Graduate Certificate in Health and Health Policy
Certificate students are required to complete two core courses and two approved health-related electives (two half-term electives will count as one elective for the HHP Certificate).
SPI 597 Public Policy Approaches to Health and Healthcare
This course explores the professed and unspoken goals nations pursue with their health systems and the alternative economic and administrative structures different nations use to pursue those goals. The emphasis in the course will be on the industrialized world, although some time can be allocated later in the course to approaches used in the developing countries, if students in the course desire it.
Fall Term; Professor Janet Currie
SPI 598 Epidemiology
This epidemiology course focuses on: measurement of health status, disease occurrence, survival, and the association between risk factors and health outcomes; design, analysis and interpretation of epidemiologic research studies; and bias and confounding. Other topics include synthesis of epidemiological studies, disease outbreaks, causal inference, social inequalities in health, and research ethics. The course will examine "individual-centered" epidemiology and "macro-epidemiology" to assess population impact and inform health policy. (Prereq: 507b/c or advanced statistics)
Spring Term; Professor Noreen Goldman
*Note: Students who have previously completed high-level coursework in epidemiology may petition the Certificate Director for an exemption from the epidemiology course requirement.
The list of approved electives that qualify for Certificate Program credit varies from year to year. The current academic year’s list appears below. Two half-term courses count toward one of the two electives that are required for the Certificate.
- ANT 461 / AAS 461 / GHP 461 / GSS 461 Disability, Difference, and Race, L. Ralph
- CBE 411 / MOL 411 Antibiotics: From Cradle to Grave, M. Brynildsen
- HOS 594 / HIS 594 History of Medicine: The Cultural Politics of Medicine, Disease and Health, K. Wailoo
- MOL 433 / CBE 434 / GHP 433 Biotechnology, S. Flint
- MOL 460 / STC 460 / GHP 460 Diseases in Children: Causes, Costs, and Choices, D. Notterman
- NEU 430 Epigenetics in Neuroscience and Behavior, C. Jensen Pena
- POP 501 / SOC 531 Survey of Population Problems, A. Adsera
- SOC 512 Seminar in Sociogenomics and Biodemography, D. Conley
- SPI 591E Implementing the ACA, H. Howard and D. Meuse
- SPI 594C: Topics in Policy Analysis: Reproductive Justice and Public Policy (Half-Term), E. Armstrong
- AMS 404 Advanced Seminar in American Studies: Race and the Medicalization of Violence in America, A. Beliso-De Jesús
- EAS 548 / ANT 548 The Quest for Health: Contemporary Debates on Harm, Medicine, and Ethics, A. Borovoy
- MOL 445 Pathogens, Pandemics, and Technologies, C. Myhrvold & A. te Velthuis
- POP 502 / SOC 532 Research Methods in Demography, Staff
- QCB 470 / GHP 470 Biochemistry of Physiology and Disease, Y. Kang
- SPI 565 / SOC 565 / POP 565 Social Determinants of Health, S. Mojola
- SPI 566A / POP 566 Topics in Health: Global Health Challenges, A. Sharkey
- SPI 594C / POP 594C Topics in Policy Analysis: Reproductive Justice and Public Policy (Half-Term) E. Armstrong
- SPI 594D Topics in Policy Analysis: Challenges in State and Local Health Policy, (Half-Term) H. Howard
In exceptional cases, students may be granted special permission to substitute one of the two required elective courses with either a health-related graduate-level course offered by a department outside of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, or a Princeton School of Public and International Affairs graduate level course that is not on the list of approved electives.
Those who wish to receive HHP elective credit for a course that is not on the list of approved electives should seek permission from the Certificate Director before taking the course. Students are encouraged to consult with the Certificate Director about potential HHP courses as soon as they are identified. Elective course substitutions will not be approved after the third week of classes.