*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.
CDC Office and Location: A research opportunity is currently available with the Economics Team (eT), Data Analytics Branch (DAB), Division of Injury Prevention (DIP), within the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the major operation components of the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.
NCIPC’s mission is to prevention violence and injuries through science and action. DIP leads CDC’s efforts to reduce unintentional injuries and self-directed harm. DAB conducts methodological research and data analysis, addresses existing data issues and new data challenges (big, complex, non-traditional data) and develops and disseminates data, tools and applications.
Research Project: The project will provide an excellent training opportunity for a doctoral or masters degree fellow to gain experience conducting economic analysis in a public health setting. Throughout the fellowship, the participant will have opportunities to collaborate with a variety of scientific researchers on a variety of projects. The participant will be mentored by an economist knowledgeable in advanced economical methods. The participant will be involved with a project that is a collaboration with Cornell University to evaluate the impacts of economic policies on prevention of adverse childhood events, opioid overdose and opioid use disorder and suicide prevention. The participant will be involved in conducting a literature review and summarizing findings, developing and evaluating economical models and gaining experience in developing abstracts and manuscripts for publication in a peer-review journal and/or materials for presentation at a professional meeting.
Learning Objectives: In addition to this project, the participant may be involved and will receive training in any of the following activities related to injury and violence prevention:
- Providing timely estimates of the economic burden of injury and violence using the most updated methodology and data
- Increasing understanding of how socioeconomic status and sociodemographic factors affect injury and violence
- Applying rigorous scientific processes to plan, analyze, synthesize and translate research to demonstrate the effectiveness of injury and violence prevention programs in real-world settings
- Describing the impact of alternative prevention options to maximize the impact of scare prevention resources
- Engaging in professional development activities designed to support a career in economics
Mentor(s): The mentors for this opportunity are Sarah Beth Barnett (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Curtis Florence (email@example.com). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: Winter 2021. Start date is flexible and will depend on a variety of factors.
Appointment Length: The appointment will initially be for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC and is contingent on the availability of funds.
Level of Participation: The appointment is full-time.
Participant Stipend: The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. A travel/training allowance may also be provided based on the discretion of the mentor and the CDC program.
Citizenship Requirements: This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens only.
ORISE Information: This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE.
Questions: Please visit our Program Website. After reading, if you have additional questions about the application process please email ORISE.CDC.NCIPC@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity.