Research Project Description
NNDSS Modernization Initiative Fellowship
Surveillance Information Support Branch
Division of Health Informatics and Surveillance
Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
A fellowship opportunity is currently available in the Surveillance Information Support Branch (SISB) in the Division of Health Informatics and Surveillance (DHIS) of the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (CSELS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) is a state-based health surveillance system for infectious conditions designated by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) to be nationally notifiable. All 50 states, New York City, District of Columbia, and five U.S. Territories report data. The NNDSS Modernization Initiative will enhance surveillance capabilities in response to stakeholders’ concerns and needs for more comprehensive, timely and higher quality data. It will also provide a robust infrastructure that is based on interoperable, standardized data and exchange mechanisms.
Joining the NNDSS Modernization Initiative, the selected participant will learn about questionnaire design, HL7, standards, and vocabulary. S/he will be involved in developing next generation message mapping guides using HL7 and standardizing data elements and structures for information systems.
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 Master’s degree (or higher) or equivalent degree in a science or technology field received within the last five years.
- Knowledge in disease surveillance and public health information systems.
- Knowledge of concepts, principles, methods, and techniques in public health practice.
How to Apply:
To be considered, please send a current CV/resume to the attention of CDCrpp@orau.org. Please reference CDC-CSELS-2014-0013 in all communications.