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CDC Health Science Fellowship

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jul 19, 2021

The CDC Health Science Fellowship is a training opportunity with the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) that allows participants to gain research experience conducting statistical analyses in the field of injury public health. Research projects will focus on analyzing fatal and nonfatal injury data to understand how injury rates vary according to gender, race/ethnicity, rural/urban status, and other sociodemographic characteristics.

Under the guidance of a mentor, activities may include:

  • Analysis of how demographic and public policy affect injury rates
  • Comparison of race/ethnicity missing across injury-related data sources
  • Modifying vulnerability index to predict injuries
  • Systematic literature reviews of studies that examine public policy and injury
  • Designing project proposals and data analysis plans
  • Creating, updating, analyzing, and managing large data sets with a complex sampling design
  • Assisting in analysis of data from CDC WONDER and WISQARS, as well as other data sets
  • Preparing statistical and analytic reports and presentations
  • Developing and strengthening research and synthesis skills, including literature reviews

The appointment is full-time for up to one year at CDC in Atlanta, Georgia.


Applicants should be currently pursuing or have received a master's or doctoral degree in a relevant field of study. The degree must have been received within 5 years of the appointment start date. Eligible disciplines include:

  • Life Health and Medical Sciences
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences

Preferred skills include:

  • Experience in using STATA, SAS, or other statistical software that takes into consideration complex samples
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and experience preparing scientific articles
  • Experience conducting literature reviews and interpreting and synthesizing findings
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

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.

Application process

Application guidance and a link to the online application are available on the program website.

Tagged as
Health workforce education and training · Injuries · Policy · Public health · Research methods and resources · Statistics and data

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