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*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.

CDC Office and Location: A research opportunity is currently available with the Applied Research and Translation (ART) team, in the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP), within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

DHDSP has a mission to provide national leadership, public health and scientific expertise, and program support to optimize cardiovascular health for all. Priorities for the Division include reducing the risk as well as improving the management and control of hypercholesterolemia and hypertension and reducing the burden of stroke and heart disease. The Applied Research and Evaluation Branch’s (AREB) portfolio includes translating science to practice, developing tools and products, systematic reviews, program evaluation and evaluation research, and various projects related to pharmacists, community health workers, sodium reduction, policy analysis, and indicator development and use.

The AREB endeavors to:

  1. Conduct assessments to expand practice-based evidence of public health programs and policies;
  2. Provide scientific support and key translation products for the Division’s funded programs;
  3. Increase the engagement of community health workers and other nontraditional providers in community and clinical practices;
  4. Provide technical assistance to grantees of DHDSP- funded programs;
  5. Conduct systematic reviews on key topics; and
  6. Facilitate the integration of public health and health care in the area of cardiovascular health.

Research Project: This research opportunity will be focused on the ART team’s portfolio of policy research and translation of science to practice activities and will provide an opportunity to participate on a variety of initiatives while building skills through both formal and informal training and mentoring.

Learning Objectives: This research opportunity involves learning experiences for the participant relevant to knowledge translation and evidence-based policy surveillance and analyses. Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will receive training in the following:

  1. Developing visually engaging and user-friendly public health products and resources;
  2. Testing and applying innovative technologies to enhance knowledge translation;
  3. Assessing and synthesizing public health and policy evidence;
  4. Participating in translation efforts occurring within the Division; and
  5. Providing technical assistance to internal and external stakeholders.
Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Erika Fulmer ( If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: As soon as a qualified candidate is identified.  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.

Questions: Please visit our Program Website. After reading, if you have additional questions about the application process please email and include the reference code for this opportunity.