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ERRB - 1-Year Fellowship in Global Complex Humanitarian Emergencies

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Emergency Response and Recovery Branch and Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health are offering a joint 1-year Public Health Fellowship.

This fellowship is intended to build:

  • National capacity to respond in the event of a complex humanitarian emergency;
  • Strong technical skills in epidemiology, rapid health assessment, surveillance, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Relationships and collaborative operations research projects.

Components of the fellowship include:

  • 1-year Public Health Masters Degree in Global Health
  • Graduate Certificate in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies
  • Applied research project chosen by the sponsoring agency that will address a critical public health need in the scholar’s country

Eligibility Requirements

This Fellowship is intended for mid-career professionals with the following minimum qualifications:

  • Three years experience in complex humanitarian emergency, conflict or, post conflict, resource poor settings
  • Baccalaureate degree, candidates with MD or post-baccalaureate education will be given preference
  • Fluent speaking, reading and writing in English
  • Basic computer skills
  • Minimum required TOEFL score of 100 for the internet based test, 250 on the computer based test, or 600 for the paper-based test
  • Competitive GRE scores (the averages for Rollins School of Public Health are 537 – Verbal, 653 – Quantitative, 4.18 - Analytic
Sponsoring agencies must also approve the leave of a candidate for a year with the understanding that if s/he is awarded a Fellowship, s/he will return to work for the organization for at least 1 year. Priority will be given to candidates from conflict or humanitarian emergency areas.