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Division of Health and Environment Intern, Abt Associates

Abt Associates seeks bright, talented, and intellectually curious students to add to our talent pipeline. As a paid environmental health intern in the Division of Health and the Environment, you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on industry experience while being exposed to challenging projects and learning from some of the top experts in the field. Interns will be exposed to a depth and breadth of expertise and knowledge through events and programs throughout the summer. Our summer internship program consists of a robust and structured curriculum that encompasses professional development opportunities, networking events, and a mentorship program. This position is located in Rockville, MD, Cambridge, MA, Atlanta, GA or Durham, NC.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
  • Conduct literature reviews and perform data extraction on chemical exposures and health effects
  • Develop and maintain databases of the literature searched
  • Summarize and critically evaluate the results of environmental epidemiological and toxicological studies
  • Research and summarize various documents, reports, and related materials
  • Assist with preparation for meetings, and scheduling and set up
  • Assist with social media efforts and building visibility of project online
  • Assists with maintaining up to date records for program budget
Department / Division Qualifications
  • Is currently enrolled in an graduate level degree program
  • Ideal candidates will have academic or work experience in environmental health, risk assessment, toxicology or environmental epidemiology
  • Familiarity with federal government chemical risk assessment procedures
  • Ability to multi-task while maintaining attention to detail
Program Minimum Qualifications
  • Has completed at least two years of college coursework
  • Has excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Is available to work full-time throughout the 10 week internship
  • Is eligible to work in the United States
  • Transitioning military are encouraged to apply

Click here to learn more about the position, and apply on Handshake

Applications close February 24th at 11am. 

HRTP: A Public Health Internship Program, New York City DOHMH

HRTP: A Public Health Internship Program at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is accepting applications for our Summer 2020 internship session.

The program is open to undergraduate, graduate and professional school students of public health, health education, laboratory sciences, medicine, social work, environmental engineering, public administration, accounting, mathematics, computer science, law, nursing, the social sciences, and many other majors.  HRTP offers dynamic internships in public health research, community health outreach and education, fieldwork, laboratory work and public health administration.

The application period for our summer 2020 session will be open from January 15 – February 15, 2020.

For full consideration, HRTP should receive the following or postmarked on/before the February 15th deadline:

  1. An electronic application
  2. A current cv/resume
  3. A personal statement/ essay
  4. An official school transcript from your current institution
  5. One letter of recommendation and the recommendation form

Click here for an online guide to the application. 

For more information about the program, please visit us at  

Job Search Strategy Workshop, 2/4

Category : News/Events

Join us to learn about and discuss the process of creating a strategy for both your internship and full-time job search. Led by Roger Presswood.

No dress code. Please feel free to bring your lunch.

RSVP on Handshake by February 3.

Click here to RSVP!

Chair’s Chat, 1/14

Category : News/Events

Join the Epidemiology Department for Chair’s Chat Tuesday, January 14. Please RSVP on canvas as soon as possible!

CFAR Network Science Seminar, 1/16

Category : News/Events

Preregistration is required for entry; guests can RSVP here.

Spring 2020 Course, Evidence-Based Decision Making

Course Description

GH584 – “Evidence-based decision making” is a course where we critically assess (a) what is data, (b) how do we use it for policy and recommendation development in both the US and global settings, and (c) what are the implications of these recommendations and how they change over time.  Enrollment is open to students in all departments, as we want different perspectives on how these recommendations are made and how they impact different aspects of global health. 

Click here to view the syllabus: GH 584 syllabus

For more information, contact: 

Dr. Robert Bednarczyk (rbednar [at] emory [dot] edu) or Dr. Felipe Lobelo (rlobelo [at] emory [dot] edu)


CDC Stroke Surveillance Fellowship, ORISE

Category : Alumni

Reference Code 


Application Deadline 

2/12/2020 3:00:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.


A research opportunity is currently available with the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP), within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. 

The Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch (ESB) has an opportunity for a participant to be involved with the Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program (PCNASP) which supports statewide, data-driven quality improvement across the stroke care continuum for better patient outcomes.

Under the guidance of a mentor, the selected participant will gain experience in stroke surveillance and quality improvement efforts. The participant will have opportunities to interact with program grantees to learn about critical activities such as program strategies, interventions, evaluation, and improvements. The participant will have the opportunity to build skills in synthesizing data/information and conducting literature reviews and contributing to developing responses to scientific inquiries and requests for information about assigned projects. The participant will receive training and feedback in creating presentations for internal and external use at meetings or conferences. The participant will receive support in learning about data alignment and the mapping of data, conducting statistical data analyses and will contribute to the writing and revising of peer-reviewed manuscripts. The participant will have the opportunity to learn about and support future program efforts for stroke and will learn about developing and maintaining quality improvement in state environments, communication efforts on stroke signs and symptoms recognition, and program evaluation efforts. Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant may also have the opportunity to learn about and conduct other related activities that further the science base related to prevention of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Anticipated Appointment Start Date

February 24, 2020

This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. The initial appointment can be up to one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.


The qualified candidate should have received a master’s or doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.

Preferred skills

  • Strong data management
  • Experience using statistical software (e.g., SAS, R, or SPSS)
  • Experience conducting literature reviews

Eligibility Requirements

  • Degree: Master’s Degree or Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 month(s).
  • Discipline(s):
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences 

How to Apply

A complete application consists of:

  • An application
  • Transcripts – Click here for detailed information about acceptable transcripts
  • A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant experiences, and publication list
  • One educational or professional recommendation. Your application will be considered incomplete, and will not be reviewed until one recommendation is submitted.

All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.

If you have questions, send an email to ORISE [dot] CDC [dot] NCCDPHP [at] orau [dot] org.  Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.

To apply, click here

Spring 2020 Course, Perspectives on Mental Health

Course Title
SOC 532, Perspectives on Mental Health

This course entertains two broad questions within which numerous models, theories, and empirical studies are employed. First, what is the nature and burden of mental illnesses and the benefits of mental health? Second, what are the causes of mental illnesses and mental health? This course employs a bio–psycho–social causal model of health. It therefore examines mental health and illness in terms of their proximal (biological), medial (psychological), and the distal (sociological) causes. This course is intended to train students to be theoretically–driven, interdisciplinary scholars of ‘public’ mental health.

Dr. Corey Keyes

Monday 1:00-4:00 pm

Tarbutton Hall 206

Upcoming Events

  • Culturally Sensitive Care National Conference - Fall 2023 December 7, 2023 at 9:00 am – 5:15 pm Conference / Symposium Event Type: Conference / SymposiumSpeaker: Dr. Latecia Abraham-HilaireContact Name: María MerrittContact Email: AbrahamL@musc.eduLink: are invited! Meals Included & free of charge. Please pre-register.This national conference will educate participants in culturally sensitive care approaches, using the framework of the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards.Where: Emory Convention Center & Hotel
  • Culturally Sensitive Care National Conference - Fall 2023 December 8, 2023 at 9:00 am – 5:15 pm Conference / Symposium Event Type: Conference / SymposiumSpeaker: Dr. Latecia Abraham-HilaireContact Name: María MerrittContact Email: AbrahamL@musc.eduLink: are invited! Meals Included & free of charge. Please pre-register.This national conference will educate participants in culturally sensitive care approaches, using the framework of the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards.Where: Emory Convention Center & Hotel

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