Minority Health Conference: Genes, Race and Medicine
... • Treat all people of one racial, ethnic, national
or other group as though they are all the same with
respect to all important health determinants
– Differences (genetic, cultural and otherwise)
between individuals within groups are ignored
• Who are the Hispanics?
• Who are the Asians???
Overview of Social Epidemiology
... • Etiologically heterogeneous; common feature is
high blood glucose due to altered insulin
secretion and insulin resistance
• Patients still produce insulin but are unable to
respond effectively to it
• Patients are typically obese
I-4 Statistical genetics, disease biology, and drug discovery
... catalogues of genetic susceptible loci that are linked to human diseases. However, little is known
regarding how to develop methodology to integrate large-scale human genetic study results with
diverse biological resources, to which statistical genetics should contribute. We have developed
such meth ...
... Measuring Mortality
• Life Expectancy
• It is an AVERAGE.
• Pollution levels, conflict, occupation, shelter, food,
medical facilities, income, literacy.
• You can split the total population into different groups
(cohorts) to compare some of these differences within a
• Rich v poor, urba ...
... Childhood illnesses &
... and political. Elimination health disparities is complex:
• Insurance coverage, access or quality of care
• Intertwined with race, social class and gender relations
• Providing equity involves health plan purchaser, payers, and
providers of care
What we know: Inequities result in loss of productivit ...
IDSP Module 7
... terms of crude age-adjusted or age-specific
mortality rates (such as infant mortality
rates, mortality for children under 5, or
maternal mortality rates), disease-specific
morbidity rates, and life expectancy at
LOYOLA COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS), CHENNAI – 600 034
... 11. Discuss the three versions of Friedson’s sick role
12. Explain the professional model of health care delivery.
13. Critically analyse Parson’s sick role theory.
14. Explain illness as lived experience.
15. Write a note on the development of modern hospital.
16. Elucidate the social dimensions of ...
Demography and Disease
... A. A short history of demography and disease
B. Architecture of the global public health regime
C. Why infectious disease is a global threat?
D. People on the move and the things they carry
II. Short history of demography and disease
A. Spread of disease result of human “progress”
B. Classic example ...
The University of Texas at Brownsville & Department of Mathematics
... Title: Complexity and Epidemics: The Case of Influenza
Abstract: Disease dynamics are intimately connected to biological, environmental and social
processes over multiple time scales and levels of social and biological organization. Further, in a
highly interconnected world, epidemic outbreaks becom ...
CHS 232a - College of Micronesia
... Define confidentiality and explain why it is important for all health workers to
Demonstrate 3 techniques for establishing rapport with a patient.
Identify the location and function of organs affected by each of the core diseases.
Describe how each disease causes dysfunctio ...
HEALTH AND MEDICINE
... HEART ATTACK
CHRONIC LIVER DISEASE
Issues in Australian Health Care
... support for people who already suffer from a
disease or illness.
• It aims to improve the quality of life of the
• Think of an example for this.
Chapter 11 Study Guide Vocabulary: Gene pool allele frequency
... 3. Describe a population that has a normal distribution of height.
4. Name three different forms of natural selection with respect to distribution of traits
(also draw the curves).
5. Is natural selection the only means by which things evolve?
6. Distinguish between gene flow and genetic drift.
7. D ...
Race and health
Race and health refers to the relationship between individual health and one's race and ethnicity. Differences in health status, health outcomes, life expectancy, and many other indicators of health in different racial and ethnic groups is well documented, referred to as health disparities. Race is a complex concept, and the two major competing theories of race use biological definitions and social construction to define racial difference. Although this relationship can vary depending on the definitions used, race is generally used in the context of health research as a fluid concept to group populations of people according to various factors that include but are not limited to ancestry, social identity, visible phenotype, and genetic makeup. Determinants of health include environmental, social, and genetic factors, as well as the person's individual characteristics and behaviors.