Monthly Archives: December 2018

Healthcare Analyst II, Advanced position – Partners Healthcare – Boston, MA

Category : Alumni

Overview

The Healthcare Data Analyst II, Advanced will join the Clinical Analytics team which is part of the Partners Data and Analytics Organization (DAO). In this role, the Data Analyst will work collaboratively with a team of investigators at BWH supporting the Measuring Outcomes in Orthopedics (MOOR) research study.

The focus of this project is to identify, develop and refine meaningful measures for the Medicare Quality Payment Program that will meaningfully impact patient care by minimizing burden on clinicians, improving outcomes for patients, and driving high-quality care. The Data Analyst will be responsible for database development and electronic health record data collection from the Partners Enterprise Data Warehouse and will work closely with the Programmer in measure specification and testing activities. The Data Analyst will assist in conducting statistical programming under the direction of the Senior Biostatistician. S/he will support project activities to identify, define, and document the data elements and algorithms developed to construct both Patient Reported Outcome Performance Measures (PRO-PMs) and Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs).

The Data Analyst will accompany the research staff when meeting with institutional patient safety and clinical quality representatives for the development of measures, will participate in fact gathering, and will develop a database compiling this information for assessment across collaborating institutions. The most difficult aspects of this position involve applying the appropriate statistical methods to research questions. The Data Analyst will be responsible for translating research questions into analytic plans and analyzing data, including orthopedic quality measure development data; conducting valid statistical tests and statistical models and communicating findings in presentations and manuscripts. Conceptualization of these analyses may be challenging and involve hierarchical models or repeated measures design. The Data Analyst is responsible for checking the accuracy and reliability of the data analyses.

The Data Analyst oversees the integrity of analytic databases while working closely with the project investigators. The Data Analyst ensures that the project is proceeding according to plan and develops recording systems assuring that the flow of data is tracked in an accurate and timely fashion. The Data Analyst will work across all phases of the research project, including extraction and organization of clinical and other data from a variety of information systems, automated data cleaning and verification, design, administration and construction of databases, analysis using statistical approaches and development of new informatics and clinical measurement tools. Additionally, the Data Analyst will be a strong communicator, both verbally and written, in order to convey key data and data analytics.

This is a unique opportunity for a highly motivated, deadline-driven, team player interested in contributing to this innovative research study. The Healthcare Data Analyst II, Advanced will report directly to the Senior Manager of Clinical Analytics with a dotted line to the Co-Investigator of the study at BWH.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Retrieving, organizing, and manipulating data from the Enterprise Data Warehouse and other databases. This will require SQL programming to design and construct databases to store and organize data.
  • Chooses appropriate statistical methods for analyzing datasets and conducts analyses using a range of statistical methods. Performs analysis using SQL, Excel and other tools such as SAS as appropriate and develops reports
  • Presenting analytical findings in a variety of formats (reports, PowerPoint, graphs, figures, and tables), formulating recommendations, and effectively presenting results to non-analytic audiences.
  • Works closely with the research to ensure accurate collecting and recording of data. Completes thorough quality assurance procedures ensuring accuracy, reliability, and validity of work. Develops system documentation
  • Participates in meetings to review and discuss analytic methodologies and results.
  • Participates in other aspects of research, including study design, qualitative data analysis, academic manuscript writing and grant writing as relevant to the data analyst’s skills and interests.

Please note that this is a temporary position funded by a 3-year research grant through September, 2021.

Qualifications 

  • BS/BA, preferably in computer science, mathematics, statistics or related field
  • 3+ years of experience in healthcare field and/or data analysis or programming.
  • Masters Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, or Biostatistics preferred.

Summer Practicum – Drug Resistant TB and HIV/AIDS; Latent TB

Summer Practicum Project: Infectious diseases: Drug resistant tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS; latent tuberculosis

Emory TB-HIV Group Profile:
The Emory TB-HIV group at the Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University has a top notch TB/HIV academic research and training program recognized both nationally and internationally.

Most of our research projects are in close collaboration with leading stakeholders including Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Atlanta, Albert Einstein College of Medicine – New York, Public Health Research Institute (PHRI) – New Jersey, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) – South Africa, Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) – South Africa, Amauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI) – Ethiopia, and DeKalb County Board of Health – Atlanta.

