Research Project Description
Public Health Tribal Support Fellowship
Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support
Tribal Support Unit
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
A research opportunity is available at the Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorials Support (OSTLTS) in the Tribal Support Unit of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The chosen applicant will be involved with Tribal Support’s research and program integration and evaluation projects. Tribal support is the primary link between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry (ATSDR), and tribal governments. Tribal Support activities focus on fulfilling CDC's supportive role in ensuring that American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities receive public health services that keep them safe and healthy.
- Gaining training and experience in the application of evaluation methods and techniques to public health programs
- Gaining training and experience collaborating with sovereign tribal entities and their public health partners
- Learning about capacity building and quality improvement (QI) methods
- Assessing and evaluating the agency’s technical assistance and customer service to CDC-funded grantees within this high-profile, cross-cutting initiative
- Gaining experience and learning how CDC and its partners support, resource, and deliver technical assistance and customer service to tribes
- Identifying areas within CDC technical assistance and customer service for improvement
The Research Participation Program for CDC is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend depending on educational level and experience. The participant must show proof of health insurance. The appointment is full-time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Participants do not become employees of CDC or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.
- A Doctoral degree in the social or health sciences received within the last five years. A candidate with a master degree in the social or health sciences received within the last five years will be considered.
- Beneficial, but not required skills: Public health science and evaluation skills, including experience developing and testing data collection instruments in cross-cultural settings, managing and merging multiple datasets, and conducting quantitative and qualitative data analyses.
- Experience presenting data analysis results, reporting and summarizing evaluation findings in plain language documents and reports to diverse stakeholder audiences.
How to Apply:
To be considered, please send a cover letter and a current CV/resume to the attention of CDCrpp@orau.org. Please reference CDC-OSTLTS-2013-0070 in all communications.