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Health + Innovation

Shaping the next generation of health leaders

The Health + Innovation track (formerly Health + Tech) is an immersive undergraduate learning experience that inspires students to be innovators for social good. Students engage in experiential, team-based learning focused on creating digital technology solutions for public health challenges reaching populations that are often excluded from the digital economy. Through project-based curriculum and co-curricular activities, fellows work to address real-world public health challenges by engaging with communities to understand needs and working with industry to develop viable solutions.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Registered student at UC Berkeley
  • Rising junior or rising senior (sophomore or junior standing when applying) with a passion for health, wellness, social impact, design, and/or technology

Applications for the 2024-25 Fung Fellowship Cohort

Transfer student applications are now open for the 2024-25 academic year! Applications are due Saturday, August 3, 2024 and we are accepting applications from incoming transfer juniors and seniors.

Want to learn more? Sign up for our interest form!

Sample Projects:

Baloo: Virtual Reality to Ease Anxiety in Pediatric Cancer Patients
Baloo: Virtual Reality to Ease Anxiety in Pediatric Cancer Patients
Partner Organization: Center for New Media at UC Berkeley
Baloo developed novel methods to leverage AR/VR to reduce anxiety for young children who have cancer. This team collaborated within a larger team to design and develop a virtual experience that pediatric patients can engage with while they are in the hospital.
BrainWalk: Neuro Test Tech Toolkit for Non-specialized Clinics
BrainWalk: Neuro Test Tech Toolkit for Non-specialized Clinics
Partner Organization: The Bove Lab at UCSF
BrainWalk worked to improve the classic “Neuro Test” by integrating a state-of-the-art technology toolkit that can be used by nurses and generalists at non-neurology clinics to detect early signs of these disorders.
GAIT: Tech to Support Healthy Gait for Older Adults
GAIT: Tech to Support Healthy Gait for Older Adults
Partner Organization: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC Berkeley
Our product was a wearable hardware device with an accompanying mobile application that encourages healthy gait in older adults using cognitive user engagement and providing feedback to the customer.

“Tech moves quickly and leaves a lot of people behind. This program has given me the confidence and skills to put the community into the process.” – Alejandra Leynes Chantres, B.A. Public Health ‘18

Partner Organizations:

Since our Health + Innovation track was launched in 2016, we have worked with a broad range of organizations that includes tech start-ups, healthcare delivery organizations and community service organizations, such as: Bitmark, Aging 2.0; Dignity Health, Kaiser Permanente Innovations Lab; VA – National Center for PTSD, Veteran Experience Office and SF and Palo Alto VA Medical Centers; SF Tech Council; First 5 Alameda County; Alameda County Public Health Department; HopeLab; YTH; Blue Goji; Best Babies Zone; Planet Murple; Habitot Children’s Museum; Senior Center Without Walls; and Center for Elder Independence.

Learn more about our program

If you’re ready for training, skill building, real-world opportunities, and recognition for making positive impacts in health and wellness, then we encourage you to apply to the Fung Fellowship Health + Innovation track today!


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