Maternal and Child Health Epidemiologist, Hawaii State Department of Health

Maternal and Child Health Epidemiologist, Hawaii State Department of Health

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The Hawaii State Department of Health is hiring for a Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Epidemiologist. The Epidemiologist II position is responsible for advanced (senior-level) data analysis and interpretation of population-based and program-specific data for needs assessment, program planning and policy development. The position serves as the state’s MCH Epidemiologist and provides direction for all epidemiological and evaluation studies/ research. The position is responsible for the oversight and supervision for the following grant programs: Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), Title V MCH Block Grant, State Systems Development Initiative (SSDI) and Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems.

The position reports to the Family Health Services (FHSD) Division Chief. FHSD is the state Title V MCH program and includes three branches: Maternal and Child Health Branch (MCHB), Children with Special Health Needs Branch (CSHNB) and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Special Supplemental Nutrition Program. In addition to the grants listed above, the Division administers 14 other federal grants and several state funded programs.

The position works with minimal supervision and is provided latitude to initiate, lead, and partner on data projects to promote maternal and child health in Hawaii. Work includes assessing program data needs and developing data measures; designing and implementing surveillance and research studies; collecting, analyzing and evaluating data; communicating/publishing results; collaborating with program staff and community partners on data requests/analysis; conducting data presentations; and supporting completion of annual grant reports. The position also coordinates with other state Department epidemiologists and represents FHSD on state, regional, national committees, workgroups, and projects to meet research and data analysis needs.

The position is permanent exempt/non-civil service appointment. Minimum qualifications doctorate in epidemiology OR Master’s degree in Epidemiology/health-related field with a minimum of 2 years professional level work experience. Salary range commensurate with experience: $6,500 – $7,500 per month.

If interested, please contact Jon Nishihara at jon [dot] nishihara [at] doh [dot] hawaii [dot] gov.

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