Maternal Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISEUP) at Kennedy Krieger Institute


The MCHC/RISE-UP is a 10-week summer public health leadership program designed for undergraduates in their junior and senior year and recent baccalaureate degree students (within 12 months of the MCHC/RISE-UP orientation) who are interested in learning more about preventing health disparities and promoting health equity and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale. MCHC/RISE-UP is a national consortium of institutions including the Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI; lead institution), Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, University of Southern California, California State University-LA, and University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine Center for Disabilities. Three public health leadership tracks are offered: (1) clinical (KKI only), (2) research, and (3) community engagement and advocacy.