Council for State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Now Accepting Applications

Kate Stuart
December 3, 2014
Posted in Announcements

Council for State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Now Accepting Applications! For more information, visit the CSTE Website 

CSTE, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), established this fellowship to train recent graduates in the expanding field of applied epidemiology. The CDC/CSTE Fellowship is designed for recent or impending master’s or doctoral-level graduates in epidemiology or a related field who are interested in the practice of public health at the state or local level. While the program provides rigorous training for its participants, it is also designed with flexibility in order to meet the particular interests of the fellow. Fellows are matched to a state health department for a two-year fellowship position based on program area of interest. 

Program Areas 

·         Chronic Diseases 

·         Environmental Health (including Waterborne Diseases) 

·         Infectious Disease (including Healthcare-associated Infections, Quarantine, and Food Safety) 

·         Injury Prevention (including Drug Overdose) 

·         Maternal and Child Health 

·         Occupational Health 

·         Oral Health 

·         Substance Abuse  

Closely designed based on the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) program and using a mentorship model, the CDC/CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for graduates to acquire and develop epidemiologic skills through high-quality, on-the-job training. Fellows work closely with highly trained and experienced epidemiologists at the state and local level as well as those working at the federal level with the CDC. 

Mentor and Host Health Agency 
Each Applied Epidemiology Fellow is assigned to a designated host health agency and two, highly-trained and experienced mentors (primary and secondary). Host health agencies are CDC and CSTE-approved, with demonstrated capacity to provide a fellow with technical training, research opportunities, and practical experience in the application of epidemiologic methods. 

Fellowship Application Requirements


§  A master’s degree (MPH, MSPH or MS) or doctoral degree (PhD, MD, DVM, DrPH) in a public health-related field (i.e. epidemiology, biostatistics, or other public health field) 

§  Completed coursework in at least four graduate-level epidemiology courses and one graduate level biostatistics course 

§  Desire to pursue a long-term career at the state or local level 

§  United States citizenship.  


Application Components 

§  Identifying information 

§  Education  

§  Professional experience 

§  Data analysis experience 

§  Program areas of interest 

§  Geographical preferences 

§  Personal statement (500 words or less)  

§  Resume/CV 

§  Three (3) letters of recommendation (one letter from a professor and one from a supervisor required)

§  Proof of US citizenship (copy of birth certificate or US passport)

For more information and access to the electronic application, please visit our webpage:


For questions, please contact: 

Valerie Underwood 
Workforce and Fellowship Coordinator  
Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists 
2872 Woodcock Blvd. Suite 250 
Atlanta, GA 30341 
Phone: 770-458-3811 
Fax: 770-458-8516