The group is actively involved in innovative research and training activities for the last eighteen years with expertise and focus in multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB). We have ongoing research projects in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province, South Africa where the group’s activities have had a significant impact on identification, diagnosis and treatment of MDR/XDR TB cases. In addition we have ongoing research projects in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and at the DeKalb County Board of Health, Atlanta looking at different aspects of latent TB infection (LTBI).

Position Profile:
The Emory TB-HIV research group is seeking 2 to 3 graduate level students for a summer practicum project. The student will assist in development of primary analytic methods for epidemiological protocols and will participate in data collection, data entry, quality control, data cleaning activities and analyses as needed.

The student will work with external collaborators in South Africa, Ethiopia and with internal Emory based project faculty and staff to coordinate project related activities.

The student must be a team player who is enthusiastic, meticulous, well organized and has excellent interpersonal skills. Priority will be given to students enrolled in the Epidemiology, Global Epidemiology (GLEPI) and/or Global Health MPH program.

Position timelines:
May 2019 to August 2019. The student will be required to spend 8-10 weeks in South Africa or Ethiopia. In order to prepare for the project, the student will be required to attend trainings and work with U.S. based staff in May 2019.

Location of project: South Africa / Ethiopia

Whom to contact:

Salim Allana, MD, MPH
Assistant Director, Research Program Department of Epidemiology
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
1518 Clifton Road NE, CNR 3026 Atlanta, GA 30322
+1 404-727-8715 (office)
Email: salim [dot] allana [at] emory [dot] edu


GDIT – Epidemiologist Position

Category : Alumni

General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) is hiring an Epidemiologist to provide data management, analytic, and visualization support for our  program with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); the Center for Global Health.  As part of the interagency collaboration established by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR); CDC’s Division of Global HIV and Tuberculosis (DGHT), the Health Informatics Data Management and Statistics Branch (HIDMSB) has been entrusted with stewardship of PEPFAR data and analytics to monitor the impact of HIV programs and services and inform future investment strategies. Global HIV/AIDS organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations also rely on these data for planning and decision-making. The Interagency Collaborative for Program Improvement (ICPI) operates in a continuous learning process, focusing not just on analytics, but also working to engage PEPFAR stakeholders in analysis and data use. ICPI is partnering with GDIT, to navigate multiple challenges that could impact the timeliness, completeness, and quality of PEPFAR data and analytics.

 In this environment, team members support key processes in the development and functionality in PEPFAR data systems; provide support in data access, processing, and management from multiple data sources (e.g., programmatic, financial, and data from related surveys and surveillance activities); develop analytic datasets, create analytic and visualization tools including interactive dashboards; support training and capacity building; and provide technical assistance to PEPFAR US Government field staff.  Those with prior experience working with CDC, PEPFAR, and/or global health NGOs are encouraged to apply as well as those with global health work set outside of the United States. Candidates must be comfortable and experienced with data management and data analysis of data from different sources and formats including the compilation of large amounts of data.

Position is for full time employment with GDIT and will work from the customer’s office in downtown DC (metro accessible on the Orange or Blue line to Farragut West and then walk two blocks to the building).

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical assistance in data management, analysis, and visualizations to DGHT headquarters and field staff.
  • Develop and deploy tools in R and Shiny to enhance the use of program improvement in the field.
  • Develop dashboards in R Shiny, MS Excel, MicroStrategy, Socrata, and/or Tableau.
  • Produce technical reports/presentations and/or manuscripts using programmatic data.
  • Conduct trainings on ICPI developed tools.
  • Develop methods, processes, or checks to assess and improve the quality of PEPFAR data across the data life cycle from reporting, entry, access, extraction, and use . 
  • Improve the efficiency and fidelity with which data are accessed, managed and wrangled, from various data systems used by PEPFAR.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required –

  • Bachelors degree and 3+ years experience, MS degree preferred
  • Experience with SAS and SQL programming
  • Understanding of principles and applications in data management
  • Experience in data analysis and/or quantitative analytics
  • Proficient with MS Excel (ie creating pivot tables in Excel, etc.)

Desired –

  • Experience in Stata, R and/or Shiny is preferred
  • Experience using MicroStategy, Socrata, and/or Tableau is preferred
  • Experience using GIS applications and basic knowledge of mapping principles is preferred

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:

  • Good oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate assignments and requests
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively as a team member
  • Ability to multitask and effectively manage multiple priorities that are subject to change
  • Must be detail-oriented and possess critical thinking skills
  • Must be comfortable and effective working with diverse audiences including technical staff, international staff, and others. 

