​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Applications for the APHL-CDC Informatics Fellowship summer 2023 cohort will open in fall 2022.​

About the APHL-CDC Informatics Fellowship Program

​​​Informatics Fellowship FlyerThe APHL-CDC Informatics Fellowship prepares emerging public health professionals for careers in laboratory informatics. This on-the-job training provides fellows with the experience needed to become responsible stewards of data and ensures the advancement of the interoperable laboratory. The fellowship’s mission is to provide a high-quality, cross-disciplinary training experience for the fellow while providing workforce capacity to APHL member public health laboratories. Fellows apply their skills and interests to address the urgent need for enhanced electronic capabilities in public health. 

​Examples of possible projects and research include:

  • Providing support to the ongoing maintenance and development of the laboratory’s LIMS

  • Developing laboratory workflow optimization strategies and implementing improved processes

  • Establishing connectivity with data exchange partners

  • Developing and supporting electronic interfaces

  • Incorporating public health data standards into messages

  • Enhancing instrument interfacing capabilities 

  • Identifying opportunities for cohesion and streamlining processes across laboratory domains.

​​​ Watch a short video about the fellowship experience

​Program Specifics​

​In addition to project-specific work, fellows participate in program orientation and distance-based training and learning activities to achieve proficiency in select public health laboratory​ core competencies.

Program ​Be​​​ne​​fits​​​

Fellows receive a stipend, allowances for health insurance and professional development, and complimentary student membership to APHL. The 2022 stipend range is $41,000–​68,000 depending on degree, experience and host laboratory location.

Fellow Eligibility and ​Req​​uirements

  • Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. 

  • Applicants must have completed a minimum of a bachelor's degree by the program start date.

Application Process


The application includes a curriculum vitae or resume, narrative statement, unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to start date), proof of US citizenship or permanent resident status, and three letters of recommendation. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure all materials are received by the application deadline. ​

​Host L​abo​rator​ies

APHL member state, local and territorial public health laboratories, environmental, chemical, agricultural and food safety laboratories, and occasionally federal laboratories, are eligible to host ​fellows. Laboratory staff interested in applying to host a fellow should review the Host Laboratory Information webpage before submitting their application.


View a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the fellowship program and the application process. Still have questions? Contact APHL program staff at fellowships@aphl.org.​​​​​​​