The Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program
The Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program (PHIFP) provides on-the-job training for professionals to apply expertise in information science, computer science, and information technology to address current and future informatics needs. While working in CDC programs to enhance our agency’s informatics workforce, fellows help state and local health departments and international public health agencies solve complex public health informatics challenges.
To be eligible for PHIFP, you must have:
A doctoral (PhD, MD, PharmD) or masters level degree from an accredited academic institution in one of the following:
- Public health, medicine, health care, health services research
- Computer science, information science, information systems
- Public health informatics or related discipline
Documented one year of informatics experience for doctoral level candidates and three years of informatics experience for masters level candidates in one of the following fields:
- Public health informatics
- Health informatics or related field
- Information systems
- Information science
- Computer science
- Information technology
Public Health Experience
Documented one year of experience for doctoral level candidates and three years of experience for masters level candidates in one of the following areas:
- Public health
- Related healthcare profession
Documented experience in performing research or evaluation during or after academic training is required. This includes publications, thesis, poster presentations, or a research or evaluation proposal.
Relocation is required to various programs throughout CDC. Some assignments may also occur in other locations.
- Verify that you are not a citizen of a country designated as a state sponsor of terrorism per this U.S. Department of State’s website: State Sponsors of Terrorism
- Non-U.S. citizens must be legal permanent residents or eligible for J1, TN, H-1B, or OPT-EAD (STEM Extension) visas prior to the program’s start date. CDC’s HRO/Immigration Office will consult with all non-U.S. citizen candidates to identify the most appropriate visa type for the fellowship appointment
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