CGH 701: Research Opportunities & Challenges in Global Health
This course will cover
- General introduction to social and behavioral aspects of global health;
- Challenge of studying global health in diverse contexts and among vulnerable populations;
- Challenge of engaging in research and service-related activities in global health
- Ethical challenges of engaging in research and service-related activities in global settings
- Policy issues associated with engaging in research and service-related activities
- Ethical issues with advancing equity, health, and wellbeing amongst vulnerable populations
- Policy issues with advancing equity, health, and wellbeing amongst vulnerable populations
- Innovative interdisciplinary research approaches to dealing with global health problems: bio-psychosocial approach and community-based participatory research
CGH 701 will be offered from July 29 to August 15, Mondays through Thursdays, from 4-7:30 pm.
CGH 702: Fundamentals of Epidemiology in Public Health
This course will cover
- Magnitude, person, time, and place of public health problems
- Describe basic epidemiological terminology, definitions, measures
- Describe the methodologies for conducting research in diverse settings
- Assess the strengths and weaknesses of diverse epidemiologic research
- Explain importance of epidemiology for informing scientific, ethical, economic, and political discussion of health issues.
- Ethical and legal issues associated with conducting research among diverse people
CGH 702 will be offered from June 24 to July 11, Mondays through Thursdays, from 4-7:30 pm.
CGH 703: Advanced Topics in Global Health
This course will
- Describe special topics in Global Health (e.g., Malnutrition and Over-nutrition, HIV/AIDs, Malaria and Tuberculosis)
- Describe how social determinants contribute to the global burden of disease
- Discuss interventions and how they need to be modified based on context
- Discuss the challenges of promoting health and well-being among vulnerable populations
- Ethical, Legal, Policy Issues in Global Health
CGH 704: Field Practicum/Research Report
Students will have a choice of
- Participate in an international workshop for 2-3 weeks in India, Israel, or Sub-Saharan Africa
- Utilize existing data to write a research report of significance to global health. These data sets may involve global research data or data from vulnerable and immigrant populations in the United States
- Approved field placement through Einstein’s Global Health Center
During the international workshop, there might be opportunities to collect data as part of the Course Directors’/Faculty Mentors’ ongoing projects in these countries. In order to do this, participants will have to begin working with selected Course Director or Faculty Mentor from the beginning of their enrollment. They will have to obtain appropriate permits to be involved in the research from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of Einstein and the appropriate foreign institution.
Please Note: Not all country options will be available every year for the international workshop.