MCH Fellowships – Research and Practice

MCH Research and Practice Fellowships

Co-Directors: Trish Elliott, MPH, DrPH and Lois McCloskey, MPH, DrPH


Research Fellowship

Director: Lois McCloskey, MPH, DrPH

If you have always wanted to work closely with faculty on a research team, the MCH Research Fellowship could be for you!

Matched to a faculty member and research project, Fellows participate as members of the research team, contributing to and learning about the research process—soup to nuts. Various aspects of the research process, from IRB applications to data collection and analysis to research management and writing. We typically offer 8-10 Research Fellowships each year.

MCH Research Fellows will:

  • Receive a stipend of $1000* paid in increments across the fellowship period
  • Professional development funds
  • Commit approximately the equivalent of one day per week over a period of 10-12 months
  • Attend regular research team meetings led by the faculty preceptor and colleagues
  • Attend a “research fellow roundtable” once per semester (with all research fellows and a faculty member)
  • Present their work at the annual MCH Forum at the conclusion of the fellowship period (early December)
  • Submit an abstract and present at a national or regional professional conference (optional)

Research Fellowships may not be used as a practicum.

Past examples of research opportunities (2019-2020):


Practice Fellowship

Director: Trish Elliott, DrPH, MPH

We engage our community partners in the act of educating students, and students in the act of making a difference in community organizations through intensive, year long, supervised practice experiences. If this working with external organizations sounds appealing, the MCH Practice Fellowship may be a great opportunity for you!

Practice Fellows may choose to carve out a period of time and specific project/deliverable at the practice site and designate it as their MPH Practicum in collaboration with the Practice Office and field supervisor.

MCH Practice Fellows will:

  • Receive a stipend of $1000* paid in increments across the fellowship period
  • Professional development funds
  • Commit approximately the equivalent of one day per week over a period of 10-12 months
  • Attend monthly or quarterly meetings with field supervisor and faculty mentor and/or Program Director (schedule varies by site)
  • Have monthly professional development workshops with Trish Elliott
  • Demonstrate major contribution to a professional work product related to the fellowship
  • Present their work at our annual MCH Forum at the conclusion of the fellowship period (early December)

Past examples of practice fellowship opportunities (2019-2020):


Requirements

Any MPH student (no certificate requirement). Must take MC725: Women, Children & Adolescents: A Public Health Approach OR GH881: Global and Perinatal Health in the spring semester.


How to Apply:

Stay tuned for an announcement for the MCH Dinner and Fellowship Fair – TBD, Fall 2020

2019 Fellowship Application

The application period is expected to open in fall 2020, date TBD

*The Fellowships are supported by the federal HRSA/MCHB grant #2 T76MC000172500, and as such financial support is available only to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Foreign students may be selected as fellows if they choose to forgo the stipend.