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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

Hasan Merali
Hasan Merali, MD, MPH '16
Staff Physician, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children
Michelle Geiss
Michelle Geiss, MPH '12
Co-Founder & Program Director, Impact Hub Baltimore
Chuka Anude
Chuka Anude, PhD '11, MBBS, MPH '07
Global Safety Physician, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
Elizabeth Rhoades
Elizabeth Rhoades, PhD '13
Climate Change Liaison, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

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