Author Archives: Emma Butturini

Public Health Epidemiologist Manager, Louisiana Dept. of Health

Category : Alumni

Job Description

  • 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.



Minimum Qualifications

  • 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.


How to Apply

Click here to learn more about this position and apply online!

CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellowship Program Webinar, 9/9

Category : News/Events


Join the Society for Epidemiologic Research for this overview of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Applied Epidemiology Fellowship Program.

CSTE, in collaboration with CDC, the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, and the Health Resources and Services Administration, established the Applied Epidemiology Fellowship to train recent graduates in the expanding field of applied epidemiology. The goal: provide a high quality training experience and to secure long-term career placement for Fellows at the state or local level. Participating fellows receive two years of on-the-job training at a state or local health agency under the guidance of an experienced mentor.

The webinar, sponsored by the Society for Epidemiologic Research Membership and Nominations Committee, will feature Amanda Masters, MPH, CSTE deputy director of governance, strategy and support, and Robert C. Orellana, PhD, MPH, Senior Epidemiologist, CDC Foundation, and an SER member since 2007.


Webinar Details

  • Date and Time: Wednesday, September 9th, 12 – 1pm


How to Join

  • Click here to learn more and register for the webinar.

Security Research and Analysis Intern, CARE

Role Description

The CARE Security Unit (CSU) is looking to create a research support function through the CARE internship program. This position would be on a semester by semester basis, but ideally for a 1 year period. Due to Covid-19, this will be a remote internship.


Duties and Responsibilities

The intern would be responsible for assisting in entering monthly report information and editing and updating travel advisories into the new CARE International Safety & Security website, accessible by all staff. Additionally, the intern would be tasked with assisting in constructing basic profiles for CARE countries of operation on specific topics (usually elections) as directed by the Security Analysis and Communications Manager. These country profiles will be used in writing briefing notes and other internal CARE publications as per the request of the CSU Director or the country’s Country Director. The intern will also support on developing internal communications media, including around alternative presentations (such as podcasts).

By the end of this internship the intern will be able manage monthly updates to the CARE International Safety & Security website; additionally they will support on researching a series of basic country profiles to support the writing of more detailed country analysis. Pending regional specialization and language skills this intern will focus on one of our regions of operations: West Africa, East & Central Africa, MENA, Asia, or Latin America and the Caribbean. 


How to Apply 

Click here to read more about this position and apply on Handshake! 

NTD-SC Quantitative RCT Intern, Task Force for Global Health

Role Description

The NTD-Support Center is a program within the Task Force that supports operational research on shared issues confronting 5 diseases. The mission of the NTD-SC is to provide the technical assistance and problem-solving research necessary to ensure a strong scientific base for the massive global public health effort currently underway to eliminate NTDs. The NTD-SC is also the secretariat for the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD).

NTD-SC is seeking a REAL student to support a clinical trial on morbidity management and disability prevention for lymphatic filariasis, the LEDoxy trial. The trial assesses if treatment with doxycycline reduces the progression of lymphedema in those with early stages of the disease.

The student will support the LEDoxy Study in data cleaning, management, and reporting.



  • Cleaning data from the LEDoxy study by:
    • Assessing the degree to which the data is internally consistent in the REDCap system
    • Finding and addressing areas were data is missing or appears implausible
    • Working with Country PIs and Data Managers to ensure data quality and completeness.
  • Utilizing SAS to:
    • Create reports from LEDoxy Study data via programming in SAS
    • Create SAS program to prepare study data for analysis including data merging, reshaping and cleaning variables
  • The REAL student will also perform other duties to assist the program as assigned.


Necessary Qualifications

  • Attention to detail
  • Some experience with SAS


Desired Qualifications

  • Experience manipulating (ie cleaning and merging) data in SAS
  • Proficiency in French
  • Interest in infectious disease or neglected tropical diseases


How to Apply 

Click here to read more about the position and apply on Handshake!


Rollins Takes Action: Race, Racism & Health Webinar, 9/11

Category : News/Events

Event Description

Join us for the next installment of Rollins Takes Action 2020 on September 11th, 12:00 – 1:00pm EST to hear panelists from the Department of Epidemiology discuss Race, Racism and Health. 

See the attached flyer for more details!

How to Join

  • Click here to register for this webinar!
  • To submit questions for the panelists in advance, click here. 


