Sexual and Reproductive Health and Population Studies

The concentration in sexual and reproductive health and population studies addresses current domestic and global issues in these domains using quantitative, qualitative, and epidemiological methods. Students and faculty in the concentration explore topics in three core areas: (1) Reproductive Health includes fertility, family planning, abortion, women’s and children’s health; (2) Sexual Health includes gender identity, sexuality, sexual health and behavior, sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS; and (3) Population Studies includes aging and mortality, health over the life course, migration, family and social networks, and international development.

    

The concentration prepares students for programmatic or research work. Students who wish to pursue a programmatic focus develop expertise at the Master’s level in public health policy and program management or evaluation. Students are encouraged to learn methods of data collection and analysis. Students aim to gain an interdisciplinary perspective and to engage in cross-cultural work. Students choose courses within the department and across the school and university. This concentration maintains close ties with international nonprofit organizations (e.g. CARE) and with state, national, and international organizations (e.g. the CDC). A number of preeminent scientists play an important role in the concentration by serving as course lecturers and by mentoring students.

In addition to Rollins core and departmental requirements (outlined HERE), the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Population Studies concentration requires a minimum of six credits from the following electives (GH 530 GEMMA Seminar: The Global Elimination of Maternal Mortality from Abortion; GH 541 - Technology of Fertility Control; GH 559 - Gender and Global Health; GH 569 - Population Dynamics, International Development and Health; GH 585 - Gender Based Violence in Global Perspective). Students are also encouraged to take additional elective courses of their choice based on the skill set they may desire, for example in epidemiology, health promotion, or program management).

 

Select 6 credits from the list below

ClassTitleCredit
*Fertility and Reproduction
GH 530 The GEMMA Seminar: The Global Elimination of Maternal Mortality from Abortion (Spring) 2
GH 541 Technology of Fertility Control (Fall) 2
*Sexual and Reproductive Health
GH 559 Gender and Global Health (Alt. Spring) 3
GH 585

Gender-Based Violence in Global Perspective (Alt.Spring)

3
*Population Studies

GH 569

Population Dynamics, International Development and Health (Fall) 2

2020 -SRP Curriculum Plan

 

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Sexual and Reproductive Health and Population Studies Faculty 

Read about faculty who teach sexual and reproductive health and population studies courses or conduct research in this concentration area by clicking on the names below. 

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Competencies 

Upon completion of the MPH in global health and the concentration in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Population Studies, the graduate will be able to:

  • Critique current sexual and reproductive or population health policies or programs
  • Discern quality or appropriateness of data sources to measure sexual and reproductive health or population issues

  • Apply methods to measure fertility, its regulation, mortality, or migration

  • Develop a policy or project to address a sexual and reproductive health or population problem

  • Propose recommendations to address fertility, its regulation, mortality or migration

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Connect with SRP concentration leaders 

Cari Jo Clark, ScD, MPH               
Email: cari.j.clark@emory.edu       
Phone: (404) 727 8898          

Solveig Cunningham, PhD
Email: sargese@emory.edu
Phone: (404) 727 6486