Discussion | Beyond Numbers: Social Context of Health and Disease Review 1. Read Friis & Sellers (2014) Chapter 15 – Social, Behavioral, and Psychological Epidemiology 2. Review the trailer video on Unnatural Causes (00:04:32) (opens in new window). https://www.youtube.com/embed/bXBkOYMCAro?rel=0&autoplay=1&iv_load_policy=3 Epidemiologists are often called on to address disparities in health and well-being based on diverse contributing factors. In addition to the physiological component of health and disease, there is the social context such as education, race and income levels. These contextual factors should be accounted for when evaluating a public health threat at a local, county, state, national, or international level. Respond ? Focus on one of the major themes discussed in the series of video about Unnatural causes such as racism, stress, access to health insurance, place matters. 1. Why does the US have relatively poorer health outcomes when compared to other developed countries such as Canada and France and how does health inequality play a role in these population differences? 2. Where does the role of the epidemiologist intersect with your sense of divine responsibility (according to your faith or worldview) to assist all people, especially disenfranchised populations? Discuss Respond to the initial prompt with a substantive post by the first deadline. Discussion Requirements Initial Posts: 250-300 words o Reference at least 2 scholarly resources o APA formatted references in posts REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS Friis, Robert H., and Thomas A. Sellers. (2014) Epidemiology for public health practice, 5th ed. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.External tool Stroh, D. P. (2015). Systems thinking for social change: A practical guide to solving complex problems, avoiding unintended consequences, and achieving lasting results. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing.External tool o Mauffette-Leenders, L. A., Erskine, J. A., & Leenders, M. R. (2007). Learning with cases. London, Ontario: Richard Ivey School of Business.