Tennessee Department of Health Epidemiologist 1

Tennessee Department of Health Epidemiologist 1

Category : Alumni

The position’s main responsibility will be to provide epidemiological support to the Tennessee Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) in the Division of Family Health and Wellness (FHW). He/she will also assist the senior epidemiologist with other data-related needs for the Division’s Newborn Screening Program.

CLPPP is a CDC-funded project housed in the Division of Family Health and Wellness, Pediatric Case Management and Follow-up Program. The long term goal of CLPPP is to prevent and ultimately eliminate childhood lead poisoning as a major public health problem and improve the health of communities across Tennessee.

Under the general guidance of the senior epidemiologist, the incumbent will work with the CLPPP program director and case management and follow-up nurses to ensure all epi-related grant activities are completed and outcomes are achieved in the timeframe given in the CLPPP Work Plan. He/she will identify at-risk geographic areas for childhood lead poisoning; evaluate the timeliness and efficacy of case management of children with elevated blood lead levels; collaborate with the University of Tennessee Extension (UT Ext) LeadTRK Team to ensure Tennessee lead data meet CDC’s quality requirements and are submitted by CDC’s deadlines; document the burden of lead poisoning among Tennessee children and present lead poison findings at the CLPPP Advisory Meetings; provide data support to the Newborn Screening Program when needed; and respond to other data-related requests received by the Division.

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