Monday, December 23, 2013

Health Disparities Service Fellowship

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH), is seeking a Survey Statistician, Social Scientist, or Health Scientist for a Health Disparities Service Fellowship in NCHS’ Office of the Center Director. NCHS is the principal health statistics agency in the United States. As 1 of the 10 centers and institutes that constitutes CDC, NCHS’ mission is to compile accurate, relevant, and timely statistical information to guide actions and policies that improve the health of the American people.

The Fellow, reporting to the Director of Extramural Research, will develop a research program to examine health disparities using data from across the Center. NCHS has four major data collection programs: the Division of Vital Statistics, including the National Survey of Family Growth, the Division of Health Interview Statistics, the Division of Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, and the Division of Health Care Statistics. The Fellow may be involved in developing data collection materials and protocols, monitoring survey data collection progress and quality, performing statistical analyses, and preparing publications on issues in racial and ethnic health disparities. The Fellow also will work closely with OMH, and specific projects will be determined jointly with the Fellow supervisor and OMH staff.

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