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From Fellow to CDC Mentor: Joel Chehab, MPH on Charting a Path in Global Health

Following his passion for public health has taken Joel Chehab, MPH, on a journey from the US abroad, where he has contributed to global health initiatives in South Africa, the Republic of Congo, and Mozambique. As a high school student, Joel traveled to Arusha, Tanzania (East Africa), which is often thought of as a gateway […]

Meeting People Where They Are: Delivering Culturally Congruent Health Messages

Take the word mosquito and replace it with sancudo (the word most often used in place of mosquito across Central America) in a public health infographic, and you have just strengthened your message about the prevention of mosquito-borne illnesses across the region, Jahn explains. Jahn Jaramillo, MPH, is a 3rd year PHI/CDC Global Health Surveillance […]

2020 Fellows’ Showcase & Awards Ceremony

On Friday, July 17, the PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program hosted the 2nd annual Fellows Showcase & Awards Ceremony to recognize mentor support along with fellows’ achievements and contributions to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s global health portfolio. Over 100 people comprised of program staff, Fellows and CDC staff, joined the live, virtual event. […]

Preventing HIV & Empowering Adolescent Girls & Young Women in South Africa

Though I was born in the U.S., my parents raised and educated me in Kenya because they wanted me to be rooted in family and culture. A part of my family’s tradition was to visit my grandparents in the rural village of Kamwosor. One summer, my grandmother became sick with typhoid because of drinking contaminated […]

PHI/CDC GLOBAL HEALTH FELLOWS RESPONDING TO COVID-19

For the PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program, the urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic is a reminder that it is now more important than ever to build the global health workforce. We are proud to share that 25 of our Fellows have contributed to the work of CDC’s Emergency Operations Center, which “brings together highly trained […]

Chronic Disease & the COVID-19 Pandemic: How Global Health Taught Our Fellow We Are One Global Community

As our world confronts the COVID-19 pandemic, it is increasingly clear that we are all part of one global community. For our Fellow Ayayi Ayite, MPH, MBA, the pandemic is a reminder of the call to serve others, as “our current pandemic we are having is actually proof that we can never have enough people […]

PROGRAM UPDATE: RESPONDING TO COVID-19

As we enter uncharted territory in global health and our daily lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic unfolding around the world, the health and safety of our Program Staff and Fellows remains our first priority. The Public Health Institute (PHI) has taken several steps to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, which you can read more […]

Harnessing a Dual Degree to Create an Enduring Impact in Global Health

Growing up in a Nigerian-American household, Chinonye “Chi Chi” Egbulem MPH, MSW, was aware of her family’s hopes and expectations for her to pursue hard sciences, despite feeling drawn to social justice and public health. As an undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, Chi Chi attempted hard science classes, but […]

2019 Program Highlights

With 2020 underway and our 2020-2021 application season now closed, we are reflecting on the PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program highlights and Fellows’ accomplishments in 2019: Fellows at a Glance: In 2019, we had a total of 48 Fellows stationed in the U.S. and overseas, concentrating on 1 of 6 tracks. Fellows were located in […]

Mentor Spotlight: Dr. Nellie Wadonda-Kabondo of CDC Malawi

How does a mentor make a long-term impact? Just ask Dr. Nellie Wadonda-Kabondo, Chief of Epidemiology, Surveillance and Strategic Information Branch for CDC Malawi and current Mentor for the PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program. Growing up in rural Malawi, Dr. Nellie Wadonda-Kabondo couldn’t have imagined how much her life would change as a university student. […]

Mentor Spotlight: Dr. Denice Kamugumya, MPH, of CDC Tanzania

Originally from Northwest Tanzania, Dr. Denice Kamugumya, MPH, is a medical doctor by training, whose career has taken him from Tanzania to Sierra Leone and South Africa, impacting public health policies and influencing corporate social responsibility initatives. After completing medical school, Dr. Kamugumya worked in the mining industry for eight years in Tanzania and Sierra […]

5 Tips for Submitting a Competitive Application to the PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program

As a current Fellow, I’m happy to share 5 tips with you that will assist you in submitting a strong application to the PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program. Although some of these tips may be obvious, it doesn’t hurt to review this list and double check your application to ensure a successful application process. 1. […]

Now Available – The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellow Experience Webinar 2019

The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program presents the recording of its webinar, “The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellow Experience: Who They Are, What They Do, and How to Become One,” now available for viewing! On Friday, December 6, the PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program hosted its webinar “The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellow Experience: Who They Are, What They Do, […]

Fellow Spotlight: Working at CDC Headquarters- The Dual Experience

In September 2018, I began my fellowship as a PHI/CDC Global Health Surveillance Fellow on the Clinical Surveillance and Epidemiology Team (CSET), in the Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch (ESB) in the Division of Global HIV and TB (DGHT). Before this fellowship, I had worked in various surveillance positions at a State Department of Health and […]

