CDC Postdoctoral Health Equity Fellowship
CDC Office and Location: A fellowship opportunity is available with the Office of Health Equity of the National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), 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.
Research Project: The postdoctoral fellow will receive training from NCHHSTP Office of Health Equity mentors in developing and implementing research projects that inform the development of effective strategies and interventions to reduce disparities in HIV, other STDs, TB and viral hepatitis and improve school health among one or more disproportionately affected populations. Effective strategies will support the guiding principal of high impact prevention, a public health approach to disease prevention in which proven, cost-effective and scalable interventions are implemented for preventing the greatest amount of infections or for reducing disparities, given available resources. Mentors and fellows will collaborate to develop a list of diverse research activities that they will complete together over the two year (subject to funding) training period. These activities will be based on the fellow’s area(s) of interest, training, and experience and the mission of the NCHHSTP Office of Health Equity.
Learning Objectives: The activities listed below represent the minimum training opportunities that the fellow will complete:
- Conduct or participate in one site visit related to a health-equity related research project or programmatic activity subject to the availability of funding and travel restrictions due to the SAR-CoV-2 pandemic
- Design, conduct, and interpret an analysis on public health data
- Write and submit at least two scientific manuscripts for a peer-reviewed journal
- Present an oral presentation or poster at one or more scientific meetings
- Attend monthly scientific meetings on emerging health equity issues
Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Dr. Donna Hubbard McCree (email@example.com). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: August 28, 2022. 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: The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience.
Citizenship Requirements: This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR), and foreign nationals. Non-U.S. citizen applicants should refer to the Guidelines for Non-U.S. Citizens Details page of the program website for information about the valid immigration statuses that are acceptable for program participation.
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.NCHHSTP@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity.
The qualified candidate should have received a doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields, or be currently pursuing the degree with completion before the appointment start date. Degree must have been received within the past five years.
- Recent publications in refereed journals and presentations on health equity related to HIV, viral hepatitis, STDs, TB or adolescent health
- Documented training and skills in quantitative data analyses
- Evidence of research experience or experience involving disproportionately affected populations in the United States