Congratulations to our 2020 UPHS Scholars!

Joan Ashby (Mentor:  Miriarm Nuno, Public Health Sciences and Surgery)

Sofia Ledesema (Mentor: Kent Pinkerton, Pediatrics- School of Medicine, Anatomy, Physiology and Cell Biology, School of Veterinary Medicine )

Bianca Puente (Mentor: Leigh Ann Simmons, Human Ecology)

Neha Singh (Mentor: Kent Pinkerton, Pediatrics- School of Medicine, Anatomy, Physiology and Cell Biology, School of Veterinary Medicine )

Congratulations to Joan Ashby and Sofia Ledesma, winners of ABRCMS Presentation Awards in Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Health, at ABRCMS 2020!

The goal of the Undergraduate Public Health Scholars program is to provide a mentored summer research experience in public health sciences. Students will 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 will receive a stipend of $4000 for a 10-week program in research for the summer of 2021. Students are expected to work 40 hours per week, meet weekly with faculty mentors, attend a weekly scientific skills seminar conducted by Educational Enrichment & Outreach Programs (EEOP)/ Biology Undergraduate Scholars Program (BUSP), and present their research at the EEOP/BUSP (virtual)Poster Session.

Eligibility:  UC Davis undergraduates who have completed at least 3 years and have at least 1 more year prior to graduation AND meet one of the following criteria:

  •  UC Davis Educational Opportunity Program
  • Identify as a historically excluded racial or ethnic minority (African American, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders, Hispanic/Latinx)
  • Have a disability
  • Participate in the BUSP or BUSP-STARS.
  • Come from a disadvantaged background as defined by the NIH (See the EEOP eligibility page for specific details)
  • 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.

To apply: Interested students should apply via the College of Biological Sciences Educational Enrichment and Outreach Programs for Upper Division Students.  Finalists will be contacted to meet with a faculty member to arrange an interview to meet and discuss potential projects. Click here for the application.

DeadlineApplications are now OPEN! Applications: March 25, 2021; LOR  April 1, 2021. For incoming transfer students, the application deadline is May 7, 2021.

Notice of Award:

Program Dates:  June 20, 2021 (Summer Session I, Week 1 to Summer Session II, Week 5, Summer 2021.

The Undergraduate Public Health Scholars Program is funded by the UC Davis Department of Public Health Sciences.

Other Undergraduate Opportunities in Public Health

UC Davis MIND Institute RISE-UP

CDC Internships and Fellowships for Minority Health

CDC-Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities National Internship Program

 Health Career Connection: Paid internships for rising seniors and recent graduates