Public Health Influencer


JUNE 10-14, 2024


The Public Health Influencer Summer Institute is a free summer enrichment program open to high school students who are interested in public health, environmental health, chronic and infectious disease prevention, epidemiology, or social/environmental justice.

Eligibility Requirement:

  • Accepting rising 10, 11, and 12th graders. 
  • Be a U.S. Citizen, a permanent resident to attend


Valuable Hands-on Experience

Students will learn about public health and its impact on communities.  Students will participate in hands-on experiences and learn from health, healthcare, and environmental health experts.

Explore Public Health in Alabama

Students will participate in immersive field experiences with multiple site visits throughout central Alabama including Birmingham and Montgomery.  Travel to sites provided through the institute.


The program is free for interested students and will feature a variety of speakers, presenters, and activities.  Up to 25 students will be accepted into the program, so please apply early! A $250 stipend will be awarded to participating students.  The program will run from 9am until 5pm each day, so students will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the UAB School of Public Health.  Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided each day. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and Other Information for Students Confirmed attend PSH

What is the Dress Code:  Casual Attire

  • You may wear blue jeans, modest-length shorts, sleeveless tops, dresses, skirts, jackets, and sweaters.
  • You may not wear mid-drift tops, muscle shirts with gaping armholes, super-short shorts, or garments with offensive images or words, neither hats nor sunglasses may be worn indoors.

Should I bring a laptop?

  • No, we will provide you with the needed materials and electronics.

How will I receive my stipend?

  • Stipends are distributed via mail.  We will provide you with paperwork to complete prior to starting the summer program.  Once this information is processed, you will receive a payment 3-5 following the conclusion of program. 

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Southeast Mine Safety and Health

Free Special Video Message From Dr. Kevin Elko Below & On Our Website. Feel Free To Share This Video!

The Southeast Mine Safety and Health Conference Team wants to stay connected with you. So we had Dr. Kevin Elko one of our most popular speakers record a special message for you. Feel free to use this video in a safety meeting or share it with your team. Also remember to mark your calendar for the November 3-5, 2021 Southeast Mine Safety and Health Conference in Birmingham, AL registration will be posted in 2021 on our website. Enjoy the video!

The 2020 Southeast Mine Safety and Health Conference has been postponed but will occur in November 2021. This decision did not come easily and was made weighing all the available information. This was the correct decision given the unknowns, potential health risk to attendees, exhibitors, and speakers as well as the finical sustainability of the conference’s moving forward.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the 2021 Southeast Mine Safety and Health Conference. As well as many conferences in the future.

Please mark your calendars for the 2021 Southeast Mine Safety and Health Conference. Starting with Pre-Conference and Golf options on November 2, 2021 then the Conference on November 3 – November 5, 2021.

  • Booking 2021 Exhibitors Now! See the current 2021 Exhibitors CLICK HERE. To get the best booth possible for 2021 CLICK HERE.
  • 2021 Attendee registration is not open at this time. Once Attendee registration opens we will post on our website and send an email out.
  • We want to stay engaged with you. Connect with our social media channels below. Also visit our website for more updated information.

Deep South ERC – CE Program Providing Training AL Nursing Home Association

The Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety in cooperation with the Alabama Nursing Home Association will be training the 500 nursing home representatives throughout the State of Alabama as qualitative fit testers to return to their respective nursing homes to fit test their employees using N95 respirators in the fight against transmission of Covid-19. 25 courses in 4.5 weeks. We are honored to be chosen as your training provider and to be a part of this mission.

IH Students – AIHce Virtual Presentations and Awards

Congratulation IH Students

Poster Presented at AIHce:

1. N. Chen, C. L. Boyd, J. Oh. Evaluation of the Effect of Safety Gloves on Hand-arm Vibration (HAV) Levels. American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce) Virtual Conference. June, 2020.

2. C. L. Boyd, N. Chen, J. Oh. Comparison of Hand-arm Vibration (HAV) Levels Between a Chainsaw, Weed Eater, and Backpack Blower. American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce) Virtual Conference. June, 2020.

3. J. S. Shedd, E. L. Floyd, J. Oh, C. T. Lungu. Quality Assurance Investigations of Buckypaper Sorbents for Air Sampling. American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce) Virtual Conference. June, 2020.

Three scholarships received from AIHF:

1. Savannah Jones- George & Florence Clayton Scholarshi

2. Andrew K. Spivey- AIHF Scholarship

3. Nathan Chen- Los Alamos Scholarship

COVID-19 Resources

Impact to Training

NIOSH Spirometry


OSHA Publications

Personal Protective Equipment



The University of Cincinnati – Department of Environmental and Public Health Education and Research Center (ERC)

Public Safety Resources

CDC Resources


The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)

Face Mask Creations

Mental Health Resources

CDC Resources

Center for Workplace Mental Health

National Institute for Mental Health

Mental Health America

Workplace Preparation



If disinfectants on this list are in short supply, alternative disinfectants can be used (for example, 1/3 cup of bleach added to 1 gallon of water, or 70% alcohol solutions).

OSHA Publications

The Chamber of Commerce West Alabama