Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Physician Professional Advisory Committee

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


Purpose: CDC's mission is to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability. CDC works with national and international partners to monitor health, detect and investigate health problems, conduct research to enhance prevention, develop and advocate sound public health policies, implement prevention strategies, promote healthy behaviors, foster safe and healthful environments, and provide leadership and training. CDC also has a major role in protecting the public from biological or chemical terrorism. Commissioned Corps officers are assigned to programs throughout the agency in positions varying from beginning Epidemiology Intelligence Service officers to senior management. More than half of the medical officers within the Commissioned Corps are assigned to the CDC.

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CDC Occupational Health Medical Officer, click here.

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The CDC Global Health Programs began posting their Global Health Open Continuous Vacancy (OCV) announcements for the majority of overseas positions in September, 2017.  See details here: 

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Agency:   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health

Location: Atlanta, GA

Grade:    O-5

Category: Any

Submit CV by:   open until filled


The CDC Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) has a vacancy for an Epidemiologist in the VSP Atlanta, Georgia office. 


The VSP works cooperatively with the cruise industry to prevent the transmission of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) from foreign to U.S. ports by passenger vessels.  The program uses an applied public health format of operational inspections, construction plan reviews and inspections, public health training, syndromic surveillance for AGE illness, and outbreak investigation to accomplish this mission.  This position is primarily to advance the epidemiological aspects and the science so crucial to the VSP’s formulation of public health policies and decision-making with respect to AGE illness outbreak prevention and control. This position involves routine and emergency domestic and international travel of 20-30%, with the potential for up to 50% travel during peak seasons (November to April).  Duties include:


1. Surveillance, through the timely collection, analysis and dissemination of information submitted directly from ships and cruise lines and from other public health agencies responding to AGE illness case reports.


2. Diagnosing and investigating AGE illness outbreaks on cruise ships through epidemiological and laboratory identification of emerging and existing pathogens and the risk factors associated with their transmission.


3. Conducting applied research of risk factors associated with AGE illnesses acquired as part of a cruise experience to assist the program in developing disease control policies which are effective and based on scientific evidence.


4. Working with NCEH OMB office to ensure VSP activities are in compliance with federal regulations, and working with Division communications team to maintain the VSP website, and


5. Making professional presentations in crew training and at public health meetings and conferences to inform and educate the cruise industry, responsible public health authorities and the public on the risks and control measures which can impact disease transmission.


VSP is seeking a Commissioned Officer for this vacancy with a rank no higher than O-5.  A master’s degree in epidemiology or related health field is required, doctoral degree preferred, and a minimum of two years of direct work experience in an applied public health program as an epidemiologist.  For more information about activities within our program, visit the VSP website at


If you are interested in this vacancy or would like additional information, please contact CDR Aimee Treffiletti at 678-296-6800, email





The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), Division of Unintentional injury Prevention (DUIP), Home, Recreation and Transportation Branch (HRTB), is seeking a commissioned medical officer to support their older adult fall prevention program.


Position Summary: The aging U.S. population is having a profound impact on our nation’s public health services and health care system. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among community dwelling older adults, including hip fractures and head trauma. Each year, one out of four Americans over 65 falls, resulting in $31 billion in direct medical costs. However, falls can be prevented. Clinical interventions such as medication management, vitamin D supplementation, vision correction, and physical therapy can effectively reduce falls and fall injuries. However, physicians report being unaware of how to address their patients fall risk factors and older adults who fall rarely discuss their fall with a doctor.


CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (the Injury Center) is the nation’s leading authority on injury and violence prevention and is actively engaged in studying the best ways to prevent injuries, applying science and creating real- world solutions to keep people safe, healthy, and productive. As one of the Division’s priority areas, the Home and Recreation Team is engaged in integrating evidence based fall prevention into clinical care.

Specifically the Team is:

  • Using data to identify and rigorously evaluate the impact and economic efficiency of clinical interventions.
  • Developing the resources and tools to support the integration of effective interventions in healthcare settings.
  • Working with health systems and clinicians to successfully implement effective clinical interventions.


Based on the best available data and clinical guidelines, CDC developed the Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries (STEADI) initiative. STEADI gives healthcare clinicians the tools and resources they need to integrate fall prevention into their daily practice. STEADI helps clinicians identify patients at risk for a fall; identify modifiable risk factors; and offer effective interventions. Prioritized interventions include medication management, vitamin D supplementation, and referral to community-based exercise or fall prevention programs.



