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EEB 158 Bastani’s Health Disparities Lecture HOMEWORK DIRECTIONS: * Download the document in this week's folder: "Bastani take away points" Step 1: In Column 1, highlight the most important terms/ideas. Step 2: In Column 2, synthesize the highlighted information into key messages. Step 3: In Column 3, see if you can come up with questions to promote big picture thinking. Step 4: When you’re finished, print out your document and bring it to class this Wednesday In class this Wednesday, as a group, we will create simple teaching materials about health disparities, targeted to undergraduates. OPTIONAL: If you’re feeling up to it, you can try to create very simple images (using simple shapes like boxes, arrows, stick figures, + text) to capture big ideas. If you can’t do graphics, you can draw it on paper and bring the paper to class. Alternatively, you can refer to images (note the slide #) from Dr. Bastani’s lecture slides (found in BOX). Below, I’ve created examples for the first 2-3 minutes of the transcription. Continue on your own after the last section you see highlighted. COLUMN 1: Dr. Bastani’s lecture transcription COLUMN 2 Message to convey COLUMN 3 information simplified with an image +come up with questions to provoke thought I’m a psychologist. I’m a social psychologist, and bachelors, masters, PhD all psychology, and there really was nothing, I think, not even, I don’t think there was a sentence in anything I did that had anything to do with disparities. We came to Los Angeles, where I ended up in a School of Public Health where part of the mission at the School of Public Health is to address (HEALTH) disparities and what I was able to do was bring my training in social psychology, the methodology, the research designs, the Dr. Roshan Bastani Social Psychologist All educational training (bachelors, masters, PhD) in psychology, not public health Got into health disparities when she came to LA, because she got a job at UCLA’s public health school, where health disparities is an important topic. Applies her research background and knowledge of how human behaviors are influenced by our environment– to study health disparities. Public Health is interdisciplinary– including experts in economics, medicine, psychology, sociology, QUESTIONS: WHAT ARE SOME KINDS OF EXPERTISE THAT CAN CONTRIBUTE TO OUR UNDERSTANDING OF HEALTH DISPARITIES? WHY DO YOU THINK IT’S HELPFUL TO COMBINE EXPERTISE TO BUILD OUR KNOWLEDGE ABOUT HEALTH DISPARITIES? UCLA SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH Roshan Bastani, PhD Social Psychologist Faculty experts in economics, medicine, psychology, sociology, biology, toxicology, epigenetics, chemistry, geography, public policy, law…multidisciplinary expertise. Most don’t have specific degrees in “public health.” 1
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EEB 158 Bastani’s Health Disparities Lecture understanding of how human behavior emerges and how human behavior is often influenced by the environment in which we live in.
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