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Fellowship opportunity with WDHS, UW: Water-related environmental hazards and public health

The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Aquatic Sciences Center (UW), home to the University of Wisconsin Water Resources and Sea Grant Institutes, and in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (WDHS) seek recent Master of Public Health graduates interested in tackling timely challenges related to public health and water-related hazards in Wisconsin. Together, these programs will fund a fellowship position which places a recent graduate with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services full-time for up to two years, with the Fellow bringing technical skills to address water-related public health challenges while receiving valuable real-world experience from the resource professionals who serve as mentors. The Fellow will work closely with WDHS staff, other state and federal agencies such as the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and professionals from a variety of fields to tackle the important public health challenges of environmental hazards. The fellowship mentor team will include Drs. Roy Irving and Sarah Yang from WDHS, as well as Dr. Jennifer Hauxwell from UW.

There are many opportunities for the Fellow’s work to help communities facing hazardous conditions. Some specific opportunities include:

  • Assisting in the development, implementation, and evaluation of mini-grants to support local efforts to address drinking water and housing hazards 
  • Assisting in the development, implementation and evaluation of training and resource supports for local health departments to address drinking water and housing hazards
  • Support public health data analysis – projects may include ArcGIS mapping and/or environmental health hazard tracking database
  • Assist with tasks related to evaluating risk at sites of environmental contamination.

More detail including application instructions is in the attached fellowship announcement or here – https://www.wri.wisc.edu/student-opportunities/.

Application deadline is April 2, 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Hauxwell at jennifer.hauxwell@aqua.wisc.edu.