The Center works to foster the development of students, new investigators, and emerging scientists in the field of infectious disease modeling through education, mentoring, and financial support. We are especially focused on supporting students and scientists from under-represented groups. Please review the opportunities below. Questions? Contact thira@hsph.harvard.edu.


Postdoctoral Research Fellow

CCDD invites creative and motivated researchers to apply for at least four post-doctoral fellowship positions to work with our faculty on projects that focus on the study of pandemic response and dynamics. Multiple positions are available across a range of different projects. These projects include ones focusing on quantitative methods to assess the immunological determinants of continued transmission with successive variants; the use of wastewater data to inform situational awareness; modeling evolution of vaccine escape and evasion; examining within-host evolution and dynamics and relating them to population-level epidemiology, evolution, and emergence; assessment of drivers of inequity in surveillance, modeling, and disease burden with a focus on identifying gaps and how to address them.

Successful candidates will work closely with one or more of the faculty including Drs. Caroline Buckee, Yonatan Grad, William Hanage, Nick Menzies, Megan Murray, Mauricio Santillana (as well as Marc Lipsitch from September 2023), depending on the specific project(s).

Undergraduate Students

Summer Program in Epidemiology

Applications for Summer 2022 are closed

The 5 week Summer Program in Epidemiology & Biostatistics integrates mathematics and quantitative methods to provide students with an understanding of the skills and processes necessary to pursue a career in public health.

The summer program curriculum consists of five parts: coursework(not for credit) in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, as well as an R bootcamp; formal lectures, which are provided by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health faculty members with different foci in Public Health; a group research project where students will investigate a question of public health provided by a Faculty/Postdoc Mentor; Kaplan GRE prep courses, where students will take diagnostics tests as well as work in small Kaplan led groups to improve test taking and scores; and Profession Development sessions led by Faculty/Staff on Admissions, Career Translation, Resume/Interview skills, etc. Students who participate in the program are able to meet with the Department of Epidemiology students and post-doctoral fellows at different networking events. In addition, students have the opportunity to meet with faculty and administrators individually, and explore the historic city of Boston, Massachusetts. Participants receive summer stipends, and funded housing and travel from NIH grants, NSF grants, the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD)/MIDAS, and from continued support by the Department of Epidemiology and their dedication to diversity and inclusion in STEM fields.