Washington University in St. Louis faculty with an interest in public health are encouraged to apply to join the Institute for Public Health’s scholar program.

Scholar benefits

The Institute provides a supportive infrastructure to:

  • Foster collaborations between scholars
  • Connect scholars to faculty colleagues at the university who are involved in public health work
  • Expand scholar networks to new areas of value in their work (e.g., settings, populations, organizations, agendas, etc.)
  • Assist scholars in advancing their public health research, practice, advocacy, education or other relevant activities

Scholars receive:

  • Help connecting to one another, or to useful resources and networks, to solve public health challenges
  • Assistance planning and implementing unique scholar-driven activities related to public health practice, research, education and advocacy
  • Eligibility for special funding opportunities or awards
  • Priority for any wait-listed events, forums or activities that are designed for faculty
  • Support from the Institute’s communication infrastructure to disseminate news about scholars’ public health work through multiple channels including website, email newsletter, social media or other tailored approaches
  • Comprehensive communications about public health events and opportunities

Scholar expectations

To be best equipped to add value to scholars’ careers related to public health interests and activities, the Institute will ask scholars for:

  • Open communication about their needs, interests and challenges
  • Keywords describing their public health work or interest
  • Willingness to respond to fellow scholar inquiries about their work
  • Sharing of key individual or organizational public health opportunities with the Institute
  • Openness to being featured in Institute publications that showcase public health at the university
  • Participation in the Institute’s annual conference (as scheduling allows)