For Future Leaders in Health and Health Care
Dartmouth Health Care Foundations gives students a strong base of knowledge from which to engage in current health care conversations and begin to lead change. Dartmouth develops essential skills for thought leaders in all aspects of public health, especially next-generation professionals who will deliver patient care, generate political agendas, design policies, and advocate for health equity. Aspiring physicians, clinicians, policymakers, global health workers, and health care researchers will learn the foundational skills needed to gain a well-rounded understanding on health care domestically and overseas.
This program is open to all undergraduate students from any institution.
Summer 2019 Session Dates: July 8-12, 2019
Bridging Humanities and Science
The Health Care Foundations curriculum delves into the connections between health care and humanities studies. You'll explore answers to questions such as:
- Would doctors be better at their jobs if they listened to hip-hop?
- What can we learn about addiction by studying the Dracula novel?
Through this one-week program, you will work closely with experts in the field—both locally via in-person discussions and globally via real-time, interactive video conferences. As you prepare to enroll in a graduate program or work in the health care realm, our faculty and researchers will help you think critically through health care debates with your peers and emerge with well-informed opinions. The program will give you a framework for analyzing the most intractable public health challenges and help you begin to develop the skills you’ll need to improve care at the community and population levels. Our intention is to form career-long relationships and support our students as they develop into health care leaders.
Topic for Summer 2018:
Holistic Perspectives on Addiction for Health Care Professionals
This week focuses on analyzing the opiate crisis through guided discussions with global health leaders and art professors, and studying fictional characters from film.
- Public Health Fundamentals with The Dartmouth Institute
- Science and Psychology of Addiction taught by Dartmouth Institute and Geisel faculty, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock physicians
- Connections between health care and humanities with Dartmouth College Faculty
- Global Health Perspectives
Mary Flanagan, PhD, the Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor in Digital Humanities at Dartmouth College, is a leading innovator, artist, educator and designer, whose works have included everything from game-inspired art, to commercial games that shift people’s thinking about biases and stereotypes.
Glyn Elwyn, MD, PhD, MSc, is the director of The Dartmouth Institute’s Patient Engagement program. He has assembled an international interdisciplinary team, The Preference Laboratory, examining the implementation of shared decision making into clinical settings, using innovative tools and measures, such as CollaboRATE, a patient experience measure of shared decision making and Observer OPTION, for use on recorded data.
Anna Adachi-Mejia, PhD is the director of the Health Promotion Research Center at Dartmouth (HPRCD) and an Associate Professor at the Geisel School of Medicine. Her research areas of expertise include the promotion of physical activity, healthy eating, and healthy sleep habits; and obesity and tobacco prevention.
Elizabeth Carpenter-Song, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychiatry whose research areas of expertise include psychological anthropology, and the impact of social change on mental health and health care.
Vaughn A. Brooker, PhD is an assistant professor of religion and African and African American studies. His focus is the historical study of twentieth-century African American religions, including religion and popular music, "race histories," gender and religious leadership, visual and material culture, African American metaphysical religions, practices of memorialization and mourning, and African American religious internationalism.