*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling- basis.
A research opportunity is currently available with the Division of Injury Prevention (DIP), within the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.
The selected participant will conduct research under the direction of a mentor who is the Division Associate Director for Science and will engage with CDC scientific, programmatic, and communications staff. The participant will engage with two topical focus areas for NCIPC: suicide and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Suicide is a serious growing public health problem that can have lasting harmful effects on individuals, families, and communities. ACEs have a tremendous impact on future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity.
Learning objectives for the participant will be related to: •Establishing partnerships and directly collaborating with state health departments, key non-government organizations (NGO) and stakeholders •Assessing existing materials and programs that address suicides and ACEs •Identifying effective prevention strategies that are or can be deployed virtually, especially during shelter in place orders •Partnering with CDC subject matter experts and NGOs to rapidly translate information, prevention tools, and programs which can be deployed during catastrophic events such as COVID-19 •Contributing to the development and deployment of new virtual resources, trainings, and modules that address the prevention of suicide and ACEs •Participating in the coordination of activities by the Division, partners, and stakeholders engaged in suicide and ACEs prevention
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.