Graduate Receives Fellowship to Work in Africa with CDC’s Global HIV Program

Meagan Cain

Colorado School of Public Health graduate Meagan Cain has been awarded a fellowship to work in Africa on HIV intervention programs through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Cain will spend time at CDC headquarters in Atlanta before embarking to four countries in Africa. She will assist with the development, implementation and evaluation of innovative interventions to strengthen coverage of HIV testing services. In addition, she will link persons diagnosed HIV-positive from HIV testing programs to HIV care and treatment services, and support and evaluate effective strategies for providing prevention services for people at risk for HIV infection.

Cain received the Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellowship from the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), with support from the CDC. The program provides training to graduates of the schools and programs of public health who have an interest in global health and HIV/AIDS.

The training includes practical, first-hand experience on the front lines of international public health both domestically and in parts of rural sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.