APTR Preventive Medicine and Public Health Fellowship Program
Education Approach to Develop Public Health Practice & Policy
Sponsoring CDC Center:
for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (CSELS); Division
of Scientific Education, Professional Development (DSEPD); Public Health Practice and Policy (PHPP) Branch
Project Focus Area:
project focus area will be workforce development/education and training. The APTR
fellow will be assigned to the PHPP Branch which houses 4 fellowships: Prevention
Effectiveness (i.e., Economics focus); Preventive Medicine Fellowship; Public
Health Informatics Fellowship Program; and Presidential Management Fellowship
(i.e., management & leadership). The
project will entail exposure to 4 fellowships that provide applied public
health practice and policy experiences to CDC fellows.
Center Background and Objectives:
[www.cdc.gov/osels/scientific_edu] provides leadership in public health training and education, and manages
innovative, evidence-based programs to prepare the health workforce to meet
public health challenges of the 21st century. DSEPD is CDC’s lead office for
public health workforce development; activities include:
a diverse workforce through CDC-sponsored internships and fellowships, where
participants provide service while they learn
programs that engage students (K-12, undergraduate) and health professionals in
considering public health as a career
training in core public health sciences, as well as providing curricula,
consultation, and technical assistance
workforce-related research and ensures the use of best practices for
professional development programs
with partners in academia, state and local health agencies, and professional
organizations to address training and educational needs
APTR fellow will have an opportunity to learn and contribute to the following
1. Interprofessional Education
a literature review on existing and emerging interprofessional educational
(IPE) models for didactic and practice based learning.
a landscape analysis on existing indicator
measures (evaluation) for IPE, tailor and develop measures where applicable.
educational presentations about interprofessional education and approaches. Audiences
for these presentations could include internal branch, SEPDPO, CDC, and/or
existing IPE and fellowship competencies and provide recommendations for
incorporating IPE competencies.
a strategy to incorporate the IPE approach with the four fellowships.
trainings and network with fellows from the four fellowships.
2. Policy Opportunities
in compiling data to respond to Congressional and HHS requests for information
about the 4 fellowship programs.
in developing standard operating procedures and workflows.
with colleagues across CDC.
Travel and Training:
The fellow will have an opportunity to attend
trainings from the 4 fellowship programs, CDC University, access to CDC subject
matter experts and network with other CDC fellows.
Required or Desired Knowledge and Skills:
or familiarity with IPE highly desired
and also able to work collaboratively
Systems-thinker, innovative thinking
in working in a cross-cutting team
oral and written communication skills
to integrate information from varied sources
thinking and problem-solving abilities
fellow will learn about the operational and educational aspects of implementing
four federal applied fellowship training programs. The
benefits to the fellow include:
interprofessional education and developing a plan that will be implemented by
these 4 fellowships.
to subject matter experts in public health informatics, economics, preventive medicine, leadership and management.
awareness of workforce development initiatives at the CDC.
to the development of IPE initiatives.
to experience what it is like to compile information to respond to urgent
information requests from the CDC Office of the Director, HHS, Congress, and
Period of Assignment:
The term of each fellowship is 12 months, with
an option to renew for an additional 12 months subject to the availability of
Fellowship Location: Atlanta, GA
- First year fellows: $44,890 (equivalent to GS-8,
Second year fellows:
$46,386 (equivalent to GS-8, step-2)
Travel and Training:
Application Deadline: October 4, 2013
- Applicant Information
- Academic Institution Information
& Certification (applicable only if currently enrolled)
- Resume or C.V.
- Academic Transcripts (graduate level
- Letter of Recommendation #1
- Letter of Recommendation #2
- Applicant Essay