Informatics Tools for Health Disparities Research

EPI 226 Winter 2022 (2 units)
Course Director: William Brown, III, PhD, DrPH, MA
Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics & Medicine
Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Bakar Computational Health Science Institute


This course is for learners interested in accessing data sources and using informatics tools that are helpful in identifying cohorts, developing research questions, and conducting health disparities research. Topics will include finding, managing, manipulating, mining, and analyzing a variety of data types. Lectures will cover informatics research projects that address health disparities. Learners will gain access to tools and data sources, and there will be hands-on activities.



Course Director:

William Brown, III, PhD, DrPH, MA


Course content will be delivered through weekly interactive lectures. These will take place on Wednesdays from 11:25 AM to 12:55 PM, Jan. 5 to Mar. 16

All course materials and handouts will be posted on the course's online Syllabus.





UCSF Graduate Division Policy on Disabilities


This course is sponsored by the Training in Clinical Research (TICR) Program, and space is limited. Preference is given to UCSF-affiliated personnel. We regret that auditing in the classroom is not permitted, but most of the course materials (with the exception of videotapes, answer keys, examinations, and copyrighted documents) are freely available (without formal enrollment) on the course’s online syllabus. Many students can glean the majority of the course’s content from this free access, but, importantly, formal enrollment also provides access to faculty for questions and individual-level extension of the curriculum, a community of other engaged students for in-person real-time discussion, and personalized correction and feedback on homework and projects.

To enroll in this course, please fill out and submit the application below. Please see our fees page for cost information. The deadline for application is December 20, 2021. Only one application needs to be completed for all courses desired during the quarter.

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