and other
approaches to identify genetic variants, environmental risk factors and the combined effects of gene and environment important to human health. Students will learn how to perform DNA extraction, polymerase chain reaction and methods for genotyping, sequencing, and cytogenetics.
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PB HLTH 257 Outbreak Investigation 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
This course will teach students why and how clusters of illnesses/epidemics are investigated. Methods and approaches required for such investigations will be discussed in detail, using published articles from the scientific literature to provide examples.

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PB HLTH 257B Public Health Preparedness & Emergency Response 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2011, Fall 2010, Fall 2009
This one semester course is an intensive introduction to public health emergency preparedness and response, and covers the following topic areas: the role of public health in disasters, natural disasters and severe weather, intentional mass threats (CBRNE), detecting and monitoring public health threats, post-disaster sampling, surveys, rapid needs assessments, public health emergency incident management system, emergency operations planning and
exercises, infectious disease emergency readiness, environmental health emergency readiness, mental health emergency readiness, special needs and vulnerable populations, essentials of public health leadership during a disaster, essentials of crisis risk communication, essentials of investigating outbreaks, disaster medicine and mass casualty care, and personal and community disaster preparedness.
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PB HLTH N257 Outbreak Investigations 2 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2008 10 Week Session, Summer 2008 3 Week Session, Summer 2007 3 Week Session
This intensive course covers the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities to conduct an epidemiologic field investigation including concepts for controlling infectious diseases; the epidemiologic approach and steps to public health action; conducting an outbreak investigation; conducting post-diseaster rapid health assessments; field sampling design and implementation; field survey design and
implementation; design and management of field database systems; and analysis of outbreak modules using a computer laboratory. The computer lab component will emphasize basic analysis and interpretation.
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PB HLTH W257 Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2014
This one semester course is an intensive introduction to public health emergency preparedness and response, and covers the following topic areas: the role of public health in disasters; natural disasters and severe weather; intentional mass threats (CBRNE); biosurveillance: detecting and monitoring public health threat; post-disaster sampling, surveys, and rapid needs assessments; public health emergency incident management systems; emergency operations planning and
exercises.
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PB HLTH 258 Cancer Epidemiology 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
For students with a basic understanding of epidemiology, biostatistics, and tumor biology. An introduction to the epidemiology of some major site-specific cancers, considering epidemiological approaches to the study of their causation, and implementation will be discussed.

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PB HLTH 258B Ethical Issues in Epidemiology Research 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2011, Spring 2010
Ethical issues are as important for the field of epidemiology as they are for all human endeavors. Of special concern to epidemiologists are: informed consent, privacy and confidentiality, academic freedom, contractual obligations, beneficence and non-maleficence, scientific misconduct, and fraud. These are but a few of the issues being addressed currently by epidemiologists and which will be considered in this course.

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PB HLTH W258 Global Health Disaster Preparedness and Response 3 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This course is designed to serve the emerging field of global disaster management. Topics include the analysis of past mega-disasters; global disaster trends; hazard identification, profiling, and analysis; concepts of risk and vulnerability and risk evaluation; structural and non-structural mitigation; multi-level disaster preparedness; pre-, peri-, and post-disaster response, including the provision of water, food, and shelter, and the management of volunteers;
components of recovery, disaster effects on communities and societies; participation of governmental, non-governmental, and multilateral agencies and organizations in planning and response; role of the media, including social media.
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PB HLTH 259A History of Epidemiology 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2011, Fall 2010, Fall 2009
This course traces the development of epidemiological methodology and theory from the "Golden Age" of Greece in the sixth century B.C. to modern practice at the turn of the 21st century. Consideration will also be given to historical events such as major epidemics and important research activities. The course provides students preparing for academic careers in epidemiology the background to teach and research the field. Case studies will
be a major vehicle for accomplishing the course objectives. Original readings will be discussed.
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PB HLTH 259B Practical Applications of Epidemiologic Methods in Developing Countries 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2012, Spring 2011, Spring 2010
Practical application of epidemiologic methods in the developing country settings, including surveillance, surveys, case-control studies, and intervention trials. The applications of these methods to the study of infectious and non-infectious disease problems common in developing countries will be presented.

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PB HLTH 260A Principles of Infectious Diseases 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
This course presents general principles of microbial interactions with humans that result in infection and disease. Common themes are developed using examples of viral, bacterial, and parasitological pathogens that exemplify mechanisms of infectious disease. The epidemiology, pathogenesis, host immune response, diagnosis, treatment, and control will be presented for each infectious disease discussed.

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PB HLTH 260B Principles of Infectious Diseases 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course presents general principles of microbial interactions with humans that result in infection and disease. Common themes are developed using examples of viral, bacterial, and parasitological pathogens that exemplify mechanisms of infectious disease. The epidemiology, pathogenesis, host immune response, diagnosis, treatment, and control will be presented for each infectious disease discussed.

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PB HLTH 260C Infectious Disease Laboratory 2 or 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Module I: Practice in standard techniques for the isolation, identification, and characterization of infectious agents; laboratory safety. Module 2: Application of molecular methods to the identification and characterization of infectious agents, vectors, and hosts.

