UW MPH graduate, Jennifer Liu, was recently selected for the California Epidemiologic Investigation Service (Cal-EIS) Fellowship Program for the 2020-2021 year. Cal-EIS is a unique program that provides one year of training in applied epidemiology for epidemiologists who have recently graduated from a Master’s degree program. Fellows have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects under the mentorship of a preceptor, either within the California Department of Public Health or within a local health department in the state. Prior fellows have performed studies on descriptive and/or analytic epidemiology of diseases, investigated disease clusters, and evaluated programs.
Jennifer is planning to work at the California Department of Public Health in Sacramento in the Office of Oral Health for her fellowship year. As a Cal-EIS Fellow, Jennifer’s projects will primarily focus on the oral health of children and seniors and implementing local programs. She is excited for this unique opportunity to engage in applied epidemiology and public health practice at the state level and start her career as an epidemiologist.
Jennifer has interned with the DeRouen Center since January 2019, first as a practicum student working on the Refugees’ Endeavors For Utilizing Governmental Existing Efforts in the State (REFUGEES) Project and later as a data analyst for the global oral health projects ongoing at the Center. Outside of her work at the DeRouen Center, she has also been working as a Research Assistant at Public Health – Seattle & King County on opioid surveillance activities. In addition, she was involved in the Student Epidemic Action Leaders (SEAL) Team, which aims to provide students with experience in applied epidemiology through field assignments. Jennifer will be graduating with an MPH in Epidemiology this upcoming June and will start her fellowship later this summer.