The Summer Fellows Program in Aging, Hearing & Public Health


The Johns Hopkins Cochlear Center Summer Fellows Program in Aging, Hearing, and Public Health is designed for clinicians and researchers in different regions of the world who are pursuing public health research and projects focused on addressing hearing loss in older adults.  The program offers a blended classroom pedagogy of online lectures and "in-person" discussions facilitated by Cochlear Center faculty. This modified, virtual approach allows us to continue our international training work regardless of ongoing or future travel restrictions, and its inherent efficiencies make it scalable to a larger number of clinicians.


In 2021, 18 Latin American Fellows from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico completed five learning modules, heard 27 on-demand lectures, and put forth an estimated 20 hours of work to complete the program.  The program concluded with hour-long live sessions with Center faculty that covered topics including clinical trials, hearing health policy, cognition & gerontology, and developing new models of hearing care.


Summer 2022

This summer, the Cochlear Center is partnering with Chulalongkorn University to offer the international Summer Fellows Program in Bangkok, Thailand to ASIA healthcare leaders.  With the leadership of (former Cochlear Center trainee) Nattawan Utoomprurkporn, MD, PhD, Chulalongkorn is actively recruiting participants for the August 2022 session.


Successful applicants will be invited to Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, August 15-16 to network with clinicians from JHU and ASIA in the field of hearing and aging, and participate in discussions with select Cochlear Center faculty and Center Director Frank Lin, MD, PhD.

Poster for Summer Fellows Bangkok


EAFP 2019 photo


Important Dates

Application deadline:               

  •    May 31, 2022

Participant registration information will be shared:  June 2022

Program start:                 

  •    June 2022 

Program end:                 

  •    August 17, 2022



For questions about submission procedures, email


Previous Years

2019: East Asian Fellows ProgramEAFP 2019 SYLLABUS

2021: Latin American Fellows Program