CDC-Hubert Global Health Award

The CDC-Hubert Global Health Award, endowed by the O.C. Hubert Charitable Trust is designed to encourage students to think of public health in a global context. Established in 1999, the original fellowship provided an opportunity for third- and fourth-year medical and veterinary students to gain public health experience in an international setting. Hubert fellows spent six to twelve weeks in a developing country working on a priority health problem in conjunction with CDC staff.

In 2020, the fellowship transitioned. Now called the CDC-Hubert Global Health Award (Hubert Award), it provides a financial award for competitively selected medical and veterinary students who successfully complete CDC’s Epidemiology Elective Program (EEP) and demonstrate a commitment to global health through their EEP project assignment.  The Hubert Award is given annually to up to seven EEP graduates, Recipients receive a monetary award of $1,000 each. APPLY NOW

Since its inception in 1975, EEP has provided approximately 2,100 future physicians and veterinarians opportunities to gain experience with applied epidemiology and public health under the mentorship of CDC subject matter experts. EEP students have helped investigate domestic and global public health problems such as infectious disease outbreaks, natural disasters, chronic diseases and limited access to health care. Students often participate in surveillance, analyze data, assist with outbreak investigations and contribute to CDC publications and recommendations. Project assignments in global health have largely supported CDC’s mission to protect domestic public health by helping other countries respond to global health threats. This competitive program offers 6- or 8-week rotations largely based at CDC headquarters. 

For more information, please contact Amy Macklin at amacklin@cdcfoundation.org.

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Program Description: To provide a $1,000 financial award for competitively selected medical and veterinary students who successfully complete CDC’s Epidemiology Elective Program (EEP) and demonstrate a commitment to global health through their EEP project assignment. The Hubert Award is given annually to up to seven EEP graduates.
Funding Partners:
  • O.C. Hubert Charitable Trust
Previous Funding Partners:
  • Pfizer Inc.
Program Partners:
  • CDC's Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services
Program Location:
  • Egypt
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • India
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Swaziland
  • United States of America
  • South Africa
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe