Global Health Summer Research Program

Through the Global Health Summer Research Program, medical students can conduct global health research projects between their first and second years at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS). Projects are offered at various locations abroad, as well as in New York City.

When selected for the Global Health Summer Research Program, students are matched with a Mount Sinai research mentor during the fall semester of their first year. Students then work over the winter and spring to design their research—collaborating with their mentor and field-partner organizations—and complete the scholarly project over the summer, spending 8 weeks at the partner site. Projects can include:

  • Design, implementation, or evaluation of a public health program
  • Health needs assessment in a partner community
  • Quality improvement study for a health care delivery system

Students participating in the Global Health Summer Research Program will receive funding for travel, accommodations, and project-related expenses.

Previous project examples and locations are listed below (Note: There is no guarantee that these projects will be offered in the future):

  • Addressing Mental Health and Psychosocial Needs at a Haitian Orphanage and Surrounding Communities
  • Applications of Health System Design in Accra, Ghana
  • Building a Long-Term Community Recovery Program in Japan Following Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
  • Evaluation and Management of Malnutrition in Children in Rural Uganda 
  • Examining Access to Health Care in a Diverse Immigrant Community of New York City
  • Identification of Pediatric Patients with Sepsis at a Community Hospital in Santiago, Dominican Republic

For current Mount Sinai students, more information about the Global Health Summer Research Program can be found on the Global Health Blackboard page.