*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.A research opportunity in public health preparedness and response is currently available with the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ), Quarantine and Border Health Services Branch (QBHSB) located in Atlanta, Georgia. Participants will be placed at a CDC Quarantine Station field location or HHS office under the mentorship of a Quarantine Medical Officer.The selected participant will be provided with educational opportunities involving the protection of the US from global disease threats. The participant will receive training on: 1) the introduction and spread of communicable diseases; 2) federal, state, territorial, and industry partnerships; 3) public health regulations; and 4) public health at international borders. Throughout the course of this research project, the participant will increase his/her analytical skills and critical thinking while learning about communicable diseases impacting globally mobile populations and receiving training on public health policy.The participant will learn about Public Health Service laws, regulations, policies and procedures applicable to the control of communicable diseases relating to the international and interstate movements of persons, personal effects, animals and cargo. As part of their on-going learning program, the participant will be asked to engage with both scientific and programmatic staff at CDC, partners across the federal government, and state and local public health officials and preparedness programs to enhance this educational experience.Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will participate in training, observation and developmental assignments supporting the following activities:Public health emergency planning, training and exercise activities Mass migration planningPublic health epidemiological assessment of ill passengersReview of medical documentationDistribution of health information and screening forms to travelersProviding information updates and answer questions from partners, passengers, and crewTriaging after-hours public health inquiries and responding to public health emergenciesHealth assessments of migrant medical informationAssisting in the assessment of CDC-regulated items that may pose a potential threat to human health or potential vectors of human diseasesCoordinating and conducting interviews with subject matter expertsEntering data into the Quarantine Activity SystemDocumenting results and findingsReviewing and analyzing collected dataProviding updates and situational reports on operational response activities to senior managementSharing findings with subject matter experts, and partners across the federal and state/local governmentThis 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.NCEZID@orau.org.