Addressing societal health and the environmental/social/economic determinants of health is a new frontier of entrepreneurship to improve global and public health at scale. In this hybrid seminar-based and experiential course, you will learn about the scientific and economic challenges and opportunities for innovating in these areas. You will also design solutions and ventures aimed at tackling specific societal health problems. Our instructors and guest speakers are inspiring innovators and leaders in the fields of entrepreneurship and health.

Instructors: Afshar, P. (PI) ; Baniasadi, N. (PI)

Instructors: Afshar, P. (PI) ; Baniasadi, N. (PI)
Faculty Principal Investigator (PI) Required?: N/A

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