CDC Foundation - Atlanta, GA

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The CDC Foundation announces an opportunity for an individual with high-level experience in qualitative methods, sampling and analysis, as well as quantitative methods and project management. The opportunity is full-time, and the Fellow will be contracted as a term-limited independent contractor through the CDC Foundation (www.cdcfoundation.org), however the fellowship will take place at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA.

The Fellow will support a three-year project (currently at the end of Year 1) focused on the adaptation of evidence-based interventions in violence prevention. In particular, the project team will examine how developers, implementers and communities adapt evidence-based interventions and how adaptation influences implementation. Qualitative and quantitative methods will be used to address study aims. The project is funded by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the CDC Foundation.

The Fellow will be expected to be self-directed, able to lead components of the project and able to expertly facilitate collaboration and cooperation among team members, partners and contractors, as s/he works alongside team members of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Violence Prevention.

Fellow responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Systematic review of adaptation literature conducting literature review and synthesis; •Developing study design and protocols; •Conducting interviews and implementing other qualitative techniques; •Developing survey instruments, administering surveys and conducting analyses; •Project management; •Fostering positive and productive teamwork and collaborations with partners;and •Developing reports and papers.
Doctoral-level training in public health, prevention science or related social and behavioral science methods is preferred. Individuals with masters-level training in public health, prevention science or social and behavioral science and extensive field experience may also be considered.

The ideal fellow will have: •outstanding interpersonal and leadership skills; •excellent writing skills; •extensive experience conducting qualitative studies, as well as experience implementing evidence-based interventions.

The Fellow also will need to be an expert at fostering collaborative relationships and bringing together multiple perspectives to advance project goals.

In addition, the preferred Fellow will have experience with implementing and adapting evidence-based interventions or practices and some knowledge of violence prevention strategies.

Organization Description:
The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) do more, faster by forging effective partnerships between CDC and others to fight threats to health and safety. As an independent, nonprofit organization established by Congress, we offer individuals and organizations a powerful way to participate in CDC’s mission. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has raised more than $150 million to help CDC battle global threats like obesity, cancer, terrorism, drug-resistant infections and emerging diseases. The CDC Foundation currently manages more than 200 active programs with CDC in the U.S. and in 32 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.cdcfoundation.org.