Examines health issues, scientific understanding of causes, and possible future approaches to control of the major environmental health problems in industrialized and developing countries. Topics include how the body reacts to environmental pollutants; physical, chemical, and biological agents of environmental contamination; vectors for dissemination (air, water, soil); solid and hazardous waste; susceptible populations; biomarkers and risk analysis; the scientific basis for policy decisions; an
Adolescent Health and Development
The course consists of lectures, readings, discussions, panels of guest speakers, group and individual projects. The purpose of the lectures, readings, discussion and panels of guest speakers is to explore a variety of aspects of adolescence and adolescent health. The group and individual projects are meant to help students develop skills to work in multi-disciplinary teams and analyze adolescent health concerns through conceptual frameworks and recommend effective solutions through intervention
Road Safety and Health in Developing Countries: Expert commentary by James Habyarimana
Public policy professor James Habyarimana discusses his research on policies to combat road safety issues as well as adherence to drug regimens in Africa.
Understanding Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care
The primary objective of this content is to prepare students to read and interpret cost-effectiveness studies. The students will first be introduced to basic economic concepts that are needed in order to understand the recommendations from the United States Panel on Cost Effectiveness in Health and Medicine. One example is the distinction between opportunity costs and budgetary costs. The recommendations will then be reviewed, particularly as they apply to what students should expect to read in
The History of Public Health
In the History of Public Health we will examine the historical experience of health and illness from a population perspective. This material seeks to reveal how the organization of societies facilitates or mitigates the production and transmission of disease. It also asks how do populations and groups of individuals go about securing their health? One key theme is the medical management of space in one form or another - from the public space of the environment through institutional spaces such a
Social and Behavioral Foundations of Primary Health Care
Social and Behavioral Foundations of Primary Health Care aims at providing you with the knowledge and skills needed to diagnose (understand) community, individual, and organizational behaviors and change processes in developing countries and in cross-cultural settings as a foundation for planning culturally appropriate primary health care (PHC) in the context of the ecological model of health behavior.
Refugee Health Care
Refugee Health Care addresses the provision of basic health requirements for refugees and the coordination of care among the agencies concerned with them.
Genocide and the Impact on Culture and Mental Health of the Affected Populations (IAGS 2009)
Chair: Jutta Lindert (University of Ludwigsburg, Germany)Donna-Lee Frieze (Deakin University, Australia)Peter Balakian (Colgate University)Armen Marsoobian (Southern Connecticut State University)Jutta Lindert (University of Ludwignsburg, Germany)
Brady on Health Care Reform, Public Opinion, and Party Politics
David Brady of Stanford University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about American public opinion on changing the health care system. Brady discusses the impact of taxation on public opinion toward health care reform--if the poll includes a measure of the likely increase in taxes necessary to pay for expanding coverage, support for expanding coverage drops dramatically compared to generic polls that ignore costs. He also discusses the role of the party system and partisanship for the health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Faculty Interviews
In these interviews, JHSPH faculty deliver expert insight into some of the most important public health challenges facing the world today.
Introduction to Health Policy
Introduces the material covered in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Focuses on four substantive areas that form the analytic basis for many of the issues in Health Policy and Management. The areas are: (1) economics and financing, (2) need and demand, (3) politics/ethics/law, and (4) quality/effectiveness. Illustrates these issues using three specific policy issues: (1) injury, (2) medical care, and (3) public health preparedness.
Episode 5: Striving for global health
Nobel Laureate Eric Chivian discusses the connection between biodiversity and human disease, and Yvonna Reekie examines the emerging problem of drug-resistant tuberculosis.
Health Effects of Coffee -- Conversations in Public Health
Rob van Dam on the health effects of coffee.
Polio Eradication -- Conversations in Public Health
Kimberly Thompson discusses polio eradication
Hospital Rankings -- Conversations in Public Health
Ashish Jha on Hospital Rankings
Environmental Chemicals and Children -- Conversations in Public Health
Philippe Grandjean on Environmental Chemicals and Children
Genetics and Breast Cancer -- Conversations in Public Health
David Hunter on Genetics and Breast Cancer
Links Between Emotion and Disease -- Conversations in Public Health
Laura Kubzansky on the Links Between Emotion and Disease
Health Courts -- Conversations in Public Health
Michelle Mello on Health Courts
Personal Genetic Profiling -- Conversations in Public Health
David Hunter on Personal Genetic Profiling