If you are considering a career in public health, this webinar will provide you with an overview of the many careers for public health graduates, with a special focus on government opportunities.
Throughout the presentation our panelists will discuss new and expanded career opportunities for public health students including ASPPH Fellowships/Internships, Public Health AmeriCorps, CDC EIS, APHL fellowships, and state-specific fellowships.
APHL and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) partner to offer a variety of laboratory fellowship programs to train and prepare scientists for careers in public health laboratories and support public health initiatives. As a recipient of American Rescue Plan funding, APHL is expanding its current fellowship program offerings and recruiting for fellows who will be placed in public health laboratories. Fellowship Tracks include bioinformatics, biorisk management, environmental health, infectious disease, informatics, quality management, newborn screening and food safety. A new Internship Initiative will also begin with assignments in September 2022.
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) is the national nonprofit organization representing public health agencies in the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia, and over 100,000 public health professionals these agencies employ. ASTHO members, the chief health officials of these jurisdictions, formulate and influence sound public health policy and ensure excellence in state-based public health practice. ASTHO supports workforce development functions in member agencies by offering services including training, a workforce peer network, and technical assistance.
Link: Welcome to ASTHO
Dr. Wences Arvelo works for the CDC’s Epidemiology and Workforce Branch as the Associate Chief for Science. Dr. Arvelo joined CDC as an EIS officer in 2005. Since then, he has had an impactful career in public health with strong scientific and workforce development experience. For over 8 years Dr. Arvelo represented CDC as a scientist and technical expert in Central America and Africa, including serving as a resident advisor for CDC’s Field Epidemiology Training Program in Kenya. He joined the Epidemiology Workforce Branch in 2015 where has served in several leadership supporting a number of training fellowships, including the Epidemic Intelligence Service.
Dr. Arvelo has subject matter expertise in public health workforce development, and has authored over 50 publications in peer reviewed journals. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico Medical School, obtained a master’s in public health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center in 2002. More recently, he completed the preventive medicine residency equivalent training through CDC’s Population Health Training In-place Program and became board certified in Preventive Medicine.
CDC Education Loan Repayment Program for Health Professionals: https://www.cdc.gov/fellowships/loanrepayment.html
Lindsey Johnson is an AmeriCorps Segal Fellow from Los Angeles, California. Lindsey is excited to help launch a new Public Health AmeriCorps program as a Segal Fellow this year, and to advance the goal of creating a more robust, equitable public health workforce across the country.
Public Health AmeriCorps is a partnership between AmeriCorps and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support the recruitment, training, and development of the next generation of public health leaders who will be ready to respond to the nation’s public health needs. The program will help meet public health needs of local communities and advance equitable health outcomes for underserved communities by providing needed capacity and support in state and local public health settings, and provide exposure and pathways to good quality public health-related careers through onsite experience and training.
Heather Krasna is a higher education career services practitioner, career coach and author with more than 20 years’ experience in providing individual career advising to students and professionals from backgrounds including elected officials, university faculty and staff, senior researchers, nonprofit and government executives, career changers, and others.
Heather is author of Jobs That Matter: Find a Stable, Fulfilling Career in Public Service, one of the top career books on Amazon and co-author of the third edition of 101 Careers in Public Health.