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Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program (PHIFP)

Frequently Asked Questions

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Will I be paid?

Yes. Salaries are based on federal pay grades GS 11 or 12, depending on your qualifications. See the U.S. Office of Personnel Management Website for more information. Salaries are not negotiable.

 

Will I be a CDC employee?

Yes. You will be a temporary employee of CDC during the fellowship. You will receive employment benefits (e.g., medical insurance and vacation time) and must pay taxes on your income.

 

Are non-U.S. citizens eligible for PHIFP?

Yes. International candidates are eligible for the program and are required to have the appropriate visa before starting the program.

 

Will I need to relocate?

Yes. Relocation is required to one of these assignment locations:

  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Washington, DC
  • Fort Collins or Denver, Colorado
  • Hyattsville, Maryland
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Will I be required to travel?

No. However, you may have the opportunity to travel for short-term assignments throughout the United States. International travel is possible.

 

Where will I be assigned?

You will work in a program within CDC. We do our best to match you with assignments that meet your interests, skills, and the needs of the program.

 

What are the requirements?

  • Commitment to a 2-year full-time program
  • Willingness to relocate to Atlanta, Georgia
  • Meet 4 eligibility requirements:
    • Education (PhD, MD, PharmD, MPH, MS, MA)
    • Informatics experience (1 year for doctoral level candidates or 3 years for masters levels candidates)
    • Public health experience (1 year for doctoral level candidates or 3 years for masters level candidates)
    • Research experience

Review the eligibility requirements for more details.

 

Is work experience required?

Yes. You must have experience in fields such as informatics, information systems, computer science, public health, or a related healthcare profession.

  • Two years of experience for those with a doctorate degree (1 year public health experience and 1 year informatics experience)
  • Six years of experience for those with a master’s degree (3 years public health experience and 3 years informatics experience)

Review the eligibility requirements for more details.

 

Is research experience required?

Yes. You must have experience in research or evaluation. You must have at least one of the following:

  • Publication in a peer reviewed journal
  • Thesis
  • Poster presentation
  • Research proposal
  • Evaluation proposal

Review the eligibility requirements for more details.

 

 
Contact Us:
  • Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    1600 Clifton Rd
    Mailstop E-92
    Atlanta, GA 30333
  • 404 498-6219
    TTY: (888) 232-6348
  • phifp@cdc.gov
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