Monthly Archives: April 2019

Maternal & Child Health Epidemiology GRA Summer Opportunity

Dr. Kramer is hiring a part-time GRA to provide data management and data analysis support for several MCH-oriented projects using large secondary datasets. The position is 15-20 hours/week and will go through the summer, with the possibility of extending into Fall 2019. The projects primarily concern racial and geographic variations in preterm birth, very preterm birth, infant mortality, and maternal morbidity and mortality.


Identify, download, and clean/harmonize data from various sources to create analytic datasets
Validate, clean, and merge large administrative datasets in SQLServer environment
Work with geospatial modelers to extract and summarize results from Bayesian spatiotemporal models
Support qualitative data collection and summarization from focus groups related to projects
Search literature, and write summary and synthesis of target areas


Current MPH or PhD student
Completed 1+ year of EPI Methods and BIOS
Prior experience with spatial data (Intro GIS or other experinece)
Experience working in R
Detail oriented
Experience with relational databases and SQL queries (OPTIONAL)

To apply through Handshake, click HERE.

Data Analyst II, FPA Operations

Category : Alumni

This job is suitable for someone with at least three years of relevant experiences. In addition, we do not offer sponsorship for this position. Please see below the job description for Data Analyst II position:

1. Conducts data driven analysis and cross sectional template review of Epic, eIDX, IDX or Cerner schedules and templates and provides data driven recommendations on potential scheduling optimization strategies.

2. Utilizes knowledge of various scheduling systems to recognize opportunities for increased patient access, provider productivity, added value, increased revenue or any other data operational goal as directed by Senior Leadership.

3. May prepare documents and diagrams to illustrate and describe operations; may present findings and recommendations

4. Utilizes project management skills to support initiatives as directed. Can work independently or as part of team. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: monitoring timelines, meeting preparation (PowerPoint presentations) and facilitation, report-out presentation preparation

5. Performs basic data analysis to support leadership decision making. Types of data analysis include but are not limited to: process measures and performance metrics, scheduling/template utilization, labor and productivity, quality measures, patient satisfaction measures, and demographic analysis

6. May develop, provide status updates, and track metric reports to communicate financial and operational objectives

7. Maintains current knowledge of health care delivery trends and evidence-based solutions for improving the delivery of care and services

8. Actively participates in and contributes to departmental improvement initiative

9. Performs other duties as required

Anyone with interest in the position, please email your resume to darlene [dot] sanchez [at] mountsinai [dot] org.

Is a PhD Right for You? – Part II, 5/3

Category : News/Events

The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Early Career Professionals Workgroup would like to invite you to join a webinar entitled “Is a PhD Right for You? – Part II” on Friday, May 3, 2018 at 1:00 pm EDT.  Registration is required to attend this webinar.

Join us for a follow-up to this fall’s webinar: “Is a PhD Right for You?”

For Part II, we will hear from panelists who chose not to pursue a PhD. Learn more about DrPH, DVM, and how to advance your career with a master’s degree. This webinar will present diverse perspectives that will help individuals explore how furthering their education might impact their public health career.

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

1.      Describe the pros and cons of doctoral education in epidemiology

2.      Discuss strategies for advancing your career without a PhD The webinar will include panelists, Beth Lipton, DVM, MPH, CPH, Zintars Beldavs, MS, Beth Daly, MPH, and Jim Meek, MPH. Beth Lipton, DVM, MPH, CPH is a Public Health Veterinarian at Public Health – Seattle & King County. Zintars Beldavs, MS, oversees the Acute and Communicable Disease Section (ACDP) of the Oregon Health Authority. Beth Daly, MPH, serves as the Chief of the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, holds an academic appointment as an adjunct faculty member at Rivier University, and is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program in Health Leadership at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jim Meek, MPH is the Associate Director of the Yale Emerging Infections Program at the Yale School of Public Health.

Register today to participate in the webinar.  Space is limited and group viewing is encouraged. The session will be recorded and archived in the CSTE Webinar Library.  If you have questions, please contact Malorie Polster at mpolster [at] cste [dot] org. Join the CSTE Workforce Subcommittee to receive future notices about other Early Career Professionals Workgroup activities.

