The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program (PHIFP) provides on-the-job training for professionals to apply expertise in information science, computer science, and information technology to address current and future informatics needs. While working in CDC programs to enhance the informatics workforce, fellows help state and local health departments and international public health agencies solve complex public health informatics challenges.
The Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program (PHIFP) provides applied public health informatics training to fellows to apply computer science and information technology to public health problems. PHIFP is a 2-year, competency-based training program in public health informatics. Fellows are placed in assignments in centers and offices across CDC where they gain experiential training to enhance the public health informatics workforce. The following list includes routine opportunities for PHIFP fellows:
- Work with teams involved in research and development of public health information systems.
- Conduct informatics evaluations on complex public health information systems.
- Contribute to CDC’s emergency response activities.
- Provide technical assistance to state and local health departments and international public health agencies through short-term assignments, or Info-Aids.