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    As an expert in the behavioral sciences, the incumbent leads and directs studies of the behavioral aspects of public health issues and problems, and develops strategies to address those issues. Applies a professional knowledge of the behavioral sciences and related social and health sciences in the control and prevention of disease or injury.

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    As a Behavioral Scientist, you will:

    • Lead the evaluation of public health program effectiveness by measuring and assessing the extent of behavioral change.
    • Document program accomplishments and recommends changes in policy, program operations, and resource levels to improve effectiveness.
    • Prepare original scientific research papers and literature reviews dealing with behavioral issues for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
    • Provide authoritative and professional expertise in dealing with the behavioral aspects of public health issues.
    • Lead the design and conduct of studies to isolate and define the behavioral aspects contributing to public health issues and problems.
    • Lead the development of strategies and programs to address the behavioral component of public health issues, including educational campaigns to raise awareness.
    • Collaborate with other CDC staff in the design of public health programs, to incorporate behavioral aspects in an integrated approach to disease or injury prevention.
    • Partner with other government agencies and private organizations to accomplish program objectives.
    • Develop and present workshops and seminars, and represents CDC at conferences and meetings sponsored by other government agencies, private organizations and professional associations.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0101 Social Science

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