As a Lecturer for Emory’s Center for the Study of Human Health, I teach undergraduate courses on health, ethics, disability, and culture. Most of the courses I teach I developed from scratch. Below, is a list of course along with a short description.
HLTH 331: Disability & Bioethics
This course explores bioethical issues related to disability. Focuses on foundational theories of bioethics, disability, and disability studies and apply these to contemporary concerns. Examines traditional biomedical and bioethical perspectives, as well as those from disability studies literature.
HLTH 332: Health & Human Rights
This course will examine various human rights theories and apply them to issues related to population and individual health. The course will focus on human health as a human rights issue and relationships between health and other human rights issues, and environmental impacts on health/health care.
HLTH 351: Exporting Mental Health
This course aims to explore the issues that arise when placing Western concepts of mental health and disorder in non-Western cultures, psychiatric diagnoses as they are represented in various cultural environments and how people experience and interact within various psychiatric healing systems.
This course focuses on the physical and mental health concerns that are associated with two different types of institutions: disability-related residential institutions and prisons and jails. This consideration includes the health concerns that lead to institutionalization/incarceration and those that emerge because of this experience. The course pays particular attention to how race influences and intersects with these factors and situations.
HLTH 385: Health Behind Locked Doors
Health is a fundamental human experience with multifaceted intersections in areas of humanistic inquiry. This course looks at how health is approached by a variety of humanistic fields, including philosophy, poetry, history, and ethics.