Jean M. Eby

Assistant Professor
Unit: School of Medicine
Department: PBHS Public Health Sciences Admin
Office location and address
Health System West Complex, Room 3182B
1 Morton Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22901
Doctor of Science (Epidemiology), Harvard School of Public Health, 2007
MS (Epidemiology), Stanford University, 2003
AB (Economics), Princeton University, 1999
PHS 3103: Intro to Epidemiology:Case Studies on Hlthy Lifestyles & Disease Prevention
Credits: 3
This undergraduate course provides an introduction to basic epidemiology concepts, including measures of frequency & association, study design, & methodological issues such as confounding. Students will use case studies & team projects, as well as literature reviews, to examine strategies for promoting healthy behavior & lifestyles & addressing such public health challenges as obesity & tobacco abuse. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
PHS 3104: Introduction to Epidemiology: Methodological and Ethical Considerations
Credits: 3
This course is an introduction to epidemiology at the undergraduate level. Using epidemiology as a framework, class participants are challenged to engage more thoughtfully with many of the big issues facing the world today. The course emphasizes the importance of critical thinking and the scientific method, collaboration in teams, and ethical principles and reasoning in this process.
PHS 7010: Fundamentals of Epidemiology
Credits: 3
Introduces the field of Epidemiology and the methods of epidemiologic research. Students learn how to interpret, critique, and conduct epidemiologic research, including formulating a research question, choosing a study design, collecting and analyzing data, controlling bias and confounding, and interpreting study results. May be open to undergraduates as PHS 5010 with instructor permission. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the PHS program or instructor permission.
BIMS 7100: Research Ethics
Credits: 1
Beginning in 1989, the National Institutes of Health introduced a requirement that institutions provide a program of instruction in the responsible conduct of research (NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts, Volume 18, Number 45, 1989). This was later expanded to require that all fellows on NIH training grants should receive instruction in the responsible conduct of research. The requirement does not specify a particular format or curriculum. However, recommendations are made that several areas should be covered in the instruction: conflict of interest, responsible authorship, policies for handling misconduct, policies regarding the use of human and animal subjects, and data management. This course is designed to help student consider each of these areas and therein formulate an understanding of responsible conduct in research.
PHS 7615: Population Health & Wellness
Credits: 1
This course will focus on ways to understand, analyze, and improve population health and to create a culture for healthy living and wellness. The course will explore innovative approaches, strategies, and practices across systems and throughout the lifespan to reduce health risk and provide access to appropriate preventive care. Students will do field work in the community with particular populations.
PHS 7840: Human Subjects Research: Methodology, Ethics & Regulations
Credits: 1
Explores methodological, ethical & regulatory issues in research involving human subjects. Responsible conduct of research, clinical research, historical & philisophical framework of research ethics, the role of IRB, informed consent, assessing risks & benefits, research involving vulnerable populations, protecting participant safety & privacy, comm. based research, FDA research, & research involving biological specimens. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
PHS 8880: Integrative Learning RP Part 1
Credits: 2
Practicum associated with Methods Course for Research in Practice Concentration. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
PHS 8881: Integrative Learning HP Part 1
Credits: 2
Practicum associated with Methods Course for Health Policy, Law & Ethics Concentration. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
PHS 8931: Integrative Learning Experience HP Part 2
Credits: 1–3
The final project should demonstrate application of knowledge acquired in the MPH program to a real-world public health issue. Students write a paper & create a poster for presentation describing their projects. Students also take a review test of basic material from the core public health disciplines & complete a competency self-assesment to obtain feedback on their progress & accomplishments achieved by the end of the program.
PHS 8950: Supervised Clinical Research I
Credits: 1–3
Supervised Clinical Research
PHS 8960: Supervised Independent Research I
Credits: 1–6
Supervised Independent Research
PHS 8999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
Non-Topical Research