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Global Health Institute
Phone: 520-626-5983
1295 N Martin Ave.
PO Box 245163
Tucson AZ 85724
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Summer Training Program


Our Summer Training Programs introduce students to the public health system in the U.S. through practical hands-on experiences in the lab and biomedical and public health research. The programs utilize a combination of hands-on experience, role model mentoring and collaboration, and networking skill building to provide a supportive environment that maximizes the likelihood of success. Our goal is to provide a foundation and understanding of translational and public health research currently underway in Arizona and beyond.

Program Leadership

Iman Hakim, MD, PhD, MPH, Dean and Endowed Chair of the Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, is the Founding Director of the Global Health Institute. As such, she is responsible for overseeing the core functions of the institute and directing the performance of all program offerings.

Cecilia Rosales, MD, MS, Associate Dean, Phoenix Programs, Professor and Chair, Division of Public Health Practice and Translational Research, is the Director of the GHI Undergraduate Research Programs. As such she is responsible for directing the performance of program activities which include direct interaction with participating professors, biomedical laboratory faculty, public health faculty and professionals, and students in the program, including the provision of counseling and motivation.

Roxanna Apaez, is the Manager at the Global Health Institute. She is responsible for providing assistance and support to the Director and participating faculty and researchers as well as facilitating program engagement and coordination of program events and activities for visiting students and mentors.

Contact Information

For information about the next Summer Training Program, please contact the Global Health Institute at: (520) 626-5983 or


4-week Undergraduate Research Program

2-week Undergraduate Culture and Community Health Program