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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 policy making, health administration and management, preventive health, 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 are 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 policy makers, public health advocates, and public health students. 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 26–30, 2021 (Session I)
August 2-6, 2021 (Session II)

Format Commuter
Cost $350 (financial assistance available); lunch is included.
Eligibility High school juniors and seniors (commuting required). This is an excellent program for students who have interests in but not limited to public health, medicine, health, communications, environmental sciences, policy, sociology, and psychology.
Deadline May 1, 2021
More Info Apply online. Contact Phi Nguyen, Assistant Dean of Students, at with any questions.