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.Learn more about this agency
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.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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