  • Develop a business case for evidence-based clinical fall prevention activities in the ambulatory setting.
  • Plan and evaluate strategies to reduce hospital readmissions due to falls.
  • Provide technical support for health system implementation, use, and evaluation of falls prevention activities.
  • Pursue opportunities to educate and incentivize clinicians and health systems for integrating fall prevention.
  • Assess opportunities to expand early clinician training to include guidance on how to address patients’ fall risk.
  • Work with professional medical associations and colleges to gain support for clinical fall prevention.
  • Inspire opportunities to improve communication between diverse medical professionals (e.g., pharmacists, nurses, physical and occupational therapist).
  • Assist in the development of EHR modules and other health IT products to educate and assist clinicians in addressing their patient’s fall risk.


Expertise: Preference will be given to internal or family medicine clinicians who have experience in:

  • Epidemiology, biostatistics, and population level health.
  • Treating geriatric patients (age 65 and older) in the past 5 years.
  • Familiarity with EHR systems.
  • Development of health IT applications or products to assist in the training or advancement of clinicians.
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement programs.
  • Use of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for clinician reimbursement and performance tracking.
  • Understanding of the complex and shifting healthcare landscape.  For more information about CDC’s STEADI initiative visit:
  • Interested applicants should contact Robin Lee for additional information


National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC)
Division of Unintentional injury Prevention (DUIP)
Home, Recreation and Transportation Branch (HRTB)
Atlanta, GA
Commissioned Corps Medical Officer
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Join the Center for Global Health and Make a World of Difference


Division of Global HIV & TB (DGHT)



Position: Health Analyst

Grade:  Public Health Advisor GS-685-12/13 or Commissioned Corps Equivalent

Duty Location: Maputo, Mozambique

Application Deadline: June 5, 2017


Public Health Advisor, GS-0685-12/13/14

HHS-CDC-OM-17-1920121 – MP (internal)

HHS-CDC-OD-17-1920122 – DE (external)


* Please also send a copy of your resume to in conjunction with applying to USAJobs. Please include the title for the position of interest in the subject of your email.


Duties and Responsibilities:

The Division of Global HIV and TB (DGHT), Center for Global Health, is seeking a Public Health Advisor to serve as a Health Analyst in Maputo, Mozambique. CDC-Mozambique implements key aspects of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in HIV prevention, treatment & care, laboratory, health system strengthening (HSS) and strategic information (SI) activities.

  • Lead CDC-Mozambique’s work with PEPFAR expenditures including analysis of data and using results for program planning purposes.   

  • Provide technical and administrative support to PEPFAR in the areas of healthcare costing/financing, economic analysis, as well as broader health systems strengthening activities related to program planning and policy development.
  • Perform financial and/or economic assessments of public health data to identify potential effects and provide recommendations for program improvements. 
  • Work with CDC, other USG agencies as well as HQ to analyze PEPFAR and public health expenditures with program indicators to ensure adequate preparations for supported costs.
  • Lead CDC’s effort in developing unit costs by different program area, geography, and implementing partner for annual Country Operation Plan (COP).  Carry out costing, cost effectiveness, and cost benefit analysis to support program planning.
  • Work across technical branches to translate package of clinical and public health services to expenditure analysis (EA) cost categories to understand increase or decrease in costs.  

  • Track budget and financial data to ensure that cost implications of the national HIV/AIDS program are duly considered.
  • Coordinate high level partners, collaborative PEPFAR projects internally, with other US Government agencies, and with external organizations to meet broad agency goals.
  • Serve as Project Officer for local, host government or headquarter based cooperative agreements.
  • Evaluate and analyze complex public health programs and policies to advise management on public health policies, products, and services.
  • Give presentations and provide program consultation to senior management.


Desired Skills

  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team, to interact collaboratively across teams, branches, field and program staff
  • Ability to accomplish organizational objectives through planning, organizing, setting work priorities, managing, and adjusting workflow
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to exercise discretion, professionalism, and excellent judgment in working and liaising with the Senior Management, Branch Chiefs, the Embassy, and other agencies as needed 
  • Excellent quantitative skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


HOW TO APPLY:  Visit website. Be sure you mark “MOZAMBIQUE” as the country of interest:



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Join the Division of Global HIV & TB and Make a World of Difference


Division of Global HIV/TB

Maternal and Child Health Branch

Medical Officer, GS-13 or 14 602 or Commissioned Corps Equivalent


Application Deadline:  Please apply by May 22, 2017 to be considered.


