2016 Summer Institute on Health Policy


Mark your calendars for the 2016 Summer Institute on Health Policy, June 13 – 24, 2016 hosted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Summer Institute on Health Policy is a rigorous summer training program for anyone with educational and research interests in health policy and social science, particularly economics, sociology and political science. The program provides two weeks of intensive, accelerated coursework on topics related to health policy, public health, health economics, law and public policy, and the social sciences. Courses are taught by an impressive lineup of nationally-renowned scholars, researchers, executives and public officials.  Participants benefit from small classroom sizes and a diverse, interdisciplinary classroom learning environment. Instructors utilize hands-on teaching approaches that incorporate a combination of lectures, videos, group activities, interactive discussions and even field trips.

The Summer Institute on Health Policy’s first week is taught by Seline Skupinski Quiroga, PhD, Stephani Etheridge Woodson, PhD, Tamira Underiner, PhD, and Robert Farid Karimi, members of Cultural Engagements in Nutrition, Arts and Sciences Research Group, Arizona State University. The course, The Emerging Importance of Arts to Health Policy and Practice,” will run from Monday, June 13 through Friday, June 17, 2016.

The second week of the Summer Institute in Health Policy is taught by Ebbin Dotson, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Public Health. The course, “Managing People in Healthcare Organizations and Policy Environments,” will run from Monday, June 20 through Friday, June 24, 2016.

The Summer Institute is free to attend and open to the general public, including the entire Meharry Medical College community, students/faculty from other universities and working professionals. Participants may opt to receive two credit hours per course toward the completion of their academic degree program or toward the Certificate in Health Policy, which is offered through the RWJF Center for Health Policy. Each course spans one week, meeting daily from 8:30 am – 5 pm.

Registration ends Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

Call today for information: 615.327.5503, or click here to send an inquiry.