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Human Health

Faculty

Chair/Director
Michelle Lampl
P9961183
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor

Education

  • BA, University of Pennsylvania, 1975
  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1983
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania, 1989

Departments

  • Anthropology, Core Faculty
  • Human Health, Core Faculty
  • Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, Associated Faculty

Academic Interests

  • biological anthropology
  • human growth and development
  • biocultural aspects and socialization
  • medical anthropology
  • United States
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Michelle Lampl
P9961183
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor

Education

  • BA, University of Pennsylvania, 1975
  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1983
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania, 1989

Departments

  • Anthropology, Core Faculty
  • Human Health, Core Faculty
  • Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, Associated Faculty

Academic Interests

  • biological anthropology
  • human growth and development
  • biocultural aspects and socialization
  • medical anthropology
  • United States
Core Faculty
Michelle Lampl
P9961183
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor

Education

  • BA, University of Pennsylvania, 1975
  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1983
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania, 1989

Departments

  • Anthropology, Core Faculty
  • Human Health, Core Faculty
  • Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, Associated Faculty

Academic Interests

  • biological anthropology
  • human growth and development
  • biocultural aspects and socialization
  • medical anthropology
  • United States
Jill Welkley
P8374350
Associate Professor

Education

  • BS, Ithaca College, 1987
  • MS, University of Delaware, 1989
  • PhD, University of Georgia, 1993

Departments

  • Athletics and Recreation, Core Faculty
  • Human Health, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • physical fitness
  • lifetime activities

Courses

Human Health 100-Level Courses
HLTH 100: It's your health
General Information
Credit Hours
1
GERs
HTH
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

It is increasingly evident that individual involvement in personal health has profound benefits. This course provides students the opportunity to become involved in a personalized approach to health and well-being with strategic approaches for the implementation of a healthy lifestyle.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
50
HLTH 105R: Transitional Projects in Human Health
General Information
Credit Hours
1
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Course may be repeated for up to 3 credits. Students who complete HLTH 100 may choose to broaden their experience by working on specific translational health projects within the Emory community. They participate in small groups that allow for intensive interactive experiences guided by student health mentors with faculty oversight.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Scheduled Related Component
Supplemental instruction or problem set session
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
100 - 140
HLTH 140: Explorations in Drug Discovery
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

For millennia, humans have relied on environmental resources like plants and animal products for their medicines. Some of the great scientific journeys that have contributed to the rediscovery of these important natural medicines provide a view on what it takes to find the medicines of the future

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HLTH 185: Special Topics: Human Health
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Seminar or lecture series on topics of interest in human health at an introductory level. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
HLTH 185W: Special Topics: Human Health
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Seminar or lecture series on topics of interest in human health at an introductory level. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Writing Requirement
Yes
HLTH 190: Freshman Seminar: Human Health
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
FSEM
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Seminar on various human health topics.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Human Health 200-Level Courses
HLTH 200: Peer Health Training
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

A course training students to be peer health partners for the HLTH 100 course. Strong focus on health education and working as a peer partner.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HLTH 205: Integrated Perspectives Health
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course offers students interactions and hands-on experience with a diverse group of individuals at Emory and in the community to expand their understanding of the science of health and to consider strategic approaches for the development and implementation of healthy behaviors and choices.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Community engaged learning
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
50 - 90
HLTH 210: Predictive Health and Society
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ANT 231: Predictive Health and Society
Course Description

This course is built upon the University's Predictive Health Initiative and its collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology to integrate research, scholarship, and education in an innovative effort aimed at revolutionizing health care. It is an introduction to efforts that seek to define health and move the practice of medicine from a reactive, disease-focused system to a proactive health-focused one.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
HLTH 220: Introduction to Nutrition
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
BIOL 141: Foundations of Modern Biol I
CHEM 141: General Chemistry I W/Lab
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course is an introduction to nutrition, and aims to provide the student with an overview of the modern science of nutrition.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HLTH 221: Contemporary Nutrition
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

The science of nutrition will be explored as it relates to individual food choice and overall health. Application topics include digestion, obesity, metabolism, sports nutrition, nutritional genomics, and predictive health. Nutritional needs will be addressed using a functional approach.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HLTH 230: Health and Humanities
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Health is a fundamental human experience with multifaceted intersections in areas of humanistic inquiry.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HLTH 240: Integrative Health
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Health is personal, encompassing a range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences, influenced by culture. This seminar will consider the evidentiary base for alternative and complementary approaches to health and well-being.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HLTH 250: Foundations of Global Health
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ANT 205: Foundations of Global Health
GHCS 205: Foundations of Global Health
Course Description

An introduction to the overall field of global health, its history, methods, and key principles, with case studies illustrating the burden of disease in nations with strikingly different political-economic contexts.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Human Health 300-Level Courses
HLTH 300R: Peer Health Partners
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
HLTH 200: Peer Health Training
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course provides students the opportunity to become involved in a personalized approach to health and well-being by sharing with peers strategic approaches for the implementation of a healthy lifestyle. Offered Yearly. Repeatable for up to Twelve Semester Hours. This course was numbered as HLTH301R prior to Spring 2012

