Public Health Fellows

About the Public Health Fellows Program

At this time, the Public Health Fellows program is only open to UD MPH students. Engaging in academic, professional, and personal development beyond the degree requirements is a beneficial component of the University of Delaware Master of Public Health (MPH) program. UD’s MPH students are encouraged to seek opportunities to participate in a variety of public health practice, research, and service activities. The Public Health Fellows program is designed to recognize MPH students who go above and beyond to make the most of their University of Delaware MPH experience.



One mechanism for participating in extracurricular public health activities is through Epi-Assist.  Epi-Assist is a student volunteer group coordinated by UD’s Epidemiology Program and Disaster Research Center. Epi-Assist provides students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field of public health and emergency management. Students assist state and local health departments and other agencies with outbreak investigations, disasters and emergencies, community health assessments, and other projects to provide surge capacity and expert assistance.

To be notified of public health volunteer and service opportunities coordinated through Epi-Assist, register here


Reporting Public Health Fellows Activities

To participate in the Public Health Fellows program, students must submit records of public health activities over the course of their time in the MPH program. Note: Activities performed as part of the routine responsibilities of a paid or funded position are not to be submitted for the Public Health Fellows program. Each activity is assigned a point value. At the time of completion of the students’ MPH program, the Public Health Fellows program awards participating students with a bronze, silver, or gold medal for their achievements. The level awarded is based on a student’s aggregated points earned through their time in the program.

Examples of activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Career or Professional Development activities
    • Resume reviews, job search workshops, job fairs, career counseling, etc.
  • Attend regional, state, or national professional conferences
  • Participate in public health volunteer opportunities
  • Member or officer of UD Public Health Student Organization
  • Participate in Epi-Assist activities
  • Study abroad
  • Volunteer on graduate research projects
  • Submit a poster or presentation abstract
  • Present at professional conference
  • Complete an internship or practicum in addition to your APE
  • Win or place at a Public Health Week Poster event
  • Present at CHS Research Day or other UD events

For an activity not listed to be considered or for any questions relating to the Public Health Fellows program, send an email with details to