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Sommer Scholars

Sommer Scholars

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Hopkins Sommer Scholars participate in enrichment activities aimed at developing personal skills, fostering collaboration, and building a network of contacts they can draw upon throughout their careers. Learn More
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Sommer Scholars have many networking opportunities, including an annual trip to Washington, DC to meet with leaders from multiple sectors and participation in the Sommer Scholars alumni network. Learn More
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"From Al Sommer, I learned that it's better to follow your passion—even when it looks like a disorganized path—than to follow the road most likely traveled." Melva Green, MD, MPH, Sommer Scholar Alum Learn More

Our Alumni

Michael Estrella
Michael wants to use his newfound knowledge of biomedicine to give back to the community. Learn More
Alyssa Frazee
Alyssa wants to use her interest and expertise in math to help make sense of genomic data. Learn More
Katherine Bolbach
Katherine co-founded Face AIDS to provide health education to people in Zambia and Rwanda. Learn More
Chen Lian-Yu
In 2009, Chen published the first research paper on the side effects of long-term ketamine abuse. Learn More
Eric JohnBull
Eric helped to establish a free HIV-testing resource and a fish farming project in Kakoro, Uganda. Learn More
Don Lucas
Don, a surgery resident at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, wants to treat individual patients. Learn More

The Hopkins Sommer Scholars Program is developing a network of public health leaders who make a difference in the world.

As Dean Emeritus Alfred Sommer attests, good data does not always speak for itself. Translating knowledge into saving lives requires vision, dedication, and leadership. The program has helped more than 200 students develop the leadership skills they need to pursue their public health goals.

Sommer Scholars exemplify scientific excellence, energy, ambition, political acumen, and a determination to change the world. Trained in state-of-the-art methods at the largest school of public health in the world, Sommer Scholars participate in a leadership enrichment program and leave the program equipped and ready to protect health and save lives, millions at a time.

For more information, please contact the Sommer Scholars Program