Epidemiologist, CDC

Category : Alumni

Opportunity Summary

This Direct Hire recruitment is to fill positions based on a critical hiring need resulting from the outbreak and spread of the “Coronavirus Disease 2019” (COVID-19), which has caused a public health emergency. As such, all applicants who meet the OPM Public Health Program Specialist Series requirements and the minimum specialized experience qualifications stated in this announcement will be referred to hiring managers for further consideration.



  • Initiate, formulate, plan and execute analytic research projects and researches the quality of methodologies and measures pertinent to the assessment and summarization of the health status of Americans.
  • Prepare comprehensive reports of study results that include discussion of substantive health issues and research objectives; assessment of the adequacy and quality of data used in the analyses; and explanation of the methodologies, results, and relevance to health issues as they relate to the epidemiological problem under study.
  • Identify and analyze public health issues and their impact on public policies or scientific studies or surveys.
  • Using established, modified and newly developed scientific and technical methods and practices, identifies and evaluates a wide range of conventional and unconventional health conditions in a specialty area.
  • Plans and carries out quality control programs and selects statistical and epidemiologic methods for use in quality control analysis.



Basic Qualifications 

  • A Bachelor’s or graduate/higher level degree: major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.
  • This degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.

Minimum Qualifications GS-14

  • Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph.
  • Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include experience developing policy and objectives, appraising programs, or initiating requirements for epidemiological studies.


How to Apply 

  • Click here to read more about this position and apply online. 
  • To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section.
  • A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on September 8th, 2020

Health Sciences National Research Study Coordinator, Seattle ERIC

Category : Alumni

Position Description 

Are you interested in helping to improve the health and healthcare of our United States Veterans through meaningful work in a collaborative environment? The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Cooperative Studies Program (CSP) is a nationally renowned program that produces innovative solutions to Veteran and national healthcare problems through multi-site research studies.

The VA CSP Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC) is hiring a full-time National Research Study Coordinator. The National Research Study Coordinator will support a multi-site observational study titled, CSP #2028: Epidemiology, Immunology, and Clinical Characteristics of COVID-19 (EPIC3) within the Veterans Health Administration. This position is based in Seattle, WA.

The aim of the study is to gather longitudinal data on the epidemiology, virology, immunology, and clinical characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 infections and the COVID-19 disease to answer key research questions about their natural history and clinical outcomes, and to better anticipate and manage pandemics in the future for Veterans Health Administration users and the general population. The role of the Seattle ERIC is to provide overall research operations and coordination of the study for all study sites nationwide.

The National Research Study Coordinator will help advance the study’s scientific objectives and support dissemination of study findings in scientific manuscripts, under the direction of the Study Program Manager and Study Co-Chair.


Key Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Coordinate development of a scientific publication strategy with the study leadership team and investigators
  • Manage scientific manuscript production, co-author and institutional review, and journal submission and review
  • Assist study Co-chair with scheduling, agenda setting, and development of materials for national and local study meetings
  • Contribute to management and maintenance of the Operations Manual
  • Assist with designing and developing standard operating procedures, databases, and study materials; maintain and troubleshoot tracking infrastructures
  • Ensure compliance with study protocol, including informed consent, safety, and data security requirements
  • Monitor subject recruitment and data collection activities at sites, identify deficiencies, recommend solutions, and take corrective action when required
  • Oversee data management and quality assurance/quality control procedures



  • BA/BS or higher degree in a scientific- or health-related field required, Master’s level degree preferred
  • 1-4 years of work experience in clinical, epidemiological, or health services research required
    • If BA/BS, 2-4 years of research-related experience required
    • If higher degree, 1-2 years of research-related experience preferred
  • Experience with scientific writing and publication
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate with a diverse group of researchers and staff
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Solid problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to adapt to evolving and competing priorities and timelines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook) required; experience with Microsoft Access, Microsoft SharePoint and REDCap programs preferred


Application Information 

  • Please send a cover letter and resume to SeattleCSPEC [at] va [dot] gov.
  • Resumes must detail whether employment was full- or part-time and paid or unpaid.
  • Applications that include unofficial degree transcripts may be considered first.
  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, materials received by September 11th, 2020 will be considered first.
  • Applications received without a cover letter will not be considered.

