2015-2016 ODPHP Residents
- Faraz Ahmad, Case Western Reserve University
- Vincent Beswick-Escanlar, Uniformed
- Marielena Brown, University of Rochester
- Richard Bruno, Johns Hopkins University
- Timothy Cho, US Army School of Aviation Medicine
- Kendrick Gwynn, Boston University Medical Center
- Neeza Kamil, Loma Linda University
- Bethany Strong, University of Maryland at Baltimore
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 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 have the opportunity to work on national preventive health
initiatives as well as attend meetings
and briefings with high-level policy makers and other prevention-related events
in the Washington, DC area.
- 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.
This opportunity is
available for preventive medicine residents with a specialty in general
preventive medicine/ public health, occupational medicine, or aerospace
medicine. Primary care residents with demonstrated interest in prevention, public
health, or health policy are also invited to apply.
It is expected that the
residency program is a current institutional member of APTR. If a selected candidate is from a
non-institutional member of APTR then the applicant will need to become a
resident member of APTR at the time of acceptance.
A stipend of $3,100 per month and an administrative fee will be paid directly to the residency program.
Two-month rotations are
available from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. Residents select three
rotation start-date preferences when applying.
All rotations must occur on-site at the ODPHP office in Rockville, MD
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP)
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite LL-100
Rockville, MD 20852
mission is to lead and mobilize actions to improve health by establishing
national health priorities and translating disease prevention and health
promotion science into policy, guidance, and tools for a healthier nation. Through a variety of initiatives housed within and/or
coordinated by the office, ODPHP provides a prevention framework for the
Nation, assists the Department’s prevention communication efforts, and
contributes to the developing prevention science base, with a focus on
nutrition and physical activity.
- Adverse Drug Events Prevention
- Dietary Guidelines for Americans
- Health Communication, Health Literacy, and e-Health
- Healthy People 2020
- Health Care Associated Infections Prevention
- Health Communication and Health Information Technology
- Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
For more information about ODPHP, please visit: http://www.health.gov.
The next application cycle will open on October 15, 2015 with additional timeline information.
For application reminders, please fill out the form below.