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PB HLTH 260E Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases 2 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
The course will cover general principles and practical approaches in the use of molecular laboratory techniques to address infectious disease epidemiologic problems. It is designed for students with experience in the laboratory or in epidemiology, but not both. The principles to be discussed will include the use of molecular techniques in outbreak investigations, characterizations of dynamics of disease transmission, identifying vehicles, and quantifying
attributable risks in sporadic infections, refining data stratification to assist case-control studies, distinguishing pathovars from non-pathogenic variants of organisms, doing surveillance, and identifying genetic determinants of disease transmissions. 3-units if a five-page paper completed.
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PB HLTH 260F Infectious Disease Research in Developing Countries 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2013
The objective of this course is to provide M.P.H. and Ph.D. students with an appreciation and understanding of the complex issues involved in conducting scientific, laboratory-based investigation in developing countries. We will discuss the many obstacles to establishing and sustaining research projects, such as poor infrastructure, insufficient financial and material resources, and lack of scientific information and interaction. More importantly
, we will identify innovative solutions to overcoming these obstacles. The first half of the course will consist of presentations by U.S. and developing countries investigators who have long-term research experience in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. We will also discuss related issues such as ethical considerations, equitable collaborations, research capacity strengthening. During the second half of the course, students will give presentations on topics of their choice.
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PB HLTH 261 Advanced Medical Virology 3 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2013, Spring 2011
Analysis of viral and host factors that play a role in viral diseases of medical importance. Four units of credit given to doctoral students who write a research proposal on a topic other than that proposed for their dissertation.

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PB HLTH 262 Molecular and Cellular Basis of Bacterial Pathogenesis 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2014
This course for graduate students will explore the molecular and cellular basis of bacterial pathogenesis. The emphasis will be on model bacterial pathogens of mammals. The course also will include some aspects of bacterial genetics and physiology, immune response to infection, and the cell biology of host-parasite interactions. Taught concurrently with. Students enrolled in 262 also will be required to attend a weekly discussion of the primary
literature, both current and classic. Each student will be required to present one paper.
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PB HLTH 263 Public Health Immunology 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
This course will be the principal immunology course for students in the field of public health. It is designed to teach both the basic biology of the human immune system and its response in health and disease, especially the specific response of the human immune system to major human pathogens. Four areas will be explored: 1) components of the immune system (spectrum of cell types and cell products); 2) different arms of the immune system including
humoral, cell-mediated, innate, and mucosal immunity; 3) specific immune response to infection caused by viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic pathogens; and 4) disorders of the immune system unrelated to infectious disease. Through this course, students should not only gain a basic understanding of the human immune system, but also learn the functions and responses of the human immune system to diseases of infectious and non-infectious nature, and the relevance of these interactions in the context of public health problems.
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PB HLTH 264 Current Issues in Infectious Diseases 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Examination of scientific, social, and policy dimensions of issues involving infectious diseases. Students select one topic for in-depth analysis and present findings in a public debate. Topics vary from year to year.

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PB HLTH 265 Molecular Parasitology 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2013
Advanced course in the molecular aspects of parasite immunology, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, and genomics. For each parasite, the following areas will be covered: biology; disease spectrum; epidemiology; pathogenesis, immunology; and vaccine development. The lectures will focus on "state-of-the-art" research in relation to molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis, parasite adaptations for survival within the host, and strategies
for drug and vaccine development and disease control and prevention. Course content will rely heavily on current literature.
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PB HLTH 266 Viruses and Human Cancer 2 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2014, Spring 2013
Topics include the basic biology of cancer; molecular biology of tumor viruses; mechanisms of viral carcinogenesis; characteristics of virally transformed cells; the challenge of proving the viral etiology of human cancers; the epidemiology, pathology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of virally caused human cancers. The course format will include lectures and reading/discussion of original research publications. To be taken for three
units if a term paper is written and for two units without a term paper.
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PB HLTH 266A Foodborne diseases 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
This course will cover public health, microbiological, social, and economical issues related to foodborne diseases. Three areas will be explored: 1) categories, clinical manifestations, and disease processes of foodborne illnesses; 2) etiological agents causing foodborne illnesses; 3) investigation and prevention of foodborne illness. The course will discuss different types of foodborne diseases, clinical manifestations, and the interactions between
etiological agents (pathogens and non-pathogens) and human hosts. We will cover pathogens that are the most frequently associated with foodborne illness including bacterial and viral pathogens such as Salmonella, E coli, hepatitis viruses and Norwalk-like gastroenteritus viruses. We will also study non-pathogen agents such as heavy metal, pesticide, and toxic chemicals. Futhermore, the course will discuss how to identify the etiological agents in outbreaks and possible measures that can be taken to minimize the risk to the public including vaccines and education. Finally, we will explore the social and economic issues involved in the food production, distribution, and consumption that contribute to foodborne diseases.
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PB HLTH 266B Zoonotic Diseases 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016
This is a graduate (Ph.D. and MPH) level course designed to describe the major zoonoses and their life cycle, disease manifestations, epidemiology, and methods for prevention and control. Available treatments, diagnostics, and public health and agriculture surveillance and “forecasting” programs will also be discussed. The most recent research on the molecular and cellular basis of the mechanisms and consequences of the “species” jump from other animals
to humans will be reviewed. The global nature
of zoonotic diseases and the integration of multiple disciplines (molecular biology, immunology, epidemiology, evolutionary biology, ecology, animal science, veterinary medicine, etc.) will be emphasized.

