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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 (i.e. designated low-income area, first generation, were eligible for free or reduced lunch) in the fields of epidemiology and biostatistics.

Fellowship Eligibility

Eligible students are those who have 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.

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.

Meet the Janssen-Dornsife Quantitative Fellows

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Divya Chanda

MPH Major: Epidemiology

The Janssen Dornsife Quantitative Fellowship has transformed my life as an international, first-generation master's student. This generous support has alleviated financial burdens and fueled my determination. I can now focus on excelling academically and fully embrace my studies in Epidemiology at Drexel. Through various academic and extracurricular activities, I'm broadening my horizons and honing essential skills for the future. I'm deeply grateful for this opportunity and committed to giving back to society.

This generosity is making a significant impact on my journey at Drexel, and I'm eager to make the most of this privilege. As a descendant of immigrants, I've been drawn to issues of equity in public health. My firsthand observations of discrimination, marginalization and inadequate access to healthcare and education have fueled my determination to understand the health needs of refugees and how systemic oppression perpetuates these problems.

My research endeavors will involve the meticulous collection and analysis of data about the most prevalent diseases among refugees, as well as identifying potential risk factors that may contribute to their spread.

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Jayla Norman

MPH Major: Epidemiology with a minor in Biostatistics

I am beyond grateful and appreciative of the generous funding provided by the Janssen-Dornsife fellowship. This opportunity allows me to pursue my professional dreams of becoming an epidemiologist and removed a significant barrier to pursuing this dream—financial costs.

A less obvious benefit that comes with this opportunity is the opportunity to engage in research and work that contributes to the development of my knowledge and skills in the field of public health.

Given the removal of financial barriers that the fellowship provides, I am able to commit myself to a part-time internship with The Task Force for Global Health where I engage in research related to neglected tropical diseases and develop meaningful connections with early and veteran public health professionals. I cannot wait to see what other opportunities await me during my time at Dornsife and as I kickstart my career, thanks to this fellowship.

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