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 thira@hsph.harvard.edu.


Postdoctoral positions

Combining high-throughput serology and infectious disease modeling for public health and immunology research (2-3 postdoctoral fellow computational & laboratory positions available). Click here to apply to Michael Mina’s lab or here to apply to Bill Hanage’s lab.

Undergraduate Students

Fostering Advancement & Careers through Enrichment Training in Science (FACETS)

Applications for Summer 2019 are closed

This school-wide 6 -week program provides students with academic and professional enrichment opportunities. Participants work on a research project with a faculty member in a selected area of interest, which can include social and behavioral science, health policy and management, global health and population, epidemiology, nutrition, or environmental health. The goal of the program is two-fold: to equip applicants with research and academic skills to increase competitiveness for graduate school and to provide students with a professional and personal network to help them navigate academia and beyond.

Multidisciplinary International Research Training (MIRT) Program

MIRT is a national program designed to encourage underrepresented students to pursue careers in biomedical and behavioral science research careers. The program provides support for undergraduate and graduate students to do research work overseas. MIRT is funded by The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) of the National Institutes of Health as part of the Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MIRT/MHIRT) Program. The Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health MIRT Program (formerly the University of Washington MIRT Program) builds on established linkages with academic institutions throughout the world including in Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Republic of Georgia, Peru, Mexico, Ecuador, Chile, and Australia. Students spend 8-12 weeks (beginning mid-June) at the foreign research site.

Summer Program in Epidemiology

Applications for Summer 2019 are 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.