CSTE/CDC/ASPPH Applied Epidemiology Fellowship Program

The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), in close collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) support this fellowship to train recent graduates in the expanding field of applied epidemiology.

The Fellowship is designed for recent or impending master’s or doctoral-level graduates in epidemiology or a related field who are interested in the practice of public health at the state or local level. While the program provides rigorous training for its participants, it is also designed with flexibility in order to meet the particular interests of the fellow. Fellows are matched to a state health department for a two-year fellowship position based on program area of interest.

Program Areas


Closely designed based on the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) program and using a mentorship model, the CDC/CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for graduates to acquire and develop epidemiologic skills through high-quality, on-the-job training. Fellows work closely with highly trained and experienced epidemiologists at the state and local level as well as those working at the federal level with the CDC.

Mentor and Host Health Agency

Each Applied Epidemiology Fellow is assigned to a designated host health agency and two, highly-trained and experienced mentors (primary and secondary). Host health agencies are CDC and CSTE-approved, with demonstrated capacity to provide a fellow with technical training, research opportunities, and practical experience in the application of epidemiologic methods.

Fellow Application Requirements: 


Application Components

 Access the online application. 

 View more information about the CDC/CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellowship. 

For more information please visit the webpage: http://www.cstefellows.org; Or, contact the CSTE Fellowship Coordinator at aef@cste.org or 770-458-3811.