Our capacity building efforts seek to remove obstacles that prevent John Jay students from engaging public health issues in their academic formation while enhancing the vision and skills that will allow them to progress towards a research career in health-related disciplines. Students are given the lenses and tools to understand and analyze how criminal justice decisions can powerfully exacerbate or ameliorate health disparities in our communities. Here are the voices of some participating students.
To sum up my experience at EPIC I would have to say it was epic!
I was enrolled in the Program Evaluation course with the Epidemiology and Population Health Summer Institute at Columbia (EPIC) and I have to say I had a great experience. Given the duration of the course and the amount of information you receive as a result it could have been an exasperating experience--I never felt overwhelmed. Professor Krugh was a dynamic instructor, she kept subjects interesting and relevant to current issues--I like that she also kept class time conversational, so we never felt that we were being lectured at. I gained a lot of information, information that I plan to use upon my departure to Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer working in Health Awareness. I firmly believe that the information, tools, and techniques gathered in the course will allow me to do my job more efficiently.
----- Johnniersi Harris, student participant of the 2012 EPIC program.