COVID-19 Epidemiology Fellow, Emory COVID-19 Response Collaborative

Category : Alumni

Opportunity Description

The Rollins School of Public Health Covid-19 Epidemiology Fellows Program is designed for recent Master of Public Health (MPH) graduates in epidemiology or a related concentration who are interested in the epidemiologic response to the Covid-19 pandemic and its effects in Georgia.

Coordinated through the Emory Covid-19 Response Collaborative at the Emory Rollins School of Public Health and offered in collaboration with the Georgia Department of Public Health, this two-year service and training fellowship aims to bolster Georgia’s epidemiologic capacity.


Job Description

  • Each fellow will be assigned to serve as an epidemiologist within one of Georgia’s 18 health districts or to the Georgia Department of Public Health.
  • While fellows’ primary day-to-day responsibilities will be assigned by their site supervisors, fellows will be given additional support and training by fellowship program staff in topics such as managerial techniques, epidemiologic resources and career development.
  • Fellows can expect about 90% of their effort to be devoted to hands-on applied epidemiology as assigned by their site supervisors and about 10% effort devoted to engaging in activities provided by the fellowship program through continuing education training, management training, seminar/speaker series, and e-learning.
  • The long-term goal of the fellowship program is to cultivate talented epidemiologists well-equipped to address the current Covid-19 crisis and eager to apply their knowledge, creativity and passion to a career in epidemiology that extends beyond Covid-19.
  • While fellows will be employees of Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health for the duration of their fellowship, fellows will spend their time working as a level 1 epidemiologist within one of Georgia’s 18 health districts or within the state health department located in Atlanta. 


Minimum Qualifications

  • A master’s degree in public health, a master’s of science degree in public health or health education, or a master’s in development practice from an accredited school.


Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master’s of Public Health graduates of accredited schools or programs of public health in Georgia and the Southeast are encouraged to apply.
  • MPH with a concentration in Epidemiology
  • Closely supervised work experience demonstrating competence in conducting public health surveillance, analyzing surveillance data, reporting analytic results, and conducting outbreak investigations.


Additional Details 

  • Cover letter – strongly desired
  • In your cover letter please clearly indicate three of Georgia’s 18 health districts ( that you would be most interested in working with and why
  • Please upload the cover letter in the Supporting Documents section of the application
  • The job may require local travel within the assigned district


How to Apply 

Click here to read more about the position and apply online!

RSPH Fall 2020 Public Health Virtual Career Fair, 9/11

Category : News/Events


The need for diverse, well-trained public health practitioners has never been greater. In our commitment to ensuring the availability of opportunities for our students, the RSPH Office of Career Development is excited to announce our Fall Virtual Career Fair.

A highly interactive experience, this fair facilitates interactions between employers and students through a variety of virtual modalities including voice calls and video chat rooms. In addition, employers are able to virtually screen candidates, receive electronic resumes, host walk-in hours and set one-on-one appointment times. The Career Development team will also be available to address any of your last-minute questions or concerns.


Event Details 

Friday, September 11th, 12:00 – 6:00pm EST


How to Join 

Click here to register and read tips about preparing for the virtual career fair on Handshake! 


Student Assistants, Scholarly Communications Office

Position Description

The Scholarly Communications Office seeks a graduate student to assist with the maintenance of the Emory digital repository, OpenEmory, the Electronic Theses & Dissertations Repository, and the Emory research data repository, Dataverse. The student will assist in the creation of new repository records, assessment of journal publisher policies, review of faculty CVs, and the clean-up of existing repository records. The student may be asked to assist with marketing activities, including creating/updating brochures and other promotional materials, event planning, and other clerical projects for the Scholarly Communications Office as needed.

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the position is 100% remote until the Emory Libraries are again open at full capacity and members of the Scholarly Communications Office receive sign-off to return to the office.


Position Details 

  • Team: Scholarly Communications Office 
  • Hourly Rate: $11.50
  • Available openings: 2
  • Hours Per Week: 10
  • Work Schedule: At employees discretion during normal business hours (M-F, 8-5pm, remote)



Qualifications (knowledge, skill and/or experience) required:

  • Required: Basic computer skills, particularly web searching, Word and Excel
  • Interest in publishing and/or copyright
  • Interest in research data archiving and sharing
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple work assignments
  • Attention to detail and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently
  • Responsible, personable, and dependable


How to Apply 

If interested in this position, email Melanie T. Kowalski at LITS-studentjobs [at] emory [dot] edu.