description: Select an issue of interest to you that we have not yet covered in the course yet. Identify an article (news or journal) from a reputable source on your chosen topic. Provide a 2-3 page summary of the article, how it relates to the course, and a public health issue.
Rationale: It is valuable to provide opportunities for self-directed learning as it can be challenging for a rigid course design to meet a diverse student bodies needs and interests. This provides an opportunity for you to explore a topic of interest.