Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Epidemiology and Population Health Summer Institute, New York, NY
Assessing Neighborhoods in Epidemiology (Graduate)
This one-day course discusses standard and emerging methods to study neighborhood characteristics. In particular, the course provides an overview of neighborhood characteristic assessment methods. In addition, this course will discuss different methods to examine neighborhood boundaries.

New York University Abu Dhabi

Division of Social Science, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Connecting Neighborhoods and Health: An Introduction to Spatial Epidemiology (Undergraduate)
This is an introductory-level course; as such, the course intentionally is broad, covering a range of issues and topics (e.g. neighborhood characteristic assessment methods, methods to examine neighborhood boundaries, identification of spatial clusters [“hot spots”] of disease, quantitative methods to evaluate connections between neighborhoods and health, and connecting neighborhoods to health disparities).

Social Dimensions of Health (Undergraduate)
This is an introductory-level course on social variables (e.g. social class, social networks/support, poverty, neighborhood environments, residential segregation, race/ethnicity, discrimination, housing conditions, work environments, and income inequality) that affect population health and overviews theories of disease distribution, with an emphasis on social theories including social production of disease and eco-social theory.