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Job Title: STD Program Improvement Fellow
Job Number: CDCNCHHSTP-2018-0032
Organization: STD Program Improvement Fellow
Posted: 1/16/2018
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings:
Location: Atlanta,  GA   
Position Description: A fellowship opportunity is available in the Program Development and Quality Improvement Branch (PDQIB) Division of STD Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in At Atlanta, Georgia.

The Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP, provides national leadership, research, policy development, and scientific scientific information to reduce and prevent STDs. STDs. The Program Development and Quality Improvement Improvement Branch (PDQIB) is responsible for the management and oversight of programs supporting both health department STD prevention and control programs and clinical training centers as well as the wider health care community. The Branch is comprised of 3 teams: Program, Evaluation, and Clinical. Clinical. It focuses on knowledge translation, continuous continuous quality improvement, program evaluation, monitoring, technical support and as assistance to funded programs.

The selected fellow may be involved in data use and utilization projects participating across the Branch as a member of the Program Team. The fellow may have the opportunity to be involved in th the following activities:

Developing awardee dashboards and interactive dat data visualizations.

PDQIB is responsible for administering and monitoring the Division’s flagship STD Prevention cooperative agreement that funds 59 state/local health departments for core STD prevention and control activities (approximately $89 million annually). The Branch is in the process of developing grant management tools and databases to integrate program support activities, and encourage real-time use of program data to drive continuous quality improvement initiatives. Responsibilities may include any or all of the following ac activities:

•Synthesizing program work plan, morbidity, and performance data to develop interactive data dashboards and “at-a-glance” profiles for 59 fu funded recipients.

•Identifying potential data sources to collect, organize, and incorporate into program management sy systems.

•Functioning with stakeholders across the Branch and Division to develop interactive charts, visualizations, and communication products around key STD-related issues (e.g., congenital syphilis, expedited partner therapy, et etc.).

•Coordinating with the Evaluation team to analyze STD Program Outcome Measures and integrate into grants management tools used by prevention sp specialists/project officers.

•Providing support to Data-Driven Review (DDR) activities extracting and synthesizing program management data related to DDR topic areas.

Exploring the use and visualization of financial data to support program monitoring activities.

PDQIB provides support to state/local STD programs programs operating in diverse environments with differences in morbidity, population, disparities disparities, and many other factors. Understanding Understanding how recipients allocate funds to support STD program operations can help DSTDP better identify critical program components and resource needs across our funded STD prevention portfolio. The Fellow would be involved with PDQIB staff to explore the use and utility of incorporating incorporating financial data into routine program monitoring activities.

Responsibilities may involve any or all of the following following activities:

•Coordinating with Prevention Specialists/Project Officers to review, organize, and extract key data elements from submitted program budgets.

•Developing visualizations of budget projections and expenditures based on recipient characteristics and program activities.

•Analyzing budget data and producing descriptive statistics on how program dollars are allocated across recipient and across budget years.

•Evaluate the value and use of budget data by PQIB PQIB and DSTDP program staff.

Providing support for quality improvement and evaluation activities with funded state/local hea health departments.

PDQIB is currently developing implementation and program support plans for its next five-year flags flagship cooperative agreement starting in Janua January 2019. As part of this process, PDQIB is explo exploring program support models and frameworks to en to encourage awardee collaboration and joint CDC year flagship cooperative agreement starting in January 2019. As part of this process, PDQIB is exploring program support models and frameworks to encourage awardee collaboration and joint CDC-awardee affinity group group program improvement activities.

Responsibilities may involve any or all of the fo following activities:

•Conducting literature reviews and synthesizing data to support key strategies and activities required by state/local health departments.

•Assisting in the development of data collection and awardee self-assessment in instruments as part of the required evaluation plan.

•Assisting with learning collaboratives to drive per performance improvement on priority to topics for state/local health departments.

•Evaluating the scope of proposed recipient work plan strategies and activities and identifying common facilitators and barriers related to implementation.

•Reviewing and analyzing recipient-submitted outcom outcome measures proposed for strategies.

The Fellow will gain experience in STD prevention and control, program evaluation research, data visualization and communication strategies, quality improvement and data-driven approaches to un understanding and improving public health, and the application of both quantitative and qualitative methods for synthesizing diverse findings to develop and support state and local public health prog public health programs.

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 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 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.

Qualifications: •Applicants should have a Master’s or Doctoral degree in Behavioral and Social Sciences, Psychology, Public Health, Public Administration, Business Administration, informatics, or a related field received within the last five years.

•Experience using data visualization software (Tableau, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft BI) is re required.

•High proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Access for for quantitative data collection and an analysis is strongly preferred.

•Experience with basic program evaluation data collection and analysis methods (including document reviews, logic models, key informant interviews and evaluation reporting) is strongly pr preferred.

•Experience analyzing and interpreting budget and financial data is preferred.

•Familiarity and experience applying quality improvement and systems thinking to improve pr program practice preferred.

•Experience in communicable disease, sexual he health or reproductive health is preferred.

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Closing Date: 4/16/2018
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A complete application consists of:

•An application •Transcripts – Click here for detailed i information about acceptable transcripts •A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant experiences, and publication list •Two educational or professional references

All documents must be in English or include an an official English translation.

If you have questions, send an email to Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.

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