Blue Path

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A University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions Summer Program

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The purpose of Blue Path is to help enhance multiculturalism in public health and the health professions by providing an interdisciplinary, two-week, interactive learning experience for rising 10th- and 11th-grade students in the Buffalo-Niagara area.

Blue Path aims to build bridges between health professionals and underrepresented high school students by cultivating and refining critical skills that are central to thriving careers in epidemiology, health policy and economics, exercise science, occupational therapy, community health, nutrition and dietetics.

Accepting Applications!

To apply to the 2024 program, please fill out this application.

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About the Director

As director, Dr. Daniels collaborates with UB faculty and community professionals to empower students to cultivate foundational skills that are central to public health and health professions work, discuss and present scholarly work, and engage in social activities that promote student success in the health sciences and the academe.

As faculty, Dr. Daniels specializes in theory-based, behavioral intervention program design and evaluation to inform healthcare services performance and impact. Additionally, Daniels specializes in health education, health equity, and health sciences pedagogies research topics.

Community Partnership

The School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) strives to expose youth in our communities to possibilities for careers in public health and health professions. To that end, SPHHP has partnered with the Erie Niagara Area Health Education Center (ENAHEC) to host this 2-week program for college credit. ENAHEC is a federally and state-funded initiative with a focus on increasing diversity by recruiting and training people of all races and ethnicities for careers in health care.

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