A complete application consists of:
All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.
If you have questions, send an email to ORISE.CDC.NCCDPHP@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.
A fellowship opportunity is currently available with the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) in the Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT), within the Translation, Health Education and Evaluation Branch (THEEB) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.
The selected candidate will be trained and conduct research related to the synthesis and translation of best available evidence for diabetes prevention and management, with the goal of:
The participant will gain experience on the Synthesis, Translation, and Applied Research (STAR) Team within the Translation Branch. In addition to our synthesis and translation work, the STAR Team also serves as a bridge and fosters collaboration between the Epidemiology and Statistics Branch (ESB) and the Program Implementation Branch (PIB) within DDT. A key objective of the fellowship is to inform recommendations regarding enrollment and retention strategies for CDC’s grantees and partners in the National DPP and DSMES.
As part of this training opportunity, the participant will contribute to the synthesis and translation of best available evidence for diabetes prevention and management particularly: exploring methods and synthesizing knowledge in order to identify translation gaps through comprehensive literature reviews, systematic reviews, and/or analysis of existing datasets to assess the strength and quality of evidence from research and practice on the effectiveness and public health impact of interventions to improve diabetes prevention and management; identifying evidence-based research strategies aimed at increasing enrollment and retention in both the National DPP and DSMES and develop various products to translate this evidence into actionable interventions amenable to real-world implementation; and when evidence is lacking, design and implement applied research to evaluate innovative interventions incorporating disciplines such as social science, behavioral economics, psychology, social anthropology, and human-centered design.
Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will be involved in the following activities:
Additional information about the Division of Diabetes Translation can be found at: http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/home/index.html
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: June 24, 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 be currently pursuing or 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. Graduate students will need to provide proof of enrollment at an accredited U.S. college or university each semester.