Our goal is to train the next generation of population health scientists, scholars, and leaders. PHS' educational efforts span across all of our core areas and are focused on three audiences:

  • Research trainees (post-doctoral fellows, doctoral degree candidates, early career research scientists)
  • Students (medical, undergraduate, masters and professional degree candidates)
  • Community partners (public health departments, non-profit organizations, public and private school systems, safety net health organizations, hospitals, local health initiatives)

Research Trainees

We provide comprehensive research support to post-doctoral fellows, doctoral degree candidates, and early career research scientists. 

PHS offers:

  • Mentorship
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Access to Unique Datasets and Resources
  • Career Guidance
  • Peer Review for Publications and Grant Applications
  • Funding Opportunities

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We also support undergraduate, medical, graduate, and professional degree candidates who are interested in conducting population-based scholarly or service-learning projects.

Undergraduate Students:

Click here to apply to the Community Health Advocacy Fellowship program.

PHS offers:

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Community Partners

Through PHS’ Office of Community Engagement, we work to strengthen long-term, authentic partnerships with local communities who focus on addressing real-world challenges related to health disparities. Additionally, we work with Stanford faculty and our local community partners to disseminate current research findings and to help inform policies and practices that can lead to large-scale improvements in health and well-being.

Education and training offerings for community partners include:

  • Community-based Participatory Research
  • Research Methods
  • Building Strong Academic-Community Partnerships
  • Program Evaluation
  • Developing a Research Agenda

Got Questions?

We look forward to hearing from you. Please send your questions and/or suggestions to:

Education and Training