Summer Institute 2017

June 12–16 | June 19–23

The PHX Summer Institute offers short, immersive programs open to professionals, from across sectors, with all levels of public health knowledge. Each June we offer a wide range of courses that teach participants career-enhancing skills while they network with peers inside and outside of BUSPH.

PHX provides a 25 percent discount to SPH alumni and BU students, faculty and staff.

A 25 percent discount is also offered to any resident of upper-middle, lower-middle, and low-income countries (based on the World Bank Classification).

Frequently Asked Questions

2017 Courses

An Introduction to Epidemiologic Data Analysis: Excel to SAS

On Campus 20 Hours Registration closed
Taught By
Samantha Parker, PhD, Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, BUSPH

Epidemiology research can produce a lot of data— how that data is analyzed can be the key to creating impactful health interventions.

Communicating Your Science

On Campus 15 Hours Registration Closed
Taught By
Chase Crossno, MPH, Learning & Development Manager and Scientific Communication Consultant
Suzy Sarfaty, MD, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs at BU School of Medicine

Learn to communicate complex topics in clear, vivid, and engaging ways to the public, media, elected officials and others outside of your discipline.

Designing Healthy Cities

On Campus 20 Hours Registration closed
Taught By
Karen Lee, MD, MHSc, Healthy built environment and social determinants of health specialist

Recent evidence shows the built environment influences physical activity and diets which can contribute directly to today’s global pandemics.

Dollars to Results: Using Data Analytics to Improve Cost Effectiveness in International Development

On Campus 20 Hours Registration closed
Taught By
Rob Segan, MBA, MPH, Senior Business Manager, Palladium
James Wolff, MD, Associate Professor, Global Health, BUSPH

Explore how data driven decisions can increase Value for Money to help reach program targets in international development.

Evaluating Epidemiologic Data in the Digital Age

On Campus 20 Hours Registration Closed
Taught By
Megan Healey, PhD, MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, BUSPH

In the age of digital media, public health “news” is everywhere—how do we know it's accurate? Developing skills in critical evaluation can help us ensure the validity of epidemiologic data.

Financial Management

On Campus 20 Hours Registration Closed
Taught By
Kristin Shaw, MPH, Program Manager, BU Global Health Collaborative

Develop essential skills in addressing financial issues, reading and interpreting financial data, conducting analyses, and making decisions using financial information.

Health Equity & Social Justice: Essential Tools for Public Health Professionals

On Campus 20 Hours Registration closed

Taught by Candice Belanoff, ScD, MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor, Community Health Sciences, BUSPH

Health Equity is an issue gaining increased attention from the public health community, yet few public health practitioners know how to “make it happen.”

Healthcare + Information Technology: Overview of Informatics from the Public Health Perspective

On Campus 20 Hours Registration Closed
Taught By
Jessica Malenfant, MPH, Senior Health Informatics Analyst
Scott Troppy, MPH, PMP, Surveillance Epidemiologist

People + Health Information + Technology = Informatics for Public Health

Introduction to SAS

On Campus 20 Hours Registration closed
Taught By
Jacqueline N. Milton, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Biostatistics, BUSPH

This course introduces students to statistical computing with focus on the SAS package. Emphasis is on manipulating data sets and basic statistical procedures such as t-tests, chi-square tests, and correlation.

Marrying Design, Statistics, and Analytics: How to Design Health Data Visualizations that Work

On Campus 20 Hours Registration closed
Taught By
Lisa Sullivan, PhD, Associate Dean for Education, Professor of Biostatistics, BUSPH
Amanda Makulec, MPH, Visual Analytics Advisor, John Snow Inc.

Explore the art and science of developing compelling data visualizations and how to apply best practices in your own presentations, reports, and more.

Monitoring and Evaluating the Impact of Public Health Programs

On Campus 20 Hours Registration closed
Taught By
Nancy Scott, MPH, DrPH, Assistant Professor, Global Health, BUSPH
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.

Online Fundraising Boot Camp for Public Health Programs and Non-Profits

On Campus 20 Hours Registration closed
Taught By
Sera Bonds, MPH, Founder/CEO, Circle of Health International

The future of fundraising is on the Internet.

Public Health Writing: A Deliberate Practice Workshop

On Campus 20 Hours Registration closed
Taught By
Jennifer Beard, PhD, Assistant Professor, Global Health, BUSPH

This unique two-week writing workshop offers a deliberate practice writing community for public health professionals that will provide you with the time, feedback, and community accountability to complete a writing project and submit it for publication.

Quality of Medical Products and Public Health

On Campus 40 Hours Registration closed
Taught By
Paul Newton, D.Phil, MRCP, DTM&H, Professor of Tropical Medicine, Oxford University
Veronika Wirtz, PhD, MSc, Associate Professor, Global Health, BUSPH

Promoting access to quality assured medicines is a core public health function and requires concerted efforts by all stakeholders in the pharmaceutical sector.

R Refresher

On Campus 13 Hours Registration closed

Taught by Jeremiah Perez

Refresh your knowledge and progress your career with this training on one of the most in-demand skills for data analysts.

SAS Refresher

On Campus 16 Hours Registration closed

Update your skills with hands-on training in one of the most valuable analytic tools used across industry.

Strategic Communication in Public Health

On Campus 20 Hours Registration closed
Taught By
Jacey Greece, DSc, MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor, Community Health Sciences, BUSPH

Learn how to develop and implement a communications strategy that effectively supports a public health intervention.

Stress Management for Health Professionals

On Campus 15 Hours Registration Closed
Taught By
Carol A. Dolan, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences, BUSPH

Stress has been identified as a major health concern, affecting both physical and mental health. Learning how to reduce and manage stress is vital for maintaining overall health, improving mood and immune function, and promoting longevity and productivity.

Winning: How to Effectively Influence Decision Makers to Advance Public Health

On Campus 16 hours Registration closed
Taught By
Harold Cox, MSSW, Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences, BUSPH
Lori Fresina, Senior Vice President, M+R
Diane Pickles, Vice President, M+R

A key component of change is effective and informative advocacy—even the smallest event can be used to influence decision-makers to reach policy goals.