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2019 Paul Ambrose Scholars Symposium

APTR-CDC Fellowship Program
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Positions for this program are no longer available for application.

The APTR-CDC Fellowship Program provided professional development and training opportunities in public health and preventive medicine interest areas with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Fellows gained leadership experience in public health practice and policy, access to state-of-the-art technology and national databases, and train with leading experts in the field of preventive medicine and public health.  

Alumni Community

Over 200 fellows have completed the program since 1993, and alumni have gone on to leadership roles in government service and the public health field. The following chart represents the post-fellowship employment categories of program alumni:


The APTR-CDC Fellowship Program strengthens young professionals' commitment to public health, fosters an interest in governmental public health careers, and provides fellows with professional development opportunities. Of alumni surveyed:

  • Nearly all fellows (96%) have been published in a peer-reviewed journal
  • Two-thirds (66%) of publications were a direct result of the research conducted in the APTR-CDC Fellowship
  • 85% of alumni have gone on to serve as a mentor for a public health trainee


“I learned that I loved public health and wanted to make that a career. I also made good CDC colleagues, who I am in contact with to this day.”

“Being in the Fellowship was a tremendous opportunity to get my foot in the door at CDC. I became familiar with the agency and its culture, and the experience I gained helped me to get a contract position at CDC, which led to a federal position. Taking part in the Fellowship program was an essential step in my federal career.”

“Life-changing—I would not be in the career I'm in now without this Fellowship.”


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