Category Archives: Student Opportunities

Epidemiology Summer Internship, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute

The Marshfield Clinic Research Institute in Wisconsin is seeking summer interns for their annual Epi internship program. There are several epidemiology positions available for summer 2020.

Internship Details 

  • A mentored, hands-on research experience working with an Epidemiologist on an analytic project
  • The student’s role in the project may include conducting literature reviews, contributing to study design, collecting and analyzing data, and preparing a manuscript
  • Students will prepare an abstract describing their research and present orally at the annual Research Symposium
  • Opportunity to be involved with other epidemiology projects including the US Flu Network, Vaccine Safety Datalink, Marshfield Epidemiologic Study Area, and the Health Care Systems Research Network
  • Student project may serve as a capstone project or thesis

Please see the attached flyer for further details. 

Application Deadline: January 20, 2020 

Click here to apply! 

EPI Scholars Program, New York City DOHMH

Program Description 

The Epi Scholars Program has provided rigorous training in applied epidemiology to stellar graduate epidemiology students at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). The program is committed to expanding the research capacities of urban health departments to improve population health, while providing a training ground for students to put theory and research into action and develop as future public health leaders. The program offers graduate epidemiology students from select schools:

  • An allowance to defray expenses for a full-time 10-12 week summer internship at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Mentoring by some of the nation’s leading epidemiologists and researchers
  • Enhanced academic opportunities and seminars in methods, theory, and public health practice
  • Practical experience in statistical analysis using programs such as SAS®, SPSS®, STATA®, or SUDAAN®
  • Opportunities to present project findings to senior epidemiologists and their peers
  • Possibility of working on a publishable report/ thesis support
  • Opportunities to interact and collaborate with Epi Scholars and public health professionals from across the country

Epi Scholars program alumni have gone on to accomplish great things: present at significant public health conferences, pursue doctoral degrees and gain employment at the local and federal levels of government. As a partnering school we are pleased to make this opportunity available to top graduate epidemiology students at Emory. Selected students will intern at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in New York City, experience research in action, and join the Epi Scholars program’s growing network of public health leaders in-the-making!

Application Information

Epi Scholars will accept applications for the 2020 summer session from January 15th — February 15, 2020.

To learn more about the program and eligibility, click here to visit the Epi Scholars website.  Only electronic applications will be reviewed.  To apply, students may access the application here.

For additional information about the program, please review the attached electronic copy of the Epi Scholars’ brochure or visit the Epi Scholars website. For questions, please reach out to us at epischolars [at] health [dot] nyc [dot] gov.

HRTP: A Public Health Internship Program, New York City DOHMH

HRTP: A Public Health Internship Program at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is accepting applications for our Summer 2020 internship session.

The program is open to undergraduate, graduate and professional school students of public health, health education, laboratory sciences, medicine, social work, environmental engineering, public administration, accounting, mathematics, computer science, law, nursing, the social sciences, and many other majors.  HRTP offers dynamic internships in public health research, community health outreach and education, fieldwork, laboratory work and public health administration.

The application period for our summer 2020 session will be open from January 15 – February 15, 2020.

For full consideration, HRTP should receive the following or postmarked on/before the February 15th deadline:

  1. An electronic application
  2. A current cv/resume
  3. A personal statement/ essay
  4. An official school transcript from your current institution
  5. One letter of recommendation and the recommendation form

Click here for an online guide to the application. 

For more information about the program, please visit us at  

2020 Student Research Poster Session, Applied Public Health Statistics Section

Eligibility: Master’s, Doctoral, and first-year Post-Doctoral students are
invited to apply.

To Enter: Applicants must submit an online paper abstract to APHS by
February 19, 2020.

For more information:

Internship, Roche

We are looking for an intern to join an exciting, multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team of scientists at Roche for an internship project in summer 2020. The focus of this project is to leverage advanced analytics/machine learning techniques to quantify and predict economic burden associated with cancer treatment, to inform Roche’s value-based healthcare initiative.

