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Social & Behavioral Aspects of Public Health

Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

About This Course

Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health This course explores the influence of social, psychological, and cultural factors on the health status of individuals and communities. While this topic may be studied from many perspectives, the class seeks to understand the origins of health-compromising behaviors, their distribution in the population, and ways to change or prevent them



Course Staff

Dr. Christine Richards B. Ed., MPH, PhD

Dr. Richards is an assistant professor in the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine in the School of Medicine at St. George’s University in Grenada and currently serve as the Department’s Track Director of the Health Policy and Administration Track. She has a general MPH degree and a PhD in public health with a specialization in community health education and promotion. She also has been recently appointed as a research fellow at the Windward Island Research Foundation (WINDREF).

Required Text

Coreil, J, ed. (2010). Social and behavioral foundations of public health, 2nd Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications

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