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Summer Graduate Research Assistant, RSPH

The WHSC Office of Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (IPECP) seeks to hire a rising second-year Rollins School of Public Health student to serve as a graduate research assistant (GRA) during summer 2024. The GRA will conduct data cleaning and assist in data analysis and report writing for the Office of IPECP’s IPE-ACTS course. The position will pay $15 per hour for an estimated 50-60 hours of work during June and July 2024, and all work can be conducted remotely.

This position could also potentially count toward the student’s Applied Practice Experience (APE) if approved by the appropriate departmental APE advisor. Additionally, if the candidate has received the Rollins Earn and Learn (REAL) award, the candidate could continue working for the Office of IPECP as a REAL GRA during the 2024-2025 academic year. The REAL GRA’s primary responsibilities will be to assist in the planning and implementation of the 2024-2025 IPE-ACTS course.

Candidates should be detail-oriented, have experience working with datasets, and have strong writing/communication skills. Experience with quantitative data analysis is required, and qualitative data analysis experience is preferred but not required.

Interested candidates should submit resumes to Rebecca Baggett, Office of IPECP Director of Projects, via email at rbagget [at] emory [dot] edu.

Health Scientist, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

Category : Alumni

The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Injury Prevention, Office of the Director is seeking an outstanding candidate to serve as a Health Scientist, GS-0601-13. This position will serve as a Health Scientist in the Division of Injury Prevention’s Office of Science.

As a Health Scientist, you will:

  • Search, synthesize and interpret information relevant to public health.
  • Communicate information to various audiences
  • Provide technical advice and assistance to national, state and local health agencies and to other organizations
  • Design, oversee, implement, and conduct scientific surveys/studies or projects to identify and solve public health problems
  • Conduct scientific review and approval of information products
  • Serve as a liaison with partner organizations and promote opportunities for collaboration between scientists and partners
  • Provide ongoing review and consultation on the quality of DIP scientific work.
  • Mentor staff on producing high-impact scientific products and advise on the scientific publication process

For more information and to apply, please click here

Webinar, Mental Health for the Public Health Professional

Category : News/Events

About this Training:

May 28, 2024: 10am

Co-sponsored event by the Southeast Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) and the Region IV Public Health Training Center (PHTC): For many public health professionals, the importance of understanding the foundational principles of mental health and acquiring skills to better support ourselves, our staff, and the communities is a pressing need. Through this interactive 2-hour Mental Health for the Public Health Professional training, participants will gain an understanding of the foundations of public mental health, identify mental health challenges from multiple public health perspectives, develop a process to strengthen personal as well as organizational mental wellness, and implement personal and organizational mental health strategies that can be helpful while in the office or out in the field.

Please note: **This interactive 2-hour training includes breakout rooms and group discussions. Participation during breakout rooms and/or group discussions is expected. *Space is limited for this training session. *Please email info [at] southeastmhttc [dot] org with questions or request for additional information.

Learning Objectives:

1) Describe principles of public mental health, including mental health, mental illness, prevention of mental illness, and promotion of mental health

2) Explain mental health issues from a public health perspective

3) Describe strategies for mental health self-care and burnout reduction in both individuals and organizations

4) Develop an individualized self-care plan to support personal mental health and model organizational wellness Identify mental health resources, strategies, and supports for public health professionals and the communities they serve

For more information and to register, please click here.

Center for Civic Innovation Internship: Enhancing Community Wellbeing Through Social Innovation 

Are you passionate about making a tangible difference in community health and well-being? The Center for Civic Innovation offers a unique internship opportunity for students interested in social innovation, civic engagement, and public policy. Grounded in community data and research, our mission is to empower local leaders, scale community-driven interventions, and advocate for effective public policies that uplift Atlanta’s diverse populations. 

Internship Overview: 

Join us in a dynamic environment where you’ll collaborate with nonprofits, social enterprises, and community leaders to address social and economic inequality. As an intern, you’ll gain hands-on experience in areas directly aligned with public health competencies, including: 

  1. Community Engagement and Advocacy: Work closely with grassroots organizations and community leaders to advocate for equity and address issues of social and economic inequality. Engage in partnership meetings, event planning, and outreach initiatives aimed at empowering marginalized communities. 
  2. Program Evaluation and Research: Conduct quantitative and qualitative research to analyze community needs and assess the impact of interventions. Gain practical skills in data analysis, evaluation methodologies, and report writing to inform evidence-based decision-making. 
  3. Administrative Procedures and Operations: Support the day-to-day operations of a non-profit organization by assisting with data entry, copywriting, and office management tasks. Learn valuable organizational skills and contribute to streamlining administrative processes to maximize efficiency. 

