Winter Institute

January 2023

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.


From Data to Dashboards: Using Excel to support health program decisions (WI 23)

Online 30 Hours Begins January 9, 2023 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.

Introduction to ArcGIS Pro for Public Health (WI 23)

Live Online 20 Hours January 9-11, 2023 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 23)

Online 20 Hours Begins January 3, 2023 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.

Public Health Management and the Law (WI 23)

Live Online 25 Hours Begins January 3, 2022 Registration Closed
Taught By
Joan Densberger, J.D., LL.M., MPH, Attorney at Law | Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights, BUSPH

This program is intended to foster a practical understanding of major legal concepts that apply in the many areas encompassing the public’s health.

Essentials of Biostatistics with SAS JMP® (WI 23)

Online 40 Hours Begins January 9, 2023 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®.

Engage and Inspire Your Audience with Story Maps (WI 23)

Live Online 8 Hours January 9, 2023 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.

Essentials of Population Health Research (WI 23)

Online 35 Hours Begins January 9, 2023 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.