Informatics Tools for Health Disparities Research

EPI 226 Winter 2023

This course is for learners interested in accessing data sources and using informatics tools that are helpful in identifying cohorts, developing research questions, and conducting health disparities research. Topics will include finding, managing, manipulating, mining, and analyzing a variety of data types. Lectures will cover informatics research projects that address health disparities. Learners will gain access to tools and data sources, and there will be hands-on activities.


Upon completion of the courses, students will be able to:

  1. Develop health disparities related research questions.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of UCSF clinical data warehouse structure and how to access tools.
  3. Master key skills in using UCSF’s data tools.
  4. Apply informatics research methods to answering health disparities questions.




Course Director:

William Brown, III, PhD, DrPH, MA

Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology & Biostatistics
email: [email protected]


Course content will be delivered through weekly interactive lectures. These will take place on Wednesdays from 11:25 AM to 12:55 PM, Jan. 11 to Mar. 15 and will be held via zoom.

All course materials and handouts will be posted on the course's online Syllabus.




Grading based upon participation, quizzes, written work.  An optional 1-unit of independant study course work is available upon request from Course Director. 

To Enroll

ATCR and MAS students use the Student Portal

Students taking individual courses:

Course Fees
How to pay (please read before applying)
Only one application needs to be completed for all courses desired during the quarter.

Winter Course Schedule

Apply for Winter courses by January 2, 2023.