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Teaching war as a threat to public health: Hagopian and Kanter Discuss the UW Experience

Posted: 11/26/2023 (CSDE Research)

CSDE Affiliate Dr. Amy Hagopian (Health Services and Global Health) and Dr. Evan Kanter authored an article in Medicine, Conflict, and Survival, titled “Teaching war as a threat to public health: the University of Washington experience“. Although war generates significant health harms directly and indirectly, and across generations, it is little studied in schools of public health as a preventable threat to health. The American Public Health Association and the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, among other professional organizations, have noted this gap and called for more attention to this determinant of health. Authors describe the University of Washington experience launching a well-subscribed and highly-rated 4-credit course in War & Health, designed to be taught simultaneously to undergraduate and graduate students from across the health sciences disciplines and for students in other arts and sciences tracks as well.

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