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Experiential
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
HLTH 310: Defining Health: Biocult.Persp
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ANT 339: Defining Health: Biocult.Persp
Course Description

Evolutionary perspectives provide a background for understanding the limitations imposed by biomedical frameworks in our understanding of human biological variability. Flexibility in gene expression and human phenotypes reflect the importance of biocultural influences on health.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
HLTH 312: Predicting Lifespan Health
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ANT 318: Predicting Lifespan Health
Course Description

This is a research seminar exploring the intersection of genomics, the environment, and lifestyle/behavior as it pertains to human health from a developmental perspective with the aim of understanding human health over the lifespan.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
HLTH 340: Food, Health and Society
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Human health is intrinsically linked to dietary practices. The pharmacological properties of foods will be examined and case studies of dietary complexes will be examined in order to better understand the food-medicine continuum as a determinant of health and well-being.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
HLTH 385: Special Topics: Human Health
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Seminar of lecture series of topics in human health. May be repeated for credit (up to 16 hours) when topic varies. Credit varies from one to four hours.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
HLTH 385W: Special Topics: Human Health
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Seminar of lecture series of topics in human health. May be repeated for credit (up to 16 hours) when topic varies. Credit varies from one to four hours.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Writing Requirement
Yes
HLTH 397R: Directed Reading
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 12
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
HLTH 210: Predictive Health and Society
HLTH 310: Defining Health: Biocult.Persp
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Variable Credit. Registration by permission of faculty supervisor and health program educational director

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
HLTH 399R: Directed Research
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 12
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
HLTH 210: Predictive Health and Society
HLTH 310: Defining Health: Biocult.Persp
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Variable Credit. Registration by permission of faculty supervisor and health program educational director

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Undergraduate research
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Human Health 400-Level Courses
HLTH 410: Predictive Health Challenges
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
HLTH 210: Predictive Health and Society
HLTH 310: Defining Health: Biocult.Persp
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Predictive health is a paradigm change in the science of health. This class focuses on the challenges posed by this changing perspective, and involves critical analysis and consideration of solutions to present day health issues

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HLTH 411: Many Diseases, Few Causes
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
HLTH 210: Predictive Health and Society
ANT 231: Predictive Health and Society
BIOL 141: Foundations of Modern Biol I
BIOL 142: Foundations of Modern Biol II
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ANT 431: Many diseases, few causes
Course Description

A new science of health is emerging. The evolutionary background for generic processes will be discussed and the challenges posed by modern lifestyles will be the focus of this class.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
HLTH 412R: Predictive Health Internship
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 12
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
HLTH 210: Predictive Health and Society
HLTH 310: Defining Health: Biocult.Persp
HLTH 410: Predictive Health Challenges
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Internship by application only. Credit Variable

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Experiential
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
HLTH 420: Health & Nutrition: Mythbusters
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Nutrition is at the center of a cultural dialogue about health. The line between scientific knowledge and cultural ideology is increasingly unclear. This course will systematically cover many misnomers, myths and fads in our society in contrast to the science of nutrition. [Prior to Fall 2013 this course carried the course number HLTH 120]

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HLTH 440: Botanical Medicine and Health
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Mankind has long recognized that plants are extremely useful as source of medicine. Medical traditions based on botanical sources are found in all human cultures and date back to prehistory. In this course both ancient and modern day botanical traditions across many cultures will be examined.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HLTH 499R: Independent Research
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 12
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
HLTH 210: Predictive Health and Society
HLTH 310: Defining Health: Biocult.Persp
HLTH 410: Predictive Health Challenges
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Variable Credit. Registration by permission of faculty supervisor and health program educational director

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Undergraduate research
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Global Health, Culture, and Society 200-Level Courses
GHCS 200R: Global Health Through Film
General Information
Credit Hours
2
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This is a discussion-based course on critical issues in Global Health. It is designed as a supplemental or over-load course for students interested in global health and health-related careers but who may not have sufficient room in their academic schedule to take a full course. Students will view and discuss both documentary and popular films dealing with contemporary Global Health and Development problems. The course explores key social, economic, ethical, cultural, public health and medical issues surrounding these global health issues, and how films can act to shape our understanding, accurately or less accurately, of these issues.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes
100
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
GHCS 205: Foundations of Global Health
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ANT 205: Foundations of Global Health
HLTH 250: Foundations of Global Health
Course Description

An introduction to the overall field of global health, its history, methods, and key principles, with case studies illustrating the burden of disease in nations with strikingly different political-economic contexts.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Global Health, Culture, and Society 300-Level Courses
GHCS 300R: Core Issues in Global Health
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Topics vary. This capstone seminar uses disease-specific case studies to demonstrate how global health problems are best understood from multiple perspectives. Course meetings are coordinated with ongoing programs in Rollins School of Public Health.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
GHCS 300RW: Core Issues in Global Health
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Topics vary. This capstone seminar uses disease-specific case studies to demonstrate how global health problems are best understood from multiple perspectives. Course meetings are coordinated with ongoing programs in Rollins School of Public Health.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
GHCS 390: Special Topics Taken Abroad
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Study abroad course
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
GHCS 390W: Special Topics Taken Abroad
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Study abroad course
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes