CDC Prevention Research Evaluation Fellowship
CDC Office and Location: A research opportunity is available in The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Division of Population Health (DPH), Prevention Research and Translation Branch (PRTB) within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located 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.
CDC’s Division of Population Health provides scientific leadership and expertise to prevent costly chronic diseases and improve health across the life span.
PRTB provides leadership, oversight, and grant management for Prevention Research Centers (PRC) Program, the Closing the Gap: Social Determinant of Health (SDOH) Accelerator Grant Program, and CDC’s Workplace Health Program. The PRC Program provides leadership, oversight, and technical assistance to a network of 26 Prevention Research Centers (PRCs) who conduct innovative public health prevention research using a community engagement approach. The CDC Workplace Health Program provides leadership to improve the health, safety, and well-being of employees through science-based workplace health promotion programs. The SDOH Accelerator Grant program funds state, local, tribal, and territorial jurisdictions to develop multi-sector action plans to accelerate actions that will lead to improved chronic disease outcomes among persons experiencing health disparities and inequities.
Research Project: During this learning experience, the ORISE fellow will participate and receive training in the following areas:
- Application of the CDC Framework for Program Evaluation (e.g., stakeholder engagement, evaluation planning)
- Program monitoring and evaluation
- Quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods and instrument design
- Evaluation data analysis and interpretation
- Evaluation data product development and dissemination (e.g., data briefs, data visualizations, reports, manuscripts)
- Presentation and communication of evaluation data to various audiences (e.g., program staff and leadership, PRCs and PRC Network, professional associations
Learning Objectives: As a result of this training, the participant will improve their skills in public health program evaluation including evaluation planning and design; data collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation; and evaluation reporting.
Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is LaShaun Polk (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: August 7, 2023. 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 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). Additionally, the fellow will follow the telework schedule based on guidance and recommendations applicable to all Division staff.
Questions: Please visit our Program Website. After reading, if you have additional questions about the application process please email ORISE.CDC.NCCDPHP@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, or be currently pursuing the degree to be received by August 31, 2023. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.
- Public health program monitoring and evaluation
- Teamwork in a multi-disciplinary, highly collaborative, remote work environment
- Project management (e.g., evaluation studies)
- Communication with technical and non-technical audiences
- Analytical thinking
- Quantitative and/or qualitative analysis