Call for Applications: 2012 Summer Institute in LGBT Population Health

Aimee Van Wagenen

By Aimee Van Wagenen
2012 Summer Institute in LGBT Population Health

On July 16-August 10, 2012, The Center for Population Research in LGBT Health at The Fenway Institute and the Department of Community Health Sciences at Boston University School of Public Health are hosting a Summer Institute in LGBT Population Health in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Institute will provide participants with foundational training in interdisciplinary theory, knowledge and methods for conducting population research in sexual and gender minority health. Current doctoral or Masters’ students and recent doctoral program graduates are eligible to apply for one of 18 spots in the program.

To be held over four weeks at Boston University and Fenway Health, the Summer Institute will include several components:

  1. A dynamic Cornerstone Seminar in LGBT Health and Social Life that will overview key topics, methods, and perspectives in the interdisciplinary study of LGBT Health
  2. Short-course instruction in statistics and quantitative data analysis at the intermediate and advanced-intermediate levels
  3. Hands-on training in analysis of LGBT population health data in the Interactive Data Lab.

There is no cost for tuition and participants may apply for free housing* in Boston University dormitories during the Institute. The Summer Institute is funded by a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (grant number R25HD064426).

Please visit to download the Call for Applications.  Applications will be accepted until April 16, 2012.   For more information, please call 617-927-6348 or email

You can view blog highlights from Nicole VanKim, from the 2011 Summer Institute. Click here to see all of the great highlights and even a special video for all the Data Lovers.

*There are a limited number of slots for free housing available.  Per grant funding guidelines, free housing is only available to U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals of the U.S., or those with legal permanent resident status.  No temporary or student visas allowable.  Non-citizens may apply for the program, but must cover their own housing and transportation costs.

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