The International AIDS Economics Network (IAEN) is an organization founded in 1993, with the objective of encouraging economists and policymakers to discuss issues of AIDS and economics.
This course covers the substantive findings and policies/policy debates around key selected topics in population and health today in industrialized and developing societies. Demographic models are used to understand, frame, define and evaluate these topics.
This seminar will cover selected topics in medical sociology such as social structure and health; social behavior and health; organization and financing of health care; and medical sociology (for example, social epidemiology, stress and coping, health and aging).
This seminar examines the impact of poverty and socioeconomic inequality, more generally, on the health of individuals and populations. Attention is given to both US and non-US populations.
This graduate-level course explores the theory and the method of ethnography through critiques and class discussions of exemplar ethnographies. The heart of the course is practice in learning how to do field work, write good field notes, and analyze data.
This seminar will survey the research literature in three areas of the demography of aging: (1) biodemography, (2) medical demography, and (3) social demography.
This is an introductory course to the techniques used to investigate a number of important population processes which have major implications for global health and health inequalities, and public policy: population change (growth and decline), fertility change and patterns, population health and
Survey methods and practice draw on statistics, psychology, sociology, computer science, and economics. This course introduces the student to principles of survey design and to practical issues in execution across different types of population.
This course reviews the basic statistical methods of inferring the causal impact of public policy initiatives on social outcomes.
This course covers the life table and stationary population models, method of estimation of life tables, multiple-decrement and increment-decrement life tables, the stable population model, model age schedules for mortality, nuptiality, fertility, and migration, survival analysis and hazard regre