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PB HLTH 266C Hospital Associated Infections 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
This course will look at and evaluate the principles underlying the control of infections in hospitals, the causes of these infections, current important topics in this field and future trends. Students will gain an appreciation of the national and local programs involved in HAI's, their major causes, antimicrobial control, and specific agents and procedures causing HAI's.

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PB HLTH 267B Characterization of Airborne Contaminants 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2013
Principles underlying the use of air monitoring methods in industry and the environment. Topics include behavior of gases, vapors, and aerosols; mechanisms of absorption and elimination of inhaled toxicants; methods for measuring of airborne chemicals and particles.

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PB HLTH 267D Health Impact Assessment 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2013, Spring 2012, Spring 2011
Health Impact Assessment (HIA) refers to a diverse set of analytic and communicative practices that aim to inform and improve social decisions in order to improve the environmental, economic, and social conditions required for optimal propulation health. This course provides an introduction to HIA with a focus on the need for and application of HIA to land use and transportation planning and development. The objectives of the course include
understanding and comparing the range of practices used to conduct Health Impact Assessments in the U.S. and internationally; identifying the opportunities and obstacles for using the environmental impact assessment as vehicles for health analysis; and development and application of environmental health assessment tools to inform decision-making as part of a class project.
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PB HLTH 269D Ergonomics Seminar 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Readings and lectures in occupational biomechanics. Topics to be covered are muscle, tendon, and joint biomechanics, material handling models, mechanisms of injury, hand tool design, and instrumentation issues. Students will prepare critical reviews of recent publications and design an engineering intervention to reduce work-related risk factors.

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PB HLTH 269E Current Topics in Environmental Medicine 2 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Topics in environmental medicine will provide students with an overview of the health impacts, disease mechanisms, and public health controversies related to selected environmental exposures. The course will cover established environmental diseases as well as impacts of some emerging exposures of concern. The focus will primarily be on pathophysiology, issues related to exposure pathways, and the susceptibilities of specific human populations.
No prior medical knowledge required.
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PB HLTH 270 Introduction to Environmental Health Sciences 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
This survey course covers the breadth of hazards to chemical, biological, and physical agents of concern to environmental health professionals. Lectures are presented by experts on particular topics that emphasize the activities involved in professional practice. Students will also meet twice monthly with the instructor to discuss advanced readings and assignments related to the lecture topics. Students will conduct a project on a topic of current
interest in some aspect of environmental health (under the guidance of the instructor). This course is designed for MPH students in Environmental Health Sciences and other graduate-level students interested in an overview course on environmental health.
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PB HLTH 270A Exposure Assessment and Control 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Direct and indirect methods and procedures for the estimation and control of human exposure to chemical, physical, and biological agents of concern to health in the community and in occupational settings. Includes review of measurement technologies, exposure assessment strategies, and multipathway analyses used by regulatory agencies. Also covers exposure control options and strategies, including administrative procedures, personal protective
equipment, and various engineering control approaches.
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PB HLTH 270B Toxicology I 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Introduction to toxicology covering basic principles, dose-response, toxicity testing, chemical metabolism, mechanisms of toxicity, carcinogenesis, interpretation of toxicological data for risk assessment, and target organ toxicity.

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PB HLTH 270C Practical Toxicology 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course will focus on cutting-edge issues involving real-world toxicology in drug discovery, pesticide regulation, stem cell research, etc. Many well-known toxicologists, regulators, and consultants from pharmaceutical companies, petroleum industry, private consulting firms, non-profit institutes, federal and state regulatory agencies in the Bay Area will be invited to talk to our participating students. Some of the speakers are our school's
alumni who understand exactly what our students need to know before entering the real world. Learning outside the classroom will be another major focus and different from other existing toxicology courses offered at Berkeley. This new class will provide students a chance to visit some of the real-world sites allowing students to see and feel what they really need to know and to learn. To better prepare our students for the real world, we will use combined teaching/learning styles including lecture with discussion sections, site-visits, hand-on experience in a toxicology laboratory, and student group assignments or projects.
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PB HLTH C270B Advanced Toxicology 3 or 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2012, Spring 2010, Spring 2009
The application of toxicology to answer questions about safety and risk. Using a case-study approach, participants will learn how to interpret toxicological data and apply their knowledge to evaluating the risk presented by exposures to toxic chemicals, including drugs and environmental contaminants. Discussion of current topics of controversy in the field of toxicology.

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PB HLTH 271C Drinking Water and Health 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
The course covers monitoring, control and regulatory policy of microbial, chemical and radiological drinking water contaminants. Additional subjects include history and iconography of safe water, communicating risks to water consumers and a bottled water versus tap water taste test as part of the discussion on aesthetic water quality parameters.

