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HHS COVID-19 and Health Equity Impact Fellowship

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Mar 1, 2023

For questions about the nature of the research:
Andre Chappel

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The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) is offering a mentored fellowship opportunity located in Washington, D.C. to conduct policy research and participate in quantitative data analyses on topics such as social determinants of health; health equity; access to healthcare services for at risk populations; and analyzing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on emergency care services, maternity care, and/or the HIV population.

Objectives include:

  • Developing and maintaining subject matter expertise on one or more topics relevant to the public healthcare safety net such as heath centers, maternal health, rural health, HIV, and the healthcare workforce in order to provide review and analysis of relevant clearances, legislation, executive directives, reports, and other documents for policy implications and alignment with HHS priorities
  • Supporting research and evaluation activities to inform decisions about program improvement, regulations, and/or policy making related to public healthcare safety net programs
  • Drafting internal and external correspondence, reports, presentations, talking points, and other materials for use by staff, management, and/or senior ASPE leadership in briefing key stakeholders and other leadership

Eligible applicants are U.S. citizen with a Master's Degree or Doctoral Degree received within the last 5 years or currently pursuing in the discipline(s):

  • Communications and Graphics Design
  • Life, Health, and Medical Sciences
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Other Non-Science and Engineering fields, such as decision making and risk analysis

Preferred skills include:

  • Experience designing, planning, conducting, and communicating the results of analytical projects within public health or public policy
  • Knowledge of and experience with quantitative research approaches
  • Experience in the areas of maternal health, rural health, emergency care services, or HIV
  • Quantitative skills
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

The appointment is full-time, initially for one year but may be renewed contingent upon recommendation of HHS and availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience, and a health insurance allowance will be provided.

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application portal are available on the program website.

Tagged as
COVID-19 · Emergency department and urgent care services · Emergency medical services · HIV and AIDS · Health disparities · Health workforce education and training · Maternal health and prenatal care · Policy · Public health · Research methods and resources · Social determinants of health

Organizations (1)

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, view details

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