Teaching

Courses Taught at University of Illinois, Chicago School of Public Health 

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  • IPHS 594. Decision-Making and Economic Evaluation in Health Policy Analysis (only for DrPH students).
    This course is designed to introduce the student to the methodology of decision analysis and growing range of applications in cost-effectiveness analysis in medical, public health and health care decision making and health resource allocation in a systems thinking approach. The student learning outcomes are: (1) read and interpret cost-effectiveness studies critically, (2) create decision-analytic models using TreeAge Software, (3) understand economic concepts that are needed in order to understand the policy recommendations. He or she will be able to critique decision analysis and cost-effectiveness papers and lead change in policy development and implementation.
  • IHSP510. Leadership in Public Health Policy Development (for only DrPH Students) .
    This doctoral-level (DrPH) course will teach students the foundational framework on policy development or policy planning. A toolbox of leadership skills will provide different perspectives on driving change and sustainability.
  • HPA 400. Principles and Management in Public Health.
    This MPH graduate-level course will focus on teaching students the conceptual and theoretical foundations to the principles of management with an emphasis on public health and health care settings through case studies.
  • HPA 444.  Healthcare Strategic Planning and Budgeting.
    This MPH graduate-level course will provide students the tools on financial analysis, strategic management, and strategic planning in healthcare. In the financial analysis, student will be able to conduct flexible budgeting, evaluate cost behavior and forecasting, conduct revenue and expense analysis, and conduct strategic planning in healthcare organizations and for quality improvement.
  • IPHS 598. Capstone Experience. The capstone is part of the Health Policy and Administration (HPA) student’s culminating experience for their MPH degree. The expectation is that HPA students will do either a policy or management-oriented capstone project. As part of this course, students will develop a written paper on the topic of their choice. IPHS 698 is the companion course to fulfill school-wide requirements. Under IPHS 698, students will develop and deliver an oral presentation based on the paper that they write for HPA 468.

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Previously Taught Courses:

Genomics in Public Health. This course focuses on studying the impact of the genetics and genomics, and their interactions with behavior, psychosocial factors, and environment on population health and disease in the post-Human Genome Project Era.  Fundamental concepts of genetics, molecular biology, immunology, and epidemiology will be discussed.  The effects of the advancement of high-throughput innovations in scientific discoveries in public health policies will be explored.   Format: Lecture Hall. 

Topics in Public Health. This course addresses new and emerging issues in the field of public health through interactive case study method and the medical literature. The format is small group discussion. Topics vary each semester; but include infectious diseases (HIV/AIDS), maternal and child health (neonatal screening, vaccinations), chronic diseases (obesity, mental illness), health and human rights, and international health. Format: Seminar discussion style. 

Introduction to Critical Inquiry. This course demonstrates access to information resources in the biomedical sciences, including hard copy, on-line databases (e.g., LexisNexis, PubMed, OVID), and web searching and how to critically evaluate these information sources. Classes are hands-on learning using laptops. Students will learn how to 1) compose a hypothesis, 2) ask interesting research questions, 3) finds resources and references to justify argument, and 4) write and revise. Format: Lecture Hall.