*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.
CDC Office and Location: A fellowship opportunity is currently available in the Division of Overdose Prevention (DOP), Prevention Programs and Evaluation Branch (PPEB), Program Evaluation Team at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the major operation components of the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.
CDC’s DOP leads injury prevention efforts by using science and data to understand drug overdoses and their related harms, and to develop evidence-based prevention solutions that work. Our mission is to save lives, prevent suffering, and help reduce healthcare costs. The Division’s priority is to monitor, prevent, and reduce harms associated with drug use, misuse, and overdose.
Research Project: The selected participant will train with the Program Evaluation Team to support the Overdose Data to Action program by helping to coordinate evaluation technical assistance to funded jurisdictions. Technical assistance may include assisting in the development of evaluation technical resources and tools to help increase jurisdictions’ capacity to evaluate their efforts and assist in providing tailored and ad hoc technical assistance to evaluators working in jurisdictions to address their evaluation needs. When and where possible the fellow may also assist with identifying and sharing successful examples to inform overdose prevention programs.
Learning Objectives: Under the guidance of a mentor, the selected fellow will have the opportunity to train in the following areas, depending on the specific skill set and interests of the selected candidate:
- Providing evaluation technical support/assistance to programs implementing novel strategies and approaches to preventing drug overdose - Contributing to the development of an evaluation plan to understand the outputs, outcomes and impacts associated with overdose prevention efforts - Identifying successful examples of overdose prevention strategies for sharing and creating tools for dissemination - Analyzing and interpreting both qualitative and quantitative data and coming up with creative ways to disseminate data for information sharing. This may include data visualization, info graphics, or webinars. - Contributing to manuscripts, abstracts, and other communications materials - Contributing to the development and deployment of new virtual resources, trainings, and modules to support culturally responsive evaluation and the prevention of overdoses - Supporting community needs assessments through development of resources and provision of technical assistance - Directly collaborating with stakeholders such as state and local health departments and key non government organizations (NGO) - Participating in the coordination of activities by the Division, partners, and stakeholders engaged in overdose prevention
Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Tiffany Winston (email@example.com). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: August 14, 2022. Start date is flexible and will depend on a variety of factors.
Appointment Length: The appointment will initially be for up to one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC and is contingent on the availability of funds.
Level of Participation: The appointment is full-time.
Participant Stipend: The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience.
Citizenship Requirements: This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR) only.
ORISE Information: This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE.
The successful applicant(s) will be required to comply with Environmental, Safety and Health (ES&H) requirements of the hosting facility, including but not limited to, COVID-19 requirements (e.g. facial covering, physical distancing, testing, vaccination).
Questions: Please visit our Program Website. After reading, if you have additional questions about the application process please email ORISE.CDC.NCIPC@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity.