Splash Biography



JACKIE O'HARA, ESP Teacher




Major: MCB/Public Health/GWS

College/Employer: UC Berkeley

Year of Graduation: 2022

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Past Classes

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O517: Identifying Bias & Misinformation Affecting Gender Equity in Splash Spring 19 (Mar. 16, 2019)
Women have been an integral part of American society, and yet they are still very undervalued and underrepresented. This class will look at how women's rights have changed over the last century and inform students about current issues pertinent to women's rights. In addition, this class seeks to correct misinformation that is often circulated online and through political rhetoric, as well as give students tools to identify bias or slant in writing. Lastly, this class aims to create a bipartisan space to inspire civil discourse around the topic of women in society; students of all backgrounds and genders are encouraged to enroll.


O389: Introduction to Social Medicine - Who Lives, Who Dies in Splash Fall 18 (Nov. 04, 2018)
The course will explore how social and psychological influences create health disparities, while gaining knowledge of key concepts in social medicine. After creating a platform based on the fundamental ideas of social medicine, we will direct our attention to a social complication called “chronic emergencies.” Through case studies, we will examine and dissect the mechanisms in which a society isolates and outcasts individuals from access to proper healthcare. Our examples will be drawn from across the globe. Lectures and course material will delve into many aspects of social medicine, such as psychological stigmas of HIV/AIDS, and health care policies. We will focus on how to identify, analyze, and potentially ameliorate global healthcare problems.