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.
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.
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.
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®.
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.
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.
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?
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.