CDC Applied Research & Evaluation Fellowship

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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How to Apply

A complete application consists of:

  • An application
  • Transcripts – Click here for detailed information about acceptable transcripts
  • A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant experiences, and publication list
  • One educational or professional recommendation. Your application will be considered incomplete, and will not be reviewed until one recommendation is submitted.

All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.

If you have questions, send an email to Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.

Application Deadline
5/3/2019 3:30:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

A fellowship opportunity is available with the Applied Research and Evaluation Branch (AREB), in the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP), within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. 

DHDSP has a mission to provide public health leadership to improve cardiovascular health for all, reduce the burden and eliminate disparities associated with heart disease and stroke. Priorities for the Division include reducing the consumption of sodium, improving the prevention and management of risk factors, as well as cardiovascular health systems of care. The Applied Research and Evaluation Branch (AREB) has broad responsibility for the Division’s evaluation, economics, applied research, and translation activities. AREB has an active portfolio that currently supports more than 40 projects.

The AREB endeavors to:

  • Conduct evaluations to expand practice based evidence of public health programs
  • Provide scientific support and key translation products for the Division’s funded programs
  • Increase the engagement of community health workers and other nontraditional providers in community and clinical practices
  • Provide technical assistance to grantees of DHDSP- funded programs
  • Conduct systematic reviews on key topics
  • Facilitate the integration of public health and health care in the area of cardiovascular health

The selected candidate will support a team that is conducting evaluations of DHDSP funded programs and initiatives, provide evaluation support to grantees and partners, conduct evaluation studies, and develop evaluation resources and tools.

Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will gain experience by:

  • Supporting the evaluation work of the Division
  • Providing evaluation technical assistance to grantees
  • Aiding in the rigorous evaluation of field-based projects
  • Co-analyzing Division initiatives such as Million Hearts®, the Sodium Reduction in Communities Program, the Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program, WISEWOMAN, State Public Health Actions, State and Local Public Health Actions, Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country, and/or the Mississippi Delta Health Collaborative

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: June 1, 2019

This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. The initial appointment can be up to one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.


The qualified candidate should have received a bachelor's or master's degree in public health, allied sciences, health sciences or a related field, or be currently pursuing one of the degrees and reach completion by the start date of the appointment. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.

A candidate should have program evaluation experience and skills, including experience quantifying clinical and public health program improvement.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Degree: Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree received within the last 60 months or anticipated to be received by 5/13/2019 12:00:00 AM.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Communications and Graphics Design (2 )
    • Computer Sciences (1 )
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (7 )