University of Washington School of Public Health

Autumn Course: Embodiment of Risk, Outcome Disparities, and Stress Mechanisms (SocWl 591 --3 credit)

05/03/2017
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Embodiment of Risk, Outcome Disparities, and Stress Mechanisms (SocWl 591 --3 credit)

When:       Fall: Day/time TBD (input from students helpful)

Where:      School of Social Work

Who:          Dr. Paula Nurius, Professor (nurius@uw.edu)

Open to:    Graduate students across disciplines with research interests related to life course stress, health, and development

Interactive, collegial, and practical! 

Interdisciplinary course designed for students who have interest in multi-level (“neurons to neighborhoods”) exposure to and impacts of stress, integrating social determinant and life course developmental perspectives. Provides an overview of theory and research targeting biological and behavioral processes through which lifespan stress and disadvantage contributes to learning, mental and physical health outcomes, with attention to vulnerable populations and inequalities. Speakers representing diverse disciplines and areas of expertise will participate. Format will include lecture, small group discussion, active dialogue among course participants, and application of concepts to students’ research interests.  No biology background needed.