Dr. Gen Meredith, a graduate of McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine (Occupational Therapy) and the University of Massachusetts’ School of Public Health (Master of Public Health), has come to Cornell to help design and lead the Master of Public Health program. Prior to this, Dr. Meredith spent eight years leading large international development projects with a focus on national public health systems development in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean, and four years doing the same in the United States. Dr. Meredith’s work has centered primarily on institutional capacity development and growth specifically related to integrated disease surveillance and response systems, the routine collection and use of data, and effective public health leadership and management infrastructure to support population health access and accountability.
This course presents a selection of public health basics as a framework for COVID-19 pandemic response and prevention. You will explore the goals of public health efforts and how public health happens in the community. Using this framework, you will contextualize and define the conditions for COVID-19 transmission and prevention. Furthering the scope of prevention, you will gain insights into community vaccination efforts with facts and lessons learned from other campaigns. Finally, you will develop basic strategies to combat misinformation and encourage healthy outcomes.
Key Course Takeaways
- Explore how public health happens in the community
- Identify COVID-19 transmission and prevention strategies to better support prevention efforts
- Determine how to support vaccination efforts with facts and lessons learned from other campaigns
- Identify ways to increase your circle of influence to combat misinformation and encourage healthy outcomes
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How It Works
5-6 hours per week
100% online, instructor-led
Professor of Practice and Associate Director of the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program
Professor of Practice and Associate Director of the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program, Cornell University
Professor and Director of the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program
Professor and Director of the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program, Cornell University
Dr. Alex Travis’s research explores a diverse set of subjects related to One Health, which is interdisciplinary work that links the functions and well-being of people, animals, and the environment. His interests include animal health and fertility as well as efforts to help alleviate poverty and hunger in developing countries, work that indirectly benefits local wildlife. Dr. Travis serves as Associate Dean of International Programs and Public Health at the College of Veterinary Medicine, and he is founding Director of Cornell’s Master of Public Health program.
Who Should Enroll
- Community health leaders
- Emerging public health leaders
- Public health volunteers
- Volunteers working with high-risk populations
- Outreach coordinators
- Anyone interested in personal and collective health and well-being, community development, preventing disease and injury, or leading change to support health equity
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