Participants and Concentrators

Students have the opportunity to complete the Public Health Leadership Lab as either a Participant or Concentrator.  Beginning fall 2020, all students who apply will start as a Participant and have the opportunity to continue as a Concentrator in J-term and the spring.  To be eligible for additional leadership training, students must satisfy all requirements as a Participant, submit a Concentrator Declaration form, and complete a short interview with the Teaching Team.  This process will be completed prior to the end of Fall 2.

We highly suggest that those of you planning to complete the PHL Lab program as a concentrator and only have 1 year at HSPH, to take some of your leadership coursework in the fall semester.  For those who will be at HSPH beyond 1 year, you have a maximum of 2 years to complete the 10 credits.

Please review our program timeline below:

Program requirements for Participants and Concentrators


Participants are working towards receiving an official “Letter of Participation” in the Public Health Leadership Lab.   They will complete all program requirements during fall semester:


Concentrators are working towards receiving an official “Letter of Completion” in the Interdisciplinary Public Health Leadership Concentration.   They will complete the same requirements as a Participant in the fall and additional requirements in J-Term and Spring.

Concentrators’ Same Requirements as Participants

Fall Semester

Concentrators’ Additional Requirements

Fall Semester


Spring Semester

  • Concentrator Welcome Meeting
  • 3 Coach Meetings
  • Concentrator Summit (3 sessions) – Facilitated workshops to support integrating self-assessment training and leadership course work
  • Final Reflection Assignment
  • 10-Credit Course Assignment + Unofficial Transcripts