Social Dimensions of Health

Adam Sherk with InterMAHP

PhD Student creates new program to calculate alcohol-related harms

Adam Sherk, SDH PhD student, has developed a new program called InterMAHP which creates an international standard for calculating relative-risk in alcohol-related harms.

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SDH students at the annual Meet and Greet

SDH Director and some of our participating Faculty introduce the new cohort of students to fellow SDH students at the annual Meet and Greet. Click here to read more about 'Our People'.

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PhD student explores youth use of social media in times of grief in dissertation

Graduate Student Marion Selfridge’s PhD dissertation research focuses on street-involved youth’s use of social media to deal with grief and loss. Click here for a video presentation on her findings.

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Graduate student research

SDH Doctoral Student Trudy Pauluth-Penner meets with a student during HS 200  office hours.  The SDH program gives students an opportunity to TA during their program. Read more about the research and work being done by SDH graduate students here.

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Innovation in interdisciplinary health research

The program centers on a unique training and research collaboration among the faculties of Social SciencesHumanitiesEducation, and Human and Social Development, enabling students to work and study with faculty members who are both excellent teachers and actively engaged in cutting-edge research.

The SDH program features few required courses, allowing students to pursue their research interests through colloquium participation and experiential learning. The SDH program fosters community-based approaches, evidence-based modeling and training in research skills, knowledge and methodologies.

Our students pursue programs of study leading to Master of Arts, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.