GCH Student Receives ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship
May 11, 2016
Erica Street, an MPH candidate graduating this May, has received an ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship for 2016-2017.
The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) fellowship program began in 1995 and challenges students to address emerging needs of public health, while providing them with leadership and professional opportunities.
During Street’s fellowship, she will work for the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) at the CDC’s headquarters in Atlanta. Her work will focus on school vaccination coverage and exemption assessment. Street is familiar with these topics as she has worked as a graduate research assistant on a multidisciplinary grant on the same areas during her time at Mason.
“I’m overjoyed to begin my fellowship with the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, and having the opportunity of receiving mentorship from dedicated health professionals at the CDC in Atlanta this year,” Street said. “My academic and research experiences in the Department of Global and Community Health have prepared me to confidently move forward as an emerging public health professional. I owe a debt of gratitude to the CHHS faculty at Mason for their assistance throughout my time as a graduate student. This transition has been euphoric because of their support and I extend many thanks to them.”