Applied Experience

Applied Experience Requirement

Public Health Majors are required to complete an approved 80-hour public health Applied Experience as part of their undergraduate degree.  

This requirement involves supervised, hands-on work with public health professionals across the world. The intent is to engage students in activities that align with their areas of interest. Students can fulfill this requirement with local community-based organizations, government agencies or research units. Through the Applied Experience, we aim to afford each student the opportunity to participate in population-level change in a meaningful way.     

Some examples of places our students have worked: 

  • AID Healthcare Foundation Clinic, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • West Bengal State Health Department, West Bengal, India
  • Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies, New York, New York
  • Baltimore City Health Department, Baltimore, Maryland
  • National Fragile X Foundation, McLean Virginia
  • Metropolitan’s Health Center 21, Bangkok, Thailand
  • California Department of Public Health Environmental Management Branch, Huntington Beach, California

For more information about the Applied Experience, contact the course instructor Keri Frisch.

Declared majors, access your PHS Community Blackboard page

My Applied Experience was a formative experience that allowed me to approach global public health work from a grassroots level, applying many concepts I learned in the classroom to the public health field. Further, my time in Uganda deepened my understanding and appreciation for community-level interventions, and for Ugandan culture.

Leta Ashebo, Class of 2021

Applied Experience Map

View JHU Public Health Studies Program: Applied Experience Sites in a larger map.

If you are a current public health major and would like more information about a listing, please contact the AE instructor.