Skip Navigation and Go To Content

Gaining Equity in Training for Public

Health Informatics and Technology

SUMMER BOOTCAMP


  • Sign up for Bootcamp Notifications
  •  
     

Bootcamp Informational Webinars

These webinars will explore the bootcamp locations, application process, what to expect at the bootcamp, and answer any questions you have.



In-person Bootcamp

The in-person summer bootcamp is for undergraduates who may be interested in public health informatics. They will be offered in different locations each summer, open to all currently enrolled undergraduate students. The first week of the 2-week experience will be comprised of a combination of informational lectures and hands-on, practice exercises. The students will spend the second week working on research projects. They will be divided into small groups with faculty mentors. Project ideas may come from the faculty or the students.

The bootcamp curriculum will include:

  • Introduction to Public Health Informatics (PHI)
  • Data Standards
  • Public Health Analytics
  • Privacy and Security
  • Emerging Trends in PHI
  • Public Health Surveillance
  • Epidemiology
  • Bias and Equity in data use

Examples of potential projects include:

  • Building a decision-making dashboard for a rural public health department
  • Collecting public health data via a variety of methods
  • Developing an algorithm to identify specific risk factors

If you have any questions about the GET PHIT Bootcamps, please contact us at GETPHITBootcamp@uth.tmc.edu.

Students will apply to participate in the summer bootcamp. Each summer a minimum of 125 students will be accepted and supported by a stipend of $1,500. Stipends will be allocated on a first applied, first accepted basis. International students applying to the GET PHIT Bootcamp are able to participate but are not eligible for the bootcamp stipend.

In Summer 2024, GET PHIT will be hosting in-person bootcamps at Huston-Tillotson University, Texas A&M International University, University of Texas Permian Basin, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and University of Texas at Tyler, as well as an Online Bootcamp.


Summer 2024 Bootcamp Locations and Applications


University of Texas Tyler (UT Tyler)
April 29, 2024 - May 10, 2024


Application CLOSED


University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV)
May 13, 2024 - May 24, 2024

Application CLOSED


University of Texas Permian Basin (UTPB)
May 20, 2024 - May 31, 2024


Application CLOSED


Texas A&M International University (TAMIU)
July 8, 2024 - July 19, 2024

Application CLOSED


Huston-Tillotson University
July 15, 2024 - July 26, 2024




Online Bootcamp

The online bootcamp will be delivered virtually, using a learning management system over a period of approximately 8 weeks. Each unit will include recorded lectures and exercises. Students and mentors will interact virtually at mutually convenient times. The small group projects will be completed under the guidance of a faculty mentor over the second 4 weeks. Examples of potential projects include building a decision-making dashboard for a rural public health department; collecting public health data via a variety of methods; or developing an algorithm to identify specific risk factors.

The bootcamp curriculum will include:

  • Introduction to Public Health Informatics (PHI)
  • Data Standards
  • Public Health Analytics
  • Privacy and Security
  • Emerging Trends in PHI
  • Public Health Surveillance
  • Epidemiology
  • Bias and Equity in data use

GET PHIT Online Bootcamp consists of approximately 36 hours of material delivered over a period of eight weeks, requiring roughly 4.5 hours of work each week.

The Bootcamp contains 4 weeks of lectures and assessment/activity materials estimated to take 18 hours to complete. The remaining 4 weeks will be working on a research project with a group for an estimated 18 hours. Actual time spent may vary from person to person.

The GET PHIT Online bootcamp does NOT offer stipends.

Summer 2024 Online Bootcamp
June 24, 2024 - August 16, 2024

Application CLOSED


If you have any questions about the GET PHIT Bootcamps, please contact us at GETPHITBootcamp@uth.tmc.edu.