*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.
A research opportunity is currently available in the Plans, Training, Exercise, and Evaluation Branch (PTEE) within the Division of Emergency Operations (DEO) in the Center for Preparedness and Response (CPR) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.
This project with the Plans Team of the PTEE Branch will provide an opportunity to learn about public health emergency preparedness and response and train in the development and revision of public health emergency management response plans. Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will be involved with the development, piloting, and implementation of evaluation tools corresponding to contingency and crisis planning in public health emergency response activities. This is an opportunity to gain hands-on training in mixed methods evaluation to assess the outcome and impact of public health preparedness and response training classes. This includes training in the synthesis of qualitative data to develop trend reports, including thematic analysis, of agency planning capabilities to better inform the Planners Course 101. The participant will additionally have opportunities to train in the development of evidence-informed presentations and scientific publications.
This fellowship will offer the opportunity to learn about and obtain hands-on experience in the following activities:
- Apply principles, laws, regulations, and directives of emergency management preparedness and response for domestic and global public health emergencies to the development of planning products and planning evaluation tools.
- Design and develop curriculum in collaboration with subject matter experts. Develop and tailor existing Planners Course 101 learning products (e.g., presentation slides, practical scenarios, applied learning activities, handouts).
- Assess user needs and analyze content and working environments to identify appropriate instructional strategies and design engaging and effective educational material for the Planners Course 101.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of public health emergency preparedness education and training material. Analyze quantitative and qualitative evaluation data to write summary reports with actionable recommendations.
- Support the Plans Team with the development of articles, presentations, and scientific publications.
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: February 2021
If you have questions, send an email to ORISE.CDC.CPR@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity (CDC-CPR-2021-0049) in your email.