DeVane Lecture Course

DEVN 197b / HLTH 140b / SOCY 126b, Health of the Public: Medicine and Disease in Social Context Nicholas Christakis

Introduction to the field of public health. The social causes and contexts of illness, death, longevity, and health care in the United States today. How social scientists, biologists, epidemiologists, public health experts, and doctors use theory to understand issues and make causal inferences based on observational or experimental data. Biosocial science and techniques of big data as applied to health.  SO