STD Diagnoses Analysis Fellowship
CDC-NCHHSTP-2013-0038 - Atlanta, GA

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A fellowship opportunity is available in the Health Services Research and Evaluation Branch (HSREB) within the Division of Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Currently, HSREB is undertaking an exploratory analysis that requires an extensive structured literature review of articles related to infertility. As a part of this effort, the selected participant will use keyword searches for articles and review article abstracts or full text to determine whether it should be included in the final review. The project may also be extended to include analyzing infertility-related medical claims, drawing from a large commercial insurance database that has 40 million patient records. Activities may include:
•Studying the association between various risk factors and STD diagnoses
•Preparing summary statistics of data collected (e.g., frequency counts, means, standard deviations)
•Conducting other basic analyses (e.g., 2x2 tables and tests of significance) The selected participant will have the chance to learn about and develop skills in designing analysis plans, extracting data from large commercial insurance databases, studying cause and effect relationships with STD diagnoses, applying statistical methods, and conducting systematic, structured literature reviews. The Research Participation Program for CDC is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The initial appointment is for 120 days, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend depending on educational level and experience. The participant must show proof of health insurance. The appointment is full-time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Participants do not become employees of CDC or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.
A master’s degree in a field related to public health received within the last five years is desired; a bachelor’s degree received within the last five years is required.
•Experience conducting structured literature reviews and familiarity with literature databases (e.g., Pub Med and Econ Lit) and with data analysis is required.
•Experience with analysis of infectious disease data is preferred.
•Experience using a statistical analysis software program (e.g., SAS, Stata, or SPSS) is required.
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