Stanford Population Health Summer Research Program

Advancing Health Equity and Diversity (AHEaD)

The goal of this 7-week summer program is to provide training and experience in population health research for college students who are from underrepresented and historically excluded groups in the health sciences. 

This program is sponsored by the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, the Center for Population Health Sciences, the Office of Community Engagement, Stanford Health Policy, and Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Our summer 2023 application cycle is closed. We aim to notify students who are accepted to the program by March 2023.

Program Details

  • U.S.-based college students (US citizens or permanent residents) from underrepresented and historically excluded populations (First generation; low-income or underserved rural community backgrounds; Black or African American; Hispanic or Latinx; Indigenous, Native American, or Alaska Native; Pacific Islander; Filipino, Hmong, or Vietnamese; LGBTQIA+; Individuals with disabilities; Veterans; experienced homelessness; formerly incarcerated/justice involved; and additional groups). 
  • Completed at least one year of college by 1/13/2023

  • Interest in quantitative methods for population health-related research.
  • Students accepted to the program will need to provide proof of college student status (documentation will be requested after decision letters are sent, anticipated by March 2023).

*See FAQs section for more details on eligibility