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Current Number of Alumni
Percentage Of Fellows Who Received On-The-Job Experience in their Primary Domain
Percentage Of Alumni Who Want To Continue Their Career In Global Health


After ending their fellowship, PHI/CDC Global Health Alumni have completed at least one year of distinct, hands-on training with experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and are ready to embark on the next steps in their global health career journey with skills and competencies needed to succeed. Alumni pursue a variety of post-fellowship opportunities where they can use their newly gained or further developed technical and professional skills, including:

1) CDC

Finding open positions within CDC can be difficult for individuals at any level, but this is particularly true for early career professionals with limited networks and working experience. Through our program, Fellows can leverage their positions within active CDC global health teams to build their network and develop the skills necessary to be viable candidates for these hard-to-find jobs. After finishing their fellowship, some Alumni have been able to continue working with their current teams as contractors or full time employees, or move on to work with other CDC offices and divisions.

2) Further Academic Training (PhD; MD)

Following their fellowship, some Alumni decide to continue their studies in the public or global health field by pursuing their MD or PhD in Public Health, Epidemiology, Medical Anthropology or other post-graduate degrees. They may also decide to continue their research outside the CDC by joining research centers at academic institutions. The experience they gain during their placement allows them insight into the industry’s current best-practices that inform or define their research focus.

Alumni have continued their studies/research at the following institutions:

  • Brown University
  • Emory University
  • Harvard University
  • Heidelberg University
  • Georgia State University
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Gothenburg
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Washington
3) State Public Health Departments

Experience gained from working with world leaders in disease research and prevention can increase distinction for early career candidates searching for employment in state public health departments. Our Alumni end their fellowship with at least one year of direct exposure to working with CDC’s global health experts and are prepared to communicate their knowledge and ideas with government and non-government entities alike.  Not only do our Alumni benefit from gained technical skills sets, but they are also able to join the workforce with a unique understanding of major funders, partnerships, and stakeholders in the global health field.


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PHI/CDC Global Health Alumni, Rachel McCullough-Sanden, co-facilitated a training for a delegation of Nigerian health and government professionals in Cameroon. Click here to read more.
PHI/CDC Global Health Alumni, Allison Moffitt, was featured on the “Storytelling with Data” blog for her data visualization work with PEPFAR Cambodia. Click here to read more.

Check out alumni profiles and blogs here.

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Alumni: Although you have finished your time with the PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program, it doesn’t mean that your contact with the program has to end! We are always excited to hearing about your latest career goals and achievements and look forward to sharing them with our audiences and potential applicants. There are many ways to continue your engagement after leaving the fellowship, including:

  • Share your accomplishments with us on Twitter (@PHICDC) and LinkedIn (The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program);
  • Join our Alumni LinkedIn group, PHI/CDC Alumni Community, for job postings and career resources
  • Send us updates on your global health career directly via email;
  • Participate as a guest speaker during orientation and outreach events such as conferences and information sessions; and
  • Continue to tell the story of your Fellow experience by participating in an Alumni Profile.

If you are a PHI/CDC Global Health Alumni with questions on how to stay engaged with the program, or for general inquiries from all other audiences, please reach out to program staff via our Contact Form.

The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program is implemented for CDC by the Public Health Institute and its partner Consortium of Universities for Global Health.


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