CEPH requires that all MPH students in its accredited programs demonstrate the application of basic public health concepts through a practice experience that is relevant to the student's area of specialization. Thus, the goal of Fieldwork is for a student to gain real-world public health (PH) experience while building  skills and competencies through engagement in meaningful PH work. 

Past Fieldwork Experiences

Curious about the kinds of fieldwork experiences former students have had? Recently, our students:

  • Developed recommendations to present to a Healthy Philadelphia workgroup around improved efforts towards patient transitions from hospital to community health center
  • Explored establishing a Philadelphia Chapter of Bright Pink.
  • Contributed to a data project comparing Maternity Care Coalition teen and adult client health needs so as to make programming recommendations.
  • Acted as the liaison for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Refugee Clinic, which is conducted in partnership with the Philadelphia refugee health collaborative.
  • Analyzed existing domestic violence prevention programs (and related metrics used) in the Latina community while working with Congreso de Latino Unidos.
  • Worked on research team in Arequipa Peru focused on preliminary studies to increase update of Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT) through a behavioral economic-mHealth intervention.
  • Surveyed USAID funded non-governmental organizations, while interning at Marie Stopes International around barriers to implementing the Leahy Amendment on safe abortion counseling.
  • Served as the Director of Athletics for the Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative and while doing so, integrated physical activity into Netter Center afterschool programs in West Philadelphia.
  • Researched the efficacy of vaccine policies and programs for Campus Health Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania.