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HPMM 8010 Socioeconomic Determinants of Health (Fall and Spring)


Credits: 4

Course Description:

This course focuses on how major social and economic conditions affect the health of populations. Key topics include poverty, socioeconomic position, education, occupation, behavioral risks, social and economic inequality, discrimination, social networks and support, working and living conditions, and the built environment. Students will review the empirical and theoretical literature on mechanisms and processes that mediate between socio-economic factors and their health effects, and discuss alternative models for advancing public health. .