Health Parenting Fellowship

Posted: Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Healthy Parenting Fellowship (Moving from Science to Action)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Human Development and Disability, is seeking an energetic and creative individual to assist in multiple capacities to develop a strong and practical science base for future CDC work in healthy parenting. This position will include, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Develop a multi-year strategic plan for CDC in strengthening the role of Healthy Parenting within public health (with multiple cross-agency partnerships)
  • Develop specific resources for parents, based on the healthy parenting white paper and other CDC research, such as an enhanced parenting website, parent brochures and pod casts to translate the current public health work in parenting to the public
  • Working with CDC and reviewing external partner work, identify indicators of parenting, parent-child relationships, and safe, stable, nurturing relationships
  • Continue to facilitate the work of the Parenting Workgroup and manage the CDC Parenting Speaker Series (with multiple cross-agency partnerships)


  • Knowledge and experience in a field relevant to child health, early and middle childhood development and/or healthy parenting.
  • Proven ability to communicate well, seek advice and guidance from a range of subject matter experts and to develop professional networks for guidance and support.
  • Demonstrated skills in synthesizing literature and preparing written strategic documents.
  • Ability to convene diverse groups of subject matter experts and facilitate a process to reach a scientific consensus.
  • Advanced degree (Masters or Doctorate) in a field relevant to measurement, child health, early and middle childhood development or healthy parenting.
  • No more than 6 years from completion of degree

This position is currently a one year fellowship, but with the option to extend, start date October 2008.

Interested individuals should forward their resume and cover letter to:

Dr. Ruth Perou
Child Development Studies Team
Division of Human Development and Disability, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
MS E88, 1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333

or , 404-498-3005.

Due Date: September 26, 2008