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Measuring and Maximizing Impact of COVID-19 Contact Tracing (Coursera)

This course aims to provide managers and developers of contact tracing programs guidance on the most important indicators of performance of a contact tracing program, and a tool that can be used to project the likely impact of improvements in specific indicators. Students who complete the course will be [...]

COVID-19 Contact Tracing (Coursera)

The COVID-19 crisis has created an unprecedented need for contact tracing across the country, requiring thousands of people to learn key skills quickly. The job qualifications for contact tracing positions differ throughout the country and the world, with some new positions open to individuals with a high school diploma [...]

Data and Health Indicators in Public Health Practice (Coursera)

Epidemiology is often described as the cornerstone science in public health. Epidemiology in public health practice uses study design and analyses to identify causes in an outbreak situation, guides interventions to improve population health, and evaluates programs and policies. In this course, we'll define the role of the professional [...]

Infectious Disease Transmission Models for Decision-Makers (Coursera)

Jan 23rd 2023
Infectious Disease Transmission Models for Decision-Makers (Coursera)
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, both the promise and perils of using infectious disease transmission models to make public health policy decisions became clearer than ever. Optimal use of modeled output requires that public health policy makers be informed consumers of models, that they understand the strengths and limitations of [...]

Genetic Epidemiology Foundations (Coursera)

This course is designed to provide students with the foundation necessary to conduct statistical analysis of genetic association study data. This course includes topics such as quality control in genetic studies, population-based case-control association studies, genome-wide association studies, and foundational concepts in population genetics and the history of genetics [...]

The Influence of Social Context on Health (Coursera)

Jan 23rd 2023
The Influence of Social Context on Health (Coursera)
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Why are some groups healthier than others, and how do these differences emerge and persist over the life course? How do social policies (e.g., housing, transportation, employment) relate to health and health inequalities? Why are there health disparities even in countries that have free universal health care? This course [...]

Study Designs in Epidemiology (Coursera)

Choosing an appropriate study design is a critical decision that can largely determine whether your study will successfully answer your research question. A quick look at the contents page of a biomedical journal or even at the health news section of a news website is enough to tell you [...]

Measuring Disease in Epidemiology (Coursera)

Epidemiological research is ubiquitous. Even if you don’t realise it, you come across epidemiological studies and the impact of their findings every single day. You have probably heard that obesity is increasing in high income countries or that malaria is killing millions of people in low income countries. It [...]

Validity and Bias in Epidemiology (Coursera)

Epidemiological studies can provide valuable insights about the frequency of a disease, its potential causes and the effectiveness of available treatments. Selecting an appropriate study design can take you a long way when trying to answer such a question. However, this is by no means enough. A study can [...]

Public Health in Humanitarian Crises 2 (Coursera)

This course, Public Health in Humanitarian Crises 2, addresses public health issues of people affected by disasters, both natural or conflict-related. It discusses the many changes that occur in people’s lives when they are uprooted by a disaster, including many important topics related to humanitarian crises, such as [...]