CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship
- O.C. Hubert Charitable Trust
- Pfizer Inc.
- CDC's Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services
- South Africa
The CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship, 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 fellowship provides an opportunity for third- and fourth-year medical and veterinary students to gain public health experience in an international setting. Hubert fellows spend six to twelve weeks in a developing country working on a priority health problem in conjunction with CDC staff. Through these experiences, students establish relationships with, and receive training from, recognized experts from CDC and other national and international health agencies. Examples of students’ past experiences include:
- Health outcome evaluation of various home drinking water treatment and storage methods in Guatemala
- Review of antiretroviral therapy in private practice, Kenya
- Study of the epidemiology of Lassa Fever in rural Guinea, West Africa
- Development of surveillance systems for surgical site infections, antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance in a tertiary surgical center in Hanoi, Vietnam
Global health opportunities previously offered through the Hubert Global Health Fellowship are paused at this time, and will continue in the future in a different format. Similar experiences are available through the Epidemiology Elective Program (EEP). Most EEP projects are based at CDC in Atlanta, GA.