MPH Electives

MPH  Electives

MPH students may register for core courses and approved electives throughout their course of study. However, students should not restrict themselves to these courses. Additional courses at Brown University and the Medical School may count toward the MPH degree, with approval. In addition, students may request that up to four graduate/medical courses, taken previously or concurrently with their Brown MPH enrollment, be counted toward the thirteen course requirement to graduate from the MPH Program.

Fall Courses

The Burden of Disease in Developing Countries (PHP 1070)

Prisoner Health Inside Out (PHP1350)

Alcohol Use and Misuse (PHP 1540)

Principles of Health Behavior and Health Promotion Interventions (PHP 1740) 

The Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases (

Public Health Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies (PHP 1999)

Clinical Trials Methodology (PHP 2030)

Ethics and Public Health (PHP 2080)

Injury As A Public Health Problem (PHP 2170)

Nutritional Epidemiology (PHP 2220B)

Genetics, Human Population and Diseases (PHP2222)

Methods of Environmental Epidemiology (PHP 2240)

Research Methods in Behavioral Science (PHP 2300)

Place Matters: Exploring Community-Level Contexts on Health Behaviors, Outcomes and Disparities (PHP 2325)

Behavioral and Social Science Theory for Health Promotion (PHP 2340)

Etiology of Substance Use Disorders (PHP 2370)

Doing Public Health: Getting it Done in the Real World (PHP2425)

Intro to Pharmacoepidemiology (PHP 2440)

Quality Measurement and Improvement in Health Care (PHP 2450)

Principles of Biostatistics and Data Analysis (PHP 2510) 

Statistical Inference I (PHP2520)

Bayesian Statistical Methods  (PHP2530)

Linear and Generalized Linear Models (PHP 2601)

Causal Inference and Missing Data (PHP2610)

Practical Data Analysis (PHP2690D)

Graduate Independent Study and Thesis Research (Full Credit) (PHP 2980)

MPH Independent Study for Thesis Preparation and Research (Half Credit) (PHP 2985)

Molecular Mechanisms of Human Disease  (BIOL2860)

Health Economics (ECON 1360)

Social Welfare Policy in the US (PPAI 1700B)

Policy Analysis (PPAI 2040)

Sociology of Medicine (SOC 1550)

Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Analysis for the Social Sciences (SOC2612)

Spring Courses

Comparative Health Care Systems (PHP 1100)

Global Health Nutrition (PHP1500)

Case Studies in Public Health: The Role of Governments, Communities and the Professions (PHP 1530)

Obesity in the 21st Century: Causes, Consequences and Countermeasures (PHP1600)

Pathology to Power: Disability, Health and Community (PHP 1680I)

Tobacco, Smoking, and the Evil Empire (PHP 1680N)

Translation, Diffusion and Cultural Relevance of Health Promotion Interventions (PHP 1680T)

Social Determinants of Health (PHP 1920)

Qualitative Methods in Health Research (PHP 2060)

Scientific Writing in Public Health (PHP 2090)

Human Biology for Epidemiology (PHP 2130)

Interpretation and Application of Epidemiology (PHP 2180)

Intermediate Methods in Epidemiologic Research (PHP 2200)

Epidemiology of Chronic Disease (PHP 2210)

Topics in Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology (PHP2220E)

Methodological Issues in the Epidemiology, Treatment and Prevention of HIV (PHP 2220H)

Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (PHP 2230)

Applied Epidemiologic Analysis (PHP 2260)

Behavioral and Social Approaches to HIV Prevention (PHP 2330)

Economics of Medical Therapies: Health Policy and Practice (PHP 2350)

Designing, Implementing and Evaluating Public Health Interventions (PHP 2360)

Health Communication (PHP 2380)

Quantitative Methods for Behavioral And Social Sciences Intervention Research (PHP2390)

Medicare: A Data Based Policy Examination (PHP 2410E)

Analysis of Population Based Datasets (PHP 2430)

Methods in Pharmacoepidemiology (PHP2490)

Applied Regression Analysis (PHP 2511)

Statistical Inference II (PHP2580)

Analysis of Lifetime Data (PHP 2602)

Analysis of Longitudinal Data (PHP 2603)

Advanced Topics in Biostatistics (PHP2690A)

Statistical Computing (PHP2690F)

Graduate Independent Study and Thesis Research (Full Credit) (PHP 2980)

MPH Independent Study for Thesis Preparation and Research (Half Credit) (PHP 2985)

Environmental Health and Disease (BIOL1820)

GIS and Public Policy (PPAI 1700J)