Public health as a discipline pertains to helping individuals, communities and populations protect and improve health in its varied manifestations. This may involve the use of behavioral sciences and health education, biostatistics and bioinformatics, environmental health, epidemiology, health policy and management, or global health. With regard to autism and related disorders, this may include tracking incidence, understanding barriers to care and evaluating the effectiveness of interventions.
Graduate practicum experiences may include collecting data, designing a program or collaborating on ongoing projects with researchers at the center. These placements are arranged on an individual basis according to current opportunities and students’ interests. To maximize the likelihood of a successful placement, students should contact the training office several months in advance.
David L. Jaquess, Ph.D., B.C.B.A.-D., Training Director
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