CDC John R. Lewis Undergraduate Public Health Scholars Program


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CDC’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) supports the CDC John R. Lewis Undergraduate Public Health Scholars [Lewis Scholars; formerly CDC Undergraduate Public Health Scholars (CUPS)] Program and the Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases (Ferguson) Fellowship. These programs provide internship and fellowship opportunities for qualified undergraduate and graduate students to gain meaningful experiences in public health settings.


The Lewis Scholars Program introduces undergraduate students to topics in minority health and health equity and supports their career development. Each institution delivers a program with specific focus areas within public health and minority health. Some focus areas include maternal and child health, occupational health, social determinants of health, elimination of health disparities, environmental justice, and climate and health, and developmental disabilities.
OMHHE is pleased to partner with Kennedy Krieger Institute to deliver the Ferguson Fellowship, with additional support from CDC’s Scientific Programs and Development Branch, Division of Preparedness and Emerging Infections, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases. The Ferguson Fellowship supports public health research and professional development in infectious diseases and health disparities.
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