About the Summer Program

The Summer Program is a relatively intensive 6-week program, during which qualified participants receive an interesting and enjoyable introduction to biostatistics, epidemiology, and public health research. This program is designed to expose undergraduates to the use of quantitative methods for biological, environmental, and medical research. Download the Summer Program brochure & the 2016 program schedule.

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

Travel to Boston and living expenses (including lodging and all meals) are provided in part by NIH Grant T36GM093772. Apply now!

Post-Bac Program

The 2-3 month internship program for Post-Baccalaureates began in the summer of 2014.  The program is open to students who have received a bachelor’s degree and who plan to attend a graduate degree program in Biostatistics. Past summer program participants are encouraged to apply.