PHocus - High School Students, Grades 9-12
PHocus: A Summer Experience for High School Students (Public Health: Outbreaks, Communities, and Urban
Studies) is an interdisciplinary educational program organized by the Rutgers School
of Public Health. Students will explore population health and learn the fundamentals of epidemiology, the basic
science of public health. Students will participate in a variety of activities to learn about population health and community disease and have conversations with public health scientists and practitioners.
The next PHocus Summer Experience will be held in Summer 2023 (not Summer 2022).
Eligibility: Who Should Apply?
High school students entering 9th - 12th grade in Fall 2023 or high school students who graduate from high school.
For More Information:
Email the PHocus Team
What is Public Health?
Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live,
learn, work and play.
Public health works to track disease outbreaks,
prevent injuries and shed light on why some
of us are more likely to suffer from poor health
than others. The many facets of public health
include speaking out for laws that promote
smoke-free indoor air and seatbelts, spreading
the word about ways to stay healthy and giving
science-based solutions to problems.
–From American Public Health Association
The PHocus application for Summer 2023 will open around January 2023.