HPD 605: Introduction to Doctoral Studies
HPD 664: Clinical Trials
This course introduces the design, conduct, and analysis of clinical trials. Topics include types of clinical trials, study design, treatment allocation, randomization and stratification, quality control, sample size requirements, patient consent, and interpretation of results. 3 credits.
HPD 665: Clinical Outcomes Research
HPD 673: Longitudinal Data Analysis
HPD 674: Statistical Methods in Clinical Outcomes and Health Services Research
Clinical outcomes research frequently involves the analysis of non experimental retrospective databases. Such databases pose a number of statistical challenges, due to their non experimental design and various data limitations. This course will review and discuss multivariate methods in clinical outcomes research, focusing on specific issues involved in building and interpreting these models. These issues include causal inference, selection bias, measurement error, missing data problems, multicollinearity, and serial correlation. Clinical outcomes and health services research studies will be reviewed and discussed to illustrate these statistical issues and how they have been addressed in published research. Students will be asked to review and evaluate clinical outcomes and health services research papers, and present their reviews for discussion in class. 3 credits.
HPD 685: Research in Population Health and Clinical Science
This course will introduce students to health services and clinical outcomes research methods and applications of these approaches. The course will begin with an overview of key statistical methods, outcomes measurement issues, and methods for assessing the economic value of clinical treatments. The second part of the course will consider specific applications of health services and clinical outcomes research from a review and critique of published studies. Students will present and critique these studies together with the instructor. Specific areas of applications will include: Estimating the Production of Health; Hospital Volume and Clinical Outcomes; Estimating Clinical Outcomes with Patient-Level Data; Racial and Ethnic Disparities and Medical Treatments; Electronic Medical Records and Clinical Outcomes; Cost Effectiveness Applications. 3 credits.
HPD 694: Grant Writing
This course will assist students in synthesizing basic public health knowledge through completion of a grant writing experience. Students will be introduced to the process of writing grant proposals, developing budgets, professional networking, publishing in the scientific literature, and planning for their future careers as public health professionals and academics. Students will also present their own individual research projects, write their own grant proposal, and do a career mapping exercise. 3 credits.