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PB HLTH 271D Global Burden of Disease and Comparative Risk Assessment 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2013
The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) database utilized by provides estimates of illness, injury, and death by disease type, age, sex, and world region in a consistent and coherent manner. The course will explore the ways such a detailed database makes possible a wide range of new types of analysis of health priorities and the relationship of database will also be introduced. This seminar will also provide an opportunity for reading and discussion
of the basic assumptions, data limitations, critiques, and methodological difficulties of the GBD. It is intended to be a true seminar relying heavy on class participation. The homework assignments will be greatly facilitated by use of computer spreadsheets.
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PB HLTH 271E Science and Policy for Environment and Health 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Scientific knowledge and analyses are important to the development of public policies that address the impact of the environment on health. The limits of existing knowledge and uncertainties in research results create significant challenges in applying science to answer critical questions. This course critically examines how scientific information is used in policy decisions. Case studies of current issues address characterization of scientific
knowledge, interpretation of science in policy contexts, scientific integrity, and factors in addition to science that influence decisions. Assignments prepare students to effectively translate technical knowledge for multi-disciplinary and lay audiences and to participate in public policy proceedings. Core materials address differences between regulatory and market-based approaches; emerging paradigms including the precautionary principle and environmental justice; and key elements of risk assessment and cost-benefit analysis.
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PB HLTH 271G Health Implications of Climate Change 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2013
This course explores the Public Health effects of global climate change: physical basis of climate change, including causes & projections; burden of disease stemming from global climate change, emphasis on impacts in the developing world, global & local equity issues, interaction between climate change mitigation/adaptation activities & existing global health initiatives; direct exposures (extreme heat, drought, precipitation
, sea-level rise), indirect exposures (vector-borne & zoonotic diseases, ecosystem disruption, water quantity & quality, land arability & food production, population displacement). After taking this course, students will be well positioned for further work on global environmental change and health.
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PB HLTH C271G Health Implications of Climate Change 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
The course will provide a basic foundation in the physical mechanisms of, responses to, and health implications of climate change. We will explore the variety of epidemiologic, risk assessment, and statistical methods used to understand the impacts of climate change on health across diverse demographic groups. The public health implications, positive and negative, of efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change will be elaborated, including
discussions of ethical, political, and economic aspects of these efforts. Students will be responsible for leading class discussions and presenting a poster on their choice of a topic related to climate change and health.
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PB HLTH 272A Geographic Information Science for Public and Environmental Health 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Geographic information systems (GIS) have emerged as an important tool for performing health and environmental analyses. GIS is generally seen as a spatial analysis system for the organization, storage, retrieval, and analysis of data for which the location and other spatial attributes are considered important (e.g., incidence of a specific disease condition in relation to a pollution source). GIS also encompasses the organizational structure
, personnel, software, and hardware needed to support spatial analysis. For many health and social scientists, GIS has evolved into a new lens for viewing their work. The course will provide students with an introduction to this exciting and expanding field of inquiry. On successful completion of the course you should possess the following skills and knowledge: 1) A basic understanding of the fundamental geographic and cartographic concepts that underlie GIS. 2) Working knowledge of ArcGIS, a powerful "desktop" GIS software package that runs in a Windows environment. 3) Introductory knowledge of past, present, and possible future applications of GIS for health and environmental studies.
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PB HLTH 272B Case Studies in Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Using published studies as examples, we will focus on key epidemiologic methods as they arise in the study of environmental hazards in the community and workplace. Selected topics include the validity of exposure assessment for both community-based and workplace-based studies, specific forms of selection bias (e.g., healthy worker survivor effect), measurement error (e.g., exposure misclassification), time varying confounding, and analytical methods
to model exposure-reponse (e.g., person-years, causal models, spatial anaylsis, and nonlinear models) in environmental and occupational epidemiology. Grades will be based on class participation, homework, and final project.
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PB HLTH 273 Environmental Determinants of Infectious Disease 3 Units

Terms offered: Not yet offered
The course takes a global perspective, examining the environmental phenomena that influence the transmission of infectious diseases. The epidemiological significance of environmental processes are explored, including weather, climate extremes, hydrology, development projects, and land usage change. Analytical tools are discussed and critiqued with respect to their ability to resolve the role of environmental factors in shaping disease distributions and pathogen
fate, transport, and persistence.
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PB HLTH 275 Current Topics in Vaccinology 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2014, Spring 2012
This is an advanced level course designed to cover current issues related to the biological and analytical aspects of vaccine development and utilization. Latest developments in recombinant vaccine technology, vaccine delivery systems, "naked DNA" vaccines, "designer" vaccines, new adjuvants, anti-tumor vaccines, epidemiological approaches to assess vaccine efficacy, effectiveness, and safety will be discussed and covered.

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PB HLTH 276 Integrity in the Conduct of Research 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2011
This course presents an analysis of the core issues for the responsible and ethical conduct of research in biomedical sciences. Issues pertinent to standards and responsibilities of research conduct, authorship and publication practices, peer review and privileged information, conflicts of interest, collaboration, and use of animals and humans in research will be defined and explored. The legal and regulatory structures, definitions of misconduct
and process of misconduct investigations will be presented.
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PB HLTH 281 Public Health and Spirituality 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course presents a brief introduction to the emerging field of spirituality and health. We examine scholarly and scientific views of links between spirituality, religion, and health. Topics include highlights and overviews of the rapidly emerging scientific evidence base, public health relevance, collaborations with faith-based organizations, and other practical applications.

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PB HLTH 282 Topics in the History of Medicine and Public Health 2 or 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2013
A series of lectures and seminars providing detailed scrutiny of selected topics in the history of medicine, public health, and the allied health sciences. The precise content will vary from year to year and may reflect, in part, topics of class interest. Students electing to take the course for 3 units will be assigned a research topic.

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PB HLTH 285A Public Health Injury Prevention and Control 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Injuries are a major and often neglected health problem with substantial human and economic costs. Injuries are the leading cause of death from the first year of life to age 45, and the leading cause of lost potential years of life. This course provides an historical and conceptual framework within which to consider injuries (both intentional and unintentional) as social, and public health problems. Through review of epidemiology and intervention
studies, course work will consider the causes and consequences of traumatic injury within developmental, social and economic contexts. Particular emphasis is placed on alternative strategies for injury prevention and on the relative benefits of intervention at different levels.
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PB HLTH C285 Traffic Safety and Injury Control 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course applies principles of engineering, behavioral science, and vision science to preventing traffic collisions and subsequent injury. A systematic approach to traffic safety will be presented in the course, and will include (1) human behavior, vehicle design, and roadway design as interacting approaches to preventing traffic crashes and (2) vehicle and roadway designs as approaches to preventing injury once a collision has occured.
Implications of intelligent transportation system concepts for traffic safety will be discussed throughout the course.
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PB HLTH 288C Preventive Medicine Residency Seminar: Managed Care and Preventive Medicine 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This seminar is required for preventive medicine residents, but is also open to other physicians and medical students interested in preventive medicine and public health practice. It provides an overview of preventive medicine practice, especially those areas covered by the American Board of Preventive Medicine examination in public health and preventive medicine. The objectives of this seminar are to review basic principles and practices
of health care organization and financing, quality assurance, clinical practice guidelines, clinical preventive services and health care delivery for the underserved and to describe the role of the preventive medicine physician in health care organizations.
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PB HLTH 288D Preventive Medicine Residency Seminar: Public Administration 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This seminar is required for preventive medicine residents, but is also open to other physicians and medical students interested in preventive medicine and public health practice. It provides an overview of preventive medicine practice, especially those areas covered by the American Board of Preventive Medicine examination in public health and preventive medicine. The objectives of this seminar are to review basic principles and practices
of public administration as they relate to the management of a governmental public health agency and to describe the role of the preventive medicine physician as a leader and administrator in those agencies.
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PB HLTH W289 Interdisciplinary Health Seminar 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2015 10 Week Session
This hybrid seminar course consists of both online and face-to-face instruction, with the objective of mastering, at least partially, the following competencies: basic leadership skills for public health leaders, ability to design and conduct a needs assessment and stakeholder analysis, the ability to critically analyze a public health journal article, the ability to conduct an ethical analysis in public health
, basic negotation skills, and the ability to complete a Human Subjects Protocol (IRB) application.
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PB HLTH 290 Health Issues Seminars 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
A discussion of current developments and issues in public health of interest to faculty and students of the department as a whole. Content varies from semester to semester depending upon current issues and interests.

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PB HLTH 291A Preparation for Public Health Practice 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Series of skills-based workshops and sessions to introduce students to specialized leadership competencies needed in the public health workplace. These workshops complement the School of Public Health’s (SPH) core curriculum and are selected based on the Council on Linkages between Academia and Public Health Practice, and regular feedback from public health practitioners, faculty and students. Workshop facilitators include UC Berkeley faculty
, public health practitioners and consultants with expertise in the topic areas. Designed to teach the core public health skills relevant to pre-internship preparation and prepare students for professional success. Cases draw on past scenarios/challenges experienced in the PH field.
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PB HLTH 292 Seminars for M.P.H. Students 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
Current topics and special issues in the health field.

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PB HLTH 293 Doctoral Seminar 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Discussion and analysis of dissertation research projects, as well as of conceptual and methodological problems in planning and conducting health research.

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PB HLTH 295 Seminars 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016

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PB HLTH 296 Special Study 1 - 10 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Designed to permit any qualified graduate student to pursue special study under the direction of a faculty member.

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PB HLTH 297 Field Study in Public Health 1 - 12 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Supervised experience relevant to specific aspects of public health in off-campus organizations for graduate students. Regular individual meetings with faculty sponsor and written reports required.

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PB HLTH N297 Field Study in Public Health 0.0 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007

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PB HLTH N297A Field Study in Public Health 1 - 6 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2009 10 Week Session, Summer 2004 10 Week Session, Summer 2001 10 Week Session

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PB HLTH N297B Field Study in Public Health: Environmental Health Sciences 1 - 6 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2004 10 Week Session, Summer 2003 10 Week Session, Summer 2002 10 Week Session

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PB HLTH N297C Field Study in Public Health: Epidemiology/Biostatistics 1 - 6 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2004 10 Week Session, Summer 2003 10 Week Session, Summer 2002 10 Week Session

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PB HLTH N297D Field Study in Public Health: Health Policy and Management 1 - 6 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2004 10 Week Session, Summer 2003 10 Week Session, Summer 2002 10 Week Session

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PB HLTH N297E Field Study in Public Health: Maternal and Child Health 1 - 6 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2004 10 Week Session, Summer 2003 10 Week Session, Summer 2002 10 Week Session

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PB HLTH N297F Field Study in Public Health: Nutrition 1 - 6 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2004 10 Week Session, Summer 2003 10 Week Session, Summer 2002 10 Week Session

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PB HLTH N297G Field Study in Public Health: Health and Social Behavior 1 - 6 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2004 10 Week Session, Summer 2003 10 Week Session, Summer 2002 10 Week Session

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PB HLTH N297H Field Study in Public Health: Infectious Diseases 1 - 6 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2004 10 Week Session, Summer 2003 10 Week Session, Summer 2002 10 Week Session

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PB HLTH 298 Group Study 1 - 8 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016

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PB HLTH 299 Independent Research 1 - 12 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
Independent study and research.

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PB HLTH 375A School of Public Health Schoolwide Pedagogy Course 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Skill development and professional preparation for graduate student instructors in public health courses. Preparing for and leading discussion sections. Designing writing prompts. Preparing and creating problem sets. Working with students one-on-one. Grading students' writing and exams. Self assessment. Developing a course syllabus. Use of technology in public health classes. Required for first-time public health GSIs who are not participating
in an SPH divisional pedagogy course.
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PB HLTH 375B Instructional Techniques in Biostatistics 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Discussion and practice of techniques in teaching biostatistics as applied to public health topics.

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Faculty and Instructors

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Faculty

Barbara Abrams, Professor. Weight and weight gain in women during pregnancy, postpartum and menopause Maternal weight, nutrition, social factors and perinatal health outcomes Could expressed and heat-treated breast milk prevent perinatal hiv transmission.
Research Profile

Jennifer Ahern, Associate Professor. Mental health, epidemiology, social epidemiology, population health, neighborhood characteristics and health, methodological issues and novel methodological applications in social, traumatic events, substance use, behavioral health, birth outcomes and maternal health.
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Genevieve M. Ames, Adjunct Professor. Anthropology of health, healing, substance abuse, quantitative and qualitative methods, social organization theory.
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Tomas J. Aragon, Assistant Adjunct Professor.

Colette (Coco) Auerswald, Associate Professor.
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Amin Azzam, Associate Clinical Professor.

Lela R. Bachrach, Assistant Clinical Professor.

John R. Balmes, Professor in Residence.

Lisa F. Barcellos, Associate Professor. Public health, genetic epidemiology, human genetics, autoimmune diseases, multiple schlerosis, lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, epigenetics, genomics, computational biology.
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Michael Bates, Adjunct Professor. Air pollution, water pollution, environmental epidemiology, occupational epidemiology.
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Heidi M. Bauer, Associate Adjunct Professor.

Stefano M. Bertozzi, Professor. HIV/AIDS, HIV prevention, HIV treatment programs, reproductive health, health economics, anti-poverty programs, impact evaluation.
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Joan Bloom, Professor. Health policy and management, cancer prevention, early detection and long term survival, reducing disparities in access to health care.
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Asa Bradman, Associate Adjunct Professor.

Patrick Bradshaw, Assistant Professor.

Timothy Brown, Associate Adjunct Professor. Health insurance benefit design, public health services and systems, mental health economics, dental economics, social capital, econometrics.
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Gertrude Case Buehring, Professor. Public health, use of cells in breast fluids for diagnostic purposes, viruses and human cancer, role of bovine leukemia virus in causing human breast cancer.
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Ralph Catalano, Professor. Mental health services, economic antecendents, stress related illness.
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John Colford, Professor. Public health, epidemiology, infectious diseases, biostatistics, meta-analysis.
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Norman Constantine, Clinical Professor. Adolescent sexual health, adolescent health behavior, adolescent health policy, sexuality education, research bias, motivated reasoning, policy use and misuse of research evidence, measurement and research design.
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Jason Corburn, Associate Professor. Urban health, informal settlements, global public health, urban climate change, environmental impact assessment, mediation, environmental justice.
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Patricia Crawford, Adjunct Professor.

Ronald Dahl, Professor. Decision-making, adolescence, brain development, behavioral and emotional health, pubertal maturation, affective neuroscience, social neuroscience.
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Peter Dailey, Assistant Adjunct Professor.

Julianna Deardorff, Associate Professor. Adolescent health, puberty, sexual development, cultural factors, contextual factors.

Lori Dorfman, Associate Adjunct Professor.

William H. Dow, Professor. Health economics, international health, economic demography.
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Sandrine Dudoit, Professor. Genomics, classification, statistical computing, biostatistics, cross-validation, density estimation, genetic mapping, high-throughput sequencing, loss-based estimation, microarray, model selection, multiple hypothesis testing, prediction, RNA-Seq.
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Ellen Eisen, Adjunct Professor. Methods in occupational epidemiology.
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Maria Ekstrand, Associate Adjunct Professor. India, AIDS prevention, medication adherence, AIDS stigma, vulnerable populations.
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Brenda Eskenazi, Professor. Public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, maternal & child health.
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Richard Feachem, Professor.

Darlene Francis, Associate Professor.

Lori Freedman, Lecturer.

Brent Fulton, Assistant Adjunct Professor.

Andrea Garber, Adjunct Assistant Professor.

Paul Gertler, Professor. Impact evaluation, health economics.
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Joel William Grube, Adjunct Professor. Alcohol Policy; Underage Alcohol, tobacco, and Other Drug Use; Prevention.
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Sylvia Guendelman, Professor. Public health, maternal & child health, health and social behavior, health policy and management, specialty area in multicultural health.
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Jodi Halpern, Professor. Public health, bioethics, patient autonomy.
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Helen Halpin, Professor. Public health, health policy and management, health services & policy analysis.
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S. Katharine Hammond, Professor. Public health, environmental health sciences.
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Kim Harley, Associate Adjunt Professor. Reproductive health, prenatal health.

Eva Harris, Professor. Public health, infectious diseases.
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Lia Haskin, Associate Professor. Poverty, obesity, child development, public health nutrition, global health, psychosocial and biological determinants of health, overweight, nutritional and epidemiologic transition, chronic disease, malnutrition, child health and development, early experience, inequality and health disparities, Latino health, Mexican-Americans and other immigrant groups, stress hormones, salivary cortisol.
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Denise Herd, Professor. Public health, epidemiology, specialty area in multicultural health, behaviorial science.
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Robert Hiatt, Adjunct Professor.

Nina Holland, Adjunct Professor.

Seth Holmes, Assistant Professor. Immigration and migration, medical anthropology with foci on social theory and ethnography, social studies of medicine and science, social difference related to race, social difference related to socioeconomic status, social difference related to citizenship, social difference related to gender, social difference related to sexuality, the naturalization and normalization of social hierarchies and health disparities, social suffering and symbolic violence, urban and rural Latin America and North America, population health with focus on global health, population health with focus on health disparities, population health with focus on social determinants of health.
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Alan Hubbard, Associate Professor.

Susan Ivey, Associate Adjunct Professor. Public health, health disparities, interventions, community-based participatory research.
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William J. Jagust, Professor. Neuroscience, cognition, brain aging, dementia, imaging, Alzheimer's disease.
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Michael L. B. Jerrett, Professor.

Nicholas Jewell, Professor. AIDS, statistics, epidemiology, infectious diseases, Ebola Virus Disease, SARS, H1N1 influenza, adverse cardiovascular effects of pharmaceuticals, counting civilian casualties during conflicts.
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Douglas Jutte, Assistant Adjunct Professor.

Lee Ann Kaskutas, Associate Adjunct Professor.

Ann Keller, Associate Professor.

Catherine Koshland, Professor. Air pollution, metals, energy, resources, environmental human health, mechanistic analyses of combustion products in flow reactors, control strategies in urban airsheds, pollutant formation, chlorinated hydrocarbons, particulates, industrial ecology.
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Amy Kyle, Associate Adjunct Professor.

Claudia Landau, Associate Clinical Professor.

Barbara Laraia, Associate Professor. Nutrition, obesity, Food Insecurity, Perinatal Health, diabetes.
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Phuoc Le, Assistant Professor.

Lexin Li, Associate Professor.

Fenyong Liu, Professor. Public health, infectious diseases.
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Kristine Madsen, Associate Professor.

John Marshall, Assistant Professor. Utilize mathematical models to predict the utility of genetic control strategies for a variety of mosquito-borne diseases.

Sandra McCoy, Assistant Adjunct Professor.

Marilyn McEntyre, Adjunct Professor.

Thomas E. McKone, Adjunct Professor.

Catherine Metayer, Associate Adjunct Professor.

Guy Micco, Clinical Professor. Aging/old age, suffering, and death, the medical humanities.
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Alexandra Minnis, Assistant Adjunct Professor.

Rachel Morello-Frosch, Professor. Race and class determinants of the distribution of health risks associated with air pollution among diverse communities in the United States.

Mahasin Mujahid, Assistant Professor. Multi-level determinants of racial/ethnic health disparities, Neighborhood environments and cardiovascular health. Breast cancer treatment and survivorship, Methods in social epidemiology, Population health .

Linda Neuhauser, Clinical Professor. Communication, public health, health literacy, participatory design of health programs.
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Mark Nicas, Adjunct Professor.

Amani Nuru-Jeter, Associate Professor.

Osagie Obasogie, Professor.

Kent Olson, Clinical Professor.

Doug Oman, Associate Adjunct Professor.

Emily Ozer, Professor. Mental health, health and social behavior, clinical and community psychology, adolescent development, school-based health promotion.
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Nancy Padian, Adjunct Professor. HIV, epidemiology, reproductive health, sexually transmitted infections, impact evaluations.
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Maya Petersen, Assistant Professor.

Cheri Pies, Clinical Professor.

Daniel A. Portnoy, Professor. Mammalian cells, molecular and cellular basis of microbial pathogenesis, defense against infection, listeria monocytogenes, cell biology of infection, mechanisms of secretion.
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Malcolm Potts, Professor. Public health, maternal and child health, health and social behavior.
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Ndola Prata, Associate Professor in Residence. Community-base access to care, maternal mortality, population and family planning, safe abortion, adolescent reproductive health in developing countries, postpartum hemorrhage.
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Stephen Rappaport, Professor.

Arthur L. Reingold, Professor. Public health, epidemiology, infectious diseases, biostatistics.
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Justin Remais, Associate Professor.

Lee Riley, Professor. Public health, infectious diseases, molecular epidemiology, global health, tuberculosis, drug-resistant infections, slum health.
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James Robinson, Professor. Public health, health policy and management, environmental health sciences, health services and policy analysis.
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Hector P. Rodriguez, Associate Professor. Organizational influences on the quality of ambulatory care,_interprofessional primary care team approaches and continuity of care,_ambulatory care performance measurement and improvement,_local public health system effectiveness.
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Thomas Rundall, Professor Emeritus. Public health, health policy and management, health services and policy analysis.
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George W. Rutherford, Adjunct Professor.

