A research opportunity is currently available with the Office of Training, Education, and Communication (OTEC), Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ) within the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) at the Centers for Disease Control and and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.
The participant will be mentored by health communication specialists who are experienced in the areas of risk communication science, clear communication, and communication evaluation.
Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will be trained in the following activities:
•Learn and apply the principles of clear communication and risk communication science to create communication products
•Learn how to communicate health information to multiple audiences, including travelers, expatriates, physicians, and others who work with globally mobile populations (e.g. travelers, immigrants, refugees, migrants, binational populations)
•Learn how to evaluate the reach of various communication products and strategies to determine their effectiveness
•Learn how to plan, produce, and develop multimedia presentations, videos, and trainings
•Learn methods of effective interviewing in order to create engaging and meaningful stories
•Learn how to promptly research and respond to inquiries from the public by collaborating with science subject matter experts
•Attend trainings and webinars on communication topics (e.g., best practices in social media message development and web content development, communication evaluation, plain language, digital first principles)
•Support and respond to public health emergencies (e.g., Ebola, measles) as needed