ASPPH welcomes six new fellows who will engage in an intensive 6-month fellowship program with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): two new fellows with the ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program and four new fellows with the ASPPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellowship. During the fellowship assignment period, the fellows will train under the guidance of public health experts within CDC while contributing to a variety of projects that will advance CDC’s priority areas.
The goal of the ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship is to address emerging needs of public health, and to provide leadership and professional opportunities at CDC for graduate students of ASPPH member graduate schools and programs of public health. “For the past few years, it has been a professional goal of mine to work within the CDC in Atlanta and I’m so excited that the ASPPH/CDC Fellowship program has given me that opportunity,” says new ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellow, Ms. Kristen Lewis. “I am most looking forward to breaking into a field of public health that is new to me and working closely with mentors that will help to guide the next steps in my professional career.”
In honor of Dr. Allan Rosenfield’s legacy, the ASPPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellows will participate in CDC global projects aimed at reducing the burden of disease and disability on people who live without access to basic, life-saving health care, as they build their own capacity to be the next generation of global health leaders. New ASPPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellow, Ms. Kristine Wagner writes, “The ASPPH orientation process has made me feel so supported in my transition to my post with CDC Rwanda. Moving and working abroad can be complicated and intimidating, but after meeting the staff in person and seeing their dedication, I know they have my back through it all. They are making it possible to get the technical training I need to be a valuable public servant in global health.”
The 2017 ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellows, based at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, GA, are:
The 2017 ASPPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellows are:
ASPPH would like to thank CDC for their continued support of this important workforce development program.
For more information about ASPPH fellowship programs, please visit http://www.aspph.org/study/fellowships-and-internships/.