Teaching Expertise

  • Introduction to Epidemiology
  • Course Scope: Principles of descriptive and analytic epidemiology; types of error (random error versus systematic error); epidemiologic study designs; measures of frequency, association, and impact; basic methods for addressing sampling variability, confounding, and effect modification; causal judgment in epidemiology; levels of evidence; statistical versus clinical significance; translating epidemiological evidence to clinical practice and policy making; policy and program evaluation
  • Course Highlight: This course will cover basic epidemiological concepts and methods with emphasis on applying such concepts to improve population health by understanding the causes of poor health, developing interventions for improving health, translating evidence into practice, and evaluating the impact of policies and programs
  • Applied Research Design Course
  • Course Scope: Conceiving the research question, choosing study design, planning measurements, sampling plan, data analysis plan
  • Course Highlight: In pairs or small groups, students will be given the opportunity to develop, under guidance and feedback from the instructor and peers, a study protocol addressing a research question in their field of interest. Emphasis will be on hands-on training with students practicing the process of refining a research question; conducting a thorough literature review on the topic; choosing the appropriate study design (while bearing in mind limitations of the chosen study design and devising solutions to minimize bias), devising a sampling plan (including sampling approach, sample size and power calculations using specialized software), and delineating a statistical analysis plan appropriate to the chosen design. Course evaluations will be based on assignments, presentations and the completed study protocol