*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.
CDC Office and Location: A research opportunity is currently available with the Division of Overdose Prevention (DOP), within the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.
CDC’s Division of Overdose Prevention (DOP) leads injury prevention efforts by using science and data to understand drug overdoses and their related harms, and to develop evidence-based prevention solutions that work. Our mission is to save lives, prevent suffering, and help reduce healthcare costs. The Division’s priority is to monitor, prevent, and reduce harms associated with drug use, misuse, and overdose.
Joining DOP, the selected participant will train in the Overdose Data to Action Coordination Unit. As part of our efforts to support the mission and goals of CDC’s opioid overdose and broader drug overdose prevention work, we fund 66 jurisdictions as part of Overdose Data to Action Cooperative agreement. Funding is to support recipients in getting high quality, comprehensive, and timelier data on overdose morbidity and mortality, and to use those data to inform prevention efforts. This Public Health Administration and Implementation Science Fellowship will be an excellent opportunity for selected participants interested in acquiring training and experience in the domain of science in service of program implementation.
Research Project: The training activities will align with the surveillance and prevention activities under the Overdose Data to Action cooperative agreement. Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant’s training activities will be in developing systems and infrastructure to support science and evaluation programs and using research findings to develop action-oriented program recommendations. This will be a rich learning experience for including understanding standard surveillance epidemiology and prevention and implementation science more broadly. Our program is committed to ensuring that all programmatic work is informed by the best available science, and that we leverage programmatic insight to shape future scientific agendas
Learning Objectives: Under the guidance of a health scientist mentorship, training opportunities include:
- Train to engage directly funded partners to offer scientific technical assistance for Opioid Prevention
- Intensive training experience on the intersection of science and program
- Development of Scientific and Programmatic Products
- Train in the development of a host of scientific products that reflect programmatic insight and experience
- Train in the development of programmatic resources and reports, peer-reviewed publications, and internal scientific support products
Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Jamie Mells (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: October 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.
Citizenship Requirements: This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR), and foreign nationals. Non-U.S. citizen applicants should refer to the Guidelines for Non-U.S. Citizens Details page of the program website for information about the valid immigration statuses that are acceptable for program participation.
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.