CDC Farm to School/Fruit and Vegetable Promotion - Nutrition & Obesity 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
4/23/2019 3:00:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

A fellowship opportunity is currently available with the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) in the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO), Obesity Prevention and Control Branch (OPCB) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. 

This project will provide experience in DNPAO’s approach to promoting healthy eating, specifically, the promotion of fruits and vegetables and farm to school programs. The project involves training with and guidance by a diverse group of public health professionals, including epidemiologists, nutritionists, health education specialists and evaluation specialists.

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

  • Researching, synthesizing and translating empirical evidence on social, environmental and policy strategies related to fruit and vegetable intake and farm to school programs
  • Developing guidance/resource documents and written reports with an emphasis on effective environmental and policy intervention strategies
  • Reviewing, summarizing and translating scientific literature on farm to school/early care and education topics
  • Collaborating in new or existing partnerships (i.e. National Fruit and Vegetable Alliance, Association of State Public Health Nutritionists’ Fruit and Vegetable Council)
  • Conducting applied research, translation and dissemination of promising practices, guidelines and recommendations for state programs and partners (including Vital Signs, State indicator reports, fact sheets, action guides, tool kits, web-based content.)
  • Collaborating to develop a systematic approach to identify, evaluate, and apply practice-based evidence to build the evidence base
  • Participating on a team in determining and developing criteria to categorize strategies and interventions, promising and emerging practices, and communications for use by funded and non funded health departments, universities and other organizations
  • Presenting findings to a range of audiences. Participating in various Division groups to support the development of a range of translation- and evaluation-related projects.

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: June 1, 2019

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 or doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields, or be currently pursuing one of the degrees and will reach completion by the end of May 2019. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date. Applicants should have a background in health sciences, epidemiology, public health, health promotion, nutrition, agriculture, or a related science discipline.

Preferred skills:

  • Familiarity with policy and/or environmental change strategies that address nutrition, physical activity or obesity
  • Experience working in nutrition, farm to institution, physical activity and/or obesity
  • Knowledge of analytical techniques, and previous scientific writing experience
Eligibility Requirements
  • Degree: Master's Degree or Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 months or anticipated to be received by 5/31/2019 12:00:00 AM.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (8 )
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 )