*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.
An opportunity is currently available with th the Behavioral and Clinical Surveillance Br Branch (BCSB) of the Division of HIV/AIDS Pr Prevention (DHAP), within the National Ce Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, an and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), at the Centers fo for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in At Atlanta, Georgia.
This fellowship offers the opportunity to gain experience in public health surveillance, survey questionnaire design, public health informatics and project management. With 23 participating metropolitan project areas throughout the United States, the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS) system collects and reports data on three populations at increased risk for HIV infection: men who have sex with men, persons who inject drugs and heterosexually active persons at increased risk for HIV in the United States. NHBS data are used to monitor issues affecting these populations, which include describing racial disparities, reporting HIV prevalence and awareness, exploring the prevalence HIV-related risk behaviors, such as drug use and sex, and examining access to HIV testing, care and prevention. NHBS collects data through personal interviews and HIV testing and is the only national source of data on HIV-negative populations and HIV-positive individuals unaware of or not not in care for their infection. Experience thr through this fellowship will focus on inf information management and documentation rel related to the NHBS questionnaire and will ass assist with dissemination of NHBS data.
Under the guidance of a mentor, the p participant will be involved in the f following activities: •Contribute to design and implementation of re relational databases for survey design, ev evaluation, and management
•Contribute to design and evaluation of the NH NHBS questionnaire
•Participate in the coordination of NHBS qu questionnaire activities
•Participate in statistical analyses and ot other activities to evaluate validity and re reliability of survey data
•Create reports describing survey design, me measurement, and evaluation results
•Contribute to the coordination, information ma management, and preparation of priority pu publications
•Provide statistical analyses of NHBS data
•Collaborate with external and internal sta stakeholders
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: January 7 7, 2020
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 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. related benefits.