University of Nebraska Medical Center

Epidemiology and Surveillance Fellowship (CDC)

Deadline: until filled

A research participation project is available in Division of Viral Hepatitis, Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch (ESB), within the National Center for HIV, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

The mission of the ESB Branch is: 1) to monitor and evaluate rates and risk factors associated with acute and chronic infections with hepatitis viruses, viral hepatitis and liver disease through surveillance systems and special studies; (2) to conduct research including outbreak investigations, clinical trials, cohort studies and population-based demonstration projects, to determine the epidemiology of transmission of known and new hepatitis viruses and their variants, of the natural history of infections with hepatitis viruses, evaluate the performance of diagnostic tests for hepatitis virus infections, and evaluate methods and approaches for the prevention and control of hepatitis virus infections; (3) to estimate disease burden attributable to infections with hepatitis viruses and the effectiveness of programs to prevent these infections; (4) to provide consultation to state, local, national, and international authorities for the prevention and control of viral hepatitis, the investigation of disease outbreaks, and surveillance of hepatitis and liver disease; (5) to disseminate information through scientific publications and presentations; and (6) to provide training opportunities for Epidemic Intelligence Service Officers and others in CDC sponsored programs, postgraduate students, post-doctoral fellows and other public health scientists.

The primary purpose of the research participation project is to provide statistical support for complex epidemiologic and surveillance activities.  The research participant will be responsible for supporting senior scientist with research activities related to viral hepatitis prevention, treatment, and care as well as outbreak investigations, and activities related to people who inject drugs.


Applicants must have earned a master’s degree in public health (MPH) or related graduate degree within five years of the start date.

  • Data management and analysis skills
  • Familiarity with public sources of demographic data
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience with literature reviews and reference management
  • Familiarity with issues related to people who inject drugs and viral hepatitis


View the full job description and application instructions on the ORAU/ORISE website.