CDC Undergraduate Public Health Scholars (CUPS) Program


CDC’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity internship opportunities for eligible undergraduate and graduate students to gain meaningful experiences in public health settings. See the various opportunities below:

  • Columbia University Medical Center – Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP) – The Summer Public Health Scholars Program is a 10-week summer training program for undergraduates entering their junior or senior year and recent baccalaureate degree students who are undecided about their career goals. This is a rigorous program which includes Public Health coursework at Columbia University; hands-on field experience and immersion in a diverse, economically disadvantaged urban environment; seminars and lectures with public health leaders; and mentoring by faculty members, ensuring students’ exposure to the breadth and importance of public health as a career option.
  • Kennedy Krieger Institute – Maternal Child Health Careers / Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement-Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP) – The MCHC/RISE-UP Program is a 10-week summer public health leadership program designed for undergraduates in their junior and senior year and recent baccalaureate degree students (within 12 months of the MCHC/RISE-UP orientation). MCHC/RISE-UP focuses on the social determinants of health, elimination of health disparities, and evaluation and treatment of developmental disabilities.
  • Morehouse College – Project IMHOTEP – Morehouse College’s Project IMHOTEP is an 11-week summer internship designed to increase the knowledge and skills of underrepresented minority students in biostatistics, epidemiology, and occupational safety and health, supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE). Interns will culminate their experience by developing a research manuscript suitable for publication in a scientific journal and giving an oral poster presentation to their peers, mentors and other public health professionals.
  • Morehouse College – Public Health Leader Fellowship Program (MC PHLFP) Program – The CDC Public Health Leader Fellowship Program (PHLFP) is a rigorous 10-week summer program designed to prepare underrepresented, culturally sensitive, undergraduate students for leadership roles in the field of public health. A principal aim of the program is reducing health disparities.
  • University of Michigan School of Public Health – Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP) – The Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP) is a 10-week residential program at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health (UM-SPH) designed to encourage underrepresented college students to consider careers in public health. The program is meant to foster knowledge of, excitement about, and commitment to health equity.
  • UCLA – Public Health Scholars Training Program – The UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program is an 8-week residential summer training program that will expose undergraduate students to the field of public health. The program provides undergraduate students the opportunity to explore the field of public health through hands-on training, structured workshops, group excursions, and leadership and professional development.
  • Kennedy Krieger Institute – Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program (Ferguson Fellows) – The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases RISE Fellowship Program is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded, a 10-week summer program that provides a research-based educational and professional development experience for students interested in infectious diseases, public health, mental health, maternal and child health and health disparities research.

Applications for all programs due January 31, 2020.

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Maternal and Child Health Training: Maternal-Infant-Matrix (MIM) Storyboard Methodology Practicum



  • Friday, May 8 to Sunday, May 10, 2020 (3 day course: $350/person) – Scheduled after the EIS conference
  • May 25 – 29, 2020 (5 day course: $500/person)-Scheduled before the Epidemiology in Action Course and the International Course in Applied Epidemiology

The MIM/SM methodology has five component parts:

  • Defining the MCH system with particular attention to the Comprehensive Emergency Obstetrical and Newborn Care (CEm ONC) system;
  • Use of the continuous management cycle for quality improvement;
  • Defining the local indicator matrix (LIM ) and assuring linkage of process indicators to outcome indicators to avoid outcome displacement;
  • Completing the Quality Improvement (QI) story by implementing the QA/QI methods and techniques;
  • Conducting the Quality Improvement Collaborative (QIC) for scaling up the intervention package.

To register or if you have any questions, please contact Pia Valeriano at:

Epidemiology in Action with R-Studio Course


This course is directed at public health professionals who wish to learn epidemiology or to review how epidemiology is used in disease investigations. This training includes discussions of descriptive epidemiology, ecology of infections, biostatistics, public health surveillance, field investigations and table-top case exercises based on actual field investigations and hands-on computer training using Epi-Info. Selected prevalent diseases in North America are also discussed.

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Familiarity with the vocabulary and principles of basic epidemiology; participants are recommended to complete CDC’s Principle’s of Epidemiology self-study course or equivalent.

Sample Agenda

Registration Fee: $2000
Housing, textbook and food, NOT included in fees.

Recommended prerequisite review:

  • Applied Epidemiology Manual

Text books:

  • Epidemiology for Public Health Practice by Friis and Sellers, 5th Edition
  • Field Epidemiology by Michael Gregg, 3rd Edition

Recommended Textbooks:

  • Communicable Disease Manual
  • A Dictionary of Epidemiology

Continuing Education Information:

  • Certificate of attendance will be issued upon completion of this course

Monday, June 1, 2020 – Friday, June 12, 2020
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Eastern Time Zone

Claudia Nance Rollins Auditorium
Rollins School of Public Health
1518 Clifton Rd.
CNR 6001
Atlanta, Georgia 30322

Surveillance in Public Health Training


This course is cosponsored by CDC (Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services) and Emory University (Rollins School of Public Health). Classes will be taught by CDC and Emory field experts.

May 18 – 22, 2020
(deadline April 18, 2020 or later with available seating)

$850 (4.5 days training)

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Course Covers:

  • History of Public Health Surveillance (PHS)
  • Overview of PHS
  • Considerations in planning PHS
  • Sources and collection of data for PHS
  • Data science and its role in PHS
  • Analysis and Interpretation of PHS data
  • Communicating PHS data
  • Ethics and legal issues in PHS
  • State and Local issues in PHS
  • The Emerging Role of Artificial Intelligence in PHS
  • Evaluating PHS data/systems

Special topics in Public Health Surveillance (PHS):

  • Foodborne/Molecular surveillance
  • Cancer surveillance
  • Syndromic surveillance
  • HIV/AIDS surveillance

Hands-on table top PHS case study exercises:

  • Epidemiologic response to Hurricane
  • NY City Surveillance
  • Development of Surveillance Systems


Alaska Indigenous Research Program (AKIRP)


Promoting Resilience, Health, and Wellness May 4-22, 2020

About this Event:
The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) and Alaska Pacific University (APU) are hosting the second Alaska Indigenous Research Program (AKIRP): Promoting Resilience, Health and Wellness May 4-22, 2020.

We encourage those who are interested in Indigenous research methodology, Alaska Native/American Indian heath research, public health professionals, researchers, undergraduate and graduate students, and recent high school graduates over 18 to apply.

Space is limited to 50 people per week. The option to apply for multiple weeks is available! We suggest taking weeks 1 and 2 together or weeks 2 and 3 together.

• Week 1 | May 4-8 |Advanced Research
• Week 2 | May 11-15| Health Ethics Courses
• Week 3 | May 18-22| Introductory Research Courses
• There is no cost for the three weeks of courses
• Limited scholarships available for travel (airfare, room and board)
• Academic credit available

APU Carr Gottstein
4225 University Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508

For more information please visit our web page at


Contact for questions:
Lauren Smayda // // (907)-729-4551
Karli Tyance Hassell // // 907-729-4583