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Summer 2020 Internship, Remedy Partners

General Application:

Remedy hires interns across our company including Analytics, Technology, Product, and Corporate departments. If you’re interested in healthcare but are unsure what you want to do, please submit an application here and we’re happy to work with you to find what’s best!

Our Mission:

Remedy Partners is an innovative healthcare services and technology company specializing in “bundled payment” programs. Bundled payments are an innovative new payment model that includes financial and performance accountability in episodes of care. Episode payment programs represent an important advance in the organization and financing of health care services in both the public and private sectors. 

The company’s mission is to dramatically improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery by developing and managing episodic payment programs in partnership with leading healthcare organizations.

We take our role seriously and constantly remind each other that every patient in Remedy’s program is someone’s mother, brother, father, sister, friend or other relative. Empathy for the challenges patients face after a hospitalization keeps us focused on the important role we can play. 

We are looking for candidates who have the following:
  • Interest in a career in the healthcare field
  • An ability to independently find solutions to a problem; organizational skills to breakdown a complex issue into a manageable action plan
  • Strong analytical and trouble-shooting skills
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and communicate with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Strong listening skills to gather requirements and understand the technical and non-technical barriers to project completion
  • An interest in learning about healthcare data and technology and how it’s applied in a professional setting
  • Expected graduation date in 2021
Program Benefits
  • Paid internship
  • Potential opportunity for full-time position
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Weekly Lunch & Learns with executive leadership


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


Surveillance Epidemiologist, California Emerging Infections Program


The goal of California Emerging Infections Program (CEIP) COVID-19 surveillance is to determine the extent of laboratory-confirmed incident disease in the three bay area counties of Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco where active population based surveillance for hospitalized patients for a variety of diseases has been ongoing for over 25 years. This specific position will assist both CEIP and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Immunization Branch with COVID-related data management, long-term surveillance for COVID-19 and the writing of reports. The Surveillance Epidemiologist will help collect, manage, and analyze data; and report results on a regular basis, at least weekly. As needed, this position may also support other COVID-19 projects including, but not limited to, enhanced surveillance projects, outbreak investigations and surge efforts.

The Surveillance Epidemiologist will interact with numerous CDPH programs, local health departments (LHDs), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to perform essential functions. Please submit a cover letter with a resume when applying.

Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to be considered.

Essential Functions 

  • Coordinate and interact with state and local public health departments, laboratories, Communicable Disease (CD) Controllers and other health agencies.
  • Establish and maintain reliable, efficient, and effective methods for communicating with involved partners via telephone and email.
  • Ensure that the needs of CEIP surveillance are met, to the extent possible.
  • Establish and maintain standardized methods of data collection in the California Reportable Disease Information Exchange (CalREDIE) or external electronic databases.
  • Clean data and maintain data quality and completeness.
  • Analyze data to determine level of hospitalization in the catchment, stratify data by key factors (e.g., demographic groups).
  • Assist with the generation of data visualizations and written and oral reports.
  • Present at meetings and scientific conferences, if applicable.
  • Participate in conference calls with epidemiology and laboratory partners at CDPH, CDC, California LHDs, healthcare facilities, and other state and local health departments.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the supervisor.
  • Collaborate effectively in a team environment.

Job Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with public health and healthcare professionals and internal partners.
  • Ability to perform data entry, data cleaning, and data quality assessment with attention to detail.
  • Knowledge and application of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements and protection of health information.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills related to specific tasks, methodologies, and materials.
  • High level analytical and problem solving skills.  
  • Completed assignments in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, and work independently.
  • Demonstrate reliability and integrity.
  • Prior knowledge and experience in use of CalREDIE, preferred.
  • Fluency in spoken English is required.


  • Candidacy for or completed Master’s degree in public health or related field, required.
  • Experience in data entry and analysis.
  • Experience with clinical terminology and interpreting laboratory testing results.
  • Experience in coordinating complex projects.
  • Basic knowledge and use of statistical software such as Statistical Analysis Software (SAS), preferred.
  • Basic knowledge and use of data visualization software such as Tableau, preferred.

Other Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of and skilled in the use of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and Power Point


Click here to apply online! 

Thesis Opportunity in Congenital Heart Defect Surveillance

Project Description

 “The Surveillance of Congenital Heart Defects in Children, Adolescents and Adults” project, is seeking MPH students for data analysis projects that can be used for student theses. 

