Research Project Description
Health Policy Fellowship
Office of the Secretary
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
A fellowship opportunity is currently available in the Office of the Secretary (OS) within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) at the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). OASH provides leadership to the nation on public health and science matters, and communicates on these subjects to the American people.
ODPHP, strategically placed in OS/OASH, has been leading the alignment of disease prevention and health promotion activities across the department for more than 30 years. Within ODPHP, the Health Care Quality Division coordinates departmental efforts to enhance patient safety, including prevention health care-associated infections and adverse drug events (ADEs). The collective efforts of the Health Care Quality Division fully supports – and helps coordinate – cross-federal efforts related to these key patient safety topics, including active support of Partnership for Patients – a public-private partnership focused on improving the quality, safety, and affordability of health care for all Americans.
Under the guidance of a mentor, opportunities may include:
- Supporting the senior-level ODPHP members in projects designed to achieve the goals of the Partnership for Patients
- Leading and supporting activities on ADEs and other health care-associated conditions, including the coordination of departmental activities and resources
- Assisting in convening and mobilizing existing Federal and departmental entities to reduce preventable harm and improve health care quality
- Assisting with the development of communications materials (articles, talking points, etc.) related to ADEs and other health care-associated conditions
The Research Participation Program for DHHS 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 OASH contingent on the availability of funds and project needs. The participant will receive a monthly stipend based on educational level and experience. The participant must show proof of health insurance. The appointment is full-time at OASH in the Rockville, Maryland, area. Participants do not become employees of OASH, DHHS, or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.
- A Doctoral degree in pharmacy received within the last five years.
- Experience working in a public health environment and in improving health care quality is preferred.
How to Apply:
To be considered, please send a current CV/resume and a writing sample (no more than two pages, a subset of a recent paper or publication) to the attention of HHSrpp@orau.org. Please reference DHHS-ODPHP-2014-0106 in all communications.