University of Washington School of Public Health

Apply now for Student Epidemic Action Leaders (SEAL) Team


Dear SPH Students,

The application cycle for the Student Epidemic Action Leaders (SEAL) Team is now open! The Department of Epidemiology’s SEAL Team provides students with experience in applied epidemiology through methods training and field assignments at state and local health departments.

Graduate students in any department in the School of Public Health who will not graduate before Fall 2018 are eligible to apply. Accepted students enroll in a two credit Field Epidemiology course (EPI 594) during Winter 2018 quarter, Surveillance Systems and Decision Making in Public Health (EPI 506) in Spring 2018, and again in Field Epidemiology (EPI 594) in Fall 2018. SEALs are also expected to complete one or more field assignments each quarter, beginning in Spring 2018.

Students will have the option of registering for 1 credit during Summer quarter, but they can remain on the SEAL Team without registering for credits. Students, regardless of summer registration, will still be responsible for field assignments during the summer quarter. In Winter quarter, the SEAL Team will meet on Tuesdays from 9:00-10:20. You must be available to register for EPI 594 and EPI 506 to be eligible for the SEAL team.

Click here for the application.  Here is the link to the SEAL Team web page.

Applications will be accepted no later than Sunday, 10/22/17, at 11:59pm.

With questions about the application process, please email SEAL Team Director, Dr. Janet Baseman ( Questions about the Team itself can be sent to SEAL Team RA, Maayan Simckes (