The Fellows Program in Aging, Hearing & Public Health


The Johns Hopkins Cochlear Center 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 approach allows us to continue our international training work and its inherent efficiencies make it scalable to a larger number of clinicians.


Instituto Nacional de Geriatría, Mexico City

July 31 - August 2, 2023

The Cochlear Center is partnering with the Instituto Nacional de Geriatría in Mexico City for the next Fellows Program in Aging, Hearing, and Public Health.

This two part program is designed for clinicians, researchers, and public health professionals in Mexico City who are interested in understanding and addressing the impact of hearing loss on older adults using public health methodologies.

Part I: On-demand Training
  • Participants will first complete an on-demand training program created by Johns Hopkins Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health Core Faculty.
  • This self-paced program allows participants access to 27 on–demand lectures on otolaryngology, audiology, epidemiology, biostatistics, gerontology, and public health policy/economics.
Part II: In-person Training
  • Participants will convene at Instituto Nacional de Geriatría in Mexico City to network with clinicians and researchers from Johns Hopkins and Instituto Nacional de Geriatría.
  • In-person training in Mexico City will be presented through joint lectures and small group discussions in the fields of hearing and aging with select Cochlear Center and Instituto Nacional de Geriatría faculty.
There is no cost to participate in this program.  Applicants who are not in Mexico City may be eligible for partial hotel expenses.


Previous Programs

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.


In 2022,  the Cochlear Center partnered with Chulalongkorn University. Fellows from around Asia completed the learning modules before convening in Bangkok, Thailand to network with clinicians from Johns Hopkins and around Asia in the field of hearing and aging, and participate in discussions with select Cochlear Center faculty.

EAFP 2019 photo

Application Link 

Important Dates

Application deadline and program dates:

    • Wednesday, March 1, 2023
    • Friday, April 1, 2023 at midnight CST
    • Monday, May 1, 2023 



For questions about submission procedures, email


Previous Years

2019: East Asian Fellows ProgramEAFP 2019 SYLLABUS