For a better experience, click the Compatibility Mode icon above to turn off Compatibility Mode, which is only for viewing older websites.

Public Health

Public Health Summer Institute

Public Health Leadership Institute

Drexel's Public Health Summer Leadership Institute was created to involve and support highly motivated high school students who wish to experience a pre-college program, academic challenge, and/or summer program. The goal for all participants is to explore the various aspects of public health, promoting health to all and creating a healthier Philadelphia!

Students entering either their junior or senior year will explore all facets of public health from advocacy to policymaking, health administration and management, health prevention, the environment and its impact on health outcomes, and the fascinating world of epidemiologists (hint: you might have the opportunity to probe a mock disease outbreak and learn more about how the health departments and CDC protect the public!). Day trips and visits in the field will be in Philadelphia and the surrounding city limits. Discussions will be led by public health experts and award-winning Drexel faculty. Students will experience site visits, such as a tour of City Hall, and introductions to policymakers, public health advocates, and public health students. They will also engage in lectures, hands-on problem-solving/collaborative projects, field trips, and presentations from a variety of speakers.

Make meaningful connections with your peers while preparing for college life in an immersive setting!


July 25–29, 2022

Format In-person, no residential option
Cost $400 (financial assistance available); lunch is included
Eligibility Rising high school juniors and seniors who have interests in (but not limited to) public health, medicine, health, communications, environmental sciences, policy, sociology, and psychology
Deadline Rolling admissions through June 24, 2022
More Info Contact Assistant Dean of Students Phi Nguyen at