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ASPPH/NHTSA Public Health Fellowship Program: Application Deadline February 15

The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) offers 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 U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Applications are currently being accepted for the 2019 ASPPH/NHTSA Public Health Fellowship Program; the deadline to apply is Friday, February 15, 2019.

The ASPPH/NHTSA Fellowship Program is a unique opportunity for early-career public health professionals with strong research and analytic skills who are interested in the development, promotion and implementation of effective educational, engineering, and enforcement programs to prevent injuries and deaths and reduce economic costs associated with motor vehicle crashes on the nation’s roadways. The selected fellow will have the opportunity to take a first-hand look at the workings of the federal agency dedicated to reducing motor vehicle crashes and become involved in NHTSA’s role in addressing injury prevention and highway safety.

Former ASPPH/NHTSA Fellow, Mr. Jeremy Kinsman (MPH Tulane), states, “My ASSPH fellowship with the NHTSA’s Office of Emergency Medical Services provided me with an opportunity to immediately apply the education and skills I acquired as an MPH student. I had the opportunity to conduct original research on the emergency medical services response to the opioid epidemic, disparities in traffic crash responses, and opioid impaired traffic fatalities. I worked on projects with the CDC, the FDA, and the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy.”  He goes on to say, “The ASSPH fellowship provided me with an opportunity to promote the core tenants of public health within the Federal government and to integrate public health principles and evidence-based science into Federal policies and programs.”

Fellowships will be based at DOT/NHTSA Headquarters in Washington, DC. The fellowship positions are full-time opportunities for one year beginning in September 2019. Detailed program information can be accessed on the ASPPH website; applications may be submitted through the ASPPH online application system.

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

Questions may be directed via email to ASPPH Graduate Training Programs at: trainingprograms@ASPPH.org.