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Teaching Prevention 2015: Connect. Motivate. Educate. Transform.

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Patrick Remington MD MPH, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Medicine & Public HealthAssociate Dean for Public Health and Professor of Population Health Sciences
Sabrina Neeley PhD, Wright State University MPH ProgramTeaching Prevention 2015 Program Planning Chair

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 Health Policy Residency Rotations


How to Apply


2014-2015 ODPHP Residents

  • Sumedh Mankar, Loma Linda University 

  • Carolyn Senger, University of California San Diego/San Diego State University

  • Shelly Bhowmik, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

  • Vinita Magoon, Texas A&M Health Science Center 

  • Phillip Blanc, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene 

  • Kimberly Bowman, Stony Brook University School of Medicine 

  • Leith States, Loma Linda University 


APTR offers continuing field placements for Preventive Medicine and Primary Care residents based at the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health within the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The APTR-ODPHP Health Policy Residency Rotation Program provides excellent learning opportunities in Federal health policy for preventive medicine and primary care residents. Residents witness federal health policy in the making and consider the significant role of physicians in the process. During the rotation, residents are encouraged to attend meetings and briefings with high-level policy makers and other prevention-related events which often occur in, and around, Washington, DC.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the intersection between prevention and public health using evidence-based resources
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the components, development, and implementation of Federal prevention public health policy
  • Identify concrete strategies to coordinate preventive medicine and public health policy
  • Observe and understand the design and implementation process of prevention public health programs to improve the nation’s health.

Financial Support

A stipend of $3,100 per month and an administrative fee will be paid directly to the residency program.

Rotation Period

Rotation must be completed on-site at ODPHP in Rockville, MD. Two-month rotations are available from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.


ODPHP’s mission is to provide leadership for a healthier America by initiating, coordinating, and supporting disease prevention and health promotion activities, programs, policies and information for HHS through collaboration with HHS agencies and other partners in prevention. Through a variety of initiatives housed within and/or coordinated by the office, ODPHP provides the prevention framework for the Nation through Healthy People 2020, assists the Department’s prevention communication efforts, and contributes to the developing prevention science base, with a focus on nutrition and physical activity. 

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