Seminar and Internship

This seminar will examine the nature of public policy interventions within the various domains of public health; the theoretical motivations for undertaking them; the influence of the political, bureaucratic, and social environment in which policy decisions are made; the consequences of such decisions; and, the key dimensions of analysis of the effects of public health policies. In addition to conceptual discussion of each of the above, the course includes evaluation of several case studies of public health policy decisions and their implications, as well as site visits to varied public health and policy organizations.