*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.
A research opportunity is available within the Office of the Director, in the Division of Reproductive Health (DRH), within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.
CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health (DRH) is committed to improving the health of women, children, and families throughout the world. The Chief Medical Officer for Health Equity provides expert medical advice in support of scientists throughout the DRH and serves as a consultant for activities to improve health equity in reproductive, maternal, and infant health and the prevention of morbidity and mortality for populations disproportionately affected.
Throughout the course of this research opportunity, the selected participant will gain experience collaborating with internal and external partners to develop substantive multi-layered recommendations and action plans to reduce reproductive health disparities and improve outcomes for disproportionately impacted populations. Additional information can be found about the work of the Division of Reproductive health can be found on our webpage: http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth
Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will be involved in the following activities:
- Conducting literature searches and systematic reviews
- Contributing to key reports, papers, and other technical documents
- Assisting in the development of summaries of recommendations and action plans to reduce reproductive health disparities and improve outcomes for disproportionately impacted populations
- Learning how to engage key stake holders and developing partner relationships
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: July 2021; start date is flexible
This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. The initial appointment can be up to one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.
If you have questions, send an email to ORISE.CDC.NCCDPHP@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity (CDC-DRH-2021-0220) in your email.