*Please contact Chelsea Riley (Chelsea [dot] riley [at] gdit [dot] com) with resumes and cover letters.

 


Battelle – Epi Data Manager/Analyst

Category : Alumni

Battelle’s Integrated Science Solutions (ISS) is a part of the Contract Research business within Battelle providing laboratory support to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are currently seeking a Health Information Data Manager with experience in information management of scientific surveillance data sets such as those obtained from studies in virology, immunology, diagnostic research, and studies of economic impact of diseases. Information obtained from surveillance data would then be used in strategic decision making, prevention and control program planning and program effectiveness evaluation during influenza outbreaks, epidemics or pandemics. The position is located in the Influenza Division (ID) of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Office of Infectious Disease (OID).

 

ISS is working with HHS/CDC in supporting efforts for pandemic influenza preparedness and in research and development efforts to eliminate data gaps in influenza surveillance by increasing the diagnostic and immunization tools available to clinical providers, public health laboratories and domestic and international partners. This position will also be involved in evaluating influenza vaccine immunogenicity and effectiveness and comparing the effectiveness of alternative vaccine types and strategies. Relocation support is not available for this position.

For situation awareness, Battelle is posting an announcement for an epidemiologist data manager/analyst (that is approximately GS-11/12 equivalent); the post is more analytic in focus. This position will sit with the emerging statistical unit at the Branch level.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Utilize statistical techniques commonly used in epidemiologic evaluations to interpret and analyze health phenomena, including studies of influenza disease burden and influenza vaccine effectiveness.
  • Provide scientific advice and technical assistance to various public, private, and/or non-profit, and/or health related agencies and organizations on program issues requiring the application of established scientific and technical methods.
  • Identify and analyze public health issues and their impact on public policies or scientific studies or survey activities.
  • Prepare technical and non-technical summaries of work, scientific reports, and manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed literature. 
  • Provide accelerated analysis and evaluation of data during agency emergencies from pandemic or epidemic outbreaks, ensuring high quality information is provided to CDC for critical decision. 
  • Create databases graphically and in writing.

Position Requirements

  • Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, statistics/biostatistics or information management with 2 – 5 years of experience or PhD with 0 – 2 years of equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of basic epidemiologic principles, methods, and tools.
  • Statistical skills in manipulating large and complex data sets.
  • Ability to perform statistical analyses using a wide range of quantitative techniques in SAS, R, and/or other statistical analysis platforms, including multivariate logistic and linear regression.
  • Meticulous self-starter

https://jobs.battelle.org/ShowJob/Id/1885973/Epidemiologist/

 


ORISE Fellowship in NCBDDD

Category : Alumni

CDC ORISE Fellowship – NCBDDD

An opportunity is currently available with the Prevention Research Team of the Prevention Research and Translation Branch in the Division of Congenital Defects and Developmental Disabilities of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) at CDC.

The opportunity will be with the Prevention Research Team, which will provide an excellent training opportunity for a doctoral or master’s degree fellow to gainn experience conducting public health practice in various statistical analysis projects. The participant will be involved in analyzing qualitative and quantitative datasets and present findings at meetings and/or conferences (domestic and foreign).

The broad range of analytic projects that the participant will be exposed to will include, but not be limited to:

  • Analysis of National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).
  • Analysis of genetic and epigenetic data (Illumina 450K) from folic acid intervention studies.
  • Analysis of genetic polymorphisms and the response to folic acid intake.

https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/CDC-PPEO-2015-0027

 


Global Health Corps – Apply Now!

Category : Alumni

What is Global Health Corps?

We are a leadership development organization focused on health equity. We are building a global community of diverse young leaders changing the face of global health.

A GHC fellowship is an exciting opportunity to build skills and gain experience with a high-impact health organization, but it’s also much more than that. It’s a year that will catalyze your personal and professional growth as a leader, placing you within a global and diverse network of bright, young, and committed health equity champions. It is – we hope – the beginning of the rest of your career working to transform health systems to deliver for all.

Apply to be a Fellow

 


Global Field Experience Information

Updated information about the Global Field Experience Financial Award (GFEFA) and the application are now online. The deadline to apply is Thursday, February 21. Learn more at our website: https://www.sph.emory.edu/rollins-life/community-engaged-learning/global-field-experience/index.html 

Pro-tips:

  • If you are going home at break or can have these items mailed to you, gather your immunization records and medical documentation if you don’t already have these with you in Atlanta.
  • Think critically about advice you may receive from second-year GFEFA recipients. The application process has changed this year and you will not be successful if you wait until the night before the deadline! There are many, many pieces to gather in advance and compile in a word document before you apply online.

