CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship 2011, USA

CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship

Study Subject :  Health

Employer :  CDC

Level :  Graduate

The fellowship provides third- and fourth-year medical and veterinary students with valuable public health experience in an international setting.

Fellows are placed in 6- to 12-week long field assignments throughout the year. Fellows are mentored by experienced CDC staff and learn through hands-on experience working on a public health project in a developing country.

The CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship is endowed by the O.C. Hubert Charitable Trust.

Hubert fellows spend 6 to 12 weeks in a developing country working on a priority health problem with CDC staff.

Fellows participate as a member of a CDC team investigating a global public health problem and conducting analyses of public health data.

Interested medical and veterinary students apply during their 2nd or 3rd year. The fellowship begins the following summer.

Hubert fellows receive a stipend to help pay for travel and living expenses during the fellowship.

Most schools award course credit.

Fellows are assigned to one public health project in a developing country. Each assignment specifies the dates and required skills and languages.

Applicants may indicate a preference for up to 5 assignments. The program makes every effort to place fellows in one of their selected assignments.

Past assignments have included

  • Health outcome evaluation of home drinking water treatment and storage methods in Guatemala
  • Review of antiretroviral therapy in private practice, Kenya
  • Study of the epidemiology of Lassa Fever in rural Guinea, West Africa
  • Development of surveillance systems for surgical site infections, antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance in a tertiary surgical center in Hanoi, Vietnam

Fellowship Application Deadline: February 2011