2022 Human Genomics and Public Health Fellowship Program

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Multiple research fellowship opportunities are currently available in the Office of Genomics and Precision Public Health (OGPPH) and other CDC Programs in human genomics and public health and health equity.

CDC’s Office of Genomics and Precision Public Health (OGPPH) mission is to identify, inform and integrate evidence-based human genomics and precision health applications to prevent and control the country’s leading chronic, infectious, environmental, and occupational diseases. OGPPH offers a variety of initiatives and projects, while conducting applied research in a fast-paced environment. Under the guidance of a mentor in OGPPH and various Centers, Institutes and Offices throughout CDC, the participant will train on opportunities that may include

  • Contributing to projects that aim to incorporate or enhance the use of human genomics in existing public health programs, including public health surveillance and applied research
  • Participating in data analysis and evaluation of ongoing CDC initiatives in human genomics and public health
  • Conducting systematic reviews of the literature on the use of human genomics in public health
  • Contributing to the development, execution and analysis of health equity science projects in human genomics and public health
  • Contributing to the development of scientific abstracts, blog posts, web pages, and scientific papers on human genomics and public health

Learning objectives

  • Learning public health approaches and health equity principles for applying human genomics to public health programs
  • Learning to conduct systematic reviews for topics related to the use of human genomics in public health
  • Learning data analysis, synthesis and evaluation in the integration of human genomics in public health
  • Learning health communication approaches about the use of human genomics in public health
  • Learning laboratory science methods for the use of human genomics in public health

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: Through 2022 (starting June 1, 2022)

Qualifications

Qualified candidates should have received a Master’s or Ph.D. degree in one of the relevant fields (e.g. behavioral science, communication, social science, bioinformatics, laboratory science, data science, epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy and management, human genetics and genomics) . Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.

If you have any questions, please reach out to genetics@cdc.gov.

To apply, please visit the ORISE Research Opportunities websiteexternal icon.

Page last reviewed: April 26, 2022