OVERVIEW OF COURSES
MATERNAL, CHILD, AND FAMILY HEALTH
FALL AND SPRING SEMESTERS
This course provides an overview of the major issues in Maternal, Child, and Family Health in the U.S. and the world. The course covers the social, political, environmental, and economic factors that shape the health of women, children, and families throughout the life course. It will employ the core disciplines of public health -- 1) epidemiology/biostatistics, 2) environmental health, 3) health policy and administration, and 4) social and behavioral health -- to examine these factors. The course introduces specific issues and interventions and places these issues and interventions within their broad sociohistorical context.
REPRODUCTIVE AND PERINATAL EPIDEMIOLOGY
This course focuses on current research, controversial issues, and methodological problems in the epidemiology of reproductive and perinatal health. The content will cover reproductive health issues such as fertility and fecundity, contraception and hormone supplementation, and reproductive health cancers as well as perinatal issues such as pregnancy management, adverse pregnancy outcomes, maternal morbidity and mortality, and birth outcomes and birth defects. Lectures and discussions will focus on critically reviewing the application of study designs and analytic strategies for examining these topics.