Deadline: February 24, 2018


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General Description

The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) save and improve lives by unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, corporations, organizations and individuals to protect the health, safety and security of America and the world. The CDC Foundation is the sole entity authorized by Congress to mobilize philanthropic partners and private-sector resources to support CDC’s critical health protection mission. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has launched approximately 1,000 programs and raised over $740 million. The CDC Foundation managed over 300 CDC-led programs in the United States and in more than 130 countries last year.

CDC Foundation is looking to fill a position to be placed at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) in Rockville, Maryland for a Public Health Analyst on our Healthy People 2020 (HP2020) Law and Health Policy project, a collaborative effort between ODPHP, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), CDC Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).

Since late 2013, this project uses the best available data to inform and advance the discussion about how laws and policies can impact health. Project leadership work with subject matter experts and federal partners to create products and materials, including developing a series of reports and other products (e.g. brief reports, research and analyses, webinars, conference abstracts and presentation, web materials) focused on specific HP2020 topic areas and objectives. These products will provide practical information to a broad audience — including public health officials and associations, health-related industries, legal practitioners, non-profit organizations, and community leaders — about how best to leverage law and policy to address health factors. These reports and other products will be shared and disseminated widely to encourage a national dialogue about the potential impact of legal and policy interventions in improving the health of communities. The development of the Healthy People objectives for the next decade, Healthy People 2030, is now underway, and the Public Health Analyst will also be involved in learning about and supporting this effort as the project works to provide resources and information around legal and policy strategies and interventions, as needed.

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with the nation’s lead agency charged with protecting the public's health. The CDC Foundation offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits package. This is a CDC Foundation position that will work directly with CDC and HHS.


The current position will support ODPHP and work with the Project Director to support national subject matter experts and partners by:

  • Reviewing the evidence on the effectiveness of public health law in promoting health and analyzing related data for impact.
  • Creating summaries, reports, and other products that focus on how law and policy can help meet the national Healthy People goals.

  • Support the development, writing, editing, and dissemination of evidence-based products and tools that highlight strategies, lessons learned, and examples from the field.

  • Participating in efforts around the development of Healthy People 2030 to assist in identifying strategies and resources to better integrate knowledge about law and policy where possible.

  • Organizing and facilitating conference calls and in-person meetings, and assisting in identifying the focus and content of the Project’s products and activities (brief reports, research project, presentations, and webinars).

  • Working with Healthy People topic area workgroup leads and external subject matter experts in law, practice and research.

  • Developing and monitoring timelines and products/materials to ensure that project goals and deliverables are met.

  • Disseminating and translating reports and products including helping to implement a new webinar series focused on Law and Health Policy, and

  • Conducting research and analysis related to other Healthy People topics as preparations are made around the development of Healthy People 2030.

The Public Health Analyst must be able to develop a strong understanding of the subject matter – Healthy People and related legal and policy strategies - for the variety of focus areas under review simultaneously, which may range from Chronic Disease Prevention, Substance Abuse, Infectious Diseases or Social Determinants of Health.


Graduate degree in public health, policy and/or law.

  • At least 3-5 years of relevant work experience.

  • Strong organizational management and prioritization skills to help manage the various project components: the progress of specific reports and materials including organizing and facilitating conference calls and in-person meetings, and assisting in identifying the focus and content of project products and materials.

  • Experience with successful collaboration among internal and external partners. The project’s external partners include project funders, experts in law and public health practice, academia, and research; authors and report-specific working groups.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to successfully develop, disseminate, and translate project reports and other products across various audiences.

  • Ability to quickly develop expertise in a wide range of public health issues/topics and have the ability to translate scientific findings into programmatic strategies.

 To Apply

Qualified candidates should email a cover letter and resume (in Microsoft Word or PDF format) to: Please put “Public Health Analyst-994” in the email subject line. Incomplete packages will not be considered. Hard copies, calls, faxes, personally delivered resumes or resumes sent through any other source other than directly to the email address will not be accepted. Resumes will be accepted through February 24, 2018.

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