We’re currently in a 3rd round Cooperative Agreement funding from CDC (8th year), and we have a multi-disciplinary team which includes faculty and staff from Epi and HPM in RSPH, cardiology from the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing.  We’ve built strong partnerships in and around Atlanta and across the state with folks from GA Dept of Public Health, Grady, Piedmont, Northside, CHOA/Sibley Heart, the MACDP (Metro-Atlanta Congenital Defects Program) birth defects registry folks at CDC etc., and we have an active CHD community advisory committee (CAC) in place comprised of not only academics, practitioners, and advocacy groups, but also patients and parents.

Specifically, we conduct state-wide surveillance of individuals with congenital heart defects (CHDs) across the lifespan with the following project aims in mind:

  1. to improve understanding of age-specific mortality, healthcare utilization, comorbidities, survival and other outcomes over time;
  2. to improve understanding of racial/ethnic and socioeconomic patterns in healthcare usage, and their impact on long-term outcomes over time;
  3. to gain a greater understanding of the strengths and limitations of databases used for CHDs surveillance; and
  4. to increase CHDs awareness among the public and stakeholders.

In conducting this work, we hope to assist individuals with CHD and their families in their expectations and healthcare decisions, improve decision-making among stakeholders, and ultimately lead to more effective secondary prevention strategies to reduce the public health impact of CHDs.

We have lots of data ready to analyze including 15 years of Medicaid claims, and 6+ years of linked data from clinical and administrative sources including data linked from GA vital birth and death records.  

Contact Information 

All interested students should contact Cheryl Raskind-Hood (co-PI of the project) to discuss the opportunity further by emailing her at craskin [at] emory [dot] edu

Epidemiologist I, Texas Health and Human Services

Job Description:
Performs moderately complex epidemiological work. Works with general supervision and moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment under the direction of the Vaccine Preventable Disease Group Manager, in the Emerging and Acute Infectious Disease Unit. Provides consultation and training on the epidemiology and control of vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs) to regional and local health agencies, medical professionals, federal entities, and the public. Participates in epidemiologic investigations, including the development and creation of outbreak survey forms and reports. Utilizes the NEDSS based system (NBS) for surveillance and incidence reporting. Participates and evaluates the development of surveillance procedures, protocols, and guidelines on VPDs. Evaluates program information and educational needs. Develops quality assurance measures to ensure disease data reporting is accurate and timely. Works with Unit Managers, Team Leads, and other Program Specialists to maintain QA/QI standard operating procedures. Coordinates with the Immunization Unit as necessary to ensure consistency of prevention messaging and interpretation of VPD related statistics such as disease surveillance data and immunization coverage levels. Consults with health and medical personnel and provides information to the public on matters related to VPDs. Maintains the VPD pages on the DSHS website.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
  • (50%) Vaccine-Preventable Disease Surveillance and Epidemiology: Assists in management of statewide surveillance for VPDs such as: measles, rubella, congenital rubella syndrome, mumps, pertussis, H. influenza, tetanus, diphtheria, varicella, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and polio infection. Assists senior epidemiologists with epidemiological data gathering, analysis, and the resulting recommendations for disease control. Is responsible for the continuous monitoring of surveillance data to identify unusual trends and patterns. Reviews written and electronic disease reports and electronic laboratory reports to identify and confirm illness caused by VPDs. Using latitude, corresponds verbally and in writing with regional and local health departments, medical professionals, laboratories, federal entities, and the general public concerning VPD surveillance issues. Coordinates and oversees the entry of VPD data into the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS) by regional and local health departments. Corresponds with sites, evaluates staff reporting needs, and recommends and initiates appropriate training and education. Assembles reports of site-specific data issues for training and remediation purposes to enhance surveillance program activities. Enters and corrects data as needed. Responsible for monitoring data and enforcing quality assurance techniques to ensure the integrity of reported data, and user competency. Identifies and resolves duplicate records. Monitors VPD surveillance procedures for efficiency. Using NBS surveillance data, in conjunction with Word, Access, Epi Info, Excel, and/or PowerPoint, prepares status and ad hoc morbidity reports, and epidemiologic summary reports. Oversees airline notifications, including managing the database, informing local health departments of exposures, coordinating the release of vaccine if necessary, and providing feedback to the CDC. Evaluates local health department VPD data quarterly and provides technical assistance as necessary for improvement. Assists team lead with preparation of performance measure reports for CDC. Conducts enhanced surveillance projects to identify unreported cases of VPDs.
  • (30%) Education, Training, and Consultations: Provides input regarding definitions, standards, and policies for the effective and efficient rendering of public health services and enforcement of public health laws and regulations. Interprets written and verbal public health information requests. Coordinates with the VPD team lead to formulate definitions, apply standards, and responses regarding VPD surveillance data. Coordinates with the VPD team lead to update guidelines on the infectious agents, modes of transmission, reservoirs, incubation periods, communicability periods, and control methods. Ensures content of the VPD website is current and complete. Acts as a resource for consultations on the epidemiology and control measures of listed diseases and others as assigned. Responds to written and verbal requests for information. Participates in the development of NBS user training and educational materials: creates and documents data flow charts; data entry procedural manuals; case rejection procedures; rejection notification messages and forms; data standards, definitions, and minimum datasets; current case definitions. Conducts group training and discussions regarding VPD surveillance. Provides guidance to regional health departments on specimen submission guidelines and other regional training topics. Performs public speaking before medium and large groups. Stays informed and current on prevalent and emerging VPDs.
  • (15%) Outbreak Investigations and Special Projects: Participates in outbreak investigations. Develops interview tools and surveys. Interviews patients, coordinates the collection and transport of clinical and environmental specimens, reviews hospital charts, and/or develops databases for managing epidemiologic and laboratory information. Coordinates and conducts active surveillance by contacting medical providers, reviewing records (medical charts, laboratory reports, etc.) to identify previously unreported cases of reportable conditions. Participates in special projects.
  • (5%) Other Duties as Assigned: Performs related duties as assigned by supervisor, which may include, but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency’s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.

