Check Eligibility

To be eligible for PHIFP, you must have:

A doctoral (PhD, MD, PharmD) or masters level degree from an accredited academic institution in one of the following:

  • Public health, medicine, health care, health services research
  • Computer science, information science, information systems
  • Statistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Public health informatics or related discipline

Informatics Experience

Documented one year of informatics experience for doctoral level candidates and three years of informatics experience for masters level candidates in one of the following fields:

  • Public health informatics
  • Health informatics or related field
  • Information systems
  • Information science
  • Computer science
  • Information technology

Public Health Experience

Documented one year of experience for doctoral level candidates and three years of experience for masters level candidates in one of the following areas:

  • Public health
  • Related healthcare profession

Research Requirements

Documented experience in performing research or evaluation during or after academic training is required. This includes publications, thesis, poster presentations, or a research or evaluation proposal.

Relocation

Relocation is required to various programs throughout CDC. Some assignments may also occur in other locations.

Citizenship

U.S. citizenship is not required. However, citizens of countries that the U.S. Secretary of State has determined to be State Sponsors of TerrorismExternal are not eligible.
Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents must:

  • Meet all education and experience requirements.
  • Non-U.S. citizens must be legal permanent residents or eligible for J1External, TN, or OPT-EAD (STEM Extension) visas prior to the program’s start date. CDC will sponsor the J-1 visa for those selected for PHIFP.