Summer Program in Epidemiology

June 11 – July 16, 2017

The 5 week Summer Program in Epidemiology & Biostatistics integrates mathematics and quantitative methods to provide students with an understanding of the skills and processes necessary to pursue a career in public health. Different areas of study in Epidemiology include:

  • Cancer and Cancer Prevention
  • Cardiovascular
  • Clinical
  • Environmental and Occupational
  • Epidemiologic Methods
  • Aging
  • Infectious Disease (including mathematical modeling)
  • Molecular and Genetic
  • Neuro-Psychiatric
  • Nutritional
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Reproductive, Perinatal and Pediatric

The summer program curriculum consists of four parts: introductory coursework in Epidemiology and Biostatistics; formal lectures, which are provided by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health faculty members with different foci in epidemiology; a group research project where students will investigate a question of public health relevance provided by a Faculty/Postdoc Mentor; and a 5 week long Kaplan GRE course, where students will take diagnostics tests and work in small Kaplan led group to improve test taking and scores. Students who participate in the program are able to meet with the Department’s Students at different networking events. In addition, students have the opportunity to meet with faculty and administrators individually, and the chance to explore the city of Boston. Participants receive summer stipend, housing, and funded travel.

Previous Programs

2014 Program

2015 Program

2016 Program