Sharon Sagiv, Assistant Adjunct Professor.

William Satariano, Professor. Aging, public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, health and social behavior.
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Richard M. Scheffler, Professor. Public health, health and social behavior, health policy and management, health services & policy analysis, global health, health economics, Health Workforce, Human Resources for Health, Health Market Analysis.
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+ Steve Selvin, Professor. Public health, biostatistics.
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George Sensabaugh, Professor Emeritus. Molecular epidemiology, microbial population genetics, forensic science, forensic biology.
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James Seward, Clinical Professor. Public health, environmental health sciences.
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Stephen Shortell, Professor. Organizational correlates of quality and outcomes of care, evaluation of total quality management and community-based health improvement initiatives.
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Martyn T. Smith, Professor. Cancer, genomics, toxicology, molecular epidemiology, exposome.
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Kirk R. Smith, Professor. Climate change, public health, air pollution, environmental health science, global health, household energy.
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Lonnie Snowden, Professor. Mental health, social welfare, race/ethnicity, organization of health services.
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Karen Sokal-Gutierrez, Clinical Professor. Nutrition, maternal-child health, early childhood health, oral health, child health in developing countries, children's health in child care, parenting education, health education for low literacy populations, health disparities.
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Sarah Stanley, Assistant Professor.

Craig Steinmaus, Associate Adjunct Professor.

Richard S. Stephens, Professor. Molecular genetics, microbiology, infectious disease, pathogenesis.
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Hannah Thompson, Research Scientist.

Deryk Van Brunt, Associate Clinical Professor.

Mark J. Van Der Laan, Professor. Statistics, computational biology and genomics, censored data and survival analysis, medical research, inference in longitudinal studies.
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Julia Walsh, Adjunct Professor. Reproductive health, Immunization, socioeconomic benefits, cost-effectiveness analysis, cost-benefit analysis, economic evaluation, global health equity, market size estimation in poor countries, contraception, maternal mortality among the poor, neonatal mortality risk factors analysis, millenium development goals.
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Sarah Zemore, Associate Adjunct Professor.

Luoping Zhang, Adjunct Professor.

Affiliated Faculty

Sangwei Lu, Associate Adjunct Professor. Pathogenesis and stress response of Salmonella serovars; foodborne diseases.
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Lecturers

Harrison Alter, Lecturer.

Bruce Bodaken, Lecturer.

Jennifer Breckler, Lecturer.

Caricia Catalani, Lecturer.

Jerome Chin, Lecturer.

Hana Dan-Cohen, Lecturer.

Sonya Dublin, Lecturer.

Wayne Enanoria, Lecturer.

Robin Flagg, Lecturer.

Sarah Gamble, Lecturer.

Sara Hartley, Lecturer.

Anke Hemmerling, Lecturer.

Robert Hosang, Lecturer.

Anthony Iton, Lecturer.

Catherine Kodama, Lecturer.

Jennifer Lachance, Lecturer.

Maureen Lahiff, Lecturer.

Scott Lee, Lecturer.

David Lein, Lecturer.

Kathleen Loretz, Lecturer.

Kimberly MacPherson, Lecturer.

John Myovich, Lecturer.

Iman Nazeeri-Simmons, Lecturer.

Tim Nicholls, Lecturer.

Jaspal Sandhu, Lecturer.

Megan Schwarzman, Lecturer.

Charlotte Smith, Lecturer.

Harry Snyder, Lecturer.

Judith Stanton, Lecturer.

Melanie Thomas, Lecturer.

Emeritus Faculty

Gladys Block, Professor Emerita. Nutrient status, disease relationships, dietary methods, oxidation and antioxidants.
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John Ellwood, Professor Emeritus. Financial Management, Public Sector Budgeting.
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Ernest Hook, Professor Emeritus. Public health, maternal and child health.
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Teh-wei Hu, Professor Emeritus. Health economics, public health, health policy and management, health services and policy analysis, specialty area in aging, specialty area in international health.
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Meredith Minkler, Professor Emerita. Public health, health and social behavior, community health education.
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Patricia Morgan, Professor Emerita. Public health, community prevention programs.
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Edward E. Penhoet, Professor Emeritus. Public health, health policy and management.
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Richard Quint, Clinical Professor Emeritus.

David Ragland, Adjunct Professor Emeritus.
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Zak Sabry, Professor Emeritus. Public health, health and social behavior, health policy and management, public health nutrition.
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Allan Smith, Professor Emeritus. Public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health sciences.
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Robert Spear, Professor Emeritus. Public health, environmental health science.
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Ann Stevens, Clinical Professor Emerita.

John Swartzberg, Clinical Professor Emeritus. Social epidemiology, community interventions.
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David Troxel, Clinical Professor Emeritus.

Edward Wei, Professor Emeritus.

Contact Information

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Dean

Stefano Bertozzi, MD, PhD

417 University Hall

Phone: 510-643-8451

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Associate Dean, Student Affairs

Joan R. Bloom, PhD

247E University Hall

Phone: 510-642-4458

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Assistant Dean, Student Services

Andrea Rex

417P University Hall

Phone: 510-643-8452

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