Health Disparities and Health Inequality Certificate Program
The goal of the certificate program is to train future leaders in research on health disparities and health inequality, and to train individuals to identify the underlying causes of health inequalities and how to develop and implement effective solutions.
Upon successful completion of this certificate program, students will:
- Become knowledgeable of the current research on health disparities and health inequalities
- Become knowledgeable on the underlying cause of health inequalities
- Be able to identify, describe, and be knowledgeable regarding possible solutions to address/reduce health inequalities in different populations
Health Policy and Management
Darrell J. Gaskin
Roland J. Thorpe, Jr.
The certificate program is open to masters and doctoral students currently enrolled in any division of The Johns Hopkins University, with the exception of JHSPH MAS degree students, who are not eligible to apply.
All applicants must review the General Certificate Guidelines page, which provides important information about how to apply to a certificate program.
APPLYING TO THE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM AS A JHU GRADUATE STUDENT (non-degree students are not eligible for this program)
Applicants must submit declaration of intent prior to starting coursework.
Priority deadline to submit intent is October 1; final deadline to submit intent is December 1.
Start terms: It is possible to begin the certificate program only in these terms: 1, 2, & 3.
REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION
The requirements for the certificate program consist of taking the required Seminar in Health Disparities course, two terms of the Health Disparities Journal Club course, and taking thirteen or more credits from the elective courses listed below. All required and elective courses must be taken for a letter grade; a minimum grade of C is required in all certificate coursework and students must maintain a 2.75 or better overall GPA for all certificate coursework. The certificate program length is flexible; it varies from student to student, however, the program must be completed within three years.
The student should review the section of the website that addresses completion before completing certificate program requirements. The student's transcript will not indicate that the certificate was earned until the Notification of Completion has been submitted, verified by the certificate review committee, and processed by the Registrar.
COURSE OF STUDY
The certificate requires a minimum of 18 academic credits of coursework. Questions regarding the course of study should be directed to the faculty sponsors.
Students should check the JHSPH course directory to confirm when courses are offered. Students should also check for prerequisites and whether instructor consent is required.
|PH.550.860||Academic & Research Ethics at JHSPH (All students are required to complete this noncredit course in their first term of study)|
|Required Course and Journal Club|
|PH.301.615||Seminar in Health Disparities||3|
|PH.410.864||Critical Issues in Health Disparities||1|
|Elective Courses: Students should complete 13 credits of elective coursework|
|PH.221.624||Urban Health in Developing Countries||3|
|PH.300.652||Politics of Health Policy||4|
|PH.308.610||The Political Economy of Social inequalities and Its Consequences for Health and Quality of Life||3|
|PH.318.623||Social Policy for Vulnerable Populations in the U.S.||3|
|PH.340.629||The Epidemiology of LGBTQ Health||3|
|PH.340.666||Foundations of Social Epidemiology||3|
|PH.340.683||Human Rights in Public Health Practice||2|
|PH.340.698||Methods For Assessing Power, Privilege, and Public Health in the United States||4|
|PH.340.705||Advanced Seminar in Social Epidemiology||3|
|PH.380.604||Life Course Perspectives on Health||4|
|PH.380.635||Urban Health in Contemporary America||4|
|PH.380.640||Children in Crisis: An Asset-Based Approach to Working With Vulnerable Youth||3|
|PH.380.667||Women's Health Policy||3|
|PH.380.756||Poverty, Economic Development, and Health||4|
|PH.410.605||Fundamental Tools for Promoting Health Equity||3|
|PH.410.606||Local and Global Best Practices in Health Equity Research Methods||2|
|PH.410.610||Health and Homelessness||3|
|PH.410.611||Under Pressure: Health, Wealth & Poverty||3|
|PH.410.630||Implementation and Sustainability of Community-Based Health Programs||3|
|PH.410.631||Introduction to Community-Based Participatory Research: Principles and Methods||3|
|PH.410.635||Applications of innovative Methods in Health Equity Research||2|
|PH.410.660||Latino Health: Measures and Predictors||3|
|PH.410.681||Gay, Bisexual and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) and HIV: Theoretical Perspectives on the Us Epidemic||3|
|PH.410.861||Graduate Seminar in Community-Based Research||1|
|Students may also elect to complete a specials studies course, with permission from Dr. Roland Thorpe|