 We’ll be offering workshops and office hours in January and February to answer questions and provide guidance with the application and pre-departure processes. But, don’t hesitate to reach out before then if you want to discuss your planning.

To receive regular email updates and tips as you prepare for your journey, please add your name here: https://sphadmissions.emory.edu/register/2019GFEawardinterest


Postdoc – Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Category : Alumni

Postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

The Department of Epidemiology is looking for a postdoctoral research fellow to collaborate in population based studies of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, neurocognitive functioning, social determinants of health, and childhood cardiometabolic risk.  Emphasis of the program is in integrating biological, psychological, social, and cultural factors in analysis using data from our existing cohorts. 

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will work closely with Dr. Carmen Isasi, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health and co-Principal Investigator of the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL), as well as with other HCHS/SOL Investigators. 

Responsibilities

Develop new innovative scientific hypotheses and research questions to be addressed using the HCHS/SOL study as well as other projects based in the Depart of Epidemiology and Population Health.  The Postdoctoral Fellow will have primary responsibility for developing innovative ideas for manuscripts and data analyses in HCHS/SOL and other study cohorts with support and advice form the Principal Investigator, other co-investigators and biostatisticians. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will conduct statistical analyses in collaboration with faculty, biostatisticians and staff-level data analyses.  Attend conferences to present study results and to meet with collaborators at other study sites.

Interested individuals should send a CV and a brief summary of research interests to Dr. Isasi (carmen [dot] isasi [at] einstein [dot] yu [dot] edu).

Experience and Educational Background:

PhD or DrPH in Epidemiology or related health field required

Experience with data analyses and writing manuscripts required

 Skill and competencies

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Data Analysis and statistical skills

Knowledge of epidemiological research methods and biostatistics

Ability to work independently on ideas for data analyses, manuscripts and grants (with input and mentoring for faculty).

Women and Underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

 


MCH Epi Position – Wyoming Department of Health

Category : Alumni

The Wyoming Department of Health has an open MCH Epi position

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The MCH Epi Program Manager is responsible for managing and directing the work of the MCH Epi Program. The work of the MCH Epi program directly supports the MCH Unit/Title V program and assists Public Health Nursing (PHN) and the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Units. This support includes, but is not limited to, developing and maintaining MCH surveillance systems, assist in conducting needs assessments, collaborating with the MCH Unit to plan, develop, and evaluate MCH interventions/programs, and use varied methods to communicate MCH population needs with decision makers and stakeholders. Emphasis is placed on the ability to organize projects so that data collection, analysis, and dissemination are made on an ongoing and efficient basis with results provided to the programs in a timely manner.

Human Resource Contact: 777-6780.

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/wyoming/jobs/2296951/hsep10-09604-program-manager-cheyenne  


Senior Epidemiologist Position – Louisiana Public Health Institute

Category : Alumni

Louisiana Public Health Institute is recruiting for a Senior Epidemiologist to work within the Bureau of Family Health of the Louisiana Office of Public Health.

For a full job description and desired skills and experience, please go to: https://lphi.org/careers/   

Position Summary: This position is assigned to the Center for Preventive Health in the Louisiana Office of Public Health (OPH) Bureau of Family Health and is responsible for specialized and complex data collection, analysis, and evaluation work involving the planning, gathering, analysis and reporting of statistical data associated with violence and injury surveillance and Maternal and Child Health outcomes.  

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in Epidemiology with MCH experience; Master’s Degree in Public Health with a minimum of 5 years in MCH epidemiology or biostatistics will substitute for PhD
  • Prior experience with injury and/or surveillance operations preferred
  • Experience working with hospital discharge data and ICD 9 and ICD 10-CM codes
  • Experience performing complex analyses with large epidemiologic data systems
  • Experience with advanced statistical analysis packages (SAS and SAS-callable SUDAAN preferred and STATA)
  • Experience with authorship and submission of manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals
  • Valid Driver’s License for required travel

Salary/Benefits

·         Salary is dependent on education and experience. A competitive benefits package is offered to all LPHI full-time staff. Please submit cover letter, resume, three references, and salary requirements to: careers [at] lphi [dot] org  Subject line:  Senior Epidemiologist 

·         Equal Opportunity Employer