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Paige P. Hornsby

Associate Professor
Unit: School of Medicine
Department: PBHS Public Health Sciences Admin
Office location and address
Old Med School, Room 3895
21 Hospital Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
Ph.D., 1992, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., Epidemiology
Biography

Paige Hornsby teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in global and public health, including a Maymester course in the Dominican Republic. She directs Integrative Learning Experience projects in the Master of Public Health program and is the primary academic advisor for students in the Global Public Health concentration of the Global Studies major.  She is also a Fellow at UVA’s Center for Global Health and a member of the Improving Pregnancy Outcomes Work Group at the Thomas Jefferson Health District.  She received her BA in Human Biology from Stanford University and her PhD in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Her research is in reproductive epidemiology and maternal and child health.

PHS 3050: Fundamentals of Public Health
Credits: 3
Public health is multidisciplinary, universally relevant, & constantly evolving. In this survey course, we learn about past & current public health issues & explore the core disciplines of public health through a combination of lectures & small group discussion of documentaries & case studies. We develop an appreciation of how public health knowledge relates to our lives & learn about career opportunities.
ZFOR 3503: International Study
Placeholder course for students studying abroad
PHS 3818: UVA in the Dominican Republic: Dominican Public Health
Credits: 3
Students will explore some of the basic tenets of global public health while experiencing the realities of life and public health during two weeks in the Dominican Republic. The course is comprised of 9 instructional modules. Course material will be enhanced through hands-on learning field trips and community service projects. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
PHS 3825: Global Public Health: Challenges and Innovations
Credits: 3
Undoubtedly, we've made important advances in global health, but there's still a long way to go. What factors determine health? What threats do we face today? What issues should we be working to change? We will explore these questions & more through a variety of interactive lectures & small group activities centered on 4 major themes: History & Trends, Determinants of Health, Culture, & Communication.
PHS 4991: Global Public Health Capstone
Credits: 3
Explores topics in global public health and the myriad of governmental and non-governmental entities whose goal is to address and resolve problems encountered in global public health and synthesizes the student's interdisciplinary studies in global public health, culminating in a Capstone Paper.
PHS 5818: UVA in the Dominican Republic: Dominican Public Health
Credits: 3
Students will explore some of the basic tenets of global public health while experiencing the realities of life and public health during two weeks in the Dominican Republic. The course is comprised of 9 instructional modules. Course material will be enhanced through hands-on learning field trips and community service projects.
PHS 5825: Global Public Health: Challenges and Innovations
Credits: 3
This course is the graduate level offering of PHS 3825. Through interactive lectures & small group activities, we learn about important advances in global health, factors that determine health, current threats, & effective ways to implement change. In addition, as a graduate student, you will have numerous opportunities to demonstrate attainment of MPH foundational knowledge & competencies.
PHS 7210: Professionalism and Applied Practice Prep
Credits: 1
This course is designed to expose students to community-based factors that influence the health of populations and individuals. The principal objective of the class is to provide the rationale for meaningful engagement of diverse communities and introduce effective strategies that will enhance research and policy protocols designed to improve health status.
PHS 8900: Applied Practice Experience I
Credits: 2
The Applied Practice is a planned, supervised & evaluated work experience with an organization that contributes to the health of a community. Students apply skills learned in the program to a real-world setting & work toward achieving competencies. Placements are selected based on the interests & needs of the student. A min of 100 hours is required; placements may occur during an academic year, one semester or over summer.
PHS 8901: Applied Practice Experience II
Credits: 1
The Applied Practice is a planned, supervised & evaluated work experience with an organization that contributes to the health of a community. Students apply skills learned in the program to a real-world setting & work toward achieving competencies. Placements are selected based on the interests & needs of the student. A min of 50 hours is required; placements may occur during an academic year, one semester or over summer.
PHS 8902: Applied Practice Experience III
Credits: 1
The Applied Practice is a planned, supervised & evaluated work experience with an organization that contributes to the health of a community. Students apply skills learned in the program to a real-world setting & work toward achieving competencies. Placements are selected based on the interests & needs of the student. A min of 50 hours is required; placements may occur during an academic year, one semester or over summer.
PHS 8930: Integrative Learning Experience RP Part 2
Credits: 1–3
The culminating experience 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-assessment to obtain feedback on their progress & accomplishments achieved by the end of the program. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission.
PHS 8960: Supervised Independent Research I
Credits: 1–6
Supervised Independent Research