*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.
A research opportunity is currently available with the Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice (DEHSP) of the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.
A research opportunity is currently av available with the Division of Environmental He Health Science and Practice (DEHSP) of the Na National Center for Environmental Health (N (NCEH) at the Centers for Disease Control an and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.
DEHSP promotes and protects the health and qu quality of life of all people in the United St States through conducting environmental he health science and improving environmental he health services. Its mission is supported by su surveillance, epidemiologic studies, te technical assistance, training, and em emergency response activities through pr programs that provide critical environmental he health capacity for state, tribal, local, an and territorial health departments and other ag agencies with related responsibilities.
The participant will gain experience in the Lead Poisoning Prevention and Environmental Health Tracking Branch as part of the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program’s surveillance and prevention act activities. The participant will strengthen his his or her skills in data management, ana analysis, and interpretation; and gain exp experience in national data systems, env environmental health surveillance, public hea health programs, and epidemiology.
The selected participant will have the o opportunity to interact closely with public h health program professionals in various r roles and will gain experience through a p primary project where he or she will c collaborate with internal and external g groups to review childhood lead poisoning p prevention data for the purpose of comparing a and contrasting differences between blood l lead levels reported by CDC using a common c case definition and by each state program u using the state's own case definition. This p project has the following learning o objectives: •Understanding the goals of a national pu public health prevention program
•Compiling, organizing, analyzing, and le learning to interpret surveillance data from mu multiple data sources
•Using various software programs to evaluate th the public health significance of su surveillance data
•Creating graphic or other visual displays of of complex data and information
•Presenting data summaries for presentation to to various audiences
•Identifying best practices and new str strategies for employing case definitions for for national surveillance
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: January 6 6, 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. A relocation allowance will not be provided. 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.