TEPHINET: A Global Network of Field Epidemiology Training Programs

First incorporated in 1997, Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network (TEPHINET) is a global network of field epidemiology training programs (FETPs), trainees, and graduates. Currently, TEPHINET comprises 71 programs actively training field epidemiologists in more than 100 countries.

TEPHINET member programs include those with laboratory and veterinarian education components. Overall, TEPHINET member programs consist of more than 10,000 trainees—of whom 6,500 are graduates—who play a critical role in improving global health security by strengthening country capacity to detect and respond to disease outbreaks and other public health problems.

With a secretariat based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA and an Advisory Board of representatives from different international regions, TEPHINET is the only global network of FETPs and works closely with regional FETP networks and sub-regional and national programs.


To empower and mobilize a competent field epidemiology workforce to serve all people through standardized training, experiential learning, training program quality improvement, mentoring, and knowledge exchanges in order to connect epidemiologists better, faster and with quality across the globe.


All people are protected by a field epidemiology workforce capable of detecting and responding to health threats.

Key Work Areas

The TEPHINET Secretariat works on building FETP capacity through the following general work areas:

TEPHINET is a program of The Task Force for Global Health. Visit our website: www.tephinet.org

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