CDC Public Health Informatics Fellowship

Funding Agency:
Oak Ridge Associated Universities

A unique and state-of-the-art fellowship opportunity to put science into action is available in the Office of the Associate Director for Science (OADS) in the Office of the Director at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The OADS mission is to provide leadership for the science mission of the agency by advancing the quality, integrity, and relevance of CDC science, and OADS leadership advances innovative and successful scientific collaborations and partnerships to achieve the mission of CDC in the 21st century. This state-of-the-art fellowship opportunity will be in the field of Public Health Informatics, and OADS is a CDC leader for both attracting and developing public health informaticians seeking training and advancement for collaboration with all public health science disciplines to deliver public health practice, research, and learning. For students of the Profession, this fellowship will be recognized as a rare opportunity at the intersection of public health science with information science and technology.

The selected fellow will perform a variety of cross-cutting scientific activities and analyses related to public health informatics in public health science and research. These activities include coordinating, maintaining, and executing public health informatics projects supporting the mission of the Office of the Associate Director for Science. The fellow will have the opportunity to acquire specialized skills and knowledge in the public health informatics domain with an emphasis on the administration and evaluation of public health science and research in the context of innovative, enterprise-wide IT implementations that extend beyond traditional boundaries and embrace cloud computing as well as strategic planning for meeting the CDC mission in the 21st century. This fellowship provides opportunities to develop and execute unique projects that will guide decision making by agency executive leadership. Challenges that involve working with complex data sets in science and technology policy and administration, how to advance the quality and integrity of CDC science, thinking about and applying enterprise architecture principles, understanding the impacts of Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) policies on informatics projects, and executing critical tactical and operational informatics responsibilities for OADS should pique and drive the applicant’s interest.

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Eligibility Requirements

Masters Degree or higher in the social, natural, physical, or computational sciences; engineering; or public health.

Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students
Post Doctoral Fellows


Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
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