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ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program Now Accepting Applications – Due September 17

ASPPH is pleased to offer recent graduates from ASPPH-member, Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)-accredited Schools and Programs of Public Health an exciting opportunity to gain practical public health experience at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Applications are currently being accepted for the 2016 ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program (Cycle B); the deadline to apply is Thursday, September 17.

The ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program offers outstanding opportunities for early-career public health professionals by enabling them to train at CDC on a variety of high-priority public health issues. ASPPH/CDC Public Health fellows work closely with nationally recognized experts within the nation’s premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency and global leader in public health.

“As an ASPPH Fellow, I have had the opportunity to further develop my research skills, while working with and learning from some of the top public health leaders. The mentorship, hands-on experience, and training I have received has been essential to my development as a public health professional and researcher,” said Ms. Ghenet Besera, current ASPPH/CDC fellow. “I am really interested in reproductive health, and my fellowship experience has strengthened my interest in the field.  This experience is preparing me to eventually make a significant contribution to public health and the field of reproductive health.”

Fellowships will be based at CDC offices in Atlanta, GA as well as at regional offices with CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The fellowship positions are full-time opportunities for a one-year period beginning in February 2016. The fellowship may be extended for an additional year, pending available funding and mutual agreement by the fellow, CDC, and ASPPH. Detailed program information and all application instructions can be accessed at 

To qualify for this fellowship, candidates must have received their masters or doctorate degrees from an ASPPH-member school or program of public health within the last five years and also be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (Green Card). Preference will be given to candidates with a Certification in Public Health (CPH).

A full list of CEPH-accredited, ASPPH-member schools and programs can be accessed via the ASPPH website here.

Questions may be directed via email to ASPPH Graduate Training Programs at