NYU COLLEGE OF GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH
BEHAVIORAL AND COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES FOR GLOBAL EPIDEMICS (GPH-GU 9325)
FACULTY: DR. CHRIS DICKEY
LOCATION: BEIRUT, LEBANON
DATES: JANUARY 12 - 21, 2020
This course focuses on the integration of three public health disciplines for emergency action: epidemiology, behavioral health/intervention research and public health communication to provide students with a knowledge base and foundation of skills to be able to design and implement strategies in disease prevention and response in outbreak situations, with a focus on the reemergence and emergence of global epidemics. UNICEF staff from country offices – many of whom have 15-20 years of experience in the field – take the course alongside NYU GPH students, mixed together on teams and working to develop strategies for some of the most pressing public health challenges in the world.
The course is a hybrid, which means that half the material will be completed online before the in-person component. Almost all of the foundation material, readings, and slides are in the online portion, which allows the in-person time to be spent working on strategies to prevent and manage epidemics.
Students interested in participating in this course can complete the application form via this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxs7K4WeOlU_DzvJazBSqlz0yEL1EYgJDxtDXNLKVnE5y9sg/viewform
NOTE: Silver students who are admitted must submit the Cross-School Registraton Form. If approved, this course can count it as a three (3) credit elective.