I believe teaching should be an “adult learning” process, in other words, students are learning the skills to obtain the knowledge by themselves instead of being fed with knowledge. My teaching is interactive and dialogic, and my class typically incorporates case studies, guest lectures, class presentation, and group projects. Independent and critical thinking is emphasized and students are encouraged to raise questions and give comments in class. I have designed many case studies based on true public health events, so students are able to apply their learning to real-life scenarios. They are also encouraged to enrich their experiences through practicum and research projects.
HPCH 612: Public health intervention (offered every spring)
HPCH 636: Study abroad in China (healthcare system in China (offered every other summer)
HPCH 689 mHealth: Mobile technologies for public health (offered every fall)
I regularly give lectures on my research (link to research) and general topics (link to speaking) such as public health program planning, scientific paper writing, mixed-methods research, mHealth/eHealth current topics, healthcare system in China, etc.