Summer Institute

The PHX Summer Institute offers short, immersive programs open to professionals, from across sectors, with all levels of public health knowledge. We offer a wide range of programs that teach participants career-enhancing skills, from learning to plan effective, evidence-based interventions to refining their data analysis skills, all while networking with their peers inside and outside of BUSPH.

Programs

From Data to Dashboards: Using Excel to support health program decisions

Online 30 Hours Begins July 20, 2020 Registration Closed
Taught By
Elizabeth Lewis, MBA, Data Analyst, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program | Adjunct Assistant Professor, BUSPH

Build your Excel “toolbox” of skills and learn best practices in data visualizations so that you can turn data into information and use graphs to communicate it effectively.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Public Health - Online

Live Online 20 Hours June 15-17, 2020 Registration Closed
Taught By
Kevin James Lane, PhD, MA, Assistant Professor, Environmental Health, BUSPH

The role of spatial analysis in local, state and regional public health has steadily increased over the last decade with the infusion of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software such as ESRI ArcGIS.

Essentials of Biostatistics with SAS JMP®

Online 40 Hours Begins June 1, 2020 Registration Closed
Taught By
Lisa Sullivan, PhD, Associate Dean for Education, Professor of Biostatistics, BUSPH

Get a comprehensive introduction to the use of biostatistics in the field of public health, while learning to compute and interpret descriptive and inferential statistics using SAS JMP®.

Intervention Strategies in Public Health

Live Online 18 Hours May 20, May 27, and June 3 Registration Closed
Taught By
Jacey Greece, DSc, MPH, Clinical Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences, BUSPH

Intervention planning is a multifaceted and complex skill, which requires careful preparation, logical thinking, and creativity, at the same time being based in theory and evidence. Following an intervention planning framework allows for a well-designed intervention that is theory-driven, evidence-based, feasible, and evaluable.

Communication Strategies in Public Health

Live Online 18 Hours June 10, June 17, and June 24 Registration Closed
Taught By
Jacey Greece, DSc, MPH, Clinical Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences, BUSPH

Designing communication strategies to support a public health intervention is a multifaceted and complex skill, which requires careful preparation, logical thinking, and creativity, at the same time being based in theory and evidence. There is no recipe to follow, but rather a set of interrelated issues to consider when developing a coherent and workable plan.

Meta-Analysis for Public Health and Biomedical Research Using R

Live Online 14 Hours June 24-25, 2020 Registration Closed
Taught By
Ludovic Trinquart, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biostatistics, BUSPH
Michael P. LaValley, PhD, Professor, Biostatistics, BUSPH

Meta-Analysis is the gold standard statistical approach to combine the results of multiple studies and to examine sources of heterogeneity and potential biases.

Monitoring and Evaluating the Impact of Public Health Programs

Online 20 Hours Begins July 6, 2020 Registration Closed
Taught By
Nafisa Halim, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Global Health, BUSPH

Are public health interventions working? Develop the skills necessary to ensure that our public health programs are making the change they are meant to make to improve lives and build healthy populations.

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Hearing how participants will use these skills in their work makes PHX one of my favorite spots to teach!

Summer Institute Instructor Amanda Makulec