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Thelma Gamboa-Maldonado, DrPH
Assistant Professor, School of Public Health
School of Public Health
Other LLU Classes Outside Of Schedule 
Interactive Teaching
 
9/2013 - 12/2013 GLBH 565: Interventions in Communityi Health and Development I
4/2013 - 6/2013 GLBH 524: Introduction to Health Disparities and Cultural Competency (on campus)
4/2013 - 6/2013 GLBH 569: Interventions in Community Health and Development III
6/2012 - 9/2012 GLBH 545: Integrated Community Development

This unique, field-based course, taught in the Philippines, focuses on the analysis of public health issues, challenges, resources and strategies in implementing and managing integrated community development and health projects in developing or resource-scarce countries. This course exposes students to a variety of perspectives from the fields of anthropology, sociology, agriculture, economic development and public health. The course is the final course of the GLBH core curriculum series.

4/2012 - 6/2012 GLBH 569: Interventions in Community Health and Development III

Interventions in Community Health and Development III focuses on how to improve program implementation and share lessons learned using the preliminary evaluation findings from on-going program. This quarter closes the loop on the program planning, implementation, and evaluation cycle with a series of workshops that reinforce the skills learned throughout the Series. The quarter will end with a career skills workshop.

1/2012 - 3/2012 GLBH 567: Interventions in Community Health and Development II

Interventions in Community Health and Development II focuses on building effective community health program planning skills. Course participants apply selected principles and methodological techniques to the planning, implementation, and evaluation of sustainable community health and development programs in order to address health disparities.

This quarter introduces basic techniques of program monitoring (i.e., evaluation and research design). Course participants develop and submit a group proposal based on the results of assessment from the fall quarter. Monitoring strategies will focus on producing information to inform on-going program improvement and sustainability while documenting lessons learned.

9/2011 - 12/2011 GLBH 565: Interventions in Community Health and Development I
1/2011 - 3/2011 GLBH 524: Introduction to Health Disparities and Cultural Competency (online)
9/2010 - 12/2010

GLBH 565: Interventions in Community Health and Development I


Interventions in Community Health and Development I class is the first of the 3-part sequential series. The goal of this course is to develop the skills of GLBH students to assess individuals, groups, and neighborhoods in to order to inform interventions that aim to address health disparities. The key deliverable for this course is an assessment report related to each group’s community engagement projects.

1/2010 - 3/2010

GLBH 524: Introduction to Health Disparities and Cultural Competency (online)


This course introduces and examines diversity and cultural responsiveness in public health and health care. The first part of the course will provide an introduction to health disparities. The roles played by population diversity, health profession diversity, and cultural responsiveness in addressing and eliminating health and health care disparities in both national and global health will be explored. The historic context of social inequities and the role of biological inheritance, race and ethnicity identifiers, socioeconomics, socio-environment, and health care beliefs and behavior in impacting health outcomes will be discussed. The second part of the course will provide an introduction to cultural competency in public health and tenets for developing and applying cultural awareness in the field. Culture (defined as the values and beliefs that generate patterned behaviors, expectations, and worldview) and its function in accessing, utilizing, and delivering positive outcomes in health care will be examined.