Prevention Effectiveness (PE) Fellowship Curriculum

Didactic Activities

Didactic learning experiences include activities such as classroom training, web-based training, and simulations. Some of these instructor-based experiences are required while others are optional. The first and most intensive set of these didactic learning experiences occurs during orientation. 

Orientation consists of a two-week immersion program of classes, case studies, and guest speakers. Key teachings focus on:

  • PE Policy and Procedures
  • Introduction to:
    • CDC
    • Public Health Science and Practice
    • PE Research
  • Reading and Evaluating Research
  • Economics and Policy
  • Communication
  • Decision Analysis, Cost Analysis and Cost Effectiveness Analysis
  • Economic Evaluation
  • Disease Transmission
  • Leadership Skills
  • Introductions to Policy Analysis Research at the CDC

Experiential Learning Activities

PE fellows will also participate in the following learning activities throughout the two years of the PE Fellowship.

Action Inquiry Groups

Action Inquiry Group learning activities are opportunities for PE fellows to dialogue with each other and reflect on the learning and questions arising from their experiences.

PE Seminar Series

The PE Seminar Series provides a forum for PE fellows to subject their work to peer-review and receive feedback from colleagues, PE alumni, CDC economists and other public health professionals.

CDC Lectures

The CDC Lectures provide a forum for the CDC workforce to gain insight on public health issues affecting individuals within the United States and throughout the world.

National Scientific or Professional Conferences

PE fellows will have the opportunity to attend, and even present at, a range of national scientific meetings or conferences.