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 the agency’s informatics workforce, fellows help state and local health departments and international public health agencies solve complex public health informatics challenges.
Public health informatics is the systematic application of knowledge about systems that capture, manage, analyze and use information to improve population health. The Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program (PHIFP) provides applied public health informatics training to fellows to apply computer science and information technology to public health problems.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
– Computer science
– Information systems
– Information technology
– Information science
– Public health informatics
– Health care
– Health services
Note: 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.
Note: Public health, medicine, health care, health services research Computer science, information science, information systems Statistics Epidemiology Public health informatics or related discipline.
Note: Public health informatics Health informatics or related field Information systems Information science Computer science Information technology
Note: Public health Related healthcare profession
Note: 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. 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 Terrorismexternal icon (Syria and Sudan)
Note: - This fellowship is paid. Those holding a doctoral level degree who begin their fellowship program in the Classes of 2018 and beyond are paid the equivalent of a GS 12, Step 3 salary (USD68,790).
Note: - Those holding a master’s level degree are paid the equivalent of a GS 11, Step 3 salary (USD11,393)
Note: Fellows may be eligible for a salary increase after one year of appointment, based on performance and written recommendation by appropriate management officials.
Note: Your application requires copies of unofficial transcripts for all earned degrees or qualifying degrees in progress.If you are accepted into the program, CDC must receive your official transcript by March 31 of the fellowship year
Note: Three letters of recommendation are required from persons familiar with your academic achievements, aspirations, personal qualities, and professional attributes.Persons writing letters should typically be current or former supervisors or professors. Avoid requesting letters from colleagues or friends.Recommendations must be specific to the PHIFP application, written in English, placed on official letterhead, signed and dated within six months prior to date submitted.
Note: Write your personal statement (in essay form) by answering these questions: What are your career plans after graduating from PHIFP? Why? How will PHIFP help you fulfill these plans? How will PHIFP complement you previous training and experience?