The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program (PHI/CDC), implemented by the Public Health Institute (PHI), assists The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in strengthening the global public health workforce. In collaboration with the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), the world’s largest consortium of academic institutions, PHI/CDC is working to develop and implement a global health fellowship program for students, graduates, and emerging public health professionals. This fellowship emphasizes in strengthening capacities in epidemiology, HIV prevention, monitoring and evaluation, strategic information, program management and surveillance. Through other prominent global health fellowships, PHI has established a reputation for developing and implementing high quality programs that provide a meaningful experience to their participants. During its third year under PHI management, PHI aims to support the CDC in its mission to create a cohort of talented public health professionals to contribute in accomplishing the agencies’ work and goals.

The University Liaison Program Officer, Roara Michael, currently replaced by the temporary University Liaison Program Officer, Abdullahi Farah Abdigaani, reports directly to the CUGH Deputy Director and participates in regular program team meetings and events with the Program Manager, Administrative and Communications Assistant (ACA), and Recruitment and Fellowship Support Coordinator (RFSC) to accomplish outreach and professional development activities.


Program Year 5 for this project is scheduled within the timeline of August 15th, 2021 to August 14th, 2023.

CUGH Contact

Roara Michael
University Liaison Program Officer (rmichael@cugh.org)

Abdullahi Farah Abdigaani, MPH
Temporary University Liaison Program Officer (afarah@cugh.org)

For additional information, please visit: https://phi-cdcfellows.org/