Apr 16, 2021  
Graduate Record 2007-2008 
Graduate Record 2007-2008 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

PHS 736 - Health Disparities

This seminar will explore the core issues and theoretical frameworks for the development of health policy and public health interventions to address health disparities.  Students will examine the current epidemiological and social science evidence on both health status disparities and healthcare disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations, including data on mortality, longevity and life expectancy, quantitative and demographic analysis and access, and utilization of health services.  The course also will explore the complex and poorly understood reasons for health disparities, which may largely reflect socioeconomic differences, differences in health-related risk factors, environmental factors, direct and indirect consequences of discrimination, and differences in access to health care.  Finally, students will consider multifaceted ways to address disparities that focus on health care providers; health care delivery issues, such as access; and health system policies and regulations, such as insurance and quality improvement measures.

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite:  Instructor permission.

Credits: 3