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EH 550: Special Topics in Environmental Health

The course will provide hands-on skills to use existing high quality health data from Africa and Asia to analyze the impact of climate change on mortality (by cause, age and sex, location and day of death). Participants will learn the basics of the main statistical tool to do this, time series analysis. In addition, we will show students how to download daily weather data (temperature, rainfall e.g.) from form publicly available sources for the chosen study area and time period. The course will use whole population, longitudinal, retrospective, long term (since 1990) high quality health cohort data (also dubbed Health and Demographic Surveillance Systems) from www.INDEPTH-network.org sites in Africa and Asia.

Prerequisites: BST 201 or ID 201 or PHS 2000A.

Professor: 

TBA

Season: 

Spring

Days: 

M
W

Time: 

11:30-1:00

Course ID: 

207083

Research Areas: 

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