CDC Health Equity Fellowship

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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How to Apply

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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
8/6/2020 3:00:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.

A research opportunity is currently available with the Office of Smoking and Health (OSH), within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. 

The selected participant will be assigned to collaborate with the Associate Director for Health Equity within the Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) and will receive mentoring from OSH senior staff. The participant will have the opportunity to interact with and learn from multidisciplinary teams and be involved with the senior staff team in planning, implementation and evaluation of science-based strategies and interventions to address tobacco-related health equity and reduce health disparities. Under the guidance of the Associate Director for Health Equity, the participant will have the opportunity to learn about the following activities:

  • Conducting systematic literature reviews, environmental scans, assessments pertaining to tobacco related health equity approaches, interventions, policies and practices
  • Scientific writing and publication
  • Scientific approaches to examining health equity, including how to conduct quantitative and qualitative data analyses
  • Building internal organizational and external partner capacity to address health equity
  • Communication strategies about tobacco-related health equity and health disparities
  • Social determinants of health, health equity and health disparity in regards to the prevention of commercial tobacco/electronic nicotine devise (e-cigarette) use

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 a doctoral degree at an accredited U.S. college or university in public health, behavioral or social sciences fields (e.g., psychology, sociology, anthropology), or other listed related disciplines. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.

Preferred skills:

  • Course work and/or research experience in public health; health or social psychology, behavioral health; social determinants of health, health disparities, or health equity
  • Statistics and data analysis
  • Experience using statistical computing software such as Excel, SAS and/or SPSS
  • Knowledge in public health and population level strategies for chronic disease prevention and management
Eligibility Requirements
  • Degree: Master's Degree or Doctoral Degree.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (5 )
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (12 )

I have received a master's or doctoral degree within the past five years, or am currently pursuing a doctoral degree.