Four Rollins Alumni Selected as 2021-2022 ASPPH/CDC Fellows

August 2, 2021

The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) recently announced the 2021-2022 class of ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellows and four of the six are Rollins alumni. The rigorous, one-year training program places fellows within various CDC offices, where they will train beneath public health experts within the CDC.

Su Yeon Bae, MPH, will be based in the Office of the Associate Director for Communication; Jessica Laury, MPH, will be based in the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases; Mary Stromberg, MPH, will be based in National Center for Injury Prevention and Control; and Andrea Vilorio, MPH, will be based in the Center for Global Health. In addition to the aforementioned Rollins alumni, Makala Carrington, MPH, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, will be based in the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control; and Christine Phyathep, MPH, New York University School of Global Public Health, will be based in the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases.

Since 1995, ASPPH Fellowship Programs have contributed to efforts to build an effective public health workforce by placing public health graduate students in federal agency offices in the U.S. and around the world.  Under the guidance of mentors, participants complete one to three-year assignments and experience first-hand how to apply public health theory and knowledge in practical settings. ASPPH fellows train in areas such as monitoring and surveillance, program management, research, evaluation, informatics, statistics, epidemiology, and policy while making meaningful contributions to important public health programs. 

Through a variety of fellowship programs, ASPPH has cultivated the professional development of more than 1,200 newly graduated public health professionals through fellowship placements at the de Beaumont Foundation, CDC, EPA, HRSA, NHTSA, USDA, the Executive Branch, and U.S. Congress. Nearly 600 fellows have trained through the ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program, the very first ASPPH fellowship program. 

All fellows successfully complete a multi-phase application and selection process to become fellows.

Learn more about the ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program.


Associated Topics: