University of Nebraska Medical Center

CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellowship

Applications accepted Nov 1, 2013 – Jan 17, 2014 (positions begin Summer 2014)

CSTE is pleased to announce the opening of our Class XII CDC/CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellowship application

CSTE, in 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), established this Fellowship to train recent graduates in the expanding field of applied epidemiology. The CDC/CSTE Fellowship is designed for recent or impending master 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 2 year fellowship position based on program area of interest.

Program areas include:

Chronic Diseases

Environmental Health

Infectious Diseases (including HAI, Quarantine, and Food Safety)

Injury Prevention

Maternal and Child Health

Occupational Health

Oral Health

Substance Abuse


Closely designed after 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 during a high quality, on-the-job training program in public health practice. 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. All Fellowship graduates have secured permanent positions and most are furthering their careers in epidemiology at the state or local level.

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 mentors). Host health agencies are CDC and CSTE approved, with demonstrated capacity to provide an Applied Epidemiology Fellow with technical training, research opportunities, and practical experience in the application of epidemiologic methods.

Fellow Application Requirements:
  • An MPH, MSPH, MS, or an equivalent degree or advanced degree in a public health related field (i.e. PhD in epidemiology, biostatistics, or other public health field; an MD degree; or a DVM degree).
  • Completed coursework in at least three advanced graduate-level epidemiology courses and one graduate level biostatistics course.
  • Desire to pursue a long-term career at the state or local level.
  • United States citizenship.

Application Components

  • Identifying Information
  • Education
  • Professional Experience
  • Data Analysis Experience
  • Program areas of interest
  • Geographical preferences of
  • Personal Statement (500 words or less)
  • Resume/CV
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (One letter from a professor and one from a supervisor required)
  • Proof of US Citizenship (copy of birth certificate or US passport)

For more information and a link to the electronic application, please visit the program webpage: http://www.cste.org/?page=ProspectiveFellows.