• Asst Professor -Division of Family Planning, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics

    Job Number
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    School Of Medicine
    SOM: GYN OB: Family Planning
    Location : Name
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.
  • Description

    We propose a collaborative relationship between Emory and the CDC to house the CDC Post-Fellowship position. The position will accept a qualified Fellowship in Family Planning graduate, either Obstetrics/Gynecology or Family Medicine board eligible. The position will be a limited appointment for 24 months and will include a faculty appointment as Assistant Professor in the Division of Family Planning, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine. The position will also include an appointment as Guest Researcher (full-time), Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


    The faculty appointment in the Division of Family Planning will include clinical privileges at Emory Clinic and Grady Memorial Hospital, enabling the faculty member to participate in the clinical and educational activities of the division. The clinical activities will include: outpatient abortion and contraceptive care at Feminist Women’s Health Center or Atlanta Women’s Center; and outpatient contraceptive care and inpatient abortion care (as well as obstetric if desired) at Grady Memorial Hospital. The educational activities will include: working with fellows, residents, and students at these sites; and invited participation in the research and didactic conferences of the division. Specific activities will be determined by the incumbent’s interests and training needs, as well as the priorities of the program, however, in general, the time allotted to these activities will be 2-3 days per month, providing a feasible amount of clinical and educational experience that will not interfere with CDC-based activities. The Emory Director for this position will be Dr. Denise Jamieson, Professor of GYN/OB and Vice Chair of Population Health for the GYN/OB department. She will work in conjunction with Dr. Carrie Cwiak, Associate Professor of GYN/OB and Director of the Division and Fellowship in Family Planning, to provide support and guidance for the faculty member in their Emory activities.


    The research appointment in the Division of Reproductive Health at the CDC will focus on support for the US adaptation of WHO’s Evidence-based Guidance for Family Planning, which includes the US Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use, and the US Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use, both updated in 2016. Responsibilities will focus on dissemination and implementation of this guidance, critically appraising new literature to determine the need for additional updates, and participation in other family planning activities within the Division. Specific activities will be determined by the incumbent’s interests and training needs, as well as the priorities of the program, but will generally include:

    • updating the US contraceptive guidance, including preparing systematic reviews of the evidence, determining whether new evidence warrants updated guidance, and preparing for/participating in expert meetings to develop new guidance;
    • working with other federal agencies and professional organizations to disseminate, implement, and evaluate the US guidance, including provider training and tool development;
    • conducting secondary data analyses on contraceptive safety and effectiveness;
    • providing technical assistance to other activities within the Division of Reproductive Health as well as collaboration with the Emory Family Planning Division;
    • collaborating with WHO on updating global contraceptive guidance and related global family planning activities;
    • career development, including training courses, mentoring, and networking; funding is available for conferences (SFP, ACOG) and for travel to WHO meetings in Geneva;

    The CDC Director and primary mentor for this position will be Dr. Kathryn Curtis. She will provide support and guidance to the faculty member in their CDC activities. Dr. Jamieson will provide additional research mentorship. They will work together with Dr. Cwiak to maintain a collaborative structure within which the faculty member will work. All three faculty members have operated in these roles for this position to date and so the transition will be seamless.


    The position will be offered as a limited faculty position and not a fellowship, so that the incumbent’s work and accomplishments will be recognized appropriately within the scope of their career development.


    Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.



    Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.


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