CDC Unintentional Injury Prevention 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
9/3/2019 3:00:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.

Multiple research opportunities are currently available with the Transportation Safety Team (TST) and Home and Recreation Team (HRT), Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention (DUIP), within the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. 

The selected participants will receive training in an office environment via conducting research, evaluation, learning about project management, informatics, and programmatic activities. The participants will also train on projects that focus on reducing the burden of motor vehicle crashes and/or older adult falls in the United States. All activities will occur under the tutelage and direction of an assigned TST and/or HRT advisor or mentor.

The participants will be involved in a training capacity in the Home, Recreation and Transportation Branch to support DUIP’s efforts across the following priority topic areas: motor vehicle injuries, and falls among older adults. Specifically, the participants will gain experience in activities such as:

  • Analyzing, interpreting, and participating in publishing reports and articles on fatal and non-fatal injury data to estimate the overall health and economic impact of motor vehicle crashes, falls and other injuries
  • Reviewing and reporting on the health and economic burden related to unintentional injuries and describe the availability of evidence-based interventions
  • Participating in technical support for implementation, use, and evaluation of prevention strategies to reduce older adult falls and motor vehicle crash injuries
  • Translating materials for the general public including editing and drafting original material
  • Contributing to the development of resources or products for a variety of audiences, including state-based injury programs, policy partners, and key stakeholders
  • Presenting on surveillance data, risk factors, interventions, and evaluations for motor vehicle crash injuries and older adult falls to various audiences
  • Conducting literature reviews and synthesizing results for motor vehicle and older adult fall topics
  • Conducting statistical and epidemiological analyses
  • Consulting with CDC subject matter experts and partners in identifying topic specific prevention efforts for assessment and promotion, and other activities that are relevant to the policy and partnership team

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, with an interest in unintentional injury prevention, or be currently pursuing one of the degrees and will reach completion by August 2019. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.

Preferred skills:

  • Strong writing skills
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Ability to synthesize research and public information quickly and concisely
  • Ability to conduct and interpret statistical/epidemiological analyses commonly used in public health
  • Ability to conduct and interpret qualitative analyses
Eligibility Requirements
  • Degree: Master's Degree or Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 months or anticipated to be received by 8/31/2019 11:59:00 PM.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Communications and Graphics Design (1 )
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (3 )
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (32 )