Social Epidemiology

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Social epidemiology is about how a society makes people sick and/or healthy. We address not only the identification of new disease risk factors (e.g., deficient social capital) but also how well-known exposures (e.g., cigarette smoking, lead paint, health insurance) emerge and are maintained by the social system.
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9/10 starsCompleted
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5 years, 11 months ago
Excellent introduction on the subject. I particularly appreciated the fact that Prof. Oakes provided a fair critique of his own field early in the course itself which was pretty refreshing. He was very good at carefully bringing out the important nuances in the concepts and bringing to light the pitfalls that could lie before a researcher in the field.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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6 years, 3 months ago
Wonderful class! It was my first class in Social Epidemiology, and Dr Oakes really made it easy for a layman to understand the terms. To be honest, I got a little busy at work in early June and didn't read all the papers, but the ones I did read were quite interesting and accessible. I found myself really eager for Dr. Oakes to post his video lectures; they were so interesting! A fascinating, well-organized class. I'd recommend it to anyone!
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6 years, 4 months ago
I had no prior experience with the subject so I walked in not knowing much about what to expect. I was not disappointed with what I got. The course is extremely well developed and the professor has an aura of humility around him which made me want to pay more attention to what he said. The papers he assigned for reading were on the longer side and could get dry but I confess that I still found those papers really worth my while. I have not taken another social epi course anywhere yet so its hard for me to say how this one stacks up with other such courses. The quizzes were not always straight forward and required one to have at least seen the lectures and do a cursory read of the assigned papers to go through them. Not much to dislike here really. Good course and definitely recommended for people who have an interest in social sciences.
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