The Center works to foster the development of students, new investigators, and emerging scientists in the field of infectious disease modeling through education, mentoring, and financial support. We are especially focused on supporting students and scientists from under-represented groups. Please review the opportunities below. Questions? Contact ccdd@hsph.harvard.edu.

Undergraduate Students

Workshop to Increase Diversity in Mathematical Modeling and Public Health

March 4-5, 2024 in Boston, MA

Applications are now closed.

The Workshop to Increase Diversity in Mathematical Modeling and Public Health is an annual event for undergraduates or students in a post baccalaureate program from underrepresented groups who have an interest in public health and/or mathematical modeling, and are studying quantitative disciplines and/or public health at their home institutions.

During the workshop students get a brief introduction to the existing possibilities in mathematical modeling. Sessions will include introductions to computational tools,  and scientific talks from public health researchers and trainees who use infectious disease epidemiology and mathematical modeling to solve problems in public health(They will also engage in professional development and networking opportunities, and participate in hands-on activities to practice the concepts and skills they are learning, including activities using the R programming language.


Summer Program in Epidemiology

Applications are currently closed

The 5 week Summer Program in Epidemiology & Biostatistics integrates mathematics and quantitative methods to provide students with an understanding of the skills and processes necessary to pursue a career in public health.

The summer program curriculum consists of five parts: coursework (not for credit) in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, as well as an R bootcamp; formal lectures, which are provided by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health faculty members with different foci in Public Health; a group research project where students will investigate a question of public health provided by a Faculty/Postdoc Mentor; Kaplan GRE prep courses, where students will take diagnostics tests as well as work in small Kaplan led groups to improve test taking and scores; and Profession Development sessions led by Faculty/Staff on Admissions, Career Translation, Resume/Interview skills, etc. Students who participate in the program are able to meet with the Department of Epidemiology students and post-doctoral fellows at different networking events. In addition, students have the opportunity to meet with faculty and administrators individually, and explore the historic city of Boston, Massachusetts. Participants receive summer stipends, and funded housing and travel from NIH grants, NSF grants, the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD)/MIDAS, and from continued support by the Department of Epidemiology and their dedication to diversity and inclusion in STEM fields.