Measuring individual and population health
Designing research studies, including theories of change and logical frameworks
Selecting health indicators
Measurement tools and selection
Practical and ethical issues for data collection
Travel with our team to India and Kenya to see first-hand how rigorous health research is conducted in the field. This eight-week course will focus on the fundamentals of field-based health research with an emphasis on measuring health outcomes in low resource settings. The course will involve real world examples from research studies in India and Kenya, combined with exercises to provide practical insights about study design, measurement of health outcomes, and data collection, as well as the common challenges and constraints in implementing health surveys in the field. Case studies and exercises will be drawn from research conducted by J-PAL affiliated professors.
JPAL350x is designed for individuals from a variety of backgrounds including those who are new to health research, as well as managers and researchers from international development organizations, foundations, governments, and non-governmental organizations around the world.
Although not required, prior familiarity with basic public health and statistical concepts is recommended.