Winter Institute

January 2022

The PHX Winter 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.


Introduction to Infectious Disease Epidemiology (WI 22)

Online 25 Hours Begins January 10, 2022 Registration Closed
Taught By
Alana Brennan, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Global Health & Epidemiology, BUSPH

Infectious disease epidemiology is the study of the complex relationships among hosts, the environment and infectious agents. This program will introduce traditional infectious disease epidemiology, focusing on practical issues in the study and control of infectious diseases in populations.

From Data to Dashboards: Using Excel to support health program decisions (WI 22)

Online 30 Hours Begins January 10, 2022 Registration Closed
Taught By
Elizabeth Lewis, MBA, Lead 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.

Essentials of Biostatistics with SAS JMP® (WI 22)

Online 40 Hours Begins January 10, 2022
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®.

Essentials of Population Health Research (WI 22)

Online 35 Hours Begins January 3, 2022 Registration Closed
Taught By
Andrew Stokes, PhD, Assistant Professor, Global Health, BUSPH

The goal of this program is to introduce participants to the data, tools, and methods of population health research. Participants will develop the skills necessary to formulate and answer consequential research questions in population health research drawing on theory and methods from epidemiology, biostatistics, and the broader social sciences.

Introduction to ArcGIS Pro for Public Health (WI 22)

Live Online 8 Hours January 5, 2022 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 Pro.

Creating Maximum Value: Lean Management in Healthcare (WI 22)

Online 20 Hours Begins January 10, 2022 Registration Closed
Taught By
Jonathan R Modest, MBA, MPH, Adjunct Professor, BUSPH | Senior Administrative Director, Department of Urology, MGH

Given the current environment, healthcare organizations are facing the need to change rapidly in order to continue to provide safe, efficient and effective care to patients.

Free Winter Institute Webinar

How can health communications campaigns contribute to reducing opioid overdoses?

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In this webinar, Abbi Monssen, MPH describes her role as a communications specialist on an in-progress community-engaged implementation research study to reduce opioid-related overdose deaths (NIH HEALing Communities Study). She explains the integral role health communications campaigns play in overdose reduction by addressing topics such as stigma and driving access to evidence-based treatment and recovery services.


Abbi Monssen, MPH is a Communications Specialist on the NIH HEALing Communities Study in the Health, Law, Policy and Management department at BUSPH. She earned her MPH from BUSPH with a focus in health communication and program management. As an intern for the Population Health Exchange, she designed and promoted population health educational opportunities. Additionally, she completed a Fellowship with the Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health where she managed the Center’s website and social media accounts. In her current role, she develops community-based communications strategies to address the opioid crisis in Massachusetts.