Healthcare Strategies for At-Risk PopulationsSemester Course

Major Discipline(s)
Pre-Medicine / Health Science, Public Health, Public Policy
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

Societies implement programs to lower health risks for vulnerable populations, but challenges arise due to external circumstances such as legal restraints, stigmatizations, or barriers involved in accessing hard to reach populations. Through Danish case studies, study harm reduction as a healthcare strategy for at-risk populations such as intravenous drug users, undocumented immigrants, prisoners, sex workers, and homeless people not easily targeted through programs in conventional healthcare delivery.


Priyanka Ranganath

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD. from Center for Drug and Alcohol Research, Aarhus University, 2022. Masters in Comparative Social Change, Trinity College Dublin adn University College Dublin, 2018. Masters in International Business, Monash University, Melbourne, 2008. Development and Research Associate at G.L.OB.A.L. Justice, Colorado in 2019. Marketing Coordinator, Yooralla, Melbourne, 2016-2017. Marketing  and Communications Coordinator at OzChild Children Australia Inc., Melbourne, 2012-2014. Marketing Coordinator at Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, 2010-2012. With DIS since, 2022.

Camilla Hoff-Jørgensen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Camilla Hoff-Jørgensen holds a BA in Nutrition and Health (2006) and a BA and cand.scient in Anthropology (2012). She worked as a cultural consultant in Japan concerning Danish and Scandinavian food culture and developing comparative studies of the Danish (European) and Japanese food culture. Moreover, she has international working experience in Bangkok and Barcelona. Camilla has done various research within the fields of medical anthropology and anthropology of food. As medical anthropologist, she has worked with harm reduction strategies for homeless and other at-risk populations. As an anthropologist with a background in food culture she has been a food study consultant and tought various food culture courses. Camilla is currently working on an experience design study covering restaurant NOMAs reaction to COVID19.