ORISE Fellowship: Environmental Epidemiology Branch, Dept. of Toxicology and Human Health Services

ORISE Fellowship

Environmental Epidemiology Fellowship

Environmental Epidemiology Branch

Division of Toxicology and Human Health Sciences


Project Description:

A fellowship opportunity is currently available in the Division of Toxicology and Human Health Sciences (DTHHS) of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Environmental Epidemiology Branch (EEB) designs and conducts environmental epidemiology studies to evaluate the association between exposure to environmental contaminants and adverse health effects. The branch consists of two teams (i.e., Community Studies and Research Activities) that are staffed by public health professionals with multidisciplinary backgrounds that include epidemiologists, environmental health scientists, toxicologists, medical officers, and statisticians. Our mission is to generate and communicate credible scientific information about the relationship between hazardous substances and adverse human health effects to promote responsive public health actions.

Under the guidance of a collaborative team of epidemiologists and health scientists, the selected participant may be involved in the following opportunities:

• Support ongoing research in the Environmental Epidemiology Branch

• Assist with data collection, entry, and management for epidemiological investigations and health studies

• Assist with research protocol development, statistical analysis, and results interpretation

• Assist with the generation of communication materials, including translating scientific language for various audiences

• Tackling complex tasks which require attention to detail and the ability to work with a multi-disciplinary group of scientists

The Research Participation Program for CDC is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The appointment is for one year and may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC and is subject to availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend depending on education level and experience. The participant must show proof of insurance. The appointment is full-time at the 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 or higher in public health or a related scientific discipline with training or experience in epidemiology.

• Experience/proficiency with statistical analysis software (SAS).

• Experience with management and analysis of large data sets is desired.


Interested applicants should submit a CV/resume and cover letter to Dr. Elizabeth Irvin-Barnwell, jcx0@cdc.gov.

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