*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.
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.
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.
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:
- Conduct assessments to expand practice-based evidence of public health programs and policies;
- Provide scientific support and key translation products for the Division’s funded programs;
- Increase the engagement of community health workers and other nontraditional providers in community and clinical practices;
- Provide technical assistance to grantees of DHDSP- funded programs;
- Conduct systematic reviews on key topics; and
- Facilitate the integration of public health and health care in the area of cardiovascular health.
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. This research opportunity involves learning experiences for the participant relevant to data science, knowledge translation and evidence-based policy surveillance and analyses. Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will receive training in the following:
- Testing and applying innovative technologies to enhance policy surveillance and knowledge translation;
- Using advanced database, data warehousing, and data management skills to support health science research;
- Assessing and synthesizing public health and policy evidence;
- Participating in translation efforts occurring within the Division; and
- Providing technical assistance to internal and external stakeholders.
If you have questions, send an email to ORISE.CDC.NCCDPHP@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity (CDC-DHDSP-2021-0041) in your email.