CSTE Membership Benefits and Involvement:

If you are not currently a member of CSTE, consider purchasing a membership. Support from member dues adds value to the services and activities provided by CSTE. For more information about student memberships, click here.

As one member puts it:

“I think people should join CSTE to understand that we are part of a broader movement of professionals who are working to improve public health in America. It’s easy to feel siloed and frustrated, but being part of a larger movement emphasizes the fact that we can, and are, making a difference.”

Why become a student member?

  • Network with local, state, and federal epidemiologists
  • Build skills and experience towards your future career
  • Stay in the know about general and specialized news, publications, and events through e-mail updates, social media, and subcommittee activities
  • Hone in on your epidemiologic specialization through subcommittees
  • Gain access to mentorship and internship opportunities
  • Find jobs at the career center
  • Talk about professional development with CSTE fellows

EPI/GLEPI Thesis Poster Presentations, 4/30-5/2

Category : News/Events

The EPI/GLEPI thesis poster presentations will take place Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12-1pm on the CNR bridge.

Epidemiologist 1, Maryland Department of Health

Category : Alumni

MDH/Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Environmental Health Bureau, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose Of Job
This position will serve as an Epidemiologist with the Environmental Health Bureau and be responsible for multiple tasks, including the application of epidemiology knowledge, skills and abilities into the implementation of Bureau services, programs, policies, and grants. This position will also be responsible for conducting data analyses, interpreting and disseminating results of epidemiologic studies for public health action.

Education: A Master’s degree in the field of Public Health from an accredited college or university, with a minimum of three graduate courses in Epidemiology and one graduate course in Biostatistics.

Experience: None.

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a Commissioned Officer in Health Care Science classifications or Clinical Lab, Medical Scientists, or Bio Medical Lab Officer specialty codes in the health research field of work, on a year-for-year basis, for the required education.

The desired candidate should have training in epidemiology and biostatistics, as well as strong analytical and critical thinking skills. He/she should also have training in environmental/occupational health or injury prevention.

In addition, the desired candidate should have experience using SAS software to manage data and analyze statistics of large public health data sets, with subsequent interpretation of results for dissemination to stakeholders.

Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application, based on your education, training and experience, as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.

Please report all related education, experience, dates, and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview).

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added.

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this, or other, State agencies.

For more information and to apply, click HERE

IT access after graduation, Rollins Help Desk

Category : News/Events

If you are a SPRING graduate of RSPH, your RSPH access will be removed on May 31, 2019.


Dear Emory Graduates,

Congratulations on your graduation! As you leave Emory, you will also lose access to your Emory resources. Here is some useful information on when your access to Emory resources will run out and some steps to make your transition as smooth as possible:

You will lose access to ALL RSPH resources on May 31, 2019.
Emory resources, such as your email, Office 365 Apps and E-Journals you will lose access after 90 days from graduation.
Make sure you save a copy of any files off of the various network drives you currently have access to (e.g., H drive) that you want to keep. Research project files may not be copied/saved from the network drive without consent. Your H drive will be deleted on June 1, 2019, and will not be able to be restored. Please make sure all files for any research project are stored in the appropriate T or S drive location.
Emails cannot automatically be forwarded from your Emory email account to a different email account due to security reasons. If you have emails that you wish to have after access is cut off, please begin manually sending them to another email address that you have.
If you have any contacts that currently email you at your Emory address, please notify them that you will no longer have access after 90 days to the Emory email account and provide them with an alternate address to contact you with. Also be sure to copy down contacts that you need from your Emory email account.
You can set up a permanent Emory alumni address, but this is not connected to your current Emory account. It acts as an Emory email address that will forward to an email address of your choice, such as your Gmail account. You can register on the Emory Alumni site as this web address: HERE.

Once registered you will be able to sign up for a permanent alumni Emory email address. One note of advice if you try to create your alumni email account and get the following error… “…cannot find your record…”. Then please follow the link on the alumni site that says “Complete this request form”. This link appears under the message “Can’t find your record?” and will help you move forward.
Please also take a minute to update your contact information HERE to begin taking advantage of the alumni benefits and services available to you!
If you will continue to work on a project after May 31 or are taking a position within RSPH, please make sure your supervisor contacts the RSPH Help Desk by May 20th with what access you will need to avoid interruption in your access. They must include your netid and specify the access you need, not just that you need access.

