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Social epidemiology is about how a society makes people sick and/or healthy. We address not only the identification of new disease risk factors (e.g., deficient social capital) but also how well-known exposures (e.g., cigarette smoking, lead paint, health insurance) emerge and are maintained by the social system.

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Syllabus

Week 1:  Background and History
What is social epidemiology and where did it come from? What is different about it?

Week 2: Issues
What are the fundamental issues (e.g., environment, race, genetics) in/for social epidemiology?

Week 3: Health Disparities 
How can social epidemiology improve our understanding of the identification and analysis of, if not remedies for, health disparities?

Week 4: Theories and Constructs
What theories and/or constructs are fundamental to social epidemiology?

Week 5: Measurement
What are some fundamental measurement issues in social epidemiology?

Week 6: Design & Inference
What are some fundamental design and analysis tools in social epidemiology?

Week 7: Doing Things
What social epidemiological interventions work and fail, and why?
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  • Michael Oakes - School of Public Health
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