*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: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood (0-17 years), including experiencing violence, abuse, or neglect; witnessing violence in the home or community; or having a family member attempt or die by suicide. Also included are aspects of the child’s environment that can undermine their sense of safety, stability, and bonding, such as growing up in a household with substance use problems, mental health problems, or instability due to parental separation or household members being in jail or prison. ACEs are linked to chronic health problems, mental illness, and substance use problems in adulthood. ACEs can also negatively impact education, job opportunities, and earning potential. However, ACEs can be prevented.
Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will be trained to:
- triage external and internal requests to review content related to the identification, prevention, and response to ACEs.
- Learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and its connection to other injury topic areas including substance use and suicides
- Collaborate with scientists and subject matter experts across the Center to identify points of contacts for ACEs requests
- Review ACEs content and provide edits as needed
- Co-manage the inbox for ACEs content, policy, and technical assistance expertise
- 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.