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Are you interested working with an international public health organization?

Join a dynamic organization and team which aims to improve public health capacity worldwide. Expand your public health skill-base through a variety of real-world applications and activities. Work with IANPHI’s US Secretariat at Emory to learn about and assist with our programmatic, policy and communications work. Summer and fall GRA and practicum opportunities are available with flexible hours.

Incoming or established MPH or MDP students with any of the below competencies may apply

• Highly productive, self motivated and dependable
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Policy development experience
• Strong writing/communication skills
• Website/design skills or experience
• Knowledge of MS Office, Adobe Suite, Smartsheet, and Google Workspace
• Language skills: Spanish, French, Portuguese

Email kseib [at] emory [dot] edu cover letter and resume

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Feedback

Category : News/Events

The Department of Epidemiology is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive climate for teaching and research which includes recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, increasing diversity of student population, and building an inclusive and equitable community for all. 

How are we doing and where can we do better?

Empowering Women for Leadership in Global Health

Category : News/Events


EMERGE is supported by the Women of Emory Impact Circle and the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University to empower early-career women for leadership in global health. EMERGE will support Emory women graduate students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds by offering opportunities for leadership training, mentoring, and teambased projects that contribute to academic flourishing and positive career outcomes in global health.


Students are eligible to apply if they are enrolled full-time in a graduate program at Emory; are engaged in global-health research; self-identify as a woman; belong to a Historically Underrepresented Group (HUG)1 or come from a low- or middle-income country (LMIC); demonstrate leadership potential; and can be present for all in-person programming to maximize engagement with other EMERGE fellows. EMERGE is committed to select a talented cohort of up to 30 doctoral or exceptional masters-level students from diverse disciplines, graduate programs, and backgrounds.


All students selected to be EMERGE fellows will be expected to complete the following program components:
• Three-day leadership development workshop (in-person)
• Periodic lunch-time speaker webinar “Stories of Leadership” (in-person or zoom)
• Six-month team-based “Women’s Leadership Challenge” with regular team and mentor meetings (in-person or zoom)
• Leadership challenge deliverable (research manuscript; original photo-gallery or artwork; a form of public scholarship)
• Culminating celebration and showcase of Women’s Leadership Challenge Projects

The program team will ask fellows to assess their experience and to share ideas to enhance EMERGE by inviting them to take part in a team-based focus-group discussion before and after the leadership challenge and to complete a questionnaire—just before the leadership development workshop, just after the workshop, at 6 months, at 9 months, and at the 12-month end-of-project mark. These data will help us to assess program impacts on specific leadership domains, as well as perceptions of and satisfaction with the EMERGE program. Please bring your drive, passion, and commitment to EMERGE; engage fully with peers, mentors, and coaches; and make the most of all program elements. A key takeaway of EMERGE are the relationships you form during this year.


Complete and submit your application at this link:
In addition to answering the online application questions, please upload the following materials to the submission portal:
(1) Full Curriculum Vitae;

(2) One-page statement (11-point font) describing yourself and your career goals in global health;

(3) 90-second video created by the applicant describing a leadership challenge for women in global health;

(4) Letter of recommendation from an academic advisor who is committed to join our EMERGE pool of mentors. Your recommender should clarify the nature and duration of their relationship with you; global-health related contributions you have made to your field; your strongest leadership skills and most promising areas for growth; and your most distinctive professional quality or accomplishment. Send your questions to Dr. Kathryn Yount (kyount [at] emory [dot] edu).


• Application deadline: July 01, 2022 at 5pm
• Notification of selection (by program coordinator): July 15, 2022
• Confirmation of acceptance (by applicant): July 22, 2022
• Program start (leadership workshop): August 11-13, 2022 (to be confirmed)

Free HIV, STI, and COVID testing at Community Health Night

Category : News/Events

The Emory Hope Clinic hosts bimonthly Community Health Night events where they provide HIV and STI testing with Someone Cares, and COVID vaccinations with CORE GA, and COVID rapid antigen and antibody testing, sexual health education, and refreshments. Every 2nd and 4th Thursday events take place at the Little 5 Points Community Center from 4-8 PM. Visit to see location information and register in advance!

HLTH 230 TA Position

Professor Eagle is seeking a new teaching assistant for his Health Humanities class, which is a required course for all Human Health majors in the Center for the Study of Human Health.  This class will have two sections in Fall 2022 (M/W 1:00-2:15 and M/W 2:30-3:45) in person in White Hall.  Responsibilities for the position include: (1) grading three short-answer exams, along with six very short pop reading quizzes throughout the semester for approximately 40 students, (2) maintaining all grades on Canvas, (3) holding occasional office hours prior to the exams, (4) meeting with Professor Eagle periodically to go over grading, etc. First-time TAs will also need to keep up with the readings and ideally attend most of our class sessions for their section. Please email expressions of interest to chriseagle [at] emory [dot] edu along with a brief summary of your background and research interests and your CV.     


HLTH 230 TOPIC: This class explores the role of the Humanities in broadening our perspectives on health and embodiment. We examine how literary narratives and metaphors can shape our lived experience of health and illness. We also study various philosophical accounts of embodiment, along with recent critiques of the expanding medicalization of human experience. 


CSTE Applied Public Health Informatices Fellowship Reopening

Category : Alumni

We are re-opening applications for fellowship positions that start this summer. This is an exciting opportunity for recent master’s or Doctoral graduates looking to kick start their career in public health informatics. APHIF is a 2-year program where fellows work in a state or local health agency under the guidance of two experienced mentors. Fellows are matched to a host site with demonstrated capacity to provide technical training, mentorship, and opportunities for experience in the application of public health informatics in a practical setting. 

