CGPH Graduate-Level Fellowships

The Center for Global Public Health (CGPH) offers 3 categories of graduate-level fellowships. We offer 8-10 Global Health Research Fellowships annually, a competitive stipend supporting international travel and research for MPH, MDP, and MD/PhD students. We award two Global Health Reporting internships offered in partnership with the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. We are also collaborating with UC Berkeley Innovations 4 Youth to offer tje I4Y/CGPH Adolescent Health Fellowships.

2019 Gilead Fellowship for the Advancement of Global Public Health

  • The UC Berkeley School of Public Health (SPH) is excited to announce the launch of the Gilead Fellowship for the Advancement of Global Public Health. This new fellowship award supports international students from low and middle income countries who would like to pursue a Masters of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology or Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology.
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CGPH Research Fellowships


  • The Center for Global Public Health established its annual graduate student research fellowships in 2008 to provide experiential learning for Berkeley students who are interested in global public health. This year, eight to ten research fellowships in the amount of $3,000-$5,000 will be awarded to qualified students who are selected, via a competitive evaluation process, to support 8-12 weeks of international travel and research activities in summer 2017.
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CGPH Global Health Reporting Internship


  • The UC Berkeley Center for Global Public Health and UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism are excited to offer a joint internship for a summer global health reporting project in 2017. A $4,000 stipend will be awarded to a UC Berkeley graduate student (journalism or public health) to cover expenses involved in producing a work of journalism that investigates an issue related to health disparities and/or health equity in a low-to-middle income country.
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Other Global Health Fellowships at UC Berkeley

We collaborate closely with the UC Berkeley MHIRT program, which provides global health opportunities to undergraduates and is awarded by our colleagues at the Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases (CEND). We also support the UC Berkeley Global Health Equity Scholars Fellowship program which awards a year fellowship for upper-level PhD, post-doctoral, and medical students. This is an NIH/Fogarty-funded fellowship program.

Global Health Equity Scholars Program

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  • The Global Health Equity Scholars (GHES) fellowship is 12-month mentored research fellowship sponsored by the Fogarty International Center (FIC) and several collaborating institutes and centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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CEND MHIRT Scholars Program

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  • The Minority Health/Global Health Disparities Research Fellowship at UC Berkeley funds international summer research experiences for qualified Berkeley students. The program provides training in infectious disease research, with a focus on diseases that disproportionately affect people in developing countries.
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Congratulations to our 2018 UC Berkeley Global Health Fellows!

CGPH Fellowships

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Samantha Schildroth

Samantha Schildroth is a first year MPH student concentrating in Environmental Health Sciences and Global Health. She completed her BS at the University of New England in 2017 and studied medical biology and environmental science with a minor in health policy & law. During her undergraduate career, she developed an interest in the interface between human health and the environment, as well as the socioeconomic, cultural, and political factors that determine health outcomes in communities. She worked for three years in a biomedical lab and interned for the Environmental Health Strategy Center where she worked on a campaign to increase access to safe drinking water in vulnerable communities in Maine. Samantha’s research this summer will focus on assessing the prevalence of diarrheal diseases in two rural villages in the Shirati region of Tanzania through a survey-based cross-sectional study, including both water quality sampling and GIS mapping of high prevalence areas. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, spending time on the water, and chasing after her 3-year-old nephew.

Claire Boone

Claire Boone is a first year in the Health Policy, Health Economics PhD program. She completed an MPH in epidemiology and biostatistics at Berkeley in 2017 and a BS in economics and biology at McGill University in 2013. During her MPH she was a CGPH summer fellow, conducting research on the social determinants of diabetes and hypertension in an urban slum population in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was during this project that she became interested in non-communicable diseases in Latin America. Now, she is continuing to research this topic in Santiago, Chile where she will examine reasons for uncontrolled hypertension in low-income populations using publicly provided healthcare.

Nicole Kelly

Nicole Kelly grew up in the LA area and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduation, she served as an AmeriCorps member where she helped traditionally underserved patients access HIV medication and navigate the healthcare system. She then worked in HIV prevention research at the University of Colorado before coming to Berkeley. Nicole is a first-year Epidemiology & Biostatistics MPH student where she is working with Dr. Sandi McCoy to evaluate incentives to increase antiretroviral adherence & engagement in Tanzania. N​​icole’s interests include the intersection of social epidemiology and infectious disease, particularly relating to sexual health in low and middle-income countries.

