Monday, May 2, 2011

CDC Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program

CDC Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program

Goal
To provide training and experience in applying computer and information science and technology to real public health problems.
Description

PHIFP is a 2-year paid fellowship in public health informatics. The competency-based and hands-on training allows you to apply information and computer science and technology to solve real-world problems.

You will have the opportunity to
  • learn about informatics and public health
  • work with teams involved in research and development of public health information systems
  • lead an informatics project
  • design, develop, implement, evaluate, and manage public health information systems
What are the prerequisites?

We look for motivated persons with diverse interests. We select applicants who have
  • A strong interest in applying information and computer science and technology to the practice of public health
  • A strong desire to pursue a career in public health informatics
You should have a master's or higher degree in an appropriate discipline, including, but not limited to
  • Public health, medicine, health care, health-services research
  • Computer science, information science, or information systems
  • Statistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Public health informatics, or related discipline
You must have documented training or experience in certain fields (such as informatics, information systems, computer science, public health, or a related healthcare profession).



More information about the CDC Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program can be found here.

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