Job description:

o Responsible for co-planning and executing the proposed project, leveraging healthcare claims data

o Perform high quality, timely and accurate analyses using most relevant state-of- the-art methodologies

o Identify additional research hypotheses and product opportunities based on study findings

o Communicate and present analysis results, adhering to industry standards


o Currently enrolled as a Master or PhD student with a background in epidemiology, economics, health service research, statistics/biostatistics or related disciplines (those graduating in 2020 will also be eligible)

o Hands-on research experience involving study design, statistical analysis and machine learning techniques in the context of healthcare. Experience in using claims data is a plus

o Working knowledge of the healthcare system and oncology care

o Proficiency with R or Python

o Excellent communication and presentation skills

o Able to work independently but also comfortable in a collaborative environment

Ideal start & end dates:

o The starting date of this internship is upon availability and it will ideally run for 6 months (length can be adjusted based on the candidate’s academic schedule).


Baiyu Yang, Senior Quantitative Scientist, Roche Diagnostics

baiyu [dot] yang [at] roche [dot] com

Spring 2020 Course, Evidence-Based Decision Making

Course Description

GH584 – “Evidence-based decision making” is a course where we critically assess (a) what is data, (b) how do we use it for policy and recommendation development in both the US and global settings, and (c) what are the implications of these recommendations and how they change over time.  Enrollment is open to students in all departments, as we want different perspectives on how these recommendations are made and how they impact different aspects of global health. 

Click here to view the syllabus: GH 584 syllabus

For more information, contact: 

Dr. Robert Bednarczyk (rbednar [at] emory [dot] edu) or Dr. Felipe Lobelo (rlobelo [at] emory [dot] edu)


Spring 2020 Course, Perspectives on Mental Health

Course Title
SOC 532, Perspectives on Mental Health

This course entertains two broad questions within which numerous models, theories, and empirical studies are employed. First, what is the nature and burden of mental illnesses and the benefits of mental health? Second, what are the causes of mental illnesses and mental health? This course employs a bio–psycho–social causal model of health. It therefore examines mental health and illness in terms of their proximal (biological), medial (psychological), and the distal (sociological) causes. This course is intended to train students to be theoretically–driven, interdisciplinary scholars of ‘public’ mental health.

Dr. Corey Keyes

Monday 1:00-4:00 pm

Tarbutton Hall 206

Intern, CSTE

Organization Description: For more than six decades, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have worked together in partnership to improve the public’s health by supporting the efforts of epidemiologists working at the state and local level by promoting the effective use of epidemiologic data to guide public health practice and improve health. CSTE and its members represent two of the four basic components of public health – epidemiology and surveillance. CSTE, as a member-based organization, represents the interests of applied public health epidemiologists working in state, local, tribal, and territorial settings to improve the public’s health through effective epidemiology and surveillance. More information can be found at

Position Description: Under the general supervision of the Deputy Director of Governance, Strategy & Support the intern will be responsible for supporting a variety of CSTE’s Epidemiology Program & Workforce activities.

With CSTE’s Workforce Development team the internship will support projects which may include the Epi Methods subcommittee, the Early Career Professional’s mentorship program, CSTE’s launch of a mid-level epidemiology leadership program and other trainings (in-person and virtual) which are intended to build epi capacity for CSTE’s membership and epidemiologists at state and local health departments.

Other areas of work may include infectious diseases, surveillance and informatics, and/or non-infectious diseases and developing, distributing, and analyzing data from assessments of CSTE members on various topics, including epidemiology capacity assessment modules, disease-specific surveillance capacity assessments, and electronic disease surveillance systems

Other activities may include participating in conference calls, taking notes, attending meetings, communicating with CSTE members and staff, literature reviews, data analysis, report writing, administrative tasks, and other duties as assigned.

PLEASE NOTE: Internship projects are not thesis eligible.


Specific duties may include:

Supporting CSTE training activities (virtual and in-person)
Assist with developing, distributing, and analyzing data from assessments of CSTE members on various topics, including epidemiology capacity assessment modules, disease-specific surveillance capacity assessments, and electronic disease surveillance systems
Supporting the Applied Epidemiology Fellowship program, including assisting with recruiting and fellow and host site application process
Participating in and scheduling conference calls, taking notes, attending meetings
Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Employment Requirements:

Current graduate student in public health or a related field
Knowledgeable with Excel and Outlook
Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills
Must have strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Must be able to work in Atlanta, GA.
Education/Experience: Current graduate student in public health or a related field

Closing Date: 1/17/2020

Expected Start Date: February 2020

Contact E-Mail: hr [at] cste [dot] org (NO Phone Calls Please – phone messages will not be returned)

Web Address:

How to Apply: Submit CV/resume AND cover letter to The cover letter must address interest in the activities described above and should highlight any relevant skills, coursework and expertise you have. All additional communication should be sent to hr [at] cste [dot] org. Please include {Job Title} in the subject line. Communication sent to other email addresses may not be reviewed.

