Summer Institute 2018

We had a great time hosting everyone on the Boston University School of Public Health campus for our second annual Summer Institute! Once again, our participants brought valuable perspective and experience to our programs, all while learning and engaging with other professionals in the field.

Join us in June of 2019 for the next Summer Institute!

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

Summer Institute Instructor Amanda Makulec

Summer Institute 2018 Programs

An Introduction to Epidemiologic Data Analysis: Excel to SAS (SI 18)

Sign up to receive the latest on events, programs, and news. 20 Hours June 11-13, 2018 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.

Engage and Inspire Your Audience with Story Maps (SI 18)

Sign up to receive the latest on events, programs, and news. 14 Hours June 18-19, 2018 Registration Closed
Taught By
T. Scott Troppy, MPH, PMP, Surveillance Epidemiologist
Jess Malenfant, MPH, Senior Health Informatics Analyst

Tell the story of your data with a Story Map—a user friendly web app where you can combine your data and maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content. Whether you’re a student, instructor or aspiring researcher, you can use these story maps to investigate pertinent issues in public health, disease surveillance, chronic illness, political geography, public safety, or other areas of interest.

Essentials of Biostatistics with JMP® (SI 18)

Online 40 Hours June 4-29 , 2018 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®.

Gender-Based Violence: Research Methods and Analysis (SI 18)

Online 20 Hours June 11-13, 2018 Registration Closed
Taught By
Nafisa Halim, PhD, MA(s), Research Assistant Professor, Global Health, BUSPH
Monica Adhiambo Onyango, PhD, RN, MPH, MS (nursing), Clinical Assistant Professor, Global Health, BUSPH

Gender-based violence affects people around the world every day. This violence, mainly towards women, reinforces power dynamics and impacts overall health, including physical and psychological development.

Intervention Strategies in Public Health (SI 18)

Online 20 Hours June 11-13, 2018 Registration Closed
Taught By
Jacey Greece, DSc, MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor, Community Health Sciences, BUSPH

Learn how to successfully plan an intervention that is theory-driven, evidence-based, feasible, and evaluable.

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (SI 18)

Online 20 Hours June 11-13, 2018 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 GIS software such as ESRI ArcGIS.

Introduction to SAS (SI 18)

Online 20 Hours June 11-13, 2018 Registration closed

This program 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 (SI 18)

Online 20 Hours June 11-13, 2018 Registration Closed
Taught By
Lisa Sullivan, PhD, Associate Dean for Education, Professor of Biostatistics, BUSPH
Amanda Makulec, MPH, Managing Consultant & Data Visualization Lead, Excella Consulting

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

Mastering the SWOT: Leveraging the Strategic Framework to Make Organizational Decisions (SI 18)

Online 20 Hours June 11-13, 2018 Registration closed
Taught By
Frantz M Berthaud, MPH, Clinical Growth Manager, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

How do organizations make great decisions? The SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis is a tried and true tool used in strategy development to help organizations facing strategic challenges.

Meta-Analysis for Public Health and Biomedical Research Using R (SI 18)

Online 14 Hours June 14-15, 2018 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 (SI 18)

Online 20 Hours June 18-20, 2018 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 (SI 18)

Online 20 Hours June 11-13, 2018 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 (SI 18)

Online 20 Hours June 11-22, 2018 Registration closed
Taught By
Jennifer Beard, PhD, MPH, MA, Clinical Associate Professor, Global Health, BUSPH

Would you like to make your public health writing more appealing to a general audience of interested but non-expert readers? OR Have you been trying to write the same journal article for the last year or longer but somehow never find the time or the resolve to sit down in a quiet place to do it?
If you answered yes to one or both of these questions, consider joining this two-week deliberate practice writing workshop for public health professionals.

Regulatory Agencies in Practice (SI 18)

Online 14 Hours June 11-12, 2018 Registration closed
Taught By
Jason Brocks, JD, MPH, Senior Corporate Counsel, Benecard and National Vision Administrators

Examine the role of administrative agencies in the public health context and evaluate strategies for keeping up with the health care industry's fast-changing regulatory landscape.

Strategic Communication in Public Health (SI 18)

Online 20 Hours June 18-20, 2018 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.

Summer Leadership Institute for School Nurses (SI 18)

Online 20 Hours June 6-8, 2018 Registration Closed

Anticipated topics include: strategic management skills, developing your leadership strengths, managing conflict, and communication for impact.

Systematic Reviews for Public Health and Biomedical Research (SI 18)

Online 20 Hours June 11-13, 2018 Registration Closed
Taught By
Ludovic Trinquart, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biostatistics, BUSPH
Michael P. LaValley, PhD, Professor, Biostatistics, BUSPH

Systematic reviews (SR) are increasingly used to inform clinical and public health practice. SR seek to collate all evidence that fits pre-specified eligibility criteria in order to address a specific research question.