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      Big Data and the Study of Social Inequalities in Health: Expectations and Issues 

      Cyrille Delpierre; Michelle Kelly -Irving (Frontiers in Public Health, 2018-10-26)

      Understanding the construction of the social gradient in health is a major challenge in the field of social epidemiology, a branch of epidemiology that seeks to understand how society and its different forms of organization influence health at a population level. Attempting to answer these questions involves large datasets of varied heterogeneous data suggesting that Big Data approaches could be then particularly relevant to the study of social inequalities in health. Nevertheless, real challenges have to be addressed in order to make the ...
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      The future of global health education: training for equity in global health 

      Adams, Lisa V.; Wagner, Claire M.; Nutt, Cameron T.; Binagwaho, Agnes (BMC Medical Education, 2016)

      Background: Among academic institutions in the United States, interest in global health has grown substantially: by the number of students seeking global health opportunities at all stages of training, and by the increase in institutional partnerships and newly established centers, institutes, and initiatives to house global health programs at undergraduate, public health and medical schools. Witnessing this remarkable growth should compel health educators to question whether the training and guidance that we provide to students today is appropriate, ...