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Janssen-Dornsife Quantitative Fellowship

The Janssen-Dornsife Quantitative Fellowship is a new partnership between the Global Oncology Market Access Team at Janssen: Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson (Janssen Global Services*) and Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health that supports diversity in quantitative research fields and the pharmaceutical industry.

The program covers up to two years of full tuition at Dornsife for two students who identify as belonging to a population that has been underrepresented in the fields of epidemiology and biostatistics.

The fellowship is for newly matriculating students starting in the Fall 2023 cohort.


The successful applicant will be a BIPOC student who has been accepted into one of the following master’s programs at the Dornsife School of Public Health:

Fellowship Benefits

The fellowship offers:

  • Tuition: 100% tuition coverage for two consecutive years
  • Living expenses: Up to $20,000 for the length of the program
  • Travel Award: $1,000 per academic year to attend and/or present at scientific conferences

Janssen-Dornsife Fellows will have the opportunity to:

  • Engage in practice and research activities at Janssen sites
  • Learn about the pharmaceutical industry
  • Gain an overview of quantitative methods used in clinical settings

Janssen: Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson logoFellows may choose to conduct their master’s research (such as their data analysis project or applied practical experience) at a Janssen location, but it is not required.

Experiences at Janssen may include preclinical activities such as study design, data collection protocol, data analysis, target identification/validation, bioinformatics, and other relevant areas.

Application Process

Applicants interested in being considered for the Janssen-Dornsife Fellowship are encouraged to apply no later than January 15 and should indicate their interest by emailing Drexel Dornsife's admissions team.

Note that applicants must be accepted into a Dornsife master’s program in biostatistics or epidemiology in order to be considered for this fellowship.

Public Health Careers in the Pharmaceutical Industry

The Janssen-Dornsife Fellowship offers training and exposure to key roles that public health professionals can play in the pharmaceutical industry.

The fellowship provides hands-on experience in preclinical drug discovery and familiarly with the clinical development process, which can lead to a variety of possible careers.

Career opportunities include research scientist, statistician, quantitative analyst, epidemiologist, biostatistician, and data engineer.

* Janssen Global Services, LLC is the legal entity to the agreement.

To learn more about the Biostatistics and Epidemiology programs at Drexel Dornsife, request more information.