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.
The PHocus Summer Experience for Summer 2020 (July/August 2020) is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will resume the PHocus Summer Experience in Summer 2021. We appreciate your interest in PHocus and we hope to see you next year. We will post information and the application for Summer 2021 in December 2020/January 2021.
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 2021 will be available in December 2020/January 2021.
If you would like to be added to the e-mail list to learn when the PHocus application for Summer 2021 is available, please email the PHocus Team