Applications are due July 11, 2022, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis for a policy research analysis fellowship in the Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP) within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), Office of the Secretary (OS), at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Read here for more details about the fellowship, which is anticipated to start on July 31, 2022. The selected individual will work in partnership with the fellowship’s mentor, Dr. Timothy Harrison, Deputy Director for Strategic Initiatives & Senior Policy Advisor at OIDP and HHS's lead liaison for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (2022-2025) (NHAS), to support efforts related to the Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative and implementation of NHAS. The fellowship’s research will be done in the context of the syndemics of STIs, viral hepatitis, substance use disorders, and HIV.
For this initial one-year, full-time fellowship opportunity, OIDP is seeking an individual who has either received a degree within the past five years or who is currently pursuing a master's or doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields with completion by June 30, 2022. The individual should have a mix of skills related to public health, evaluation, policy analysis, and communications with a specific background in and knowledge of HIV and an understanding of communities of color in the context of HIV and its related public health syndemics. Those communities, as outlined in the NHAS, are gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men, in particular Black, Latino, and American Indian and Alaska Native men; Black women; transgender women; youth aged 13–24 years; and people who inject drugs.
The selected individual will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience and will identify, document, and assess innovative examples of collaboration and strategies seeking to leverage U.S. health and social safety systems to end the HIV epidemic. Additionally, the individual will identify, document, and assess federal, state, and local policies that work in concert or run contrary to EHE and NHAS goals.
If you are qualified and interested in this exciting opportunity, please visit the program website. For questions about the nature of the research, please contact the fellowship mentor, Dr. Timothy Harrison (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have additional questions about the application process, email HHSrpp@orau.org and include the HHS-OASH-2022-0206 reference code for this opportunity.