Courses Taught by Edward Ruiz-Narvaez

EPID719: Bioinformatics Analysis Of Epigenomics Data

  • Graduate level
  • Online MPH only
  • Instructor(s):
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advisory Prerequisites: Basic Epi Basic Biostats
  • Undergraduates are allowed to enroll in this course.
  • Description: This course is to provide students with bioinformatics tools to analyze and interpret epigenomics data in the setting of epidemiological studies. Topics to be included: epigenome-wide association studies (EWAS), differentially methylated region (DMR) analysis, and estimation of different epigenetic clocks. Data management and analyses will be carried out in R.
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Edward Ruiz-Narvaez

NUTR610: Evolutionary Nutrition: Implications for Human Health

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Fall term(s) for residential students;
  • 2 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Edward Ruiz-Narvaez (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advisory Prerequisites: NUTR 630 and NUTR 631
  • Description: Dietary and cultural shifts/innovations (for example, cooking, domestication of plants and animals) during human origins may have been acted as evolutionary forces shaping the physiology and metabolism as well as the genome of early humans. Exposure to modern diets may result in a mismatch of old adaptations to a new environment, potentially leading to so-called "diseases of civilization" such as hypertension, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. In this course, we will discuss human nutrition from an evolutionary perspective. We will critically review scientific theories (e.g. thrifty gene hypothesis) explaining how mismatch between old adaptations and modern diets affect human health. This evolutionary analysis may shed new light on the epidemics of "diseases of civilization" and may help to inform public health interventions. Students are expected to be very active participants of class discussions.
  • Learning Objectives: After taking this course, students will: -Be able to explain human adaptations to dietary shifts over evolutionary time. -Be able to discuss scientific theories about the mismatch between modern diets and old adaptations. -Understand how an evolutionary perspective may help to explain current population health problems.
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Edward Ruiz-Narvaez

NUTR702: Research Methods In Nutritional Sciences Ii

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Fall term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Edward Ruiz-Narvaez (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advisory Prerequisites: NUTR701
  • Description: This second course in a three-part series for MS students guided them through thesis projects. It assists 2nd-year MS-NS students in planning and conducting data analysis using a pre-defined dataset. Students will finalize statistical analysis, discuss biostatistics tools, present ongoing analysis, and prepare result tables for presentation to the class.
  • Learning Objectives: Develop a data analysis plan. Review literature relevant to the analytic plan. Practice the art of peer review and provide constructive feedback. Apply biostatistics tools to large datasets using statistical software. Learn how to make tables and figures suitable for publication.
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Edward Ruiz-Narvaez

NUTR869: Innovations in Nutrition Research

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Fall, Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 1 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Young-Ah Seo, Edward Ruiz-Narvaez, (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: Doctoral, MPH and MS student with demonstrated interest in Nutritional Sciences research (with permission),Doctoral, MPH and MS student with demonstrated interest in Nutritional Sciences research (with permission)
  • Description: The course will include: -integrative discussions of dissertation research projects -presentations of research findings -in-depth literature reviews and critiques -manuscript reviews in Nutritional Sciences
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Young-Ah Seo
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Edward Ruiz-Narvaez
Concentration Competencies that NUTR869 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
NUTR Molecular and Biochemical Nutrition PhD Disseminate rigorous research findings through clear, persuasive written and oral communication to both peers and non-technical audiences NUTR869
NUTR Nutritional Interventions PhD Disseminate rigorous research findings through clear, persuasive written and oral communication to both peers and non-technical audiences NUTR869