The Center for Global Health, Division of Global HIV/TB (DGHT), Maternal and Child Health Branch, Pediatric & Adolescent HIV Team, is seeking qualified and motivated candidates to serve as a Medical Officer. DGHT is CDC’s implementing arm of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), providing support for comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment programs in high HIV burden, resource-limited countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and Southeast Asia. The Pediatric and Adolescent HIV Team is located in the Maternal and Child Health Branch and focuses on extending access to quality pediatric HIV care and support services in resource-limited settings. 

Duties and Responsibilities:


Responsibilities include:

  • Provide technical assistance to PEPFAR supported countries on scale-up of quality, comprehensive pediatric and adolescent HIV care and treatment programs.
  • Interact and work with PEPFAR partners on implementation of priority pediatric HIV care and treatment interventions to close the treatment gap for children in PEPFAR-supported countries.
  • Develop projects to monitor and evaluate the impact of various interventions aimed at increasing access to pediatric HIV testing and treatment initiation using effective antiretroviral regimens and expanding ART monitoring with viral load testing.
  • Participate as needed in inter-agency technical workgroups on pediatric HIV care and treatment, orphans and vulnerable children, gender, adult HIV care and treatment and laboratory services expansion.
  • Work with international organizations, including the World Health Organization, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and others, to review, update and disseminate comprehensive treatment and care normative guidelines relevant to pediatric HIV care and treatment.


Key areas of work include but are not limited to:

  • Improving pediatric HIV case finding by prioritizing routine, systematic HIV testing of children accessing health care in priority entry points.
  • Improving access to timely ART initiation for HIV infected infants, children and adolescents.
  • Improving linkages between clinical and community-based services, including those provided by programs for orphans and vulnerable children.
  • Providing support to country teams and Ministries of Health to conduct operational research in topics related to pediatric HIV care and treatment.
  • Ensuring access to critical laboratory services for early infant testing and disease management, including early infant diagnosis, HIV rapid testing and viral load measurements.            


Desired qualifications:


  • Medical training (MD or MBBS with residency training)
  • Minimum of 2 years public health experience that includes work in international settings
  • Interest/experience in both program implementation and implementation research
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work well as part of a team within CDC and across USG agencies
  • Willingness to travel a minimum of 25% of the time


Application Procedures: If you have questions, please contact Courtney Emerson ( Applicants may also send CVs to Courtney Emerson ( by COB May 22, 2017.


Selection/Acceptance Process: Applications will be reviewed and there may possibly be interviews. The program offices (losing and gaining), in coordination with HRO, will notify the selectee and negotiate the effective date of the detail between the losing and gaining CIOs. HRO will process the paperwork based upon the terms of the memorandum of understanding

USA Jobs Announcement Numbers:  Medical Officer

HHS-CDC-DH-16-1551410 (external),

Immunization Services Division Career Opportunity for Commissioned Corps Officers – Atlanta, GA




Posted 5/11/17

CDC’s Occupational Health clinic is searching for an outstanding medical officer with interest in both clinical medicine and public health. Duties of this Atlanta based 0-5 billet include:

  1. Provide comprehensive occupational health and preventive medical care to CDC workers, with limited medical services provided to dependents of CDC workers pending long-term international deployments.
  2. Examine and make diagnosis and decisions concerning medical care needs of patients. Formulate and implement plan of care which may involve various treatment modalities, prescribing medications, consultation with other health care providers, and referrals.
  3. Identify and manage both minor and serious acute occupational illnesses in accordance with established standards of medical care and approved clinical privileges. This could include managing possible occupational exposures across CDC labs that might include special pathogens.
  4. Emergency treatment of non-occupational illness and injury.
  5. Perform minor surgical and invasive procedures, such as suture of lacerations not involving nerves or tendons, incision and drainage of abscesses.
  6. Conduct pre-travel consultation and medical evaluation for domestic deployments and international travel including, but not limited to, Department of State (DOS) medical clearance exams, World Health Organization (WHO) medical clearance exams, and pre-deployment medical clearance exams.  
  7. Note: CDC is the only agency other than DOS allowed to perform DOS examinations.
  8. Provide on-call coverage for night, weekend, and holiday medical call as assigned and adjust schedule to be available on short notice when assignment changes are necessary.

Should you have any questions regarding this assignment, please contact any of the below. You may send resumes to LCDR Deborah Hastings at


Sandi Gambescia                                                                           Occupational Health Clinic Administrator                         | 404-639-4098 office | 678-951-5324 cell    


Deborah Hastings, MD, MS

LCDR, U.S. Public Health Service

Occupational Health Clinic Supervising Medical Officer| 770-488-3371 office


Susan Lippold, MD, MPH

CAPT, U.S. Public Health Service

Occupational Health Clinic Director| 404-7181146 office | 404-695-7717 cell

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