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CDC Public Health Analytics and Modeling Fellowship

Applications are now open for the 2022 round of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Public Health Analytics and Modeling Fellowship!

Several MIDAS members were awarded fellowships in 2021:

  • Diepreye Ayabina
  • Zachary Madewell
  • Paige Miller
  • Sinead Morris
  • Emily Pollock
  • Casey Zipfel


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established the 2-year CDC Public Health Analytics and Modeling Fellowship in 2021 to enhance the use of mathematical modeling, forecasting, and advanced analytics in public health through the recruitment, internal placement, and professional development of doctoral graduates trained in mathematical or analytical fields. Disease modeling is of increasing importance to public health. Through the use of models, researchers can assist in the interpretation of complex epidemiological data, inform risk assessments, forecast future disease activity, and inform intervention planning and impact assessment.

The Prevention Effectiveness (PE) Fellowship is recruiting approximately 20 positions for the Public Health Analytics and Modeling (PHAM) Fellowship. These positions are specifically for modeling assignments within various programs at CDC. Applicants must hold a terminal (e.g. PhD, ScD) degree in a mathematical or analytical field such as; mathematical modeling, operations research, statistics, computer science, ecology, quantitative epidemiology, or other applied science field. Assignments focus on work related to the following types of modeling; disease transmission models, individual, compartmental, and agent-based models, spatial or network models, simulation and system dynamics modeling, and econometric models. Training will be provided in: decision analysis, disease transmission modeling, advanced econometrics, machine learning and big data analysis, data visualization, and key software applications such as R, Python, etc.

All doctoral degree requirements must be completed by 7/22/2022. The starting annual salary is approximately $87,000 plus Federal benefits. The application period is 9/7/2021 to 1/21/2022. The fellowship begins on 8/15/2022 (this date is flexible) with an intensive orientation and training program. Interested individuals should apply now at www.cdc.gov/pef/ or send an email of inquiry to Dr. Adam Skelton: PEF@cdc.gov.  Phone contact is; 404-861-3882.  CDC will sponsor suitable visas for non-US citizen candidates.

All applicants receive equal consideration without regard to person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability or genetic information, or any other non-merit factors. CDC maintains a smoke-free environment.