Bailey Aaron I am very excited to be part of the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program as I have a deep interest in and passion for global medicine. This summer I am looking forward to contributing to the research of ETEC bacteria, a group of pathogens responsible for causing severe diarrhea, prevalent in […]
Institute for Public Health Welcomes 2019 Summer Research Program Cohorts Program includes various seminars open to the public Summer at Washington University in St. Louis means the Institute for Public Health welcomes selected students from diverse universities across the world, to participate in its popular, informative and collaborative Summer Research Program. Presented annually, the Summer […]
By Brianna Cusanno, 2015 Summer Research Program Participant Reflecting on the course my life has taken since I participated in the Institute of Public Health’s Summer Research Program, I realize that I now find myself in a position I never would have anticipated two years ago. I knew in June of 2015 that I wanted […]
By Caila Brander, 2013 Summer Research Program participant and Policy Fellow at the National Women’s Health Network From Haiti to the Hill: Unveiling the Faces Behind the Data Points Much has changed since I participated in the Summer Research Program’s inaugural summer four years ago. For one, my commute looks a lot different now. Instead […]
By Amanda Lee, MPH, Public Health Research Coordinator, Division of Public Health Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, 2015 Summer Research Program Participant When I started the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program in 2015, I had never worked in public health research before. As an undergraduate, I worked in biology labs and as a public health […]
By Biva Rajbhandari, 2016 Summer Research Program participant I have always been passionate about global health and the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program gave me the opportunity to build my skill set and knowledge for a career in global health. My summer project was to investigate the perceived health risks and safety of […]
By Suraj Arshanapally, 2016 Summer Research Program participant Last summer, I was enrolled in the 2016 Institute of Public Health Summer Research Program cohort. I had the opportunity to learn from two incredible mentors, Dr. Kathleen Bucholz and Dr. Kimberly Werner, within the Department of Psychiatry. As a research intern, I investigated the association between […]
Community engagement involves conversations, sharing of insights and diverse perspectives that allow consensual problem identification among defined constituencies. Advocacy for identified issues is achieved through coalition and consensus building, constituency and community outreach and networking, communication including negotiation, grassroots organizing, as well as efforts related to organizational development (Adler & Goggin, 2016; Zakus & Lysack, […]
By Maria Ruiz, Washington University in St. Louis ’17, 2014 Summer Research Program Participant During the summer of January 2014, just after my first year of college, I had the opportunity to participate in the Institute of Public Health’s Summer Research Program. I conducted women’s reproductive health research in a molecular microbiology laboratory at Washington […]
The application deadline for the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program is fast approaching: Jan. 10, 2020 at 5 p.m. CST. Students who seek challenge, research and experience in either a public/global health or aging track, along with the opportunity to explore and grow academically in a diverse environment, are encouraged to apply. Selected […]
By Nicole Cousins, 2016 Summer Research Program participant I had the pleasure of participating in the 2016 Institute for Public Health Summer Research program and reflecting back as a third year medical student beginning the clinical training of my education, I value now more than ever my participation in the program. For me, one of […]
By Charmayne Cooley, 2015 Summer Research Program participant I distinctly remember taking a break from data entry while on a tile balcony in Cap-Haïtien to check my email and seeing the announcement that the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical program I was enrolled in at Washington University in St. Louis had entered into linkage partnerships with a few […]
Our summer research programs offer students the opportunity to work closely with outstanding faculty mentors focusing on public health and global health.
An amazing summer spent at the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program by Lingzi Luo MSW, MPH, Clinic Research Coordinator at Washington University School of Medicine Alumnae of the Summer Research Program- Public & Global Health Track Growing up in a big city with more than 10 million people and getting my undergraduate degree […]
By Jeffrey Lee, Washington University in St. Louis MPH 2017, MEng Candidate, 2015 Summer Research Program participant It’s human counterpart, often called the stomach flu, accounts for a significant amount of morbidity worldwide and presents with a range of symptoms, most noticeably with vomiting and diarrhea. Human norovirus has been hard to grow in lab settings […]
A Foundation in Public Health for a Future in Nursing by Margot Palmer, 2019 graduate, University of Georgia Alumna of the Summer Research Program – Public & Global Health Track         I was a participant in the Washington University Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program – Public and Global Health Track […]
The Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health is offering an eight-week summer research program with opportunities for undergraduate students to develop experience in research and aging. Program Overview The eight-week full-time immersive summer research experience is available for up to 10 undergraduate students who are interested in exploring opportunities in […]
by Lauren Klein, Notre Dame University 2019 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program participant – Public & Global Health Track As I approach the halfway point of the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program – Public and Global Health Track, I realize how much it has already influenced me personally and professionally. A biology major with […]
Students presented the results of their eight-week research project to their peers, mentors, and Institute staff.
By Megan Hunt, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2016 Summer Research Program participant Throughout my life, I had been interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. However, it wasn’t until my experience in the Institute for Public Health Summer Program that I was able to identify exactly where I saw myself in the field. As […]
The Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health annually offers an eight-week summer research program with opportunities for undergraduate students to develop experience in research and the field of aging. Application period is OPEN!       Apply Now   Program Overview Accepted students will: Applicant Eligibility • Applicants must have […]
By Savannah Jordan, MPH Candidate, Graduate Research Assistant, Saint Louis University Dr. Robert “Bob” Mercer, PhD, Professor, Cell Biology and Physiology, did the impossible, and I’m not talking in relation to proteins and enzymes. He was able to make an hour and a half lecture on ethics both entertaining and informative. Dr. Mercer included many of his […]
The Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis connects you to public health-related career opportunity information, and fellowship and internship offerings, for students and professionals. Visit our Employment Opportunities page for details about open positions at the Institute. Resources for Careers in Public Health External Resources Public Health Career Mart Public Health Employment […]
By Karthik Rohatgi, 2015 Summer Research Program participant While the project gave me firsthand experience with the challenges of global health research, I also learned the power of multidisciplinary collaboration—we were working with physicians, nutrition scientists, a hospital lab, and a mass spectrometry specialist, among many others. I realized how a career in medicine and […]
By Ageline Sahagun, 2016 Summer Research Program participant MP stands for Marianas Pacific, a region in the world in which I was born and raised. A region that, just recently, was the center of international political exchange. It’s a little disheartening to hear, but Guam and the Marianas has endured a history of war and […]
Another Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program has come to a close with nearly 30 participants from 14 universities in the continental U.S. and Ireland attending. Students were at various stages of their academic careers ranging from undergraduate, to masters program and medical students and chose one of two tracks in which to participate […]
Taking Research from Saint Louis to New Delhi by Biva Rajbhandari, Programme Officer at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation in New Delhi, India Alumna of the Summer Research Program- Public & Global Health Track   I learned about the Summer Research Program during my first year as a Masters’ candidate in Public Health and Social […]
By Michael Conroy, 2016 Summer Research Program participant Just over fourteen months ago I completed the longest road trip of my life. I snaked across the hills of the southern tier of New York State, shot across the old industrial plains of the Midwest, and found myself in St. Louis, Missouri. I spent my summer […]