National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)

ASA/NCHS Research Fellowship Program

Position and Organization

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is seeking a Research Fellow. NCHS is the nation’s principal health statistics agency. As one of the 10 centers and institutes that constitutes CDC, NCHS’ mission is to compile accurate, relevant, and timely statistical information to guide actions and policies that improve the health of the nation. For more information about NCHS, visit

Fellowship Overview

The American Statistical Association (ASA) and NCHS Research Fellowship Program bridges the gap between academic scholars and government health research programs. Fellows work to solve methodological problems and study analytical issues. The fellowship provides an opportunity for academics to conduct research in areas of their choosing that are compatible with the interests of NCHS. General NCHS research areas of interest include statistical and data science applications, health data collection in a changing health care environment, questionnaire design and measurement research, and survey sampling and estimation.


This fellowship is open to all citizens of the United States or legal permanent residents with a work authorization. Applicants are responsible for obtaining the necessary authorization. Applicants should have a recognized research record and considerable expertise in their area of proposed research. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have valid visas.

Terms of Appointment

The successful candidate will be offered a 12-month appointment. A starting date will be determined by mutual agreement. All participants are reimbursed by NCHS through an intergovernmental personnel agreement with their academic institutions. The stipend will be commensurate with current faculty salary.

Application Process

Interested applicants should carefully review the following document: 2022 Research Fellowship Program and submit their package to by January 3, 2022.

ASA/NCHS Fellow Insight

A recent fellow provides an insightful, firsthand narrative about the experience and benefits of the ASA/NCHS fellows program. See the article by Harrison Quick, ASA/NCHS Fellow, at: icon.

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