Shape the Public Health Landscape

Students in the Public Health track will tap into the wealth of resources offered in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area that shape the public health landscape. You will learn from and work with policy makers, regulatory agencies, public and private research organizations, community-based health services, private sector companies and science-focused media. The Public Health Seminar takes a comparative approach, looking at the US Public Health system in relation to that of other nations. As a class, you will examine topics related to access to health care, urban health challenges, and infectious diseases. Beyond the classroom, you will engage with Public Health policy makers through site visits.

Recent Seminar Topics

  • Access to Health Care in the United States
  • US roles in Global Public Health
  • Immunization Policies
  • Stem Cell Research
  • Global Infectious Diseases
  • Basic Human Needs Theory
  • Gun Control Policy
  • Environment
  • Mass Violence and Genocide

Recent Internships

  • AIDS Alliance
  • American International Health Alliance
  • Center for Health, Environment & Justice
  • Children's Medical Center
  • DC Peers
  • Earth Day Network
  • Men's Health Network
  • National Association of Community Health Centers
  • National Center for Health Research
  • National Network for Youth
  • Peace Corps
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions