About Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.
CDC increases the health security of our nation. As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish our mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.
May 2019 - August 2019
“I enjoyed being responsible for my own research and having the freedom to do research on topics I am passionate about.”
CDC laboratory intern
June 2019 - August 2019
“I was chosen for a highly selective program supported by CDC’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity. The principal focus of this rigorous program is to reduce health disparities by placing students in leadership positions in public health. I got public health educational training at Morehouse College, then conducted hands-on research in CDC’s NCHHSTP with research microbiologist and mentor, Dr. Richard Haaland. He runs clinical trials and studies in collaboration with Emory University. Joining this lab team allowed me to expand upon wet lab techniques. I also gained dry lab experience by formulating and analyzing data, and I met with collaborators and visited clinics.