Summer Institute 2019

June 10-14 | June 17-21

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Summer Institute 2019!

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.

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

Summer Institute Instructor Amanda Makulec

2019 Programs

Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials

On Campus 20 Hours June 10-12, 2019 Registration Closed
Taught By
Janice Weinberg, ScD, Professor of Biostatistics, BUSPH
Susan Fish, Pharm D, MPH, Professor of Biostatistics, BUSPH

Knowing how to effectively develop a clinical trial can get you started in research or take your research to the next level. Recognized as the gold standard in research study design, clinical trials help researchers learn about disease and improve health care for people in the future.

Engage and Inspire Your Audience with Story Maps

On Campus 20 Hours June 17-19, 2019 Registration Closed
Taught By
T. Scott Troppy, MPH, PMP, CIC, Surveillance Epidemiologist

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.

Engage and Inspire Your Audience with Story Maps - Online

Live Online 8 Hours June 10, 2019 Registration Closed
Taught By
T. Scott Troppy, MPH, PMP, CIC, Surveillance Epidemiologist

Tell the story of your data with a Story Map — a user friendly web application where you can combine your data and maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content.

Enhancing the Impact of Your Research with More Effective Data Visualization

On Campus 8 Hours June 13, 2019 Registration Closed
Taught By
Lisa Sullivan, PhD, Associate Dean for Education, Professor of Biostatistics, BUSPH

Clearly written text and well-designed tables and figures enhance understanding; poorly written text and poorly designed tables and figures create confusion.

Essentials of Biostatistics with JMP®

Online 40 Hours Begins June 10, 2019 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®. (Program typically completed in 4 weeks.)

Gender-Based Violence: Research Methods and Analysis

On Campus 20 Hours June 17-19, 2019 Registration Closed
Taught By
Nafisa Halim, PhD, MA(s), Research 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.

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

On Campus 20 Hours June 10-12, 2019 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 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with ArcMAP - Online

Live Online 8 Hours June 14, 2019 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

On Campus 20 Hours June 17-19, 2019 Registration Closed
Taught By
Carly Milliren, MPH, Teaching Professional, Biostatistics, BUSPH

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.

Meta-Analysis for Public Health and Biomedical Research Using R

On Campus 14 Hours June 13-14, 2019 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

On Campus 20 Hours June 10-12, 2019 Registration Closed
Taught By
Nancy Scott, MPH, DrPH, 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 Bootcamp for Public Health Programs and Non-Profits

On Campus 20 Hours June 17-19, 2019 Registration Closed
Taught By
Sera Bonds, MPH, Founder/CEO, Circle of Health International

The future of fundraising is on the Internet.

Overview of Current Practice in Health Economics & Outcomes Research

On Campus 10 Hours June 13-14, 2019 Registration Closed
Taught By
Gilbert J. L'Italien, PhD, Executive Director, Global Health Outcomes, Bristol-Myers Squibb

The demand for competencies in the area of Health Economics & Outcomes Research (HEOR) has expanded greatly over the past two decades. This expansion is the result of increasing demands for evidence of value to support optimal reimbursement by insurers for both pharmacologic therapies and medical devices.

Strategic Communication in Public Health

On Campus 20 Hours June 11-13, 2019 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.

Summer Leadership Institute for School and Public Health Nurses

On Campus 20 Hours June 3-5, 2019 Registration Closed

Anticipated topics include: developing your leadership strengths, communicating for impact, and community assessments.

Systematic Reviews for Public Health and Biomedical Research

On Campus 20 Hours June 10-12, 2019 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.