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Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for funding by the IMSD program, students must be:

  • Accepted for full-time enrollment in any of the research-focused public health doctoral programs in the Mailman School (i.e., DrPH or PhD programs in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences, or Sociomedical Sciences)

  • Citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

  • Committed to developing a research workforce that includes members of groups who are underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.

Application Information

For more information, please read the Frequently Asked Questions.

To request an application or for further inquiries, please contact IMSD Program Directors Ana Abraído-Lanza, PhD, and DuBois Bowman, PhD.

Undergraduate Summer Research 

The IMSD program does not offer educational activities for undergraduates. However, there are several other summer programs at Columbia University available to undergraduate students interested in public health research: