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Fellowship opportunities

Yerby Fellowship Program
The Harvard Chan Yerby Fellowship Program draws on the rich research environment and intellectual resources of one of the world’s premier public health training institutions. Named for Dr. Alonzo Smythe Yerby, a Black pioneer in public health, this program aims to expand the diversity of those entering the academic public health field. The program creates a bridge between academic training in public health-related fields and entry-level faculty positions at institutions throughout the United States. The goal of the program is to advance the intellectual and professional development of each Yerby Fellow. Under the guidance of a senior Harvard Chan School faculty member with compatible interests, Yerby Fellows develop research agendas, receive grant support, and actively pursue publication in peer-reviewed journals. Additionally, Yerby Fellows can gain teaching experience and participate in a wide variety of professional development activities.

Clinical Orthopedic and Musculoskeletal Education and Training (COMET) Program
Open to highly qualified pre- and post-doctoral applicants, this program offers training in rigorous clinical research methodologies. Participants learn to address pressing problems in orthopedic and musculoskeletal disorders, such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, using epidemiology, biostatistics, economics, pharmacoepidemiology, biomechanics, policy modeling, and behavioral research.

Cancer Epidemiology and Cancer Prevention Training Grant
Supported by the National Cancer Institute, this program supports students and fellows interested in cancer epidemiology and prevention. Participants work closely with faculty members to study various factors that influence cancer incidence and survival, including diet, occupational safety and health, genetics, and physical activity and obesity.

Other fellowships at Harvard Chan School
The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health trains hundreds of fellows each year. For information on additional fellowship opportunities, please see their list of current programs.

Center trainees
The Center’s trainees obtain critical skills that can be utilized in a range of professional positions across many fields.