EHOH 6617, Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology. Epidemiological methods for studying occupational and environmental determinants of disease are presented in this course through case studies, from high lead levels in children in Flint, Michigan to lung disease in workers in manufacturing plants. The course emphasizes research design and critical analysis of the literature. Emphasis is placed on identifying appropriate epidemiological approaches, identifying sources of error, and interpreting data to inform policy. This course is offered spring semester.
6624, Infectious Diseases, Environmental Contexts. In this course, we examine infectious diseases of national and global importance
through the lens of environmental health – asking how we might define exposure,
how we might intervene to reduce disease risk, and how environmental change may
alter disease patterns. We focus primarily on water- and vector-borne diseases
as well as zoonotic infections. The course draws concepts from ecology, parasitology and public
health, with an emphasis on how, as public health professionals, we might best
intervene to reduce the burden of infectious diseases. This course is
appropriate for students with interests in environmental health, global health
and/or infectious disease epidemiology. This course is offered spring semester in even years.
EHOH 6635, Climate Change and Health. Climate change promises to affect the health of many populations: outdoor workers and home-bound, children and the elderly, populations here in Colorado, the US and abroad. In this course, we examine the health challenges of climate change from the perspective of many of these stakeholders. We also emphasize a multi-disciplinary approach to addressing climate health challenges. Students from across the Colorado School of Public Health are encouraged to take this class - our class will benefit from the diverse perspectives of students from acorss different departments and professional backgrounds. This course is offered fall semester in even years.
PBHL 2020, Introduction to Environmental Health. This course is an undergraduate-level introduction to environmental health and focuses on the human health implications of environmental exposures at global, regional, and local levels. The course introduces core environmental health tools including toxicology, environmental epidemiology, risk assessment and risk management, as well as current environmental health challenges from indoor air pollution to climate change.