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Regional Training Workshops: Teach Tomorrow’s Disease Detectives

Dr. Eric Pevzner

To meet the high demand for the Science Ambassador Fellowship, CDC is partnering with the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) to offer three, 2-day Science Ambassador regional training workshops free of cost.


  • Seattle, Washington: March 19-20, 2018 Full (applicants waitlisted)
  • Chapel Hill, North Carolina: March 28-29, 2018 Full (applicants waitlisted)
  • St. Louis, Missouri: April 26-27, 2018 Full (applicants waitlisted)


The regional training workshops are modeled on the Science Ambassador Fellowship one-week training, only shorter. The regional training workshops provide a unique opportunity to network with CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officers, also known as CDC’s disease detectives, CDC Science Ambassador fellows and alumni, CDC staff, local public health professionals, and faculty and students at the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASPPH).

Public Health Topics

The two days are filled with interactive workshops in which middle- and high-school teachers and educational leaders learn strategies to teach public health concepts and inspire interest in public heath careers.

Public health topics covered during the workshops, include:

  • Population health: The opioid overdose epidemic and the obesity epidemic
  • Infectious disease: Pandemic influenza, One Health, and zoonotic disease
  • Applied epidemiology: Investigating an outbreak like a disease detective
  • Public health careers: The path to becoming a disease detective


Space is limited. Register today!