Research Opportunity Description
Population Health Fellowship
Office of Health Reform Strategy, Policy and Coordination
Office of the Associate Director for Policy
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
A fellowship opportunity is available within the Office of Health Reform Strategy, Policy and Coordination (HRSPC) in the Office of the Associate Director for Policy (OADP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Policy (CDC). HSRPC has been tasked with: (1) monitoring the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at federal, state, and local levels and disseminating key information inside and outside the agency, (2) interpreting the legislation and implications for health care and public health, (3) identifying opportunities for CDC to maximize its input and advance public health goals, (4) identifying and helping coordinate relevant activities within CDC to increase effectiveness and impact, and (5) communicating with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Health Reform, the White House Domestic Policy Council, and other Administration offices.
Opportunities may include:
- Delineating and building consensus on the evolution of core public health services in view of the transforming health system – e.g., provision of clinical services, revenue generation, integration with the clinical care system, and assurance
- Defining and exploiting opportunities to maximize population health gains across the nation, and in each jurisdiction, with its unique health insurance construct, health needs, and systems of care
- Collaborating with the Office of State, Local, Territorial and Tribal (OSTLT) partners to monitor population health and provide information for action
- Assisting with other duties as assigned in support for HRSPC initiatives and projects
The Research Participation Program for CDC is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend depending on educational level and experience. The participant must show proof of health insurance. The appointment is full-time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Participants do not become employees of CDC or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.
- A Masters of Public Health (MPH) or similar relevant educational background with major study in an academic field related to the public health policy is preferred. Applicants must have received their degree within the last five years, or must expect to complete all requirements for such a degree prior to starting the fellowship.
How to Apply:
To be considered, please send a current CV/resume, a writing sample, and two professional references to the attention of CDCrpp@orau.org. Please reference CDC-OADP-2013-0020 in all communications.