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Summer International Program in Environmental Health Sciences (SIPEHS)

Program Dates:

Laboratory of Epidemiology and Public Health

July 20-31, 2020

Check in on or after July 18, 2020.

SIPEHS is an intensive short-term summer program which introduces exciting emerging topics and research tools in environmental health sciences to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and health care professionals. SIPEHS also introduces the Department of Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) at Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) to these students. The purpose of SIPEHS is to motivate participants to pursue higher education and careers in environmental health sciences by exposing them to major emerging topics and research tools, specifically: 

  1. Climate and energy impacts on health 
  2. The developmental origins of human disease
  3. Green chemistry solutions
  4. Understanding and overcoming environmental health disparities
  5. Novel approaches to assessing environmental exposures and early biomarkers of effect
  6. Deep-learning in EHS

Daily activities will include 2-4 hrs of lectures followed by thematic discussions. Participants will gain an understanding of the scholarly research process through lectures by EHS faculty members as well as through direct interactions with EHS faculty. Participants will also be introduced to the U.S. higher education system. In addition, participants will learn about Yale and YSPH, the admissions process, career directions in EHS, and participate in cultural and social activities on campus. 

Outcomes: At completion of the SIPEHS program, participants will have an introductory understanding of major emerging topics and research tools in environmental health sciences, a clear understanding of EHS and YSPH programs and the admissions process, exposure to on-going research, and a strong relationship with EHS faculty members.

A certificate of participation will be provided. 

Tuition and Fees: $5,000

Payment Schedule:

  • $100 non-refundable application fee is applied to your balance.
  • $2400 payment is due within four weeks of acceptance.
  • $2500 balance due by June 26, 2020.
Refund policy: 100 percent prior to June 15 (minus application fee). 50 percent (minus application fee) after June 15, 2020. 

The tuition fee includes: 

  • On-campus housing
  • Meals and dining hall service
  • Course materials and instruction


Yale School of Public Health. Most activities will be at LEPH (60 College Street) or 47 College Street, New Haven, Connecticut.


Applications open on December 1, 2019. This is a rolling admissions process. Students will be notified upon acceptance to the program.  

International students who require a visa are encouraged to apply early!

To maintain academic integrity of the program, the SIPEHS program is limited to 35 students.