CDC Integrated Health Information Systems Fellowship

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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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 Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.

Application Deadline
12/27/2019 3:00:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.

Two research opportunities are currently available with the Partnerships and Evaluation Branch (PEB), Division of Health Informatics and Surveillance (DHIS), Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (CSELS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located in Atlanta, GA.

This fellowship will focus on health information systems and electronic data exchange. The participant will have the opportunity to learn about state and local health departments surveillance and health information systems, electronic laboratory reporting, how case notifications are developed and sent to the Nationally Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) and how syndromic surveillance is used to address public health issues. Collaborating with others on the team and across CDC, the participant will learn by collaborating with state and local health jurisdictions and other partners to gain the knowledge and skills to assess and improve health information systems and electronic data exchange to support public health surveillance.    

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

  • Participating in conference calls to learn about state health department health information systems and processes
  • Collecting and analyzing information to identify issues related to electronic data exchange (e.g. sending case notifications to NNDSS, increasing use of syndromic surveillance) and health information systems
  • Providing information to contribute to tracking and monitoring onboarding activities
  • Briefing team members and leadership on questions and issues that require follow-up and 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 have received a master's degree in one of the relevant fields. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.

Preferred skills:

  • Experience supporting public health surveillance systems, surveillance, informatics and information technology 
Eligibility Requirements
  • Degree: Master's Degree received within the last 60 month(s).
  • Discipline(s):
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (3 )