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Summer Institutes

Summer Institute in Gender and Health

Offered By: Department of International Health

Online | Part-Time

About the Summer Institute in GENDER AND HEALTH

May - August 2024 | Online | Short Courses

The Gender and Health Summer Institute is an exciting opportunity to build or refresh your skills in various aspects of gender and equity analysis. Featuring teaching by global experts, the Institute usually attracts students and those seeking professional development. It’s a great primer for learners seeking to integrate a gendered approach in their current thinking or practice, or those who wish to advise on gender within health organizations.

All health programs should take gender into consideration and integrate it to have an impact on health outcomes and equity. The Gender and Health Summer Institute features an applied educational curriculum to advance research and implementation skills for gender analysis. 

The Gender and Health Summer Institute is composed of a series of short, focused, online courses that provide training in gender and health equity. Courses focus on applied methods and are grounded in real-world challenges. They cover topics such as: gender analysis, women’s leadership, engaging men, and gender-based violence. While many of the Gender and Health Summer Institute courses are new offerings, there are also a few well-established courses moving over from other Summer Institutes or departments. This Institute targets current and future global public health professionals around the world seeking applied gender skills.

Program Highlights

The Summer Institute is designed for students as well as working professionals, both within and outside of Johns Hopkins University. 

Applied skills: Courses will use knowledge and skills-based competencies, key foundations, and case studies from existing research and programs to build and enhance skills in applying gender-related analyses and programming. 

Flexible schedule: Fully online with a blend of asynchronous materials and synchronous lectures. All courses are between two and five half days long and offered from 8 am to 12 pm EST in order to accommodate different time zones. Students can take as many of the courses as they would like -- there is no minimum or maximum requirement. Specific course dates can be found on the Course Offerings page.

Diverse and international student body: Join students from around the world! Past students have represented a range of academic and professional backgrounds and come from dozens of countries, including Australia, Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Mexico, Myanmar, Nigeria, South Korea, Thailand, Uganda, UK, and Ukraine.

Curriculum: Courses are taught by leading faculty who have extensive interdisciplinary experience and expertise in the field of gender and health. 

Areas of interest

  • Using data to promote gender equity and health
  • Gender transformative interventions
  • Gender budgeting
  • Conducting gender situational analyses
  • Gender-responsive monitoring and evaluation (M&E)
  • Adapting health programs for sexual and gender minorities
  • Advocacy and communication for gender and health equity
  • Essential skills in women's leadership
  • Integrating men into global health programming
  • Gender in emergencies
  • Women's health
  • Implementation research
  • ... and more!

Tuition and Fees

The Gender and Health Summer Institute is pleased to be able to offer a discount of $487 per credit to all participants who take courses not-for-credit in our Summer Institute. This discount will only apply to courses in the Gender and Health Summer Institute and it will only apply for non-credit participants. Please contact our Summer Institute Coordinator, Katherine Banchoff, at if you have questions about the non-credit Summer Institute discount.

Please refer to the Tuition and Fees page for current non-credit and for-credit Summer Institute tuition rates, scrolling down to the section on Summer, Fall and Winter Institute tuition.


We’re excited to announce we have several full scholarships available for our courses. Scholarships will be determined through a competitive application process and awarded to a limited number of students. Learn more about eligibility criteria and how to apply.

Applicants will be informed of their success by email by early May. Please wait to be informed about if you have been awarded a scholarship before going through the registration process.  

Deadline for applications: 15 April 2024 

Contact Us

Questions about the Institute? We're happy to help.

Katherine Banchoff
Institute Coordinator

Anna Kalbarczyk
Institute Co-Director
Implementation Scientist, Gender Specialist, Knowledge Translator

Rosemary Morgan
Institute Co-Director
Gender Specialist, Social Scientist, Public Health and Health Systems Researcher