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Epidemiology – SPHA 551

Sep 07, 2015 |

As the health care system continues to evolve rapidly, it is important for health care administrators to develop a deep understanding of epidemiology that will help them focus on delivering services to populations rather than individuals.

SPHA 551 (MHA Year One) is an introductory course in epidemiological methods. Through this course, students will be equipped with the basic concepts and methods in epidemiology, preparing them to describe and critically evaluate various sources of data on population health.

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Instructor Profile

Dr. Chris Richardson

Dr. Chris Richardson

Dr. Chris Richardson 

Associate Professor, School of Population and Public Health

Dr. Richardson is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Population and Public Health.  His research activities are focused on examining aspects of biopsychosocial development in adolescence (e.g., impulsivity, sensation seeking, resilience) and their relationships with patterns of tobacco, alcohol, marijuana and other drug use. He is also a Scientist with the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcomes Sciences at St. Paul’s Hospital where he is the research lead for the Inner City Youth Program (see http://mh.providencehealthcare.org/programs/inner-city-youth) where he works with a team of psychiatrists to examine the role of mental illness, substance use and homelessness on the psycho-social functioning of at-risk youth.