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Yerby Postdoctoral Fellowship in Public Health


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Academic Level:
Postdoc & Early Career

Description:
The Yerby Postdoctoral Fellowship Program draws on the rich research environment and intellectual resources of one of the world’s premier public health training institutions, The Harvard School of Public Health.

Named for Dr. Alonzo Smythe Yerby, an African-American pioneer in public health, this initiative is geared toward expanding the diversity of those entering academic public health. The program creates a bridge between academic training in health-related disciplines and entry-level faculty positions at institutions throughout the United States.

The goal of the program is to advance the intellectual and professional development of each Yerby fellow. Under the guidance of a senior HSPH faculty member with compatible interests, fellows develop their research agendas, gain experience in publishing papers in peer-reviewed journals and obtaining grant support, participate in a variety of professional development workshops, and increase their communication and presentation skills.

Yerby fellows receive a competitive salary with benefits for one year, renewable for a second year. Up to five new fellowships are awarded annually. The fellowship begins on September 1 of each year.

Fellowship training is available throughout the broad range of the school’s activities—laboratory sciences, population sciences, and social and policy sciences. Fellows have a home within one of the school’s nine academic departments:

• Biostatistics

• Environmental Health

• Epidemiology

• Genetics and Complex Diseases

• Global Health and Population

• Health Policy and Management

• Immunology and Infectious Diseases

• Nutrition

• Social and Behavioral Sciences


Participating Institution(s):
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Harvard University

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Epidemiology
Food Science & Nutrition
General Medical & Life Sciences
Genetics & Genomics
Microbiology
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Policy
Political Science
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences

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