Victoria Phifer


Presidential Management Fellow

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Washington D.C.

Victoria Phifer is a current Presidential Management Fellow appointed to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Victoria works in the CDC’s Washington office where she develops plans for the agency’s work with Congress and other Washington-area organizations to advance CDC’s public health goals.

As a student leader at Rollins, Victoria served as an HPM Department Representative within the Rollins Student Government Association (RSGA) ; Health Advocacy Co-Chair of the Emory Student Chapter of Academy Health; and was a member of ABPHS, Health STAT and the American Public Health Association (APHA). Her commitment to service was recognized as a recipient of the 2015 ABPHS Community Service Award and the Dr. Herman L. Reese Community Service Award, awarded annually to students who have shown dutiful service to the Emory community and significant contributions to the black community at Emory and to the greater Atlanta community.

When asked about her decision to attend the Rollins School of Public Health, Victoria knew she made the right decision in selecting Emory upon arrival. 

As an HPM student, learning about the developing and implementation of the Affordable Care Act inspired Victoria to further explore the role of health policy in achieving her long-term career goals. She seeks to use her past experience in not for profit organizations, civic engagement, and community organizing to inform policy recommendations. 

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The energy at orientation was almost electric, and every one she interacted with was deeply committed to changing the landscape of public health in his or her respective fields.

Victoria Phifer

Health Policy and Management (HPM)