Category : Alumni
- Function of Work: To design, plan, evaluate and oversee the conducting of epidemiological activities related to collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data about health events in order to assess and help assure the health and safety of Louisiana citizens.
- Level of Work: Manager
Duties and Responsibilities
- Manages complex surveillance systems throughout the state (i.e., reportable disease and health-related conditions, Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System, Immunization Registry, etc.).
- Evaluates epidemiological data in order to develop policies and programs to prevent the spread of disease, injury, disability, etc.
- Directs the implementation of control or prevention measures, evaluates program effectiveness, and initiates and/or approves measures to achieve improvements
- Directs the planning and coordination of public meetings regarding epidemiological issues.
- Presents epidemiological data to legislators, communities, and other agencies.
- Attends and participates in public health related meetings of local government bodies, civic organizations, national organizations, and other groups to serve as an epidemiological advisor.
- May serve on national or multi-state teams or task forces for epidemiology dealing with threats across state boundaries.
- Plans and coordinates epidemiological services in health emergencies (e.g., chemical spills, industrial explosions, hurricanes, natural disasters, disease and injury outbreaks, etc.) as needed to insure and maintain community public health or when requested to do so by the Governor.
- May represent the Department of Health and Hospitals or the Office of Public Health in epidemiological events related to statewide emergency response and preparedness.
- Oversees the preparation of grant proposals and monitors their execution and progress.
- Prepares the budget and monitors expenditures for the program.
- A master’s degree in epidemiology plus four years of professional level experience in epidemiology.
- A master’s degree in public health, which included twelve hours in epidemiology, biostatistics, tropical medicine, maternal and child health, occupational health, international health, community health, or any combination, will substitute for the master’s degree in epidemiology only
- A master’s degree in nursing, a social science, a biological science, or a behavioral science, which included twelve semester hours in epidemiology and/or biostatistics or a combination, will substitute for the master’s degree in epidemiology only
- A doctorate degree in veterinary medicine, which included twelve semester hours in epidemiology and/or biostatistics or a combination, will substitute for the master’s degree in epidemiology only
- A doctorate degree in epidemiology will substitute for two years of the required experience.
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