School of Public Health

EPI 583 EPIDEMIOLOGY SEMINAR

EPI 583 Epidemiology Seminar (1, max. 12)

Presentation of current epidemiologic research and application of epidemiologic research in the practice of public health. Offered: AWSp.

Spring 2018

Line Number Section ID Credits Days/Times Room/Bldg Instructor
14089A1.0Tuesday @ 3:30pm - 4:50pmK069 (HSK)Amanda I Phipps

Autumn 2018

Line Number Section ID Credits Days/Times Room/Bldg Instructor
14705A1.0Tuesday @ 3:30pm - 4:50pmT739 (HST)Amanda I Phipps
For a complete listing of Epidemiology courses, their elective categories, and when they are typically offered, please see the Epidemiology Course Planning Sheet

Additional Course Details

In this weekly seminar, current and recent research of departmental faculty and other epidemiologists is presented. You are encouraged to take the seminar for three quarters if you are a graduate student in Epidemiology.

Topics Covered

Topics covered each quarter vary, and may include:

  • Social determinants of health
  • Cardiovascular epidemiology
  • Cancer epidemiology
  • Maternal and child health epidemiology
  • Infectious disease epidemiology
  • Nutritional epidemiology
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Environmental epidemiology
  • Genetic epidemiology
  • Epidemiology in public health practice
  • Epidemiologic methods

Learning Objectives

  • Engage in critical discussions about epidemiologic research and the implications of research findings
  • Gain familiarity with the research programs of the UW Epidemiology faculty
  • Accumulate a repository of examples of epidemiologic methods applied in real-world settings
  • Describe and discuss the limitations of epidemiologic methods in applied settings
  • Identify examples of racism, structural biases, and social inequities in epidemiologic methods and research, and how these forms of discrimination may be perpetuated by the scientific community
  • Describe how epidemiologic research can integrate social, political, and economic determinants of health to better represent the impacts of racism, structural bias, and social inequities on individual health outcomes
  • Define why including race in epidemiologic analyses may be helpful and why it may be problematic

Course Format

Lectures with discussion

How You Are Evaluated

Brief, in-class writing assignments in response to presented content 

Contact the Instructor

Amanda Phipps (aiphipps@uw.edu)