CDC Public Health Research 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
9/1/2020 3:00:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.

A fellowship opportunity is currently available in the Policy Research, Analysis, and Development Office (PRADO), within the Office of the Associate Director for Policy & Strategy at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. PRADO’s mission is to conduct policy research and analysis and to inform evidence-based strategies to improve population health. PRADO assesses, develops, and translates evidence showing the health and economic impact of policy through analyses of high priority interventions to inform decision makers and public health practitioners.

This project will provide an excellent training opportunity for the selected participant to gain experience conducting statistical analyses on a broad range of public health topics using data from the American College Health Association (ACHA)'s Connected College Health Network (CCHN), a data warehouse designed to enable data-driven decision-making that results in the improved health of college students nationwide. CCHN connects several existing projects, including the ACHA-National College Health Assessment, College Health Surveillance Network, Healthy Campus 2020, the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, and ACHA Institutional Profile Survey. (

Under the guidance of the PRADO mentor, CDC disease subject matter experts, and ACHA data specialists, the participant will be involved in these additional learning opportunities:

  • Designing project proposal and data analysis plan
  • Creating, updating, analyzing and managing large data sets
  • Contributing to the analysis of data from CCHN
  • Preparing statistical and analytic reports and presentations
  • Developing and strengthening research and synthesis skills

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. The degree must have been received within the past five years.

Preferred skills:

  • Experience in public health or educational data analysis or similar field
  • Ability to perform literature searches, data analysis, and engage in scientific writing
  • Interest and experience in synthesizing and translating scientific evidence
Eligibility Requirements
  • Degree: Master's Degree or Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 month(s).
  • Academic Level(s): Postdoctoral or Post-Master's.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Chemistry and Materials Sciences (12 )
    • Computer, Information, and Data Sciences (1 )
    • Earth and Geosciences (21 )
    • Environmental and Marine Sciences (2 )
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (1 )
    • Mathematics and Statistics (1 )
    • Other Non-Science & Engineering (2 )
    • Physics (16 )
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (27 )

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