*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.

CDC Office and Location:

One fellowship opportunity is currently available with the Health Equity Unit (HEU) of the Division of Injury Prevention (DIP) in the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the major operation components of the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same. DIP leads efforts to reduce unintentional and self-directed injuries. DIP’s mission is to prevent injuries by connecting data, science, and action to ensure everyone has a fair and just opportunity to achieve their highest level of health.

Research Project: Under the guidance of a mentor, the ORISE participant will support health equity and program implementation and evaluation efforts for the division. Specifically, the fellow will assist with developing a project officer toolkit, conduct periodic environmental scan of novel/relevant policies at Federal, State or Local Level, and activities related to the DIP Injury and Violence Prevention Residency Program.

Learning Objectives: The fellow will have the opportunity to gain experience in a range of activities. Examples of experiences may include:

Researching collaboratively with the Division of Injury Prevention staff to develop various knowledge and a project officer toolkit (training and technical assistance resources) and an inventory.
Researching collaboratively the Health Equity Unit on activities related to the Injury and Violence Prevention Residency Program and DIP policy tracking.
Participating and collaborating to develop webinars, presentations, and/or manuscripts.
Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Khiya Mullins (fys7@cdc.gov). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: May 1, 2024. Start date is flexible and will depend on a variety of factors.

Appointment Length: The appointment will initially be for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC and is contingent on the availability of funds.

Level of Participation: The appointment is full time.

Participant Stipend: Stipend rates may vary based on numerous factors, including opportunity, location, education, and experience. If you are interviewed, you can inquire about the exact stipend rate at that time and if selected, your appointment offer will include the monthly stipend rate.

Citizenship Requirements: This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR) only.

ORISE Information: This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE.

The successful applicant(s) will be required to comply with Environmental, Safety and Health (ES&H) requirements of the hosting facility, including but not limited to, COVID-19 requirements (e.g. facial covering, physical distancing, testing, vaccination).

Questions: Please visit our Program Website. After reading, if you have additional questions about the application process please email ORISE.CDC.NCIPC@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity.
The qualified candidate should have received a master’s degree in one of the relevant fields. Degree must have been received within the past five years.

Preferred Skills:

Competencies to apply programmatic concepts and methods to public health programs
Competencies to develop high quality written materials and deliver presentations
Competencies to take initiative in getting tasks started and problem-solving to successfully complete project tasks and goals
Training or experience with public health concepts particularly as they apply to health promotion and prevention
Experience handling multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
Experience with coordinating project activities and timelines
Experience on a multidisciplinary team contributing and implementing diverse ideas and suggestions
Strong interest in collaborating with a team to set priorities and accomplish project tasks
Experience with injury prevention is preferred but not required

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