The ODPHP Visiting Scholars Program is an excellent opportunity for scholars of all types to gain direct experience in the field of public health and healthcare policy development. Being at the forefront of public and disease prevention policy, ODPHP provides the chance for Visiting Scholars to engage in hands-on and meaningful experiences in this field.
All persons wishing to rotate through ODPHP must submit an application, resume, and a brief statement describing their relevant background, applicable skills, and reasons for their interest in working in the Office. These documents can be completed and submitted online on the ODPHP website. The most qualified applicants will be invited to interview in person or by telephone.
ODPHP will try to accommodate the majority of applicants. However, the number of applications varies throughout the year, and at certain times placement will be more competitive than others. Applicants are encouraged to plan ahead in order to be given full consideration.
Allison Roper, LICSW
Public Health Advisor, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite LL-100
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: (240) 453-8263
Fax: (240) 453-8281
This site is coordinated by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.