PhD Epidemiology
US Army Public Health Command - Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

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1/29/13The individual will participate with teams of epidemiologists, psychologists, social workers, physiologists and Department of Defense (DoD) personnel to analyze data applying epidemiological research techniques to behavioral, and social health issues to inform the development of evidence-based policies and programs that promote and maximize the physical and psychological health of the individual Soldier, their families and organizational units in the active, reserve and guard forces DoD wide. This appointment includes, but is not limited to, the following: -Analyze, interpret and disseminate information regarding the status, trends, and determinants of the health and fitness of America’s military. - Identify and evaluate obstacles to medical readiness and establish a basis for preventive action. - Conduct surveillance of outcomes and variables which stand as indicators of the behavioral and social health of communities and organizations across the DoD. -Assess epidemiological trends in emerging social behaviors and evaluate their implications for behavioral health research. -Establish and provide behavioral health and social epidemiology expertise and support to include the ability to project behavioral health epidemiology field consultation (EPICON) world-wide on short notice. -Present research at least once a year. -Travel within the U.S. and possibly outside the U.S. if required.


Selected Fellows/Researchers will have the opportunity to perform research on topics of interest to the U.S. Government and to interact with leading scientists performing research and/or advising at the sponsor. The extensive partnering relationships with universities and other government agencies will expose participants to a broad research community. Program participants will have the opportunity to meet government decision-makers and learn directly from them about the role of scientific research in addressing complex, real-world (i.e., operational) needs. Furthermore, fellows have the opportunity to learn how research products transition from the proof-of-concept stage to integrated production systems. Other benefits include the following:
· Stipend Payments
· Health Insurance
· Inbound Relocation/Dislocation
· Training & Travel
Applicants should have recently completed a PhD within five years of the desired starting date in Public Health, Epidemiology or related discipline, or will be able to complete of all requirements for the degree within six months of the starting date. Other applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The program is open to all qualified U.S. citizens without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran.
Applications are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis. Selections are made as openings occur throughout the year.
The participants will be selected based on academic records, recommendations, applied research interests and compatibility of background with applied research programs and projects at the host Installation. The initial appointment is for one year and may be renewed for up to four additional years based upon recommendation of the host installation and subject to availability of funds. The appointment is full time at the host installation.

The participant will receive a monthly stipend. The stipend rate is determined based upon level of education, training, and experience. Inbound travel and moving expenses are reimbursed according to established policies. Travel and other costs will also be reimbursed for training related to the project and approved by ORISE and the host installation. The participant must show proof of health and medical insurance. Health plans are available through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education for Postgraduate Internship participants. The appointment is full time at the host installation.

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