Applications Due Oct. 17: Federal HIV Initiatives Policy Research Analysis Fellowship Opportunity

Content From: HIV.govPublished: September 07, 20222 min read


Fellowship Opportunity

The Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP) within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is accepting applications for a policy research analysis fellowship until October 17, 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Read hereExit Disclaimer for more details about the fellowship, which is scheduled to start in late fall/early winter 2022. The selected individual will work in partnership with the fellowship’s mentor, Dr. Timothy Harrison, Principal Deputy Director of OIDP, to support efforts related to the Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative and implementation of the NHAS. The fellowship’s research will be done in the context of the syndemics of STIs, 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. 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 their 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’s mentor, Dr. Timothy Harrison ( If you have additional questions about the application process, email and include the HHS-OASH-2022-0206 reference code.