270. Behavioral Epidemiology
Lecture, four hours. Requisite: course 100, or 200A, or Public Health 200A and 200B. Introduction to range of different methodologies used to collect data and conduct analyses on behaviors studied in epidemiology research. How to collect, analyze, and interpret data on behaviors that can be associated with disease outcomes, including methods to collect survey data (i.e., design of questionnaires, interviewing techniques, use of technology to collect data) and methods to collect and analyze qualitative data (e.g., ethnographic interviews, focus groups, systematic observations). Overview information on epidemiology of key behavioral factors affecting human health, including sexual risk behaviors, substance use, physical activity, and healthcare utilization. S/U or letter grading.