Certificates in Health Equity Science
Certificates in Health Equity Science (CHES) are administered through the College of Human Sciences under the purview of the Health Disparities Research Initiative (HDRI). CHES is part of the training mission of HDRI, which aims to cultivate scholarship on health ecology and equity, and to develop leaders committed to addressing health inequities. Students completing these certificate programs will acquire a foundation of knowledge on health ecology and equity issues, and understand the role of social context in generating disease risks and disparities in health between groups. Students will also learn how this corpus of knowledge can be translated into health-promoting policies and community-level interventions.
Specific Learning Objectives:
- Identify social determinants of health at various levels of analysis (e.g., individual, family, workplace, neighborhood, region, or nation) and describe how they influence specific health outcomes.
- Identify how social inequities and adversities experienced across the life span generate health disparities.
- Utilize knowledge of health disparities and social determinants of health to critique policies or community-level interventions.
- Become proficient in interpreting how knowledge generated by specific empirical studies could help to address social inequities.
- Become proficient in critiquing studies of health disparities, and formulating ideas for future research. (graduate certificate only)
Undergraduate Certificate for Health Equity Science
This certificate is particularly appropriate for undergraduate students wishing to pursue future graduate studies in a health-related field, or work at a community-based organization, health center or local or national health department. It is also highly applicable to those seeking a career in the health professions, including medicine, nursing, social work and public health.
Graduate Certificate for Health Equity Science
This certificate is appropriate for graduate students wishing to pursue studies in a health-related field, or work at a community-based organization, health center or local or national health department. It is also highly applicable to those seeking a career in the health professions, including medicine, nursing, social work and public health.
For more information on Auburn University certificates in Health Equity Science, contact Dr. Thomas Fuller-Rowell