Initial Selection Criteria:

  • Master’s degree from a U.S. accredited college or university or a foreign degree determined to be equivalent by an acceptable education evaluator with a focus on epidemiology and/or analysis and assessment; OR
  •  Bachelor’s degree in public health with at least 1 year of experience in epidemiology; OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in other non-public health field from a U.S. accredited college or university or a foreign degree determined to be equivalent by an acceptable education evaluator with at least 2 years of experience in epidemiology


Click here to learn more about the position and apply online! 


COVID-19 Related APE Opportunity, RSPH


There is an opportunity to support a COVID-19 outbreak response in Northeast Georgia and to do so as an APE. There is a need to move quickly with the response, and help is needed immediately.  Dr. Jodie Guest will be leading this work from the Emory side and will serve as the APE field supervisor for this opportunity.

The Northeast GA Health System has been tracking COVID-19 cases and deaths in their own facilities across several different counties and have found higher case rates in Hall County compared to those in other counties. There is particular concern about higher case rates among the Hispanic/Latino communities as well as among workers of poultry processing plants in the area.


Students are needed to help with a variety of activities, including testing, contact tracing, developing/refreshing public education materials, developing a program to train community workers to support their own communities with needs related to COVID-19, delivering meals and information on testing and other services to the homes of public school students. Some of these activities would be in person, and some would be completely virtual. Training will be provided for all of these activities, as will personal protective equipment (PPE) for in-person activities. Given the need to engage with the Hispanic/Latino community, we especially need students with Spanish speaking skills (fluency not required). Students who can speak Vietnamese are also needed.

Contact Information 

This opportunity would meet the APE eligibility criteria for GLEPI students as well as EPI students. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Jodie Guest as soon as possible at Jodie [dot] Guest [at] emory [dot] edu.  Please indicate the following:

  • Spanish/Vietnamese language skills
  • Willingness to go to Gainesville
  • Desire/need to do work remotely
  • If you have already completed contact tracing training or will need to do so
  • If you have already completed CITI certification or will need to do so


