Analytics and Modeling Track Performance Requirements

Performance requirements are a core set of experiential work assignments that must be completed in order for the fellow to successfully complete the fellowship. Performance requirements are:

  • Be outcome-focused
  • Be measurable
  • Meet specified criteria
  • Demonstrate mastery of multiple competencies
  • Reflect work assignments performed by employees within sponsoring CIOs
  • Produce tangible artifacts for assessment of satisfactory completion
  • Comprise a large portion of the total completion requirements for the fellowship
  • Provide a service to the agency

Modeling Track fellows should complete the following performance requirements during the two-year fellowship:

  • Develop two manuscripts suitable for publication
  • Develop and deliver two professional presentations (one of which must be peer reviewed)
  • Develop and deliver two methods-based trainings
  • Make substantial contributions to CDC models in terms of coding, updating inputs, calibration, and validation
  • Attend required didactic trainings
Develop Two Manuscripts Suitable for Publication

The fellow is required to author a scientific paper that communicates, in writing, the results and methods employed for a analytics and modeling study that they conducted during their fellowship assignment. In order to receive credit for this performance requirement, the fellow must complete all of the following:

  • Serve as first or second author
  • Write scientific paper commiserate with their role and division of authoring responsibilities
  • Include key elements of a scientific paper (e.g., abstract, introduction, methods, results, conclusions, acknowledgements and disclaimers, references, tables/graphs/figures)
  • Submit papers into the CDC editorial clearance and scientific review process
Develop and Deliver Two Professional Presentations

The fellow is required to give a scientific presentation that orally communicates the results and methods employed for a analytics and modeling study they conducted during their fellowship assignment. In order to receive credit for this performance requirement, the fellow must complete all of the following:

  • Include key elements of a scientific presentation (e.g., background, methods, results, discussion, acknowledgements, question/answer segment)
  • Create effective slides to support presentation
  • Facilitate a question/answer segment and provide effective responses to unplanned questions
  • Present one scientific presentation to a CDC center, division, partner group, or a grantee meeting
  • Present one scientific presentation at a national conference
Develop and Deliver Two Methods-Based Educational Sessions

A methods-based educational session is a teaching session designed to educate others on analytics and modeling methods through didactics, case study, practical example, and discussion. In order to receive credit for this performance requirement, the fellow must complete all of the following:

  • Develop course outline for session
  • Prepare learning objectives for session
  • Prepare a facilitation strategy, paying particular attention to audience-engagement and discussion strategies
  • Facilitate two-way dialogue educational session; not a one-way presentation
  • Submit session information to PE Fellowship program for posting to calendar
Contribute to Programmatic Modeling Initiatives
Attend Required Didactic Trainings