Welcome to Our Summer Program Students

Our Summer Program participants arrive today! We have a very diverse and talented group of young people joining us for the next 6 weeks.  Read more about them and make them feel welcome! 

The Summer Program in Biostatistics and Computational Biology offers diverse undergraduate students a unique opportunity to learn about the use of quantitative methods for biological, environmental, and medical research alongside our faculty, researchers, and graduates students. 

Over the course of the program, students will:

  • Take a course in Biostatistics and Epidemiology
  • Learn statistical software packages (e.g., Stata, R)
  • Participate in a collaborative research project with other students, guided by a graduate student and mentored by a faculty member
  • Prepare and deliver a polished  presentation that reports on your research project at a major symposium
  • Attend several talks about current research and hot topics in Public Health (e.g., nutrition, social behavior) by internationally renowned researchers
  • Travel to local laboratories and research centers to observe Public Health research in action
  • Enjoy social and cultural activities in the lively Boston summer, including excursions to museums, restaurants, sports events.
  • Explore graduate school options in quantitative Public Health from our Director of Graduate Studies and prepare for graduate school applications
  • Build relationships with fellow students with similar interests and with faculty in Public Health