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Thursday, May 10, 2018  
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CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) are soliciting nominations for potential reviewers to be added to the NCIPC Extramural Research Program Office (ERPO) Scientific Reviewer and Advisor Database.

What CDC Is Looking For?

Specifically, CDC is looking for reviewers with expertise in the following research fields to serve on Special Emphasis Panels (SEPs) to provide advice and guidance on the scientific and technical merit of grant and cooperative agreement applications.

  • Injury and Violence Prevention areas: child abuse and neglect, teen dating violence, opioid overdose, intimate partner violence, motor vehicle injury, older adult falls, self-directed violence, sexual violence, traumatic brain injury, and youth violence. (see
  • Environmental hazards and human health effects areas: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, environmental pollutants (air/water), chemical releases, natural disasters, and toxic substances most commonly found at facilities on the National Priorities List (NPL). (see
  • Methodological fields: economic evaluation, etiology of disease, implementation and translation science, intervention research, policy evaluation, program evaluation, qualitative research design, quantitative research design, randomized controlled trials, statistics, and surveillance.

Criteria for inclusion may include independent publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals, grants received, other scientific activities, honor/awards, etc. Most of the existing potential reviewers within the database have a doctoral degree (MD, PhD, JD, EdD, PharmD, DrPH, etc.).

Why Is CDC Doing This?

The NCIPC Scientific Reviewer and Advisor Database aims to enhance and strengthen NCIPC’s SEPs and our timeliness in selecting appropriate experts to serve on them. CDC values the contributions of reviewers in providing high quality and objective reviews of research applications for NCIPC funding and look forward to your response.

How Does The Database Work?

This database will contain information extracted from the curriculum vitae (CV) of potential reviewers, including name, subject matter expertise, and level of experience. CDC will use this information to identify potential reviewers to serve on the Disease, Disability, and Injury Prevention and Control Special Emphasis Panels (SEPs) for NCIPC/NCEH/ATSDR. The information in the database is for internal CDC use only. As applicable, the reviewers perform the initial review, discussion, and evaluation of applications received in response to Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFOs) for extramural research.

What Should You Do If You're Interested?

  1. Send an email response to the NCIPC ERPO at by June 15, 2018. Please state in your email that you agree for the NCIPC ERPO to enter your name and professional information into the database.
  2. Attach an updated CV, highlighting specific areas of research interest and expertise as well as complete contact information (name, affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and email). Your CV will be used to extract your professional information for the database (your CV will not be uploaded into this database).

If you are not interested, but have a colleague who you think might be, please forward this email along to that person.

If you have additional questions, please email the Extramural Research Program Office at

1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 610  |  Washington, DC 20036

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