*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.
CDC Office and Location: A research opportunity is currently available with 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.
Research Project: In 2019, 65.8 million adults in the U.S. reported past-month binge drinking, 35.8 million reported past-month illicit drug use or prescription pain reliever misuse, and 20.4 million had a past year substance use disorder (SUD). More than 81,000 people died of a drug overdose death in the 12-month period ending in May 2020, and excessive alcohol use is estimated to contribute to more than 95,000 deaths per year. Individuals with SUDs are at elevated risk for overdose and other harms associated with substance us.
Under the guidance of mentors who are subject matter experts on substance abuse prevention work, the participant will be trained to:
- triage external and internal requests to review content related to the identification, prevention, and response to ACEs.
- Support CDC-funded research studies to prevent substance abuse
- Conduct reviews and identify existing gaps and opportunities in the published literature and existing data sources on substance abuse prevention and its intersection with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and suicide prevention.
- Support funded partners in conducting evaluations of current services, gaps and needs assessment to identify opportunities to provide technical assistance or create needed resources.
- Conduct research to increase understanding of the risk and protective factors for substance abuse.
- Analyze and synthesize data from multiple sources on organizational policies for substance abuse
- Evaluate impact of technical assistance provided by and to external partners
- Analyze, publish, and disseminate research on substance abuse prevention
- Learn about the Injury Centers priority topic areas: adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), Suicide, and Overdose Prevention
- Learn about the risk and protective factors for NCIPC topics
- Learn about how content for internal and external audiences is reviewed and cleared within CDC
- Gain knowledge on diversity, equity, belonging, inclusion, and accessibility
- Learn about prevention of NCIPC topics
- Deepen knowledge about existing gaps and opportunities in the published literature for Injury topics
- Develop subject matter expertise and contribute to the evidence base
Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Gaya Myers (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: November 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.