Click HERE to apply.

2020 Experiential Internship (Graduate) – Health Economics & Outcomes Research

The AbbVie Experiential Internship Program

As an AbbVie Experiential Intern, you’ll participate in a paid, ten to twelve-week summer program that is focused on providing students with robust projects throughout the summer. As an intern, you will be located at our corporate headquarters in north suburban Chicago, with housing and shuttle services for eligible students. Throughout the summer, there are planned development and networking activities for the interns.

The purpose of the internship is to provide meaningful, professional hands-on experience to students with proven academic performance and leadership potential. AbbVie hires students into this internship program based on business need. Ideal candidates will combine technical and business knowledge with analytical strength and creative problem-solving abilities.

Department Overview – Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR)

AbbVie’s Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) division generates innovative, high-impact evidence to help define the unmet need and value of innovative therapies to relevant stakeholders. HEOR strives to:

Inform strategic decisions and help ensure that patients can access and benefit from appropriate therapies

Develop and guide pricing & reimbursement strategies based on evaluation of public health policy & reimbursement environment and scientific collection & analysis of clinical, economic and patient-reported outcomes data

Leverage innovative research approaches and partnerships to maximize the use of real-world evidence (RWE) and patient-centric outcomes research for informing internal and external decisions that positively impact patient lives.

Assignment Details

Intern assignments may include, but are not limited to, literature reviews, patient-reported outcomes studies, retrospective claims database analyses, prospective observational studies, and economic model development. Intern may work in one or more disease states within the areas of Immunology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Virology, Endocrinology and Women’s Health to support efforts for on-market or pipeline assets. Tasks may include conceptualizing research plans, protocol development, managing vendors, and writing/ presenting results. Interns may develop analysis plans and conduct analyses of internal databases and/or clinical trial data. Interns may assist in creation of scientific materials like slide decks, white papers, abstracts or manuscripts for disseminating research findings to internal/external audience. Intern will be responsible for attending team meetings, department meetings, and cross-functional team meetings to gain a better understanding of the role of HEOR within the biopharmaceutical industries and at AbbVie.

Must be currently enrolled in a graduate level program (Master’s or PhD) at an accredited university, preferably in the fields of pharmacy, medicine, health services research, health economics, health policy, epidemiology, statistics, data analytics, economics and psychology and related disciplines in life sciences

Strong academic performance, minimum cumulative GPA = 3.0/4.0

Completed at least one year of graduate level studies prior to internship experience

Must be enrolled in an accredited program for at least one additional semester following your internship

Must be authorized to work in the U.S. on a permanent basis without requiring sponsorship (students on an F1 visa with CPT can be accommodated).


Doctoral Candidate with prior research experience in healthcare

Relevant advanced course work in areas such as pharmaceutical economics, health policy, epidemiology, psychometrics, research methods or statistics.

Exceptionally demonstrated interpersonal skills

Proven leadership skills

Demonstrated oral and written communication skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Adept in data analysis using statistical package (e.g. SAS) and advanced analytical approaches

Prior experience in conducting literature reviews

To apply, click HERE.

Frontiers in Stem Cells in Cancer, 2/23-29

FriSC2 is annual advanced training course that trains 16 promising trainees from predominantly under-represented communities in sophisticated technologies for clinically relevant discoveries in cancer. The purpose of the training course if to provide comprehensive training in research strategies and state-of-the-art methods on cellular, molecular, and genetic approaches for advancing cancer research. It is a dynamic course that offers a series of daily lectures on merging concepts, followed by discussions and laboratory research over a week period. Our intention of to give trainees the knowledge of ‘hands-on’ laboratory techniques, career mentoring, and the ethical-legal-societal impact of cancer and stem cell research to greatly enhance their careers in this field. FriSC2 has been created for promising graduate students, post-docs, physician-scientists and other scientists.

Please download the applications for the courses by clicking HERE or email at pdc [at] pdc [dot] magee [dot] edu with any questions. Course tuition will be waived for all applicants and financial aid is available for travel and room and board.