*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: Diversity, Equity, Belonging, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEBIA) is an agency and center priority, and NCIPC leadership has deemed DEBIA among the core values for the center. The fellow will have access to Center leadership and conduct fellowship activities by building and implementing a center-level framework and overarching strategy to advance DEBI across the center in all organizational practices and operations.
Under the guidance of mentors, the participant will be trained to:
- Conduct data calls and collaborate with division and office-level points of contact to document ongoing and planned activities related to DEBI.
- Collaborate with a subject matter expert(s) in DEBI to ensure that center activities are based on the best available evidence
- Participate in the coordination of activities related to a Strategy Sub-Committee, dedicated to drafting NCIPC’s DEBIA strategic plan.
- Participate in the Committee on Diversity workgroup
- Review assessments from the Center to help guide DEBIA-related activities, policies, and processes in all aspects of our work and operations.
- Build competency on creating an inclusive and diverse workforce at every level, creating an accessible workplace where individuals feel a sense of belonging and safety, and embedding health equity into all aspects of NCIPC’s scientific and programmatic work.
- 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.