Fellows Program in Aging, Hearing, and Public Health



The purpose of this one-week program is to provide an overview of public health concepts, methods, and strategies to assist clinicians and researchers who are pursuing public health research and projects focused on addressing hearing loss in older adults. Lectures and small group sessions will cover epidemiology, biostatistics, clinical trials, gerontology, intervention design, health policy/economics, and select clinical topics in otolaryngology, audiology, and geriatrics.  


Our inaugural offering of this program, the 2019 East Asian Fellows Program, was held July 15-19, 2019.  The syllabus from this program can be accessed by clicking the link below:



2020 Latin American Fellows Program:

We will be hosting our Johns Hopkins Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health Latin American Fellows Program from June 29, 2020 - July 3, 2020.  This program is designed for clinicians and researchers in Latin American countries who are pursuing public health research and projects focused on addressing hearing loss in older adults.  Please see the flyer and brochure below for program details: 



Important dates:  

Application deadline:  January 27, 2020 - 11:59pm EST

Participant acceptance notification:  February 25, 2020

Program start:  Monday, June 29, 2020 - 9:00am

Program end:  Friday, July 3, 2020 - 4:00pm


Application Procedures:

We are now accepting applications for the 2020 Latin American Fellows Program. In addition to completing the application form, you will also be asked to provide the following documents in MS Word or pdf format. All materials must be submitted in English.:


(1) Curriculum Vitae


(2) Cover Letter (2 pages or less)

Please explain your background and interest in the Latin American Fellows Program.  If you would like to be considered for potential travel funding, please indicate this in your cover letter.  Please note that The Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health will provide complimentary accommodations for participants in a Johns Hopkins University dormitory, and the cost for meals and social events will be covered.  


(3) Project Description (2 pages or less)

Please describe your ongoing or planned project focusing on aging, hearing, and public health that would be positively impacted by participating in this program.


Once you are ready to submit the requested documents and complete the program application form, please click HERE

     *The application deadline is January 27, 2020, 11:59pm (EST). 

     *Selected program participants will be notified of acceptance by February 25, 2020


If you have questions regarding our Fellows Program, please contact Shannon Smitherman, Sr. Academic Program Coordinator, at hearingsph@jhu.edu or at +1 (443) 287-7779