PHAST is open to masters and PhD level students in good academic standing within UM SPH. Applications are open at the beginning of the fall term and accepted during the first two weeks. This year, PHAST will be providing opportunities to work with community-based organizations, health departments, and the University of Michigan in addition to workshops, training, and speaker events. Completion of the application does not guarantee admission. 

Full membership is required in order to participate in community-based projects. This requires admission, attendance at new member orientation, and completion of all required training. Certain projects will require additional training and/or proof of competency. 


To apply for the 2023-2024 PHAST Cohort, click here.  

 Required Training:

  • Ginsberg Workshop: What is Mutually Beneficial Community Engagement?
    • completed at PHAST orientation

Additional training:

To register for CITI, click the "register" button and search for "University of Michigan" under the "Select Your Organization Affiliation" heading. Select "Student Researcher-Graduate Level" for your profile to find your required courses. The following CITI modules must be completed before engaging in certain community-based projects:

History and Ethical Principles (ID: 936)

Defining Research with Human Subjects (ID: 15029)

Federal Regulations for Protecting Research Subjects (ID: 937)

Assessing Risk (ID: 15034)

Informed Consent (ID: 938)

Privacy and Confidentiality (ID: 15035)

Research with Children (ID: 15036)

Internet-Based Research - SBE (ID: 510)

Unanticipated Problems and Reporting Requirements in Social and Behavioral Research (ID: 14928)

Populations in Research Requiring Additional Considerations and/or Protections (ID: 16680)

Records-Based Research (ID: 5)

Cultural Competence in Research (ID: 15166)

If specific modules do not appear, please remove the course and re-enroll. If that does not work, contact