Dr. Matthew Ferreira, an alumnus of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has been awarded a fellowship by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He will spend a year as an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow (STPF) at the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Strategic Medical Preparedness.
Dr. Ferreira is among 278 highly trained scientists and engineers who will spend a year serving professionally in federal agencies and congressional offices. Of these, 33 will serve in Congress and 245 in the executive branch among 19 federal agencies or departments. Since the program’s inception in 1973, more than 3,000 fellows have supported the executive, judicial and legislative branches of the U.S. government.
Dr. Ferreira received his MPH from the Bloomberg School in 2016. He received a DVM from the Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2014.
The U.S. government benefits from the contributions of STPF fellows, while fellows learn firsthand about federal policymaking and implementation. Fellows represent a broad range of disciplines, backgrounds and career stages.Tags: Friday Letter Submission, Publish on August 09