ANNOUNCEMENT: “Call for Applications: 2013 NCHS/AcademyHealth Health Policy Fellowship”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and AcademyHealth are seeking applications for their 2013 Health Policy Fellowship.


The aim of the fellowship is to foster collaboration between NCHS staff and visiting scholars. The fellowship allows scholars to conduct new and innovative analyses and participate in developmental and health policy activities related to the design and content of future NCHS surveys and offers access to the data resources provided by the CDC.

Pre-doctoral scholars will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain access to funding and resources to work on their dissertation research project;
  • Share their experiences by preparing a report on the approach and methodology used for the project and experience using NCHS data systems; and
  • Work with NCHS staff on collaborative projects of mutual interest.

Post-doctoral scholars and senior investigators will be afforded:

  • Time and funding to conduct their research, leading to the publication of at least one journal article or NCHS publication;
  • Opportunities to collaborate with NCHS staff on projects of mutual interest, including participation in analytic or methodological development of projects leading to publications.


Applicants may be at any stage in their careers–from doctoral students to senior investigators. Doctoral students must have completed course work and be at the dissertation phase of their program. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the statement of interest form prior to submitting their applications.


Applicants must demonstrate training and/or experience in health services research and methodology, reflecting disciplines such as:

  • Public Health
  • Public Administration
  • Economics
  • Sociology
  • Health Care Administration
  • Behavioral Sciences


The entirety of the fellowship must be completed at the NCHS headquarters in Hyattsville, Md. Fellows receive a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. For details, view the FAQ page of the fellowship website:

To learn more about the fellowship, review application requirements, or view past fellows’ profiles, visit


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