Healthcare, Infectious Diseases, Research (HIRe) Modeling Fellowship

Building Mathematical Modeling Workforce Capacity to Support Infectious Disease and Healthcare Research

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) of 2021 invests significant resources in the healthcare and public health workforce. In alignment with this initiative, CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP) Epidemiology, Research, and Innovations Branch (ERIB) has funded six institutions to enhance healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) modeling research capabilities within the public health workforce.

The partnering institutions will support pre-doctoral fellows’ innovative research to develop and apply computational tools and mathematical methods for modeling the spread of pathogens in healthcare settings (e.g., SARS-CoV-2, HAIs, antimicrobial-resistant organisms [AROs]). This investment will expedite public health workforce improvements by focusing on expanding the number of highly qualified researchers generating research products and innovative analyses as a part of their training and enhancing the use of modeling to improve healthcare outcomes.


For FY 2022-2025, approximately $1.7 million has been awarded to six recipients: