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Summer Program in Epidemiology


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Description:
The 6 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

-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 five parts: coursework(not for credit) in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, as well as an R bootcamp; formal lectures, which are provided by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health faculty members with different foci in Public Health; a group research project where students will investigate a question of public health provided by a Faculty/Postdoc Mentor; Princeton Review GRE prep courses, where students will take diagnostics tests as well as work in small Princeton Review led groups to improve test taking and scores; and Profession Development sessions led by Faculty/Staff on Admissions, Career Translation, Resume/Interview skills, etc. Students who participate in the program are able to meet with the Department of Epidemiology students and post-doctoral fellows at different networking events. In addition, students have the opportunity to meet with faculty and administrators individually, and explore the historic city of Boston, Massachusetts. Participants receive summer stipends, and funded housing and travel from The Department of Epidemiology and their dedication to diversity and inclusion in STEM fields.


Participating Institution(s):
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Harvard University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Epidemiology
General Medical & Life Sciences
Mathematics

Keywords:
Public Health

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