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Starr Sage

Assistant Professor
Office
ARC 203C
Phone
(651) 962-5936
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5936
Mail
4004

Dr. Starr Sage is an Assistant Professor of Public Health in the Health and Human Performance Department. She earned her Doctorate (‘08) in Environmental Health and Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology (‘04) from the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. As an undergraduate student she studied biology and aspired to go to medical school, until she discovered her passion for public health!

At the University of St. Thomas Dr. Sage designs and teaches public health courses. She also advises undergraduate students majoring in public health. She has taught numerous courses on public and global health issues, including a month-long global health seminar in Kenya. Her research interests focus on examining health disparities and cancer outcomes for communities of color. She also conducts interdisciplinary education research related to student development outcomes and intercultural competence.

Dr. Sage is a member of several professional organizations including, the American Public Health Association (APHA), Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), American College of Epidemiology (ACE), Midwest Sociological Society (MSS), and Association of Black Women in Higher Education (ABWHE).

Summer 2018 Courses

Summer 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
EXSC 450 - 06 Ex Sci/Hlth Prom Internship - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

30461 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Brett D. Bruininks, John A. Korak, Lesley M. Scibora, Paul F. Mellick, Starr K. Sage

This course meets the internship requirement for majors in the Exercise Science program. The required 100 observational hours fulfills a requirement for application to graduate clinical programs (e.g. physical therapy, chiropractic school, physician assistant school) for Exercise Science majors. S-R grading option only. Prerequisite: EXSC 426, EXSC 432, and permission of the instructor. First Aid/CPR/AED Certification required (must provide proof of certification).

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
HLTH 470 - 01 Health Internship I00 Hours - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

30032 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Starr K. Sage

This is the internship course that meets the internship requirement for a major or minor in Community Health Education. HLTH 470 is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to observe and when appropriate assist with a community health educational program in a medical clinic, community or public health center or agency setting. Students are required to complete 100 hours at a site that is directly involved in some aspect of the community health education field. Students will be under the direct guidance of an on-site community health supervisor. S-R grading option only. Prerequisite: Permission of department chair

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
EXSC 450 - 01 Ex Sci/Hlth Prom Internship - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42192 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Brett D. Bruininks, John A. Korak, Lesley M. Scibora, Starr K. Sage, Timothy P. Mead

This course meets the internship requirement for majors in the Exercise Science program. The required 100 observational hours fulfills a requirement for application to graduate clinical programs (e.g. physical therapy, chiropractic school, physician assistant school) for Exercise Science majors. S-R grading option only. Prerequisite: EXSC 426, EXSC 432, and permission of the instructor. First Aid/CPR/AED Certification required (must provide proof of certification).

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
HLTH 298 - 01 Intro Public Health & Soc Just - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 207

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OEC 207

Course Registration Number:

43113 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Starr K. Sage

So, what is public health? Public health impacts each of us on a daily basis, yet too few of us can explain exactly what it is or describe the numerous ways in which it “touches” our daily lives. For students interested in the health sciences it is critical that you understand how public health has and continues to influence our collective health. In this course you will acquire an understanding of the academic discipline of public health, major public health problems, and public health systems intended to protect and maintain the health of the public. The course will orient you to core principles of public health, including social justice, and provide opportunities for you to apply your knowledge of public health to address complex population health problems that affect the population. Course activities will challenge you to think critically about various complex health problems while you compare, contrast and devise “solutions” or interventions to address them. This class will equip you with tools to begin to address the critical public health issues that face you, your community, and your world.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
HLTH 400 - 01 Epidemiology - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 207

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 207

Course Registration Number:

41511 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Starr K. Sage

Epidemiology provides an overview of the approaches used in epidemiological studies to measure the disease or health state in a population and to identify possible causes of a disease or health state. Included will be an examination of study designs, strengths and weaknesses of each. The ability to evaluate the findings from epidemiological studies will be emphasized. Learners will explore associations, correlations, between disease or health state and possible causes. The factors of bias, confounding or chance causes will be included. This course invites learners to study causality and criteria for assessing causality. Prerequisite: PHED or STAT 220

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
HLTH 470 - 02 Health Internship I00 Hours - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

41500 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Starr K. Sage

This is the internship course that meets the internship requirement for a major or minor in Community Health Education. HLTH 470 is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to observe and when appropriate assist with a community health educational program in a medical clinic, community or public health center or agency setting. Students are required to complete 100 hours at a site that is directly involved in some aspect of the community health education field. Students will be under the direct guidance of an on-site community health supervisor. S-R grading option only. Prerequisite: Permission of department chair

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location