Enhance Georgia’s state and local public health programs by training exceptional epidemiologists who passionately serve their communities through critical surveillance, outbreak response, and general public health practice.


We aim to support new epidemiologists and increase epidemiologic capacity throughout the state to serve communities in Georgia both now and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

Program Overview

The Rollins COVID-19 Epidemiology Fellowship Program is a 2-year intensive training program. Fellows will be assigned to 1 of the 18 Georgia health districts, the Georgia Department of Public Health, or the ECRC.

This exciting opportunity allows Fellows the opportunity to be a part of a Rollins COVID-19 Epidemiology Fellows Network. This will provide networking opportunities to share experiences, challenges, best practices and ideas for integration into health departments and assisting with the COVID-19 response.

Additionally, Fellows will have access to practice-based and career development resources including continuing education training, management training, seminar/speaker series, and a close connection to RSPH faculty familiar with benefits afforded to local health departments by having a close relationship with an academic institution.

The Fellows will have opportunities to complete COVID-19-related practice projects within their district that combines all program competencies. 

Fellow Information

Eligibility requirements:

  • Recent MPH graduate (degree completed within the last 3 years) 
  • Preference will be given to applicants who received their MPH degree from an accredited Georgia-based public health school or program, or others interested in establishing a career in local public health in Georgia