*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
An opportunity is available with the Division of Violence Prevention (DVP), within the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), Surveillance Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located 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.
Through its programs and initiatives, CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) supports national organizations, state and local health agencies, and other partners to develop, implement, and promote effective violence prevention and control practices. DVP’s priority areas include child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, sexual violence, suicide, and youth violence. This fellowship opportunity involves the participant gaining experience with DVP’s National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) which sits within the Surveillance Branch on the Mortality Surveillance Team.
NVDRS is a system that collects information on suicides, homicides, deaths resulting from legal intervention, unintentional firearm deaths, and deaths of undetermined intent in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. NVDRS is the only state-based surveillance (reporting) system that pools data on violent deaths from multiple sources into a usable, anonymous database. Lastly, it provides states and communities with a clearer understanding of violent deaths to guide local decisions about efforts to prevent violence and track progress over time.
This research opportunity involves learning experiences for the participant relevant to violence surveillance and analyses. Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will receive training in the following:
- Using advanced database, data analysis, and data management skills to support public health surveillance
- Developing visually engaging and user-friendly public health products and resources
- Assessing and synthesizing surveillance data, including projects involving health equity
- Contributing to key NVDRS technical documents and reports
- Evaluating data quality and doing data quality improvement-related activities, including evaluating the accuracy and completeness of NVDRS data
- Participating in workgroups occurring within the Division
- Collaborating with key stakeholders
If you have questions, send an email to ORISE.CDC.NCIPC@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.