This certificate program is available to qualified students (Master’s, PhD, MD, or equivalent) who have acquired a body of knowledge that is key to improving the health and psychosocial outcomes for our aging population. This multi-disciplinary certificate is housed in Penn’s MPH program, but draws from courses in the School of Social Policy & Practice, School of Nursing, and the Perelman School of Medicine. This program is directed by Jason Karlawish, MD, Professor of Medicine, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, and Neurology, and Co-Director of the Penn Memory Center.
What are the requirements?
Students pursuing the certificate program must take the “Public Health & the Aging Brain” course (PUBH 589). Four additional courses are required, and these courses should cover core areas of public health (such as Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Public Health Theory, Health Policy) and/or courses from Social Policy & Practice (such as Aging: Policy and Practice, Practice with Older Adults, Direct Practice Research, Program Evaluation). Students will need to provide a brief one-page essay explaining how the five courses you select would collectively train you to develop expertise in the public health dimensions of cognitive aging.
How do I apply?
To apply for this certificate program, you will need to submit:
• Unofficial Penn transcripts
• A brief (one-page) essay outlining how the five courses you select would collectively train you to develop expertise in the public health dimensions of cognitive aging
• Approval from thesis advisor or chair (if applicable)
All materials should be submitted to Monique Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, contact:
Tigist Hailu, Coordinator for Diversity in Research and Education, at 215-573-6095 or email@example.com.