• Society, Behavior, and Health (PHTH 6204, Spring 2023)
    This course explores individual, interpersonal, and social influences on health. Students will learn the application of the social and behavioral sciences in Public Health. Foundations of public health will be examined, including prevention and the prevention paradox, theories of disease causation, and public health ethics. In addition, multi-level influences on health will be examined, including behavioral theories and social determinants of health. Throughout the semester, attention will be paid to disparities in health. Finally, we will examine strategies to reduce health disparities, such as education, interventions, and policy-level changes, and discuss the relative effectiveness of these approaches.

Guest Lectures

  • AI for Social Impact, Harvard University (CS 288, Fall 2022, Graduate)
  • User-Centered Design of Digital Health Tools, Yale University (BIS/SBS 640, Spring 2022, Graduate)
  • Design of Useful and Usable Interactive Systems, Harvard University (CS 179, Spring 2021, Undergraduate)