To be published in the Yale University Bulletin, Spring 2013:
The Visual Epidemiology Project explores the intersection of public health and visual media. Through lectures and discussion, renowned guest speakers, and first hand production, students learn to make effective arguments through visual literacy. Focusing on global health issues, the course trains students to use film as a means for translating complex public health concepts into a format approachable by a wide, general audience. Students work in groups to create short films on selected public health topics. Films focus on narrative, character development, and lived experience of disease, as opposed to simply an informational video.