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.
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?
- Michael Oakes - School of Public Health