More information about the Applied Public Health Informatics Fellowship is available on our website, but see below for key details. 

Eligibility: Candidates must be US citizens and should hold a degree in informatics, biostatistics, data science, or a similar discipline. Candidates who will receive their degrees in August 2022 are eligible.  

Relocation: Fellows are matched to one host site for the duration of their fellowship. These host sites have applied through a competitive process and detailed information about the agency, learning opportunities, and projects are available on our website. These 24 sites are the only sites that are available this year and fellows will generally be expected to relocate. Sites have different WFH/in-person work expectations.  

Compensation: Fellows receive a stipend (masters: $49,500; doctoral: $64,900), reimbursement for insurance premiums, professional development funds, and relocation support. 

Application: To be considered for this opportunity, interested individuals should apply online no later than 11:59 PM eastern time on June 17th: 

For questions, please email Bernadette Aylward (email: baylward [at] cste [dot] org)!

Research Associate II, Yale University

Category : Alumni

The Yale/Yale New Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) is a leading national outcomes research center dedicated to transforming healthcare for the betterment of people and society by leveraging data, analytics, and technology. For more information on CORE, please visit our website:

We are actively recruiting qualified candidates for our Research Associate II, HSS position.

The Research Associate II will function in a multidisciplinary team environment, coordinating the design, implementation and evaluation of public health outcomes research projects conducted by investigators in the department of General Internal Medicine and at CORE. They will participate in all aspects of project coordination, implementation, and reporting of results related to a variety of regulatory science and data sharing research projects, including the Yale-Mayo Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (CERSI) and the Collaboration for Research Integrity and Transparency (CRIT).

Additional Information:

·         Candidate will coordinate and lead regular meetings that include agenda preparation and meeting minute documentation, manage internal and external communications, timelines, and research activities for research projects, such as to develop study procedures and protocols, prepare written and oral reports and presentations, and data interpretation and summarization.

·         Specific projects are likely to include research to better understand the adoption / de-adoption of medical products, postmarket surveillance of these products, electronic health record testing of common data models for surveillance, and integration of this information into patient-centered care, as well as the public health implications of medical product regulation, clinical research integrity, and data transparency.

·         Required Education: Masters Degree in a related discipline and two years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

·         Required Skills: (1) Well-developed project coordination skills as demonstrated by prior job-related research experience. (2) Demonstrated excellent organizational ability, attention to detail, efficiency, and critical thinking, as well as strong communication skills that include the ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically in written and verbal forms with internal and external contacts, faculty, leadership, and staff. (3) Ability to produce high quality work with minimal supervision and be receptive to feedback and direction in a fast-paced team environment and possess thorough knowledge of research methodologies and protocols.

We are confident that students enrolled in your program, as well as your alumni, may be interested in this position. Qualified applicants should apply to the position using the following link: Research Associate II, HSS

APE Position

The Infectious Diseases Ryan White Program is currently in search of a paid practicum/APE student for the summer. The position pays $15.00 an hour and will average 10 – 12 hours a week. Please find more information about the study, and the role of the student, below. If interested in applying, please send resume and statement of interest to Myrna Cott @ myrna [dot] cott [at] emoryhealthcare [dot] org. The team in hoping to hire by the end of May. 

Student Role:  

A central goal of HIV care is to help patients achieve HIV viral suppression to reduce HIV-associated morbidity/mortality and improve quality of life. Unfortunately, many people living with HIV face a host of psychosocial barriers to staying in HIV care. The Ryan White Program is a program that enables HIV care and support services for people who are un/under-insured. The Infectious Diseases Clinic at Emory University Hospital Midtown is looking for strategies to better support patients to stay engaged in HIV care. The practicum student will be tasked with calling patients in the Ryan White Program who missed appointments or who have fallen out-of-care to identify barriers to care and address them in real-time together with the patient’s clinical and mental health care teams and social support teams. The student will collect this data and make recommendations to Program Leadership on eliminating the barriers to care and reducing no show rates. 

Required Skills: 

Good communication skills, cultural humility and sensitivity, works well in teams, ability to keep a spreadsheet of patients contacted and results of call as well as analyzing the data and recommend corrective actions.

GH 500 Course TAs

The GH500 course instructors are recruiting teaching assistants for Fall 2022.Course sections: 3 in-person sections of the course will be offered at the times below.

  • Wed 1–2:50 PM 
  • Thu 1–2:50 PM 
  • Fri 1–2:50 PM 

Overview of TA roles and responsibilities: Attend class session (mandatory), facilitate in-class discussions, grade assignments, respond to student queries, review and offer feedback on course materials, attend weekly team meetings, and provide Canvas support.

Qualifications: Experience working in or studying global health issues (mandatory), strong writing and critical thinking capability, excellent organization skills, and strong performance in GH500 or GH501.Expected time commitment: 10-15 hours weekly 

Compensation: $15/hr

Please fill out this Google Form to apply for the position by May 20, 2022 at 5PM. You may contact Drs. Ghada Farhat (ghada [dot] n [dot] farhat [at] emory [dot] edu) and/or Sarita Shah (sarita [dot] shah [at] emory [dot] edu) with questions. 

Maternal and Child Health Epidemiologist, Hawaii State Department of Health

Category : Alumni

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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