Undergraduate LEAP

Undergraduate Highlight: Jaimie and Samantha

June 7, 2024

Students featured in this section are graduating seniors who are a part of our second cohort of Advanced LEAP Scholars. Read below to learn more about Jaimie and Samantha’s undergraduate experiences at UC Berkeley!

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Undergraduate Highlight: Cat, Ivy, and Yucca

May 10, 2024
All of the students featured in this section are graduating seniors who are a part of our second cohort of Advanced LEAP Scholars. Read to learn more about Cat, Ivy, and Yucca's undergraduate experiences at UC Berkeley!

Undergraduate Highlight: Nora and Sunsaara

April 26, 2024

All of the students featured in this section are graduating seniors who are a part of our second cohort of Advanced LEAP Scholars 2022-24. Read below to learn more about Nora and Sunsaara’s undergraduate experiences at UC Berkeley!

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Undergraduate Highlight: Raksha, Angie, Naidelyn

April 30, 2024

All of the students featured in this section are graduating seniors who are a part of our second cohort of Advanced LEAP Scholars. Read below to learn more about Raksha, Naidelyn, and Angie's, undergraduate experiences at UC Berkeley!

Raksha Rajeshmohan undergraduate student quote LEAP has given me a community of brilliant and passionate friends Raksha Rajeshmohan...

Undergraduate Courses

Our faculty has worked with instructors to include MCAH-related content and didactic materials in several undergraduate courses. A few courses are highlighted below. More information can be found on the Berkeley Academic Guide: https://guide.berkeley.edu/courses/pb_hlth/

PBHLTH 196, Section 7: Special Topics in Public Health - "Introduction to Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health"

Introduction to Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) is an...

2023 MCAH Alumni Event: Undergraduate LEAP Scholar Reflection

December 18, 2023

The MCAH Alumni Community & Networking Event is an annual gathering organized by UC Berkeley’s Center of Excellence (COE) in Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) with the purpose of creating opportunities for networking, reconnection, and celebrating MCAH achievements. As an undergraduate MCAH LEAP scholar, I had the privilege of serving as a student assistant and attending the event this year on October 29th at...

Advanced LEAP Scholars

Advanced LEAP Scholars participate in a two-year MCAH undergraduate curriculum that includes MCAH coursework, a summer internship, and a research fellowship. Advanced LEAP Scholars will receive academic and professional support from LEAP, including but not limited to advanced leadership training, guidance on the graduate school application process, and mentorship/advising opportunities with graduate students and faculty.

Advanced LEAP Scholar Program Requirements

Each Advanced LEAP Scholar is expected to complete...

Undergraduate LEAP Scholar Highlight: Gabriel and Kennedy

November 16, 2022

As the semester comes to an end, we are highlighting two of our Advanced LEAP Scholars who are graduating in December 2022: Gabriel Sumayan Garcia and Kennedy Schaffer! They have been an integral part of our first cohort of Advanced LEAP Scholars at Berkeley Public Health, and we are excited to see their growth beyond Berkeley. Read below to learn more about their experience in the MCAH LEAP Training Program.

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From Classroom to Research Symposium: My Reflections on the University of Washington and UC Berkeley's MCAH Cross-Campus Event

May 17, 2023

The collaborative event with UC Berkeley’s Center of Excellence in Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (COE in MCAH) and University of Washington’s (UW) Epidemiology - Maternal and Child Health program(link is external) was a thought-provoking day offering deep insights into my journey towards becoming a future MCAH public health practitioner and researcher...

The Public Health Impact of Gun Violence

November 8, 2023

Late October, Sunsaara Shergill (Advanced LEAP Scholar, Class of 2024) hosted The Public Health Impact of Gun Violence: A Perspective from the United Kingdom after the Dunblane Primary School Tragedy with the Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) LEAP program of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and non-profit Americans Against Gun Violence. Sunsaara welcomed Dr. Michael North for a discussion regarding the impact of gun violence on MCAH...