Program Evaluation Fellowship, CDC
CDC Office and Location
A research opportunity is currently available with the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Sciences (CSELS) 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.
The Fellow will collaborate with subject matter experts and other stakeholders (internal and external) to plan and implement an evaluation of key components of the electronic case reporting (eCR) program. In the United States, jurisdictions are required to report more than 200 conditions diagnosed by doctors or laboratories to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These notifiable diseases or conditions require timely information on individual cases to prevent and control spread. eCR is automated generation and transmission of case reports from electronic health records to public health agencies for review and action is an important component of public health data modernization nationwide. The Fellow does not need previous knowledge or experience specific to information technology, informatics, electronic case reporting, or public health surveillance. The Fellow will contribute to a high-profile evaluation, start to finish that will include opportunities to develop public-facing products that will be disseminated widely (e.g., logic model and narrative explanation of the graphic, conference presentations, peer-reviewed manuscript). The Fellow will interact closely with personnel in the Public Health Informatics Office (PHIO) and other evaluators in the Center.
- Importantly, the Fellow will have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills relevant to (a) facilitation to support stakeholder participation in the evaluation (e.g., to develop a logic model, prepare an evaluation plan, interpret analyzed data); (b) plain language writing; (c) presentation of efforts to diverse audiences; and (d) project planning and management that includes how to articulate decision points and deliverables over time. These opportunities to develop cross-cutting skills are an important complement to evaluation-specific competencies.
- The mentor for this opportunity is Joyce Dieterly (lyv6 [at] cdc [dot] gov). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).
Anticipated Appointment Start Date
- July 13, 2021. Start date is flexible and will depend on a variety of factors.
The qualified candidate should be currently pursuing or have received a master’s or doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields. Degree must have been received within the past five years.
- Experience working on small to medium-sized program evaluations
- Training in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
How to Apply
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