Prospective Host Sites

Mentors play a crucial role in the success of the fellowship program. Their expertise and skills provide the backbone to the fellows’ successes as they are trained to become future leaders in applied public health epidemiology. 

Mentor Requirements

Host site applications must include two designated mentors: a doctoral-level primary mentor and a secondary mentor. It is preferred that the secondary mentor have doctoral-level training as well. If there is not a doctoral-level epidemiologist at the health department available to mentor in the subject area of the host site application, an exception can be requested to propose a masters-level mentor. Please email for more information regarding the approval of masters-level primary mentor applications.  

Mentor Responsibilities

Mentors are required to fulfill specific responsibilities to ensure the integrity and success of the program and provide guidance and support to the fellows. Mentors are required to: 

Host Site Selection

Complete applications will be reviewed by the CSTE National Office and are evaluated on the following criteria: 

Host Site Application

To apply to be a host site, visit our Apply page.

To learn more about the subject areas and example host site location project and activities, visit our Host Site Locations page.