CDC Public Health Surveillance Data Science Fellowship

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CDC Public Health Surveillance Data Science Fellowship

A fellowship opportunity is available with the Behavioral and Clinical Surveillance Branch of the Division of HIV Prevention (DHP) within the National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC works to protect America from health, safety, and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

This fellowship offers the opportunity to gain experience in public health surveillance and its related data system. State and local health departments are funded to collect data for the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS) system in 22 metropolitan project areas throughout the United States. NHBS collects and reports data on populations at increased risk for HIV infection including men who have sex with men, persons who inject drugs, heterosexually active persons at increased risk for HIV, and transgender persons in the United States. NHBS data are used to monitor issues affecting these populations, which include describing racial disparities, reporting HIV prevalence and awareness, exploring the prevalence of HIV-related risk behaviors, such as drug use and sex, and examining access to HIV testing, care, and prevention. NHBS collects data through personal interviews and HIV testing and is the only national source of data on HIV-negative members of populations overburdened by HIV. Experience through this fellowship will focus on improving the efficiency of the NHBS data system, a complex bio-behavioral public health surveillance system.

Brief Description

OrganizationFlorida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Education LevelFellowship
SubjectsData Science, Health Informatics, Computer Science
AmountMonthly Stipend
Access ModeOnline
Number of AwardsN/A
Contest DeadlineSeptember 26, 2022
Application FeesNA
RequirementsAdmission Application

Who is Eligible?

The qualified candidate should have received a bachelor’s or master’s degree in one of the relevant fields (e.g. Data Science, Health Informatics, Computer Science), or be currently pursuing one of the degrees with completion before the appointment start date. The most recent degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.

Preferred skills include:

  • Experience using Microsoft Visio to draw flow charts or other visual aids that can be used to document a data system (e.g., charts reflecting how data flow through a system).
  • Knowledge of how to manage a software development project.
  • Experience using statistical software (SAS preferred, but not required), spreadsheet software (e.g., Excel), and database software (e.g., SQL, SQL Server, Access).
  • Strong data management skills.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • General knowledge of HIV prevention and infectious diseases.
  • This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens.
CDC Public Health Surveillance Data Science Fellowship (1)

How To Apply?

Please visit our Program Website. After reading, if you have additional questions about the application process please email and include the reference code for this opportunity.


The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience.

Application Deadline

The deadline for online submission of the application and supporting documents is September 26, 2022

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