Program Coordinator, Heads Up for Harry


  • Heads Up for Harry is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping young adults affected by mental illness, and their loved ones, find the resources and support they need.
  • We are looking for a Program Coordinator to develop and execute a plan to encourage young adults (primarily high school age) to engage and connect with each other on social media about mental health.
  • 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year. Our mission is to help young adults, friends, and family members identify resources to help themselves and their community improve mental health and mental illness.
  • The amount of time teenagers spend on social networking sites has risen 62.5 percent between 2012 and 2019 continues to grow. In 2018 the average time teenagers spent on social media was estimated as 2.6 hours per day. We want to reach young adults in these places.
  • We believe that perhaps a key driver in whether individuals use of social media has a positive or negative impact on their mental health depends on whether individuals are active or passive social media consumers. We believe that perhaps active social media such as liking, sharing, and commenting on content can strengthen relationships and helps us feel more connected to those in our community.
  • The goal of this program is to encourage young adults to share, comment, and engage with one another’s content on social media around mental health

Job Mission Includes, but not limited to:

  • Developing a program/platform on social media (Instagram, Facebook) targeting high school students and young adults in the Atlanta area to share experiences about their mental health, including potentially:
  • Share (and show) various ways to practice mental health (especially in the times of social distancing).
  • Share or show how to reach friends, family, and your community to support their mental health
  • Encourage students to comment, like, and engage with others’ post on social media
  • Reaching out to therapists to  engage with  a quick video on what they believe is the most important key to maintaining mental health and resiliency
  • Managing Heads up for Harry’s social media platforms to include newly developed content via Instagram, Facebook, and website


  • Develop and execute a social media program to engage high school students around positive mental health. Outcomes include:
  • Develop and execute social media plan for engaging young adults and counselors to achieve the mission of the program
  • Increase the number of story and post views mental health content to encourage positive mental health in high school and college students (# of views TBD)
  • Engage, document, and post from 10 counselors on top advice to support mental health in young adults
  • Document 100 posts from high and college school students about how they are supporting their own mental health and that of their friends, family members, and community

Competencies / Experience

  • Community engagement presence: Monitoring messages, responding to Facebook posts and engaging with counselors and young adults
  • Strategic planning and execution: Ability to develop and execute on a program and social media plan
  • Creative writing on social media: Understand and develop headlines, posts, and content that can engage community on social media
  • Strong communication skills: Business proficiency in emails for reaching out to counselors, therapists, and others
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • 0-2 years work experience

Timing and Compensation

  • Part-Time
  • Program will be conducted in 6-8 week period (May – July)
  • Pay will be commensurate with experience


Send Resume and Cover letter to:  Director, Spencer Mitchell at spencer [dot] mitchell [at] headsupforharry [dot] org

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Internship, Georgia DPH


The Georgia Department of Public Health is looking for students to assist with COVID-19 contact tracing efforts. Students will be assigned to assist one of the 18 public health districts according to proximity and will be assigned to a district team for contact tracing in that district. Initially students will work remotely and will need access to a computer and phone. There may be opportunity to also work locally. All students will be required to do a web-based training and will receive training materials for the contact tracing system. The web based provided by the Department of Public Health is required.


Learning Objectives

  • Understand Contact Interviewing and Contact Tracing in the context of a pandemic
  • Basic introduction into the standardized processes of Contact Interviewing and Contact Tracing
  • Conducting Interviews
  • Documentation of Interviews in a digital system
  • Introduction to Daily Work Flow
  • Response to Common Requests and Referral for Testing

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current student or recent graduate of an undergraduate or graduate level program from an accredited degree program
  • Ability to exhibit a professional, positive attitude and work ethic
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required and ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse individuals during a time of crisis and distress
  • Ability to show empathy to distressed individuals
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to speak, read, and write English
  • Second or multiple languages a plus
  • Critical thinking and sound judgment required
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism
  • Proficiency with computers


  • Click here to submit your resume on Handshake!
  • Applications close on April 28th at 11:59PM

Public Health Program Associate, RSPH

Job Summary:

A team of researchers in the Department of Epidemiology at Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University has been conducting research aimed at improving prevention, care, and treatment of tuberculosis (TB) including drug-resistant TB, TB/HIV co-infection and latent TB infection.

The group’s collaborating partners include Albert Einstein College of Medicine (New York), Columbia University (New York), Yale University (Connecticut), Brown University (Rhode Island), National Health Laboratory Service (South Africa), CAPRISA (South Africa), and University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa).

We are seeking a self-motivated, highly-organized Public Health Program Associate with experience in research project management, who will be responsible for coordinating and monitoring the quality and project progress of an NIH-funded research project being conducted in South Africa.

