Stories from the PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program, a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded program, implemented by the Public Health Institute, where Fellows are guided by leading global health experts from the CDC. Fellows work on the front lines of global health, developing the technical and professional skills needed to make meaningful contributions to today’s global health challenges.
Medical Epidemiology at CDC's Center for Global Health with Dr. Hammad Ali
Originally from Pakistan, Dr. Hammad Ali first became a physician before working in public health. He discusses his path to CDC, shares advice for those interested in the world of global health, and discusses his many field experiences around the world as a Medical Epidemiologist.
Following Your Purpose and Creating Meaningful Mentorship in Global Health with Grace Adofoli, MPH MSW
Grace Adofoli, MPH/MSW is
a Project Manager for Chickasaw Nation Industries. For 2.5 years, Grace served
as a Program Management Fellow for CDC’s Center for Global Health in the
Overseas Operations Office in Atlanta, Georgia and remains close with her
CDC mentors. She discusses her time as a fellow, her passion for holistic public
health and the African diaspora, and shares advice for others on following a sense of purpose and building their careers in public health.
*** PHI/CDC Global Health Fellows are Contractors via Public Health Institute and are provided a variety of allowances along with a monthly stipend. For more information about fellowship specifics, visit https://phi-cdcfellows.org/fellows/what-is-a-fellow/. ***
From Ebola to COVID-19: Life as a Behavioral Scientist at CDC with Dr. Neetu Abad
Neetu Abad, PhD is a Behavioral Scientist for the Immunization Systems Branch at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, and serves as a mentor for the PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program. She has worked at CDC for over 10 years and holds a PhD in social psychology. She discusses her path to global health and her work on vaccines and outbreaks as a Behavioral Scientist, from responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to her current work on the COVID-19 response in the US.
Reflecting on Over 30 Years at CDC with Mike Sage, MPH
Mike Sage, MPH is Program Director for the PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program. He currently holds an appointment as Guest Researcher at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and serves as a senior consultant to the Public Health Institute (PHI). In this episode, Mike reflects on his career of 34 years at CDC which included leadership positions in the Public Health Portfolio Management Program, the Office of Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response, and Policy, Evaluation, and Planning at the National Center for Environmental Health, among others.
Vaccine Introduction as a Fellow and Epidemiologist at CDC with Anyie Li, MPH
Anyie Li, MPH is an Epidemiologist and CDC Foundation Field Employee for the Vaccine Introduction Team, in the Immunization Systems Branch, Global Immunization Division, within CDC's Center for Global Health. Anyie is an alumna of the PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program and served as a Fellow from 2016 to 2018 on the same team she currently works on in Atlanta, Georgia. She discusses her first exposure to public health working on the Thailand/Myanmar border with refugees, as well as her current work on the HPV vaccine and COVID-19 response.
Global Health Recruitment & Fellowship Support with Natascia Al-Kass, MS
Natascia Al-Kass, MS, is the Recruitment & Fellowship Support Coordinator for the PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program, based in Oakland, CA. Natascia shares her expertise in leading the program's recruitment process and supporting domestic and overseas-based fellows throughout the program year.
Informative and inspiring!
This show is a great window into the world of people actively working to solve public health challenges, COVID being the most pressing right now, of course. It’s inspiring to hear stories of people tackling health crises on a systems level.