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CDC Fellowship for Evaluation of Rural Funding Impact

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Oct 13, 2023

The CDC Fellowship for Evaluation of Rural Funding Impact is an evaluation research fellowship focused on addressing COVID-19 related health disparities among populations at high-risk and underserved, including racial and ethnic minority populations and rural communities.

Intended project outcomes include:

  • Reduce COVID-19 related health disparities
  • Improve and increase testing and contact tracing among populations at higher risk and that are underserved, including racial and ethnic minority groups and people living in rural communities
  • Improve state, local, and US territorial and freely associated state health department capacity and services to prevent and control COVID-19 infection (or transmission) among populations at higher risk and that are underserved, including racial and ethnic minority groups and people living in rural communities

The research fellowship will focus on synthesizing feedback, analyses, and findings to understand the merit, worth, and significance of the rural-focused funding. Learning objectives include:

  • Collaborate across key partners to understand existing information on the rural funding and identify gaps in understanding
  • Synthesize and align existing information to answer key questions about the rural funding
  • Strategize across teams to prioritize, design, and carry-out best-fit methods and approaches to filling in gaps in understanding around the rural funding
  • Develop a final narrative brief and other dissemination products

The appointment is remote or located in Atlanta, Georgia.


Eligibility requirements:

  • U.S. citizen
  • Master's degree or doctoral degree received within the last 60 months or anticipated to be received by 9/29/2023
  • Degree is in the discipline of Life Health and Medical Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, or Social and Behavioral Sciences

Preferred skills:

  • Experience in program evaluation
  • Experience designing or completing qualitative and quantitative analyses
  • Strong ability to apply data analysis principles across data types
  • Subject matter expertise or strong research interest in health equity science and rural health
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills, as well as an ability to facilitate collaboration and feedback
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience.

The approximate start date is November 17, 2023. The appointment will initially be for 9 months and may be renewed contingent on the availability of funds.

Application process

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

Tagged as
COVID-19 · Evaluation methods and resources · Health disparities · Health workforce education and training · Minorities · Racial and ethnic groups · Research methods and resources

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