*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling- basis.
CDC Office and Location: The Paula E. Jayne Fellowship for Adolescent & School Health currently has three appointments available within the Research Application and Evaluation Branch of the Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) within the National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located in Atlanta, Georgia.
The 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 Division of Adolescent and School Health supports school health programs to reduce youth's risk for HIV, STI, and untended pregnancy, and address related risk and protective factors including mental health, violence, and substance use. Additionally, DASH currently supports a few school and adolescent focused pandemic-related studies such as the Adolescent Behaviors and Experiences Survey (ABES), the National School COVID-19 Prevention Study (NSCPS), and the COVID Experiences Surveys (CovEx).
Research Project: Under the guidance of a mentor, the selected participant(s) will have the opportunity to contribute to DASH's research and evaluation efforts supporting adolescent and school health. Specifically, the fellow(s) will gain experience collaborating with CDC staff to: (a) design and implement analytic plans analyzing data on adolescent and school health from complex sample surveys (e.g., NSCPS, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, Profiles) and panel data (e.g., CovEx), (b) disseminate key findings from data analysis through scientific journal articles, presentations at national and regional scientific conferences, and translation materials; (c) support CDC staff with the provision of technical assistance on school health programs to local education agencies (LEAs), and (d) develop scientifically informed tools and materials to support school health.
Learning Objectives: The participant is expected to have the opportunity to be involved in the following activities:
- Identifying gaps in the scientific literature on adolescent health and school health, and designing data analytic plans to address those gaps; - Analyzing data to identify key findings and practical recommendations for DASH programmatic work with schools; - Sharing findings from data analyses through the development of peer reviewed manuscripts, presentations to scientific audiences, and CDC reports and translation documents; - Collaborating with CDC staff and other national experts on the provision of technical assistance to school districts, schools, and school partners.
Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Natalie Wilkins (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: August 29, 2022. Start date is flexible and will depend on a variety of factors.
Appointment Length: The appointment will initially be for 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, Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR), and foreign nationals. Non-U.S. citizen applicants should refer to the Guidelines for Non-U.S. Citizens Details page of the program website for information about the valid immigration statuses that are acceptable for program participation.
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.NCHHSTP@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity.