CDC Overdose Prevention Communication Fellowship

  • Full-Time Job
  • Atlanta, GA
  • 06/05/2023

Website CDCgov Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Research Project

The selected participant will train to conduct research under the direction of a mentor who is the team lead for the DOP Education, Campaigns and Implementation Team and will train under CDC communications, policy, programmatic, and scientific staff. Under the ORISE Fellowship program, the ORISE fellow will have the opportunity to train and evaluate messages, resources, tools, and communication best practices and strategies for preventing opioid overdoses.

Learning Objectives

The fellow will have the opportunity to train in four or more of the following, depending on the specific skill set and interests of the selected candidate:

  • Translating scientific content for public health use and application (e.g., distillation of content, application of plain language, etc.)
  • Developing promotions of publications and scientific releases, consulting with CDC subject matter experts
  • Facilitating data dissemination; developing and efficiently using graphics, maps, plots, tables, and charts
  • Developing responses to external CDC and HHS inquiries and status requests
  • Developing and updating prepared responses and FAQs for the Division
  • Collecting and analyzing metrics for web pages, podcasts, blogs, infographics, Adobe Campaigns to assess health impact, usability, and accessibility of communications products
  • Conducting forecasting portal monitoring, SharePoint and OneNote management, and exhibiting/conference scheduling and planning
  • Developing, implementing, and learning how to manage national communication and marketing programs, projects and initiatives for various audiences
  • Planning, applying, and evaluating various communication science and marketing techniques to achieve optimal program results and promote positive health outcomes
  • Contributing to the preparation of written documents that reflect a thorough knowledge of complex public health issues and appropriate health communication, health promotion, and marketing intervention strategies


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