Fellow Information

CPHI Fellows serve as leaders and help advance the field of public health. Fellows are engaged in various ways depending on their affiliation.

View descriptions of CPHI Fellow affiliations:

There are many opportunities for Fellows to participate in CPHI-related activities. Here are some suggested ways to engage as a CPHI fellow.

Please note that CPHI membership is separate from the Master of Public Health program's faculty membership. To inquire about either, please contact Dr. Hillary Nelson at hnelson@pennmedicine.upenn.edu and be specific about what you are interested in. 

CPHI Affiliation Type Descriptions:

Senior Fellow

The criteria for the rank of Senior Fellow in the Center for Public Health Initiatives are:

  • Senior Fellows should be Standing or Associated Faculty of the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Senior Fellows must do a significant portion of their academic work in the area of public health, whether teaching, research, practice, consultation or a combination thereof.
  • The title 'Senior Fellow' is independent of rank in the faculty member's primary school.

As a Senior Fellow, you are expected to:

  • Participate in seminar series, retreats, and/or other CPHI Activities (see list here)
  • Collaborate significantly with other Center Faculty in research and scholarship
  • Provide content advice and mentorship to MPH students
  • Note your relationship to the Center for Public Health Initiatives on publications, presentations, or related activities. The CPHI logo is available for use here.

Senior Fellows will be reappointed every three years and asked to provide an update of their Center for Public Health Initiative activities and public health teaching and research interests. 

Associate Fellow

The criteria for the rank of Associate Fellow in the Center of Public Health Initiatives are:

  • Associate Fellows have a significant portion of their work dedicated to public health, such as research, education, advocacy and/or programming.
  • Associate Fellows are employed staff members of the University of Pennsylvania, the Penn Health system, or Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

As an Associate Fellow, you are expected to:

  • Participate in seminar series, retreats, and/or other CPHI Activities (see list here).
  • Be available for individual lectures in MPH courses, advising for an occasional MPH capstone project, service on committees, related MPH work, teach continuing education for public health professionals, and/or participate in collaborative research or scholarship with Senior Fellows or other Center personnel.

You are encouraged to note your relationship to the Center for Public Health Initiatives on publications, presentations, or related activities. The CPHI logo is available for use here.

Associate Fellows will be reappointed every three years and asked to provide an update of their Center for Public Health Initiative activities and public health teaching and research interests.

Adjunct Fellow

The criteria for the rank of Adjunct Fellow in the Center for Public Health Initiatives are:

  • Adjunct Fellows dedicate a significant portion of their work to public health, including but not limited to research, education, advocacy and/or programming.
  • Adjunct Fellows should be working in the greater Philadelphia metropolitan region and/or be actively collaborating on public health efforts with the University of Pennsylvania, the Penn Health system or CHOP.

As an Adjunct Fellow, you are expected to:

  • Participate in some of the seminar series, retreats, and/or other CPHI Activities (see list here).
  • Be available for individual lectures in MPH courses, advising for an occasional MPH capstone project, service on committees, related MPH work, teach continuing education for public health professionals, and/or participate in collaborative research or scholarship with Senior Fellows or other Center personnel.

Adjunct Fellows will be reappointed every three years and asked to provide an update of their Center for Public Health Initiative activities and public health teaching and research interests.