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Public Health

Welcome to the Public Health Career Community! Find resources and opportunities to launch your career in Public Health and learn about the many different areas students can pursue in the field. Browse this Community for career advice blogs, available career opportunities, and explore the resources to help you build your career and beyond.

APHA-led program working to build a more diverse health workforce

APHA-led program working to build a more diverse workforce was originally published at publichealthnewswire.org, by .

Public health students and young professionals from underrepresented backgrounds are getting a career boost and helping to diversify the public health workforce at …

By Kayla Hup
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Cancer in America

Cancer in America was originally published on Publichealth.org


Although cancer takes many forms, there are four that claim the lives of over a quarter of a million Americans every year: breast, prostate, lung, and colon/rectum. …

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America’s Health Rankings: Pandemic takes major toll on US health

America’s Health Rankings: Pandemic takes major toll on US health was originally published on Publichealthnewswire.org

Health disparities in the U.S. by race and ethnicity have widened during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly for drug-related and premature deaths, a report released Dec. …

By Mark Barna
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Featured Courses

QAC 201 – Applied Data Analysis

In this project-based course, you will have the opportunity to answer questions that you feel passionately about through independent research…

ECON 308 – Healthcare Economics

In this course, we examine the United States healthcare system in some detail, with some attention to useful international comparisons.…

SISP 315 / SOC 315 / CSPL 314 – The Health of Communities

Our focus will be on understanding the role of social factors (e.g., income, work environment, social cohesion, food, transportation systems)…

PSYC 330 – Engaging Antiracist Psychological Science: From History and Theory to Practice

Responding to calls for antiracist psychological science, this seminar explores what it means to design and conduct that science. What…

BIOL 173 – Global Change and Infectious Disease

This course will cover how human demands upon the environment have come back to bite us through infectious diseases. The…

BIOL 365 – Calderwood Seminar in Public Writing: 21st-Century Biology

Twenty years ago, the landscape of biology looked very different. As the century began, the “rough draft” of the human…

ENGL 200 – The Narratives of Illness and Recovery

This course provides a detailed examination of primarily first-person accounts of illness and recovery. The focus will be on narratives…

COL 278 – Medicine: An Artful Science or Scientific Art? Physician Writers Since 1900

In this seminar we will read physician authors since 1900 who have bridged the divide between the sciences, the social…

CSPL 493: Internship

This course may be repeated for credit. Wesleyan has established a credit/uncredit internship course, CSPL 493, for students to receive…

SOC 259 – Cultural Studies of Health

Nothing is more fundamental to the human condition than our most basic right–the right to healthy life. Tragically, this right…

AFAM 229 – Medicine and Healing in the Black Atlantic

This course examines the ways in which Black people have conceived of health, healing, and the body since 1500. Readings,…

QAC 216 – Introduction to Survey Design

Survey data provide valuable information for the study of public opinion and behavior, and they are commonly used in several…

PSYC 347 – Science of Suicide Risk & Prevention

This course will explore the science of suicide research, prevention, and intervention. Topics will include terminology, epidemiology, historical and contemporary…

HIST 374 – Food Security: History of an Idea

The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations has held that “food security exists when all people, at all…

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