Social Determinants of US Health Disparities


Introduction to how social factors influence health and well-being, with a particular focus on contemporary US society. Topics include obesity, aging, socioeconomic disadvantage, access to health insurance, public health systems, the role of the media, and racial/ethnic and gender inequalities. The course will provide descriptive assessments of health inequalities and analytic examinations of the mechanisms through which social factors affect health.
Curriculum Codes
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • GLHLTH 340
Typically Offered