Risa Lavizzo-Mourey

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Population Health and Health Equity Professor Emeritus

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  • HCIN6160 - Health Equity & Ethics

    This is a 6-week, 1 cu course that pairs two complementary course topics. In the first 3 weeks, you will study health equity and in the final 3 weeks, you will study health ethics--both in the context of innovation. From Health Disparities to Health Equity. This unit will review the causes of and policy approaches for health disparities, and relate them to the specific discipline and interest of each student. We will explore health equity within the context of population health while examining some strategies for improving health equity through case studies and policy analysis. Understanding the role social determinants of health play in improving health status for populations is critical for health equity policies and will be examined in the course. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to identify health disparities and social determinants of health that adversely affect populations’ health due to their social, economic, and environmental conditions, and apply strategies for improving health equity and creating opportunities for all populations to live up to their full health potential. Ethics in Health Care Innovation and Research. This unit explores a framework for conducting research, including process improvement experiments, in health care. We will review the history of research ethics and traditional guidelines and codes, and will describe federal regulations governing biomedical and behavioral research. We will then delineate a commonly accepted framework for evaluating the ethics of research and how this framework applies to several systems research projects. Upon completing this course, learners will be able to critically evaluate the ethics of their specific research proposals, and will be prepared to justify their proposals to participants, funders and institutional review boards or research ethics committees.

  • HCMG8990 - Independent Study

    Arranged with members of the Faculty of the Health Care Systems Department. For further information contact the Department office, Room 204, Colonial Penn Center, 3641 Locust Walk, 898-6861.

  • NURS9000 - Directed Study

    Must be arranged with the written permission of the sponsoring faculty member prior to registration.

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