This is a one-year position.

This position reports to the U.S. based Program Director and requires 30-35% travel to Durban, South Africa for monitoring project progress.                                                      

Scope of Responsibility:

Provides principal administrative and research support to the Principal Investigator in the administration and implementation of multiple NIH funded projects and their completion

Interfaces with research and administrative staff at Emory Rollins School of Public Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Columbia University, Yale University, PHRI and in-country study staff in South Africa.


  • Provide principal administrative and research support to the Principal Investigator and Program Director in the administration and implementation of multiple NIH funded projects and their completion
  • Be responsible for communication across research sites and collaborating agencies based in the U.S. and South Africa, including daily emails, and biweekly video/teleconferences and quarterly site visits
  • Prepare agendas for and lead weekly project U.S. team meetings and monthly conference calls with site staff and collaborating partners; write and distribute minutes from meetings/calls
  • Serve as a point of contact and interact with the study personnel at the study sites to ensure smooth integration of the study into the clinical and programmatic setting
  • Work with on-site project staff to ensure site compliance to all aspects of the project protocols and national and international regulations
  • Develop and maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs) for activities at each site
  • Work with U.S. and South African team members to maintain data collection forms and study database
  • Track screening, enrollment and completion of study procedures of all study participants
  • Prepare and present periodic progress reports, meeting agendas and minutes, and action items to document project progress and next steps in regular team meetings with the Study Investigators and other Key Personnel
  • Develop and monitor implementation of project work plans
  • Track and review electronic transfer and archiving of scanned paper case report forms (CRFs) and source documents
  • Modify CRFs as needed and maintain study database
  • Review data entered into study database and develop data reports to track study progress
  • Work with the site study staff to monitor accuracy and completeness of data collection and data entry to ensure quality data management
  • Conduct quarterly site monitoring in South Africa including quality control (QC) of informed consent forms, study CRFs and source documents, and meeting with in-country team regarding all aspects of project progress
  • Prepare and send daily notes to the Principal Investigator and other Key Personnel during trips to South Africa, detailing study activities and discussions
  • Collaborate closely with site investigator to provide targeted support and training of a team of 12-15 South African study staff members to ensure accurate and timely completion of all project activities
  • Prepare and submit ethics applications, including amendments and annual renewals to the Emory Institutional Review Board (IRB); oversee ethics applications at all relevant site IRBs
  • Review project ledgers and track expenses
  • Complete additional research duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree in public health, a Master of Science degree in public health or health education, or a master’s in development practice from an accredited school.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s in public health or related field from an accredited school is preferred
  • Experience with international research projects is preferred 

Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects while working as part of a geographically dispersed team
  • Accuracy and attention to detail is required
  • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to work effectively in teams
  • Knowledge of human subjects research study design and regulations, epidemiology and biostatistics
  • Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Ability and desire to travel internationally multiple times per year to study sites during 2-3 week trips, to support the needs of the project
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite applications


Click here to learn more about the position and to apply!

Developmental Disabilities Epidemiology Fellowship, CDC


Two summer research opportunities are currently available with the Child Development & Disability Branch (CDDB), of the Division of Human Development and Disability (DHDD), National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) seeks to promote the health of babies, children, and adults with disabilities. The work of NCBDDD includes identifying the causes of birth defects, developmental disabilities, helping children to develop and reach their full potential, and promoting health and well-being among people of all ages with disabilities. NCBDDD has three Divisions that carry out this mission: Division of Birth Defects and Infant Disorders (DBDID), Division of Human Development and Disability (DHDD), and Division of Blood Disorders (DBD).

Specifically, these opportunities are currently available within DHDD’s Child Development and Disability Branch (CDDB). DHDD leads inclusive programs to optimize the health and development of children and adults with, or at risk for, disabilities. Moreover, major priorities of the Division include a) identifying and reducing disparities in key health indicators (obesity, tobacco, etc.) among persons with disabilities; b) improving developmental outcomes of children; c) ensuring that all newborns are screened and assessed for hearing loss and receive appropriate intervention; and d) reducing disparities in health care access for persons with disabilities. Under the guidance of mentors of the Epidemiology and Surveillance Teams, the participants will be trained in the following projects and activities: 

