Undergraduate Public Health Scholars
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The goal of the Undergraduate Public Health Scholars program is to provide a mentored summer research experience in public health sciences, for students who identify with/are eligible for one of the following: UC Davis EOP, BUSP, BUSP-STARS, come from a disadvantaged background as defined by the NIH (See the EEOP eligibility page for specific details), and have a particular interest and commitment to advancing health equity.
Students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in one of the many types of research activities conducted by faculty in the department, from epidemiology of health disparities, to environmental health and health policy. Students are expected to work 40 hours per week, meet weekly with faculty mentors, attend a weekly scientific skills seminar conducted by College of Biological Sciences Educational Enrichment & Outreach Programs (EEOP)/ and present their research an end-of-summer poster session. Students do not have to be in the College of Biological Sciences. Students from ALL majors/disciplines (including non-STEM majors) are encouraged to apply.
Students selected to participate in UPHS receive a summer stipend of $5000. The Undergraduate Public Health Scholars Program is funded by the UC Davis Department of Public Health Sciences.
Other Undergraduate Opportunities in Public Health and Health Care
Health Career Connection: Paid internships for rising seniors and recent graduates
KP Launch: Paid internships with Kaiser Permanente Northern California