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Summer Institutes

The Summer Institute in Tropical Medicine and Public Health

Offered By: Department of International Health

Online | Part-Time | June 28July 9, 2021

About This Program

The Summer Institute in Tropical Medicine and Public Health provides multidisciplinary training in current and emerging health problems in low-resource settings. Integrating perspectives from epidemiology, biology, ecology, clinical medicine, and disease control, our curriculum offers:

  • Lectures from expert faculty
  • Presentations of breakthrough research
  • Case studies from the field
  • Interactive labs and journal clubs

For each pathogen discussed in the courses, students will develop an understanding of its mechanism of disease, its epidemiology, how it presents clinically, and how it is treated.

The Summer Institute is ideal for students and trainees who are interested in pursuing a career in infectious diseases research, practice, or medicine in a global context.

Instructors and co-instructors

The lead instructors are faculty from the Bloomberg School of Public Health with an unusual depth of experience in epidemiology and disease control. Co-instructors include infectious disease and pediatric clinicians who offer clinical pathologic case (CPC) presentations to help students understand course material in a pragmatic and useful format. Additional co-instructors include specialists with experience working for international agencies like the CDC, WHO, and UNICEF.

Evidence is the key to improve care of the injured. Learn to set up hospital-injury-surveillance-system to strengthen trauma care in low- and middle-income settings. --Dr. Amber Mehmood

What Can You Do With This Degree?

The Summer Institute is ideal for students and trainees who are interested in pursuing a career in infectious diseases research, practice, or medicine in a global context.

Curriculum

Areas of Interest

  • TB
  • HIV
  • Child health in the tropics
  • Intestinal infections
  • Vector-borne disease

Admissions Requirements

For information on registration, please visit the Summer Institute Registration page.

Tuition and Funding

Please visit the main Summer Institutes Tuition page for more information about payment options, financial assistance, tuition remission and other information related to tuition and fees for summer institute courses.

Contact Us

Questions about the program? We're here to help.

Program Coordinator
Kelly DeToy 
kdetoy1@jh.edu