“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
-Mary Oliver

Taking into consideration the current COVID-19 pandemic and HSPH’s decision to be remote in Fall 2020, we are moving our program online.  Please check back in late August or add your name to our interest list for updates and info about the program.  


Public health leaders understand systemic problems, set new directions, lead change and learn quickly from mistakes. Public health leaders connect with and inspire others to join them in addressing the most intractable population health challenges.

The Public Health Leadership (PHL) Lab is a team-based leadership development program that provides students the opportunity to develop a greater understanding of themselves as leader and learner.  A key part of the lab is participation in a student-led team project that will culminate in a workshop given at the Public Health Leadership Conference in December.  Through workshops, applied-learning, coaching, and reflection, students learn how to work in teams, improve their self-awareness, and how they view and engage with others.

All Harvard Chan School students are welcome to participate in PHL regardless of degree program. Students can choose to be either a Participant or Concentrator in the Lab.  Please see program details for the requirements for Participants and Concentrators.

As the PHL Lab does not offer a degree, prospective students must apply to a degree program offered by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Students must prioritize the requirements of their degree program first, and then incorporate the requirements of the Lab into their academic schedule.

We invite you to join us in this work.

-PHL Lab Team