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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

Sadaf Khan
Sadaf Khan, MBBS, MPH, DrPH '11
Senior Newborn, Maternal, & Child Health Specialist, PATH
Michelle Geiss
Michelle Geiss, MPH '12
Executive Director, Impact Hub Baltimore
Awori Hayanga
Awori Hayanga, MD, MPH '08
Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery, UPMC
Shelly Choo
Shelly Choo, MD, MPH ’14
Senior Medical Advisor, Baltimore City Health Department
Kevin Fain
Kevin Fain, JD, MPH, DrPH ’15
Senior Advisor for Policy and Research, National Library of Medicine

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