Drinking Water & Health
Virginia Tech | PHS 5704 / CEE 5704 | Spring 2021, 2022
Virginia Tech | PHS 5984 | Spring 2020
Drinking water contamination and associated health outcomes. Programs to improve safe water access. Viral, bacterial, protozoal, and helminthic pathogens. Heavy metals, pesticides, and other contaminants. Drinking water treatment and supply in rural areas. Study designs for health outcome assessment. Field-based intervention trials.
Introduction to Environmental Health
Virginia Tech | PHS 3014 | Spring 2020, 2021, 2022
Overview of environmental health, examining local, national, and international frameworks. Environmental factors that affect human health, including major classes of chemical, biological, and physical exposures from different environmental media (air, water, food, and soil). Special emphasis on toxicology and epidemiology methodologies used at the individual (mechanistic) level and at the population level to determine environmental causes of disease and find appropriate prevention or control measures to minimize adverse health outcomes.
Intervention Trial Design
UC Berkeley | PH 252C | Fall 2018
Design of group-level field intervention trials and individual-level clinical trials. Topics include: CONSORT, History of the RCT, Difference in differences, Systematic reviews and meta-analyses, Multicenter trials, Trial design, Phases of trials, Placebos in trials, Crossover trials, Data collection, Blinding, Cluster randomized trials, Comparative effectiveness research, Randomization and random assignment, Sample size and power, Systematic Reviews methods, logistics, meta-analysis, Theory of change, Subgroup analysis, Surrogate markers, Meta-analytics, Quality of life measures, Compliance, Ethics/IRB