The Health, Medicine and Society (HMS) Program prepares students to meet the increasingly complex health needs of the growing global population. Our interdisciplinary faculty offer courses focusing on social scientific and humanistic approaches to health that aim to cultivate a broad understanding of the effects of health, illness, and medical care on individuals, families, and communities. The minor is intended to serve students who wish to contribute to any of the wide variety of health care professions, including administration, medicine, public health, care-giving, business, policy, and research. Our faculty are involved in both local and international health-related research, including a growing focus on community health.



Nov 13 Info Session for Uganda Summer 2018
Uganda Summer 2018 Information Session
Interested in the Uganda Iacocca Internship or conducting research in rural Uganda this summer?
Attend the information session to learn more!
Monday November 13 @ 4:10pm in Williams 70
Students will learn about opportunities to intern through the Iacocca International Internship Program with Pathways Development Initiative (PDI). PDI is a local, grass-roots organization working to reduce poverty and promote empowerment in the Bududa region of Uganda. Interns can work on a diversity of projects related to early education, public health, village savings and loans, small business development, and youth sports programs.
Students can also learn about opportunities to conduct public health, gender, or environment – related research in Bududa, Uganda with funding through grants like GELH. Student-led research will be conducted under the supervi-sion of Professor Kelly Austin and/or Professor Mark Noble.
All of these opportunities are fully funded and are open to undergraduate students of all majors. Only students that are returning to Lehigh University in Fall 2018 can apply (no graduating seniors).
The summer Uganda opportunities are 6-8 weeks in length, with (tentative) travel dates of around June 15-Aug 6. Lehigh students & faculty stay with a local family and have ample opportunities to learn about the culture and work with community groups of interest. Bududa is a beautiful, mountainous region in Eastern Uganda. Activities include going on safari, hiking waterfalls, and coffee tours. Please contact Pro-fessors Mark Noble at mdn215@lehigh.edu or Kelly Austin at kellyaustin@lehigh.edu if you have questions!