*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.
A fellowship opportunity is available in the Epidemiology Branch of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) within the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located in Atlanta, Georgia.
Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will contribute to research performed by the Health Services Research for Prevention with Negatives Team in the Epidemiology Branch. This group applies epidemiology, health services, implementation science, and other methods to study access, utilization, quality, and cost of HIV prevention services such as HIV testing, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and post-exposure prophylaxis. This group also develops, implements, and assesses novel interventions and strategies for biomedical HIV prevention methods delivered in clinical settings and targeted to U.S. populations at highest risk of HIV acquisition (black/African American and Hispanic/Latino men who have sex with men, black/African American women, and people who inject drugs).
The participant will involve support research on biomedical HIV prevention for HIV negative populations at highest risk of HIV acquisition. This includes designing studies, collecting data, and analyzing data; and analyzing large health services databases such as billing claims databases, pharmacy databases, electronic health record databases, and national surveys. The participant might be involved in activities such as the development of data collection instruments, quantitative or qualitative data collection and analysis, monitoring and evaluation activities, and writing manuscripts for publication.
The aim of these activities is to improve public health by supporting implementation of clinically-delivered biomedical interventions to reduce the number of HIV infections in the United States. Opportunities include:
- Analysis of data collected from the THRIVE demonstration project of HIV prevention implementation in seven U.S. communities
- Assisting in the design of analyses using data from large health services databases, surveys, or primary data collections
- Helping develop monitoring and evaluation methods for clinically delivered HIV prevention services for persons at high risk of acquiring HIV infection
- Publishing research findings in peer-reviewed journals
- Presenting research findings at national conferences
Through participating in this research opportunity, the participant will gain experience in:
- Designing studies; collecting, analyzing, and synthesizing quantitative and qualitative data and information; and applying the findings to the development and use of implementation strategies for biomedical HIV prevention technologies
- Designing and implementing strategies to evaluate the dissemination of evidence-based biomedical HIV prevention guidelines
- Designing and implementing strategies to evaluate access, utilization, quality, and cost of biomedical HIV prevention services
- Using quantitative and qualitative methods and strategies for planning, evaluating, and documenting the translation of science findings into effective HIV prevention activities in clinical settings
- Analyzing data and writing manuscripts for scientific publication
- Basic health services knowledge, implementation science, and operational research; and the scientific foundation for public health practice, including epidemiology and surveillance methods
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: Fall 2020
This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. The initial appointment can be up to one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.
If you have questions, send an email to ORISE.CDC.NCHHSTP@orau.org.