New Fellow Orientation 2019

In early September, we welcomed our new cohort of 25 PHI/CDC Global Health Fellows for New Fellow Orientation at CDC Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. The Fellows are all graduates from CEPH accredited schools with either their Master of Public Health and/or PhD in Public Health. This year, the fellowship had a notably competitive acceptance rate […]

Global Health Matters Seminar

On September 3rd, CDC Center for Global Health hosted the Global Health Matters Seminar, which featured Dr. Mary Pittman, CEO & President of Public Health Institute, and Dr. Keith Martin, founding Executive Director of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health. Approximately 150 people from CDC offices around the world tuned in virtually, along with […]

2019 Fellows Showcase and Awards Ceremony

ON JULY 22, 2019, THE PHI/CDC GLOBAL HEALTH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM HOSTED THE FIRST ANNUAL FELLOWS SHOWCASE AND AWARDS CEREMONY AT CDC IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA. This past fellowship year, which ran from September 2018 to mid-August 2019, the PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship program hosted 49 fellows supported by a team of CDC mentors in CDC offices […]

What’s New: 2018-2019 Fellows’ Highlights

The day-to-day life of a fellow varies from fellowship to fellowship, but each placement offers the opportunity for professional growth and hands-on experience with one of the nation’s most prominent public health agencies, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This fellowship year, our fellows have been busy using their time and unique positions within […]

Now Available – The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellow Experience Webinar 2018

The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program presents the recording of its webinar, “The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellow Experience,” now available for viewing! On Friday, December 7, 2018, the PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program hosted its webinar “The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellow Experience,” an hour long webinar panel where PHI/CDC Global Health Fellow Solape Ajiboye, and PHI/CDC Global Health Alum Grace […]

Webinar – The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellow Experience

Are you looking for insight on the fellowship experience, from the day-to-day responsibilities to the possible career opportunities after completing the fellowship? Or are you certain you want to apply for the fellowship and are looking for more information to best prepare yourself once applications open? If either of these sound like you, join us […]

Mentor Spotlight – Tonya Ross Walker

Telling the story of the fellowship experience would not be complete without knowing the perspective of those who work with them daily to develop their technical and professional skill sets – the CDC Mentors and Host Office Officials. Tonya Ross Walker, the Deputy Branch Chief for the Division of Global HIV & TB’s Epidemiology and Surveillance […]

Capacity Building in Côte d’Ivoire during the Population-based HIV Impact Assessment

Photo: A facilitator from the Ministry of Health delivered a training presentation on good clinical practice.  We have often heard the phrase “Where did the year go?” or “Time flies,” and oh man, does it! I cannot believe it has been a year and a half since I moved to Abidjan, but the memories of […]

Life as a Global Health Recruiter

  January was a busy month for the PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program as we launched our website and opened applications for our very first recruitment cycle. Today, we are sharing an inside account of the experience, and what it’s like to be a recruiter in the global health field,  from our Recruitment & Fellowship […]

Global Violence: Ensuring High Quality Clinical Care for Survivors

Photo: Simone D. McCourtie/World Bank Violence as an Epidemic I sat with Maya* in a dimly-lit restaurant in Kathmandu, Nepal, in a private corner away from the other dining patrons. She spoke softly but her eyes intensely held mine throughout her story. Her husband had disapproved of her advocacy involvement with a local Nepali women’s […]

The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellow Experience Webinar Recording Now Available!

The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program presents the recording of its webinar, “The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellow Experience: Who They Are, What They Do, and How to Become One,” now available for viewing! On Friday, January 26, the PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program hosted its webinar “The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellow Experience: Who They Are, What They Do, and […]

Enhancing Partner Performance through Administrative Site Visits

Above: The CDC Haiti CoAg team, TB team, and a representative from implementing partner GHESKIO visited the Sanatorium de Port-Au-Prince. The team was able to tour the new addition to the Sanatorium. During the 2017 fiscal year (FY17), CDC Haiti visited 71 of its 88 President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)-funded health facilities – […]

Webinar – The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellow Experience: Who They Are, What They Do, and How to Become One

Join the PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program for this exciting opportunity to learn more about the fellowship experience from the people who know best: Our Fellows! This Friday, January 26 at 3:30 pm EST/12:30 pm PST, the PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program will host “The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellow Experience: Who They Are, What They Do, and […]

Applications Now Open!

The day has arrived! The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program 2018 fellowship applications are now open. We are searching for talented global health change-makers in six technical tracks – Epidemiology, HIV prevention, Monitoring and Evaluation, Strategic Information, Program Management, and Surveillance. Applications are open between Wednesday, January 10 and Friday, February 2! PHI/CDC Global Health Fellows […]

Welcome to the PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program!

Welcome! We are thrilled to start our journey working with today’s emerging global public health professionals as the implementers of the PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program . The Public Health Institute (PHI) has an extensive history of coordinating global and public health fellowship programs, and has an established relationship with the Centers for Disease Control […]

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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