Doctoral Degree

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We have a variety of hands-on, full-time fellowship programs for those with a doctoral degree or recent doctoral graduates. All offer a unique experience in one of many public health fields.
Topic Description Open To Length/Salary Application Period
Nursing *AACN-CDC FellowshipExternal Fellows learn in the area of population health and gain hands-on experiences at the community level to enhance their preparation for professional practice. Nurses with master’s degree or doctoral degree 1 Year, paid August to September
Bioinformatics APHL-CDC Bioinformatics FellowshipExternal
Fellows apply their skills to a range of important and emerging public health problems, while gaining experience in their fields (metagenomics, algorithm/software development, microbial genomics, or other research area).
Master’s degree or doctoral degree in bioinformatics or a related discipline 1 Year, paid November to February
Statistics ASA/NCHS Research Fellowship Program Cdc-pdf[PDF – 2 pages]External
Fellows work to solve methodological problems and study analytic issues relevant to the National Center for Health Statistics programs, data and facilities.
Doctoral degree 1-2 Years, paid November to January
Microbiology ASM/CDC Program in Infectious Disease and Public Health Microbiology Research and support development of new approaches, methodologies, and knowledge in infectious disease prevention and control. Doctoral degree or completion of a primary residency within 3 years of start date 2 Years, paid The program will not be accepting applications for the 2018 program cycle. Please revisit this site for updates.
Leadership/
Management
*ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship ProgramExternal Training and experience in public health and prevention practice, informatics, and policy. Those with a MPH or doctoral degree prior to the beginning of the fellowship 1-2 Years, paid December
Epidemiology CDC/CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellowship ProgramExternal Rigorous on-the-job training in applied epidemiology and public health at a state or local health agency. Master’s degree or doctoral degree in epidemiology or related field 2 Years paid October to January
Evaluation CDC Evaluation Fellowship Fellows work under the leadership of CDC’s Chief Evaluation Officer expand the capacity of CDC to conduct evaluation and demonstrate the impact of our work. Master’s degree or doctoral degree 2 Years, paid February to April
Applied Economics CDC Steven M. Teutsch Prevention Effectiveness Fellowship Apply academic training in quantitative methods to the science of health protection, health promotion, and disease prevention; assess the impact of public health interventions and programs. Doctoral degree (e.g., economics, decision sciences, industrial engineering or operations research) 2 Years, paid September to January
Epidemiology Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) EIS officers serve on the front lines of public health protecting Americans and the global community as “boots on the ground” epidemiologists. CDC’s EIS officers respond to outbreaks of diseases and urgent public health threats by identifying the cause, rapidly implementing control measures, and collecting evidence to recommend how to prevent similar events in the future. Physicians, veterinarians, doctoral-level scientists, and allied healthcare professionals. 2 Years, paid March to May
Laboratory Laboratory Leadership Service Early PhD career laboratory scientists are provided a strong foundation for future leadership and management positions in public health laboratories. Doctoral degree (science majors); minimum of 2 years of post-graduate laboratory experience 2 Years, paid April to June
Policy National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Academy Health Policy FellowshipExternal Health policy and health service research activities are conducted for the design of projects. Conduct new and innovative analyses including health policy activities related to the design of future NCHS surveys. Doctoral 13 Months, paid NCHS/AcademyHealth Health Policy Fellowship is not accepting applications until further notice.
Health Statistics Research National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Postdoctoral Research Program
Opportunity to monitor the multifaceted aspects of the health care environment.
Doctoral (Ph.D) 2 Years, paid At this time, NCHS is under a hiring freeze and this position is on hold until further notice. Please revisit this site for updates.
General Interest *ORISE CDC Research OpportunitiesExternal
Education experience to create expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health.
Undergraduates;graduate; post-master’s;
doctoral; postdoctoral
Varies, paid Varies
Global Health Public Health Institute/CDC Global Public Health Fellowship ProgramExternal
The fellowship offers training and experience in the field of global public health. Fellows work in CDC offices in the U.S. and abroad. Areas of focus are program management, epidemiology, surveillance, monitoring & evaluation, strategic information, and HIV/AIDS prevention.
Recent graduates with a MPH or doctoral degree prior to the beginning of the fellowship 1-3 Years, paid December to January
Management/
Leadership
Population Health Training in Place Program
Designed to strengthen the population health competencies of the public health workforce in the areas of program management and evaluation, policy development and analysis, and community health
Physicians and doctoral-level full time staff at CDC and other institutions 1 Year Mid-January to Late-February
To apply, send an email to prevmed@cdc.gov
Research Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in HIV Prevention for Communities of Color Mission is to recruit, mentor, and train investigators to conduct domestic HIV and AIDS prevention research in communities of color. Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to design, conduct, and evaluate scientifically sound, culturally appropriate, HIV and AIDS prevention research activities in communities of color. Doctoral-level researchers, i.e., PhD, ScD, DrPH in behavioral sciences, social sciences, epidemiology, public health, or MD/MPH 2 Years, paid September to October
Management/
Leadership
Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Leadership experience focused on interactive trainings and challenging work assignments administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Recent graduates with master’s, law, or doctoral degrees 2 Years, paid October
Informatics Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program (PHIFP)
Opportunities to apply computer and information science to help solve public health problems.
Master’s or doctoral degree students 2 Years, paid August to November
Health Education/
Communication
SOPHE/CDC Student Fellowship in Unintentional Injury PreventionExternal Students are empowered to recognize practice-based projects and prevention of unintentional injuries from the perspective of health education or behavioral sciences. Full-time masters and doctoral students 1 Year, paid April

*Denotes fellowships offered in partnership with CDC

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