Overview

*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.

CDC Office and Location: A research opportunity is currently available in the Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT) within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 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.

DDT is at the leading edge of the nation’s efforts to end the devastation of diabetes. The division works with other federal agencies, state health departments, health care providers, and community organizations to identify people with prediabetes, prevent type 2 diabetes, prevent diabetes complications, and improve the health of all people with diabetes. These efforts have helped millions of Americans reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes and prevent or delay serious diabetes complications.

Research Project: The fellow will receive training from NCDPHP Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT) Associate Director of Health Equity (ADHE). This training will include collaborating with the division’s ADHE and Health Equity Action Team (HEAT) to develop and implement and Health Equity Action Plan and  research projects that inform the development of effective strategies and interventions to reduce disparities in diabetes to improve health outcomes and reduce diabetes related complications among disproportionately affected populations. Mentors and fellows will collaborate to develop a list of diverse research activities that they will complete together over the two-year (subject to funding) training period. These activities will be based on the fellow’s area(s) of interest, training, and experience and diabetes CORE Goals.

Learning Objectives: The activities listed below represent the minimum training opportunities that the fellow will complete:

Conduct a landscape analysis to identify, test, implement, and evaluate innovative evidence-based interventions, strategies, programs, and policies that reduce health inequities in type 2 diabetes prevention and diabetes management
Conduct a landscape analysis to identify interventions or policies that increase access, participation and retention in type 2 diabetes prevention and diabetes management interventions for disproportionately affected populations (i.e., African American, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian, and American Indian/Alaska Native persons) in targeted settings (i.e., community-based organizations, faith-based organizations
Design, conduct, and interpret data
Write and submit at least one scientific manuscript for a peer-reviewed journal
Present an oral presentation or poster at one or more scientific meetings

Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Gia Rutledge (HEZ6@cdc.gov). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: January 30, 2023.  Start date is flexible and will depend on a variety of factors.

Appointment Length: The appointment will initially be for one year, but may be renewed up to five years upon recommendation of CDC and is contingent on the availability of funds.

Level of Participation: The appointment is full-time.

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

Citizenship Requirements: This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR).

ORISE Information: This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE.

The successful applicant(s) will be required to comply with Environmental, Safety and Health (ES&H) requirements of the hosting facility, including but not limited to, COVID-19 requirements (e.g. facial covering, physical distancing, testing, vaccination).

Questions: Please visit our Program Website. After reading, if you have additional questions about the application process please email ORISE.CDC.NCCDPHP@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity.

Qualifications

The qualified candidate should have received a master’s or doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields, or be currently pursuing one of the degrees and will reach completion before June 1, 2023. Most recent degree must have been received within three years of the appointment start date.