GLHLTH 306: Global Health Policy: Transforming Evidence into Action

Spring 2019

Instructor: Gavin Yamey

This course will provide an in-depth examination of how to close the gap between evidence and practical policymaking as a way to improve global health; how global health policies are shaped; identifying key actors and their power; understanding/influencing the processes that drive large scale change in global health; exploring ways in which health issues reach the top of the agenda; analyzing how decisions are made by policymakers; and implementing policies from the “top down” and “bottom up.” The course will also focus on the interplay between the different “worlds” of research and policy, and practical tools for becoming a policy broker, skilled in transforming evidence to action, with real world case studies and case-based competition.

Cross-listings
  • PUBPOL 324
Curriculum Codes

EI, SS, STS