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Donna Riley

Donna Riley

Department Chair, Professor


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Phone: 619-660-4504
Office: D-329
Office Hours: TWTh 11:00am to 1:00pm



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HED 201  Introduction to Public Health

Course Notes:

Introduction to the discipline of public health. Areas of emphasis include the definition of “public health,” the history and accomplishments of public health officials and agencies, an overview of various public health professions and institutions, and an in-depth examination of the core public health disciplines. These include epidemiology of infectious and chronic disease, environmental health, health promotion, global health (including health disparities and cultural competence), and health policy and management (including disaster preparedness).

HED 203  Substance Abuse and Public Health

Course Notes:

Overview of the epidemiology and toxicology of substance abuse and its relevance to public health. Introduces the concept of substance abuse and dependence, the definition of licit and illicit drugs, and the pharmacologic, neurologic and physiologic effects of selected substances on the human brain. Political, social and economic factors involved in the supply and demand for drugs will be discussed. Epidemiologic data on the prevalence, incidence, and trends of smoking, alcohol, prescription and other drug dependencies in the U.S. will be covered, as well as risk factors associated with the use and abuse of these substances. Current options for recovery and a survey of local resources will be reviewed.


Last Updated: 01/03/2018
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