ASPPH is pleased to welcome two new participants to our ASPPH/NHTSA Public Health Fellowship Program. The new ASPPH Fellows began their one-to-three-year assignments last week with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation. This prestigious fellowship program offers applied public health training opportunities for recent graduates of ASPPH member, Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)-accredited schools and programs of public health.
The 2020 – 2021 ASPPH/NHTSA Public Health Fellows are:
The ASPPH/NHTSA Public Health Fellowship Program offers excellent training opportunities aimed to strengthen the public health workforce, as well as strengthen the linkages between public health, traffic safety, and injury prevention by providing opportunities for early-career public health professionals to acquire and practice the skills needed to perform essential public health services as they pertain to traffic safety specifically, and public health in general. NHTSA promotes and implements 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. Ms. Cunningham comments, “I’m interested in how human behavior and public health interact, and how that information can inform programs and policies. Training at NHTSA will give me a great opportunity to enhance my data analysis skills, learn to effectively communicate data results to inform program and policy creation, and explore the achievements and challenges of EMS systems nationally.” Ms. Dolce adds, “I chose to do the ASPPH Fellowship with the NHTSA’s Impaired Driving and Occupant Protection office because it will allow me to expand my public health experience and gain skills within the field of traffic safety and injury prevention. I aspire to protect and save lives on our roads and highways through education, awareness, and prevention. Training provided by the ASPPH/NHTSA Fellowship will be an essential next step in achieving my career aspirations.”
ASPPH would like to thank our partners at NHTSA for their continued support of this important public health workforce development program.
Questions may be directed via email to ASPPH Graduate Training Programs at TrainingPrograms@ASPPH.org.