2017 Summer Program Students Arrive!

Today is the first day of the 6-week Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology! Join us in welcoming this diverse group of students to the Department!

The Summer Program offers underrepresented, low-income, disabled, and/or first generation college students the experience to learn more about biostatistics, epidemiology, and public health research in a fun, interesting environment. Students will have the unique opportunity to learn about the use of quantitative methods for biological, environmental, and medical research alongside Harvard faculty, researchers, and graduates students.

During the course of the program, students will:

  • Take noncredit courses in biostatistics and epidemiology
  • Learn statistical software packages (R, STATA)
  • 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 the annual 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

Learn more about this year’s group of students