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Public Health Scholars | Living-Learning Community


Public Health Three-Year Scholars
Gray Hall, Room 118

Dr. Melissa Hawkins
Director, Public Health Scholars

Public Health Three-Year Scholars
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016
Public health students celebrating at Einstein statue

Scholars spend their first year of study together in a living learning community housed within Letts Hall, living alongside students in other AU three-year scholar programs.

Scholars attend monthly community meetings, along with the faculty director, to discuss public health and listen to guest speakers from the university, the federal government, and non-governmental organizations.

Scholars also participate in community trips around Washington, DC. The live learning community provides a rich environment for academic enrichment and career development.

Students are supported in the living learning community by a program associate (PA). The PA is a Public Health Scholar in his/her third year of study who lives in the same residential hall as the first-year students and acts as a mentor and guide for the experiential learning components of the program. The PA also works with the faculty director to implement the experiential, co-curricular, and service components of the program.