Public health 101 nanocourse: A condensed educational tool for non-public health professionals

Cherie L. Ramirez, Zofia K.Z. Gajdos, Catherine Kreatsoulas, Myriam C. Afeiche, Morteza Asgarzadeh, Candace C. Nelson, Usheer Kanjee, Alberto J. Caban-Martinez

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Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows-including those at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH)-have somewhat limited opportunities outside of traditional coursework to learn holistically about public health. Because this lack of familiarity could be a barrier to fruitful collaboration across disciplines, HSPH postdocs sought to address this challenge. In response, the Public Health 101 Nanocourse was developed to provide an overview of five core areas of public health (biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health policy and management, and social and behavioral sciences) in a two half-day course format. We present our experiences with developing and launching this novel approach to acquainting wider multidisciplinary audiences with the field of public health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S50-S54
JournalAmerican journal of public health
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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