Army Public Health Center Injury Prevention Research

U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
Reference Code
How to Apply

Components of the online application are as follows:

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


The mission of United States Army Public Health Center (APHC) is to promote health and prevent disease, injury, and disability of soldiers and military retirees, their families, and Army civilian employees; and assures effective execution of full spectrum veterinary services for Army and DOD veterinary missions. Their vision is to be a world-class provider of public health services across the Army and DOD. For more information about APHC, please visit

Under the direction of a mentor, the individual will participate with APHC's Injury Prevention Program (IPP) scientific teams to support essential public health services such as injury monitoring and program evaluation. Projects will involve the collection and analysis of information on injuries, physical fitness, and other injury risk factors for members of the Armed Services. The candidate will assist with:

  • Literature review
  • Study design
  • Data collection (which may require travel)
  • Data management
  • Statistical analysis with SAS or SPSS
  • Production of technical reports, publications, and other products. 

The candidate should have knowledge of descriptive and analytical statistics and their use in SAS or SPSS. S/he must be able to analyze, interpret, write about, and publicly present results.

Appointment Length

This is a twelve month research appointment, with the possibility to be renewed for additional research periods. Appointments may be extended depending on funding availability, project assignment, program rules, and availability of the participant.

Participant Benefits

Participants will receive a stipend to be determined by APHC. Stipends are typically based on the participant’s academic standing, discipline, experience, and research facility location. Other benefits may include the following:

  • Health Insurance Supplement. Participants are eligible to purchase health insurance through ORISE.
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Training and Travel Allowance

Nature of Appointment

The participant will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DOD, or any other office or agency. Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.

While participants will not enter into an employment relationship with DOD or any other agency, this opportunity will require a suitability investigation/background investigation. Any offer made is considered tentative pending favorable outcome of the investigation.


The candidate should have an earned bachelor's degree and preferably be currently pursuing or have an earned master's degree in public health, epidemiology, exercise science, or related field.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing.
  • Overall GPA: 3.00
  • Discipline(s):
    • Engineering (1 )
    • Environmental and Marine Sciences (2 )
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (46 )
    • Other Physical Sciences (2 )