For the Epidemiology Team

  • Draw upon public health training and experience to recommend and contribute to various elements of the DHDD/CDDB activities, such as public health surveillance, project coordination, data analysis, presentation, and writing by supporting activities of autism in the Georgia Study to Explore Early Development (SEED) and the Georgia Study SEED Teen research studies
  • Receive mentorship and guidance: 1) in the day to day activities for one of the largest multi-site research study addressing autism and developmental disabilities; 2) on data analysis for major publications and leading analytic strategies for self-initiated publications and presentations; 3) in the development of key communication strategies for dissemination of surveillance and epidemiological study findings; 4) on the management, design, and development of research study methods, including data linkages with vital records and census indicators and compilation of analysis datasets; and 5) in the development and implementation of program evaluation methods.
  • Contribute to the preparation/assembly of research study materials
  • Participate in performing quality checks on all study forms received from study participants
  • Contribute to data entry of the GA SEED and SEED Teen research study forms

For the Surveillance Team:

  • Draw upon public health training and experience to recommend and contribute to various elements of the DHDD/CDDB activities, such as public health surveillance, project coordination, data analysis, presentation, and writing by supporting activities of autism in the Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network and the Metropolitan Atlanta Developmental Disabilities Surveillance Program (MADDSP)
  • Acquire scientific knowledge in the field of autism and other developmental disabilities
  • Provide opportunity to learn surveillance data collection procedures and evaluate improvement for efficiency
  • Receive mentored guidance in the day-to-day activities necessary for a multiple-state surveillance network
  • Engage and have the opportunity to learn data management, scientific communication, and critical thinking needed for analysis and scientific writing
  • Train in conducting literature reviews for autism prevalence studies
  • Perform data entry and cleaning of an analytic database for cerebral palsy analysis
  • Contribute to the communication of data proposals to ADDM investigators and track progress of abstracts and manuscripts
  • Engage with principal investigators to analyze trends in autism prevalence over time, and may contribute to the preparation of abstracts and manuscripts

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 be currently pursuing a master’s degree in one of the relevant fields.

Preferred Skills:

  • Data analysis and analytical skills
  • Research
  • Data collection
  • Public health surveillance


Click here to learn more about the opportunity and to apply online!

Corona Virus Response Fellowship, CDC-ORISE


A research opportunity is currently available with the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support (CSTLTS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. CSTLTS seeks to foster deeper engagement between CDC senior leaders and public health leadership from the U.S. territories and freely- associated states.

Duties and Responsibilities 

Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will be involved in the following activities:

  • Contribute to the development of a system to monitor the progress of Coronavirus response recovery efforts, including coordinating with multidisciplinary stakeholders including local public health jurisdictions, federal officials from various government agencies, and non-governmental partners
  • Systematically evaluate the progress of recovery efforts and participate in the presentation of such evaluation results at an interdisciplinary stakeholder summit planned for Summer 2020
  • Contribute to the planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs to prevent disease
  • Provide a basis for epidemiologic research

During this appointment, the participant’s learning objectives include:

  • Receive hands-on experience with the Coronavirus response, with particular emphasis on cross-coordination of federal disaster recovery efforts and public health-specific needs
  • Learn how routine public health is disrupted by disasters and methods to resume normal activities as quickly as possible
  • Understand the importance and unique expertise of various federal, local, and private sector organizations in emergency response and recovery and get hands-on experience with how such organizations work together to mitigate disasters
  • Learn and be immersed in the organization, coordination, and direction of available resources in order to respond to public health emergencies
  • Participate in high-level meetings between senior local health officials and CDC leaders, to learn how public health decisions are made on a macro scale
  • Gain familiarity and experience with the extensive vetting and monitoring process required to manage federal funds
  • Learn about considerations for prioritizing the allocation of health resources
  • Learn how to monitor progress in the implementation of large-scale federally funded projects, including funding drawdown and progress of programmatic activities, and troubleshoot concerns about budgets, awards, and program implementation
  • Undergo training on operating in an emergency response, including federal-level disaster response processes and CDC-specific mechanisms
  • Learn how the CDC Emergency Operations Center collects, gathers, and analyzes data; makes decisions based on available data; and communicates decisions and valuable information to stakeholders
  • Receive training and mentorship from subject matter experts in emergency management and public health partner coordination

Additional Information

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 be currently pursuing or have received a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date. 

Contact and Application Information