Katherine Chen

Katherine Chen is a UC Berkeley MPH student in the Infectious Disease and Vaccinology program. After graduating with a B.S. in microbiology from UC Berkeley, she stayed in Berkeley to work as a technician for Russell Vance, looking at the innate immune response associated with a Tuberculosis infection. She returned to school to get an MPH and focus on the treatment and diagnosis of infectious diseases in developing countries. During the summer of 2018, she will be working with Adithya Cattamanchi from UCSF to evaluate a new, lost-cost technology to promote adherence to Tuberculosis treatment. 

John Auld

John Auld is a first-year MPH student specializing in Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology at University of California Berkeley. He completed his BSc in biopsychology at Tufts University. After spending time abroad in an Arabic language immersion program at the University of Jordan in Amman, he became inspired to pursue public health after witnessing the realities faced by refugee populations in Jordan and Lebanon. His research interests include development and implementation of culturally-sensitive public health programs for infectious disease education in the Middle East, surveillance of antimicrobial resistance as a result of antibiotic self-medication, and the impact of slum conditions on the transmission of infectious diseases in the Middle East.

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Huong Nguyen

Huong Nguyen is a first year MPH student in the Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology program at UC Berkeley. She grew up in Vietnam and graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor’s in Global Disease Biology focusing on One Health approach and microbiology. During undergraduate years, she used molecular techniques to investigate reproductive effects of intracellular bacterium Wolbachia in fruit flies with an implication for a potential vector-controlling method and subsequently developed her passion for pursuing a career in implementing applied sciences to infectious disease detection, surveillance, and prevention at a local and global scale. This summer she will be interning with the Wildlife Conservation Society to work on surveillance project PREDICT in an effort to discover families of zoonotic viruses in farmed wildlife in Vietnam.

Previous Fellows

Amanda Keller
Chloe Lessard
Daniel Morberg
Joanna Vinden
Melissa Carlson
Royce Tsukayama
Esther Chung

Global Health Reporting and Innovation for Youth (I4Y) Fellows

Chloe Lessard - Global Health Reporting
Anoop Jain - I4Y
Kelly Johnson - I4Y
Lee Lemus Hufstedler - I4Y

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Carly Barker
Claire Boone
Lisa DeMaria
Jillian Kadota
Emily Pearman
Samuel Schildhauer
Folasade Wilson-Anumudu
Shane Fallon (Global Health Reporting)
Brian Rinker (Global Health Reporting)
Juliana Friend (I4Y/CGPH)
Carolyn Kraus (I4Y/CGPH)

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Andrew Mertens
Anna Summer
Magi Gabra
Nerissa Nance
Heather Knauer
Zachary Olson
Jennifer Sisto
Grace Lesser

Adam Laytin
Anna Summer
Meghan Hatfield
Nancy Czaicki
Christopher Anderson
Samantha Rudolph
Kate Vavra-Musser
Vania Wang
Lauren Harris
Luis A. Rodriguez
Alexander Goodell (Global Health Reporting)
Erik Neumann (Global Health Reporting)

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Samantha Rudolph
Robert Snyder
Mike Picetti
Courtney Henderson
Jenna Hua
Erika Gavenus
Ana Levin
Anoop Muniyappa
Saira Zaidi

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2012 Fellows
Katie Sausen
Daniel Peixoto Irby
Shane Mcinally
Fraser Gaspar
Ariella Goldblatt
Erin Milner
Courtney Henderson
Anna Zimmerman

2011 Fellows
Mai Fung
Sarah Jane Holcombe
Gordon Shen
Amelia Wallace
Jennifer Wang
Ann Weber
Justin White

2010 Fellows
Melisa Kortan
Ayse Ercuman
Devina Kuo
Lisa Wong
Mari Nanamori
Ann Weber
Hope Biswas
Georgia Green

2009 Fellows
Mary Hardy
Yasuyo Diana Umene
Heather Zorneter
Naya Vanwoerkom
Laura Packel
Aaron Bochner
Meghan Althoff
Mayuri Panditrao

2008 Fellows
Sara Stern-Nezer
Nishat Shiek
Janice Meerman
Kevin Yuen
Terrence Lo
Dave Dauphine
Brooke Finkmoore

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Through the camera lenses of our fellows...