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Education Programs

The institute maintains two core academic programs throughout the year, bridging the gap between research and practice for researchers, practitioners, and students who are enrolled in both undergraduate and graduate programs. 

Health, Technology, & Society Summer Education Program

The Institute for Technology & Global Health (ITGH) 2024 Summer Education Program is an opportunity for students - both undergraduate and graduate (masters)- who are interested in public health and policy, to work on real-world projects and engage in research, alongside faculty from leading academic institutions and practitioners in government, multilateral organizations, and the private sector. Typically, a cohort of 15 students are admitted each year. Doctoral students are encouraged to apply to our fellowship program.

The virtual program, focused on the intersection of health, technology, and society, will run from June 3rd to July 26th, 2024, and combines an initial period of intensive coursework and seminar, followed by research activities. Following the two-week coursework phase, students will begin working on projects with the Data-Smart City Solutions program at Harvard University, which will form the basis of their capstone projects. Students will select from either the "Data Analytics Track" or "Policy Analyst Track."

Data Analytics Track: Using data from administrative sources, digital devices, GIS, or other data sources to identify health challenges in communities.

Policy Analysis Track: Using data sources to evaluate the effectiveness of existing policies and designing new policies aimed at improving health outcomes.

Some research projects extend beyond the eight-week program and students who demonstrate commitment to scholarly work are allowed to continue working on their projects throughout the academic year, alongside a faculty advisor, should they wish to. Others may complete the program on the 26th.

The program regularly invites speakers who are leaders in their fields to meet with students. These sessions provide an invaluable opportunity for program participants to interact with experts.

Mandatory Topics in the two weeks include:
Health, Economics, & Public Policy
Program Design and Evaluation in Public Health
Research Methods
Ethics of AI, Technology & Society
and a weekly seminar in Health, Technology, & Society

Applications for this year's program closes on May 1st at 5:00PM EST

Dr. Cristina Sánchez
Director, Education & Programs




Global Health, Technology, and Policy Fellowship Program


Duration: One academic year or by petition for shorter term.

ITGH seeks to onboard a select group of fellows with diverse backgrounds and across disciplines, whose work intertwines technology, policy, and health. Researchers and practitioners exploring the implications for novel technologies in health on vulnerable populations, their economic impact, legal and regulatory issues, and other questions of importance to society are especially encouraged.

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Applications for 2024 will open soon

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