Sharon Stranford & Katrina Keil

Awardees: Sharon Stranford is a Professor of Biology and Faculty Co-Director of the Institute for Inclusive Excellence, which aims to help faculty and staff further develop their inclusive teaching and mentorship. Sharon’s research interest include studying factors that influence the development of acquired immune deficiency.

Katrina Keil is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Psychological Science and the Director of Prehealth Advising at Pomona. Along with 5 other 7C faculty members, she applied for and received a Hive Course Development Grant to develop an introductory course in Public Health, using human-centered design, to meet the interests of students across the Claremont Colleges. The jointly taught Introduction to Public Health course (Community/Global Health 100.1) debuted in Fall 2023.

Title: Creating a Sustainable Structure for an Interdisciplinary 5C Course in Public Health

Goal: The goal of this project aims to create of a video lecture and assignment archive for a new interdisciplinary 5C undergraduate course entitled “CGH 100 JT: Introduction to Public Health,” which introduces undergraduates to the field of public health. Keil and Stranford, along with other faculty from the 5Cs, will capture lectures and in-class activities for each module and plan to edit the video material from the fall into topical lectures. This material will be curated and archived on a platform that all the colleges can access. Students who remain interested in public health after taking this course will be directed to follow-up courses in related disciplines such as math, statistics, biology, psychological sciences, sociology, economics, and politics. This will ultimately serve as a conduit to the 4+1 Master of Public Health program, run jointly between the undergraduate Claremont Colleges and CGU’s School of Community and Global Health.