The population served by those who work in the field of Public Health has no boundaries. Public Health research and implementation affects people of all races, ethnicities, ages, genders, religions, sexual orientations, disabilities and economic status. The Epidemiology Department recognizes this fact and understands that the effectiveness of our work is enhanced when our departmental population more closely resembles the diverse, global population. Further, we are committed to tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect everywhere within our community, and we hereby affirm our promise to provide a welcoming place for one and all.

The Epidemiology Department has undertaken a number of initiatives to promote diversity within the department. The Summer Program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics  provides opportunities for talented undergraduate students from underrepresented groups to gain exposure to the field of public health through coursework, lectures, and research projects. The participating students spend 6 weeks during the summer at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Participants are paid an NIH level stipend and provided funding for travel and housing in Boston Dorms.

Donald Hopkins Predoctoral Scholars Program

New Program Aims to Increase Diversity in Doctoral Programs at Harvard Chan

A pilot pipeline program initiated by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health that aims to enroll more underrepresented students in the school and provide them with strong foundational skills in the pursuit of a doctoral degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics or Global Health.

For detailed information on this program, click here