Thank you for your interest in the PHUSP program. Applications closed on January 31, 2023. Applicants will be notified in early March if they have been selected for an interview.
The Pitt Public Health Undergraduate Scholars Program (PHUSP) is an eight-week residential program designed to encourage historically underserved college students to consider careers in public health. The program focuses on maternal and child health, environmental justice, and climate and health.
PHUSP offers internship placements, classroom instruction, group activities and mentorship to provide students with opportunities for growth, education and awareness of the role public health professionals play in supporting safe and healthy communities. The program's goal is to advance health equity by increasing public health workforce diversity.
Program dates for summer 2023 are June 5 to July 28. PHUSP scholars will participate in classroom-based and experiential learning opportunities at the University of Pittsburgh and in public health settings throughout the city. Scholars will also participate in a 2.5-day research poster showcase at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.
Scholars will receive a $3,200 stipend, round-trip transportation to Pittsburgh and financial support for meals. The cost of on-campus housing and travel to Atlanta for the research showcase is covered by PHUSP.
Applications for the 2023 cohort were open from November 1, 2022 to January 31, 2023.
PHUSP is funded by the CDC through the John R. Lewis Undergraduate Public Health Scholars Program.
For more information on the Lewis Scholars Program and partner institutions, visit the CDC website.
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About the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health
Since its founding in 1948, Pitt Public Health has ranked among the country's top schools of public health. For 74 years, we have successfully implemented a three-component mission of research, education, and service/practice. The school responds to imminent and emerging health threats by preparing the next generation of public health leaders to use innovation as the catalyst for problem-solving.