EID lab fellows, North Carolina Public Health Laboratory

Through its fellowship and traineeship programs, APHL prepares students for careers in public health laboratories and supports specialized training for practicing scientists.


Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory Fellowships

The Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) Laboratory Fellowship Program, sponsored by APHL and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, prepares scientists for careers in public health laboratories and supports public health initiatives involving infectious disease research. The EID Advanced Laboratory Training Fellowship is a one-year program designed for bachelor’s or master’s level scientists, with emphasis on the practical application of technologies, methodologies and practices related to emerging infectious diseases. The EID Laboratory Research Fellowship is a two-year program designed for doctoral-level scientists to conduct high-priority research in infectious diseases.

BeginquoteThe EID Fellowship Program showed me that there is a career in public health where I can have an effect on people everyday.Endquote

Leslie Wolf
PhD, former director, North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health

Environmental Health Traineeships and Fellowships

The Environmental Health Fellowship and Traineeship Programs offer short term (2-6 weeks) specialized training in environmental health to public health laboratory scientists for traineeships and long term (1-2 years) hostings for fellowships.

Bioinformatics in Public Health Fellowship Program

The Bioinformatics in Public Health (BPH) Fellowship aims to train and prepare bioinformaticians to apply their expertise within public health and design tools to aid existing public health personnel in the use of bioinformatics. The BPH fellowship program was developed to meet the need for expertise in the analysis of the vast amounts of genetic data that are generated through molecular sequencing techniques and to harness that data to solve public health problems. In the fellowship’s current form, fellows will be paired with a complimentary CDC infectious disease laboratory which will serve as a host laboratory. In future iterations, the fellowship will be expanded to provide the opportunity for public health laboratories to serve as host laboratories.