Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program, CDC, Atlanta Georgia, USA

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers a 2-year postgraduate competency-based training program in public health informatics, the systematic application of information and computer science to public health practice, research, and learning. Fellows receive training in both informatics and public health, are assigned to teams involved in CDC information systems projects, provide technical assistance to state and local health departments and international agencies, and are given the opportunity to lead one or more major projects during their fellowship.

Eligibility and Application Information

To apply for PHIFP, you must
  • Meet both the educational and professional requirements
  • Be willing to commit to a 2-year full-time program
  • Be willing to relocate to Atlanta, Georgia
Educational Requirements

Doctoral (PhD, MD) degree preferred (master’s may apply). Degree must be from an accredited academic institution in
  • Public health, medicine, health care, health-services research
  • Computer science, information science, information systems
  • Statistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Public health informatics or related discipline
Professional Requirements
At least 1-year documented experience in
  • Informatics
  • Information systems
  • Information science
  • Computer science
  • Information technology
  • Informatics-related field
And at least 1-year documented experience in
  • Public health
  • Related health-care profession
U.S. citizenship is not required. Non-U.S. citizens are permitted to apply, but must meet the visa and immigration requirements
July 6
Application period opens.
November 4
Application period closes.
November 12
Supporting documents due in program office.
Selected candidates are invited for interview.
Interviews are conducted at CDC in Atlanta, Georgia. Applicants are responsible for their travel expenses.
Applicants notified of acceptance into the program.
Fellowship begins.
Application Process
Apply online via
Additional supporting documents are required.

Supporting Documents
Mail supporting documents (letters of recommendation and transcripts) in one package to the PHIFP office.

Letters of Recommendation
  • Three letters of recommendation with original signatures are required
  • Select persons who are familiar with your academic achievements, future aspirations, personal qualities, and professional attributes.Provide them with a copy of the Instructions for Letter of Recommendation (PDF 2 pages; 26 KB).
  • One letter must be from a faculty member or supervisor.
  • All letters must be submitted in English.
  • Each letter of recommendation must be submitted in a sealed envelope.
  • Letters must be specific to your PHIFP application and dated within 6 months of the application.
  • You must provide official transcripts for all degrees you have earned.
  • If transcripts are not issued by a U.S. institution, other proof of degree completion must be submitted. Transcripts and proof of degree completion must be translated into English.
  • Each transcript must be submitted in a sealed envelope from the institution.
  • High school transcripts are not required.
Submission of Supporting Documents
  • Applicants are responsible for the timely receipt of all supporting documents.
  • Keep in mind that all mail delivery, including express mail, can take a few extra days to reach our office.
  • We do not accept faxes, e-mails, or PDF documents.
  • Mail all supporting documents in one package to
Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd., NE
Mailstop E-92
Atlanta, GA 30333 USA

Application Deadlines
November 4: The deadline for submitting the online application.
November 12: All supporting documents must be received by this date.

Contact Us
For more information, contact:

Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd., NE
Mailstop E-92
Atlanta, GA 30333, USA

Phone: 404-498-6219

Fax: 404-498-6135

E-mail: [email protected] (subject line: Request info)