Program Schedule

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
7:45 am Check In





8:30 am Module Module Module Module Module
10:00 am Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
10:30 am Module Module Module Module Module
12:00 - 1:30 pm Catered Lunch

Catered Lunch

Optional professional development

Catered Lunch

Check In

Catered Lunch

Optional professional development

Catered Lunch
1:30 pm Module Module Module Module Module
3:00 pm Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
3:30 pm Module Module Module Module Module
5:00 - 7:00 pm Networking mixer Networking mixer  

Professional Development Programming

On Monday and Wednesday nights, students and instructors are invited to attend a networking mixer. This is a great opportunity for participants to interact and debrief with instructors and each other. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

During Tuesday and Thursday lunches, students are invited to attend optional professional development programming. These will be roundtable discussions with featured speakers.

Breaks and Meals

Catered lunches will be provided to students on each day of classes. Light refreshments (coffee, tea, snacks) are provided during breaks. Appetizers are provided on Monday and Wednesday night networking mixers. Breakfast and dinner are on one’s own.

Refreshment breaks will be at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The lunch break is noon-1:30 p.m. each day.

Social Events

On Tuesday and Thursday evenings, SISMID attendees are encouraged to explore the city of Atlanta. SISMID will provide a list of local events that folks may want to visit on their own.  Links with more information will be posted to the Slack under the atlanta-things-to-do channel.

Program Policies

Certificates of Completion

After a module has ended and you have completed the online course evaluation, you will be emailed a certificate of completion for the course.

Disability-Related Accommodations and Services

The Summer Institute is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities. If you need accommodation to participate fully in this event (e.g., communication access, wheelchair access, alternate formats), please contact

Refund Policy

Canceling a credit card payment will result in the following cancellation fees:

  • Cancellations made on or before June 14 will be subject to a $100 processing fee.
  • No refunds will be processed after June 14.

Code of Conduct

All persons — including Summer Institute participants and instructors — are expected to comply with the Emory University Conduct Policy. This includes both in-person and online interactions.

SISMID expects members of our community to actively create and maintain an atmosphere in which personal respect and intellectual growth are valued and the free expression and exchange of ideas are encouraged for all.

Bring Your Laptop

Laptops are required. Module materials will be distributed electronically via the website (lecture notes, datasets, software, resource links etc.) and laptops will be needed in class.

Nursing mothers

R. Randall Rollins Building, First Floor
Contact Ralph Valenzuela, or (404) 615-2458

Rollins School of Public Health
1518 Clifton Road, Claudia Nance Building, main floor women’s restroom (separate room located inside)
Vanda Hudson, 404-712-8378,


We will be taking photographs and possibly video recordings at this event for use by Emory University in its print and online communications, including social media. If you do not wish to be photographed or filmed, please email

No Smoking

Emory Tobacco Free Image

In 2012, Emory adopted a tobacco-free environment policy, prohibiting smoking and tobacco use on all Emory University and Emory Healthcare properties. The policy includes vaping, pipes, chewing tobacco, hookahs, and e-cigarettes. Learn more about the policy and how it is being enforced on campus.