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CDC Policy Analytics and Population Health Fellowship

*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.

CDC Office and Location: A research opportunity is currently available with the Policy Research, Analysis, and Development Office (PRADO) in the Office of the Associate Director for Policy and Strategy (OADPS), Office of the Director (OD), at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located in Atlanta, Georgia.

PRADO and the Population Health and Healthcare Office (PHHO) in the OADPS at the CDC, serve CDC by amplifying the work of, with, and on behalf of the CDC Director, OADPS Director, and Centers, Institutes, & Offices to accelerate improved population health, healthcare, and evidence-based policy analytics to inform decision-making.

Research Project: This fellowship will provide the selected participant the opportunity to support cross-office collaborations across PRADO and PHHO in order to build on CDC effectiveness across the four core functions of the offices: generating, leveraging, and scanning for policy evidence; synthesizing and translating policy evidence, healthcare system partnerships; and strategic engagement and capacity building. The primary vehicles for building this capacity include providing assistance by engaging in analysis of policies addressing evidence-based public health, population health, and healthcare, providing project management support office-wide; and providing assistance with administrative and logistical tasks.

Learning Objectives: Under the guidance of a mentor, training opportunities during the fellowship may include:

  • Providing support, coordination, and contribution on strategic alignment activities involving population health, healthcare, and evidence-based public health policy
  • Collaborating with staff from across the office to ensure timely progress towards deliverables; synthesizing and reporting on progress towards milestones; developing solutions for barriers.
  • Providing support, coordination, and evaluation for learning engagements to help provide staff throughout CDC opportunities to learn how to better use policy, leverage health system transformation, and build strategic partnerships within and across sectors to improve the public’s health
  • Assisting with OADPS hosted webinars and meetings

Mentor(s)The mentor for this opportunity is Heather Kuiper ( If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: Summer 2022.  Start date is flexible and will depend on a variety of factors.

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

Level of ParticipationThe appointment is full-time.

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

Citizenship RequirementsThis opportunity is available to U.S. citizens only.

ORISE InformationThis 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 and include the reference code for this opportunity.