Graduate Student Epidemiology Program for Students
Applications are open January 5 to February 13, 2015
"This was an invaluable experience. GSEP offered me the opportunity to apply the epidemiologic skills I have learned in school to a real life epidemiology project. After completing my internship, I know that I am capable of working as an epidemiologist at a state or local public health department."
- Provide technical assistance to states and localities while receiving training in a real-world MCH environment!
- Address specific, defined data or analytic issues to develop or enhance MCH and Children with Special Health Care Needs information systems!
Focus in any of 3 critical areas of MCH epidemiology
- Data Analysis and Monitoring
Monitoring of diseases, injuries, and health conditions for their frequency, risk factors, consequences, and health service requirements, and analysis of epidemiological data sets.
Real experience: Analyzed State PRAMS data to produce and disseminate a stakeholder-driven fact sheet and issue brief on adverse childhood experiences.
- Needs Assessment
The systematic analysis, assessment, and projection of health needs and resources in a given population or community.
Real experience: Conducted a needs assessment on women of child bearing ages to assess their overall health needs, risk factors, and barriers to care.
- Program Evaluation
Monitoring, collection, and analysis of data to determine the effectiveness or outcomes of a particular program or project.
Real experience: Conducted an evaluation to document the effectiveness of the State’s early childhood system.
Qualified applicants must be:
- Master’s or doctoral degree candidates in U.S. schools of public health (accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health)
- Enrolled in MCH or related programs that involve MCH studies
- Finished with the project before graduating
- U.S. citizens or foreign nationals who possess a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States
- January: projects and application open (rank up to 3 choices)
- February: Deadline for application
Qualified students are matched with appropriate opportunities—regardless of student or project location
- March/April: Matches are revealed
- May, June, July: Projects begin! (depending on requirements)
Time and Stipend
- Duration: 12 weeks
- Stipend: over 3 months to cover travel to the site, housing, and daily living expenses