CDC Office and Location: A research training opportunity is currently available with the Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice (DEHSP) within the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located in Atlanta, Georgia.
The 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 fellow will focus on asthma epidemiology with a emphasis on health disparities. S/he will be supporting the CCARE (Controlling Childhood Asthma Reducing Emergencies) Initiative by analyzing data on asthma programs and asthma hospitalizations and emergency department visit. S/he will train in data management, analysis and presentation, for both large data sets and smaller programmatic data sets and related statistical and analytical methods. S/he will also be training in program evaluation and manuscript writing.
Learning Objectives: The fellow will have the opportunity to train and expand their knowledge of asthma epidemiology, evaluation, programs and surveillance, and concepts of health disparities.
- Fellow will be able to manage large data sets in preparation for data analysis.
- Fellow will be able to conduct an epidemiological analysis and provide appropriate interpretation.
- Fellow will be able to present analytic findings to a public health audience.
Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Dr. Kanta Sircar (ddq0 [at] cdc [dot] gov). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: October 1, 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 and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR).
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 [dot] CDC [dot] NCEH [at] orau [dot] org and include the reference code for this opportunity.