CDC Program Evaluation Fellowship

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

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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.

Application Deadline
10/13/2022 3:00:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.

CDC Office and Location: A research opportunity is currently available with the Prevention Practice and Translation Branch (PPTB) of the Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) in the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) at 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.

Through its programs and initiatives, DVP works with national organizations, state and local health agencies, and other partners to develop, implement, and promote effective violence prevention strategies. DVP’s Prevention Practice and Translation Branch oversees DVP’s programs and provides program evaluation support and training and technical assistance. It also promotes the dissemination of science and practice-based evidence through translation products.

Research Project: The fellow will conduct programmatic activities under the mentorship of the Adversity Prevention and Implementation Practice Team (APIPT) Lead. The APIPT team aims to prevent or reduce the severity of adverse events and experiences related to abuse, neglect, and other forms of violence through evidence-based programs, policies, and practices; and applies implementation research to meet the unique needs of people and communities to achieve equitable and improved outcomes. The team currently supports three primary programs. The fellow will contribute research to one of these programs: Preventing Violence Affecting Young Lives (PREVAYL). The PREVAYL program is a 5-year cooperative agreement that funds recipients to address multiple forms of violence impacting adolescents and young adults in communities with high rates of violence. The fellow will collaborate closely with members of the PREVAYL program. 

The fellow will support the APIPT Team Lead and team members to provide support and assistance with program evaluation and participate in cross-site evaluation activities to assess the effectiveness of the PREVAYL program. Although the fellow will be mentored by the Team Lead, they will have an opportunity to collaborate and train with project and evaluation officers.

Learning Objectives: Specific learning opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as support for APIPT to learn how to provide program evaluation guidance and technical assistance to state and local recipients on performance measures, evaluation plans, and long-term outcome evaluation.
  • Review and provide feedback on recipient evaluation plans, logic models, implementation plans, and presentations.
  • Provide information on a variety of data sources for recipient evaluation activities.
  • Learn to design cross-site evaluations and review current cross-site evaluation template.
  • Monitor process and outcome data to evaluate impact of recipient efforts.
  • Coordinate and develop evaluation findings for translation and dissemination into products and publications.
  • Practice facilitation of recipient peer-to-peer networking and collaboration for the Evaluation Community of Practice.
  • Participate in standardizing evaluation activities in the Branch.
  • Learn subject matter expertise by participating in Branch or Division-wide work groups on strategic priority areas.
  • Present evaluation findings to a variety of internal and external stakeholders, including interpreting the data, preparing reports and presentations, and possibly, contributing to manuscripts.

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

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: August 15, 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 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 and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR).

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.


The qualified candidate should have received a master's or doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields (e.g. Public Health). Degree must have been received within the past five years.

Preferred Skills: 

  • Competencies to apply program evaluation concepts and methods to public health programs
  • Training or experience with public health concepts particularly as they apply to health promotion and prevention
  • Training or experience with collecting, extracting and managing data, implementing procedures for evaluation activities, and disseminating evaluation findings
  • Training or experience with qualitative and quantitative methods applied to public health programs
  • Experience with coordinating project activities and timelines
  • Competencies to develop high quality written materials and deliver presentations
  • Competencies to take initiative in getting tasks started and problem-solving to successfully complete project tasks and goals
  • Strong interest in working with a team to set priorities and accomplish project task
  • Experience with violence prevention is preferred but not required.
Eligibility Requirements
  • Citizenship: LPR or U.S. Citizen
  • Degree: Master's Degree or Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 month(s).
  • Discipline(s):
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (1 )
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (29 )

I certify that I have not previously been employed by CDC or by a contractor working directly for CDC.  I understand that CDC does not permit individuals with a prior employment relationship with CDC or its contractors to participate as trainees in the ORISE program. (Exceptions may be granted for individuals who, since the previous CDC employment, have obtained a new STEM degree which necessitates training in a new field.)