*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.
The Health Studies Section within CDC’s NCEH/DEHSP aims to reduce the negative public health consequences of environmental health disasters and emerging hazards by responding to natural and technological disasters, investigating outbreaks with suspected environmental or toxic etiology, and conducting applied epidemiologic studies to characterize health effects of environmental health disasters and emerging hazards. The Health Studies Section also provides technical assistance and expertise to state, tribal, local, and territorial (STLT) public health agencies, by request, on disaster epidemiology, including the Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER); delivers trainings on disaster epidemiology; and develops strategies to prevent or reduce disaster- related morbidity and mortality.
Under the guidance of a team of environmental epidemiologists, the selected participant will be involved in the following training opportunities: •Contribute to activities associated with a planned study: Aerosols from cyanobacterial blooms: exposures and health effects in highly exposed populations ?Gain knowledge about how CDC designs and implements an epidemiologic study of an emerging environmental public health issue (CyanoHABS) ?Gain knowledge about how to interact collaboratively and across disciplines to address a complex environmental public health issue
•Learn about data collection, entry, management, analysis, and dissemination for epidemiological assessments ?Learn to administer surveys and collect data, including personal identifying information, according to CDC requirements concerning privacy and confidentiality ?Learn to use CDC’s instance of REDCap to administer surveys and/or download survey information into an appropriate database for analysis ?Learn to analyze data from epidemiologic studies
•Improve presentation and oral communication skills by presenting on their research activities at Section meetings at least once during the year
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: August 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.