If you have any computer issues, please email them to help [at] sph [dot] emory [dot] edu.

Student Spotlight: Ariana Gobaud, EPI MPH ’19

Category : #WeAreEmoryEPI

Ariana Gobaud,  Second Year EPI MPH

Practicum Name and Organization: “Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Provider Inquiries in the United States: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Expert Medical Consultations, 2013-2017” at the CDC Division of TB Elimination, Field Services Branch

My Experience: Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the oldest diseases, and we are lucky that the rates of incidence are so low in the U.S. These low rates, however, mean that healthcare providers are not well trained in diagnosing and providing treatment for patients with TB. The CDC funds 5 centers to provide expert medical consultation and training to assist US providers in the management of TB. Medical consultations are saved as text documents in an online database. I quantitatively and qualitatively  analyzed consultations provided specifically for multi-drug resistant (MDR) TB from 2013-2017 to identify the provider type, setting of caller, and year of the call, and to identify main themes of consultations regarding MDR TB. This week I am presenting these findings at the National TB Conference in Atlanta!

What’s Next for me:I will be attending Columbia in the Fall for my PhD in Epidemiology.

Congratulations, Ariana! The Epi Department will miss you!

Graduate Assistant, Georgia Hurricane Response Hub (HRH)


The Georgia Hurricane Response Hub Technical Assistance Center (HRH TA Center), located at the Rollins School of Public Health, has an opening for a graduate assistant. The Georgia HRH TA Center will serve as one of five regional technical assistance centers for the Hurricane Response Hub (HRH) initiative led by the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI). Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this national program is designed to enhance disaster-related surveillance and environmental and occupational health recovery efforts in areas impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria by building disaster-related public health workforce capacity. The Georgia HRH TA Center will partner with the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) to lead public health workforce capacity building activities in disaster-related surveillance, environmental, and occupational health needs.

The selected graduate assistant will assist the Georgia HRH TA Center team (including staff working on strategic planning, training, communications and evaluation) with all aspects of the center work including attending workgroup meetings, development of training, and evaluation of project activities. Specific tasks may include, but are not limited to, assisting various members of the team with:

• Analysis of hurricane After Action Reports (AARs) to identify key findings, trends, and training needs.

• Environmental scans of training resources

• Development of training and curriculum plans

• Preparation and implementation of in-person and online trainings

• Summary reports of training evaluations

• Data collection and management

• Communications efforts such as newsletter, websites, social media, or e-blasts

Interested students should apply as soon as possible, as applications are reviewed and considered in the order they are received. Please apply by sending your cover letter, resume, and a writing sample directly to Laura Lloyd at lmlloyd [at] emory [dot] edu.

Salary Level: $12.00 per hour with an increase to $13.50 on September 1, 2019

Approximate Hours per Week: 15 – 20

Note: The Georgia HRH TA Center is a federally-funded program which has a citizenship requirement. To be eligible to apply for this position, you must be either a U.S. citizen, a non-citizen U.S. national, or a foreign national having in your possession a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S.


The ideal candidate will preferably be an MPH student willing to start the position by late April or May and continue through the 2019-2020 academic year. Candidates should have excellent organizational and communication skills, including both oral and written skills. Candidates must also have excellent computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Google Apps. Experience with MailChimp, SurveyMonkey, WordPress and Cvent would also be helpful.

LOCATION Atlanta, Georgia

CONTACT INFORMATION Laura M. Lloyd, MPH, MCHES® lmlloyd [at] emory [dot] edu

Associate Director, Georgia Hurricane Response Hub Technical Assistance Center

Emory University – Rollins School of Public Health

Authentic Storytelling, 4/23

Category : Archive

RSVP on Handshake to attend an Authentic Storytelling Workshop hosted by Deloitte and RSPH Office of Career Development on Tuesday, April 23.

Town Hall Meeting, 4/23 at 12pm

Category : News/Events

The epidemiology department will be hosting a town hall meeting on Tuesday, April 23 from 12-1pm in the CNR food auditorium. Food will be provided.