Key Highlights: 

  • Hybrid internship format (2-3 days in Atlanta office).
  • Flexible start/end dates between May 20th and August 2nd.
  • Opportunity to work closely with diverse teams on the programs, policy, or operations team. 
  • Access to workshops and events to foster professional growth and skill development. 
  • Emphasis on hands-on learning and skill-building in a supportive and collaborative environment. 


We’re seeking passionate individuals who are dedicated to making a positive impact in Atlanta’s communities. Whether you’re interested in public health, social entrepreneurship, or community development, this internship offers a unique opportunity to apply and grow your skills and knowledge to address Atlanta’s pressing social challenges. 

Please email libby [at] civicatlanta [dot] org with your resume and cover letter. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Registration Open, Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID)

The Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID) is moving to Emory University! The Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID) is designed to introduce infectious disease researchers to modern methods of statistical analysis and mathematical modeling. Since its founding in 2009 by Dr. Betz Halloran of University of Washington, SISMID has trained thousands of researchers from academia, government, and industry in cutting edge analytic methods. SISMID’s new home is at Emory University, and housed within the Rollins School of Public Health, in Atlanta, under the direction of Dr. Natalie Dean and Dr. Ben Lopman.

Location: Atlanta, GA

Dates: July 15 – 31 (In Person)

About: The Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID) is designed to introduce researchers to modern methods of statistical analysis and mathematical modeling.  

16 Cutting Edge Courses

Email sismid [at] emory [dot] edu with any questions.

TA Positions Available, Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health

The Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health has open TA positions for fall.  Please complete this form if interested, which requires a resume, letter of interest/experience, and unofficial copy of your transcript.  Ensure the class(es) you apply to don’t conflict with your class schedule as TAs are expected to attend class.  Pay is $15/hour for masters students; maximum of 10 hours per week; REAL or non-REAL accepted. 

  • EH 500 Perspectives in Envt. Health, section 1, in person; Monday 10-11:50 a.m.
  • EH 501 Intro to Envt. Health, section 1, in person, Wednesday 10-11:50am
  • EH/GH 582 Global Climate Change, in person, Monday 10-11:50 a.m.
  • EHS/EPI 747 Advanced Envt. Health-Epidemiology, Wednesday 1:00-2:50 pm (Must be advanced in epidemiology – PhD preferred)

Applications Open, Epidemiology Challenge Award

Due: September 9, 2024, 5pm ET

The Hydrocephalus Association is soliciting applications for the 2024 Epidemiology Challenge Award to support one year of focused research that utilizes an existing database to reveal new insights into the incidence and/or prevalence of hydrocephalus or the health economic costs of hydrocephalus. Outcomes from the award will contribute directly to advocacy and education initiatives of the Association and serve as a building block toward a comprehensive understanding of the epidemiology and economic burden of hydrocephalus in the very near future.

The Epidemiology Challenge Award will support an advanced trainee or scientist with strong methods expertise in epidemiology and/or biostatistics to conduct a focused project on the incidence and/or prevalence of hydrocephalus using a pre-existing dataset.

Informational Session: July 16th, 2024 at 1 PM ET via Zoom webinar. Register here.

Access application here

Applications Open, Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists APHIF Fellowship

Category : Alumni

What is APHIF? 

APHIF is a training program where recent graduates and early career professionals 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, research opportunities, and opportunities for experience in the application of public health informatics in a practical setting.  

Who is eligible to apply?   

This fellowship is open to individuals who hold a master’s or doctoral degree from an accredited academic institution. Those who will graduate this summer are welcome to apply. As a training program, this fellowship is particularly appropriate for recent graduates and early career professionals. Applicants should have demonstrated knowledge or experience with public health informatics, data science, or a related field.  Fellows must be US citizens or permanent residents. Individuals requiring a visa are not eligible for this program. Fellows receive a stipend, professional development funds, and relocation support. Fellowship placements are limited term (12 months), full time roles.  

Applications will open on Friday, May 17th. All completed applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Successful candidates will start work at their placements before the end of this summer. The application is online:  For more information, please see the CSTE webpage.  CSTE has posted this opportunity to Handshake. 

If you or any of your students have any questions, contact CSTE at aphif [at] cste [dot] org or 770-458-3811. We are very happy to talk with prospective candidates about this opportunity!


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Category : News/Events

If you are interested in reproductive, pediatric, or perinatal epidemiology, please consider joining the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research’s (SPER’s) Inaugural Virtual Meeting.  Two of the featured speakers are Emory PhD students and EPI alumni, Meredith Dixon and Amanda Dorsey, in addition to EPI faculty member Penny Howards as the president!

The full program is now available online There will be 3 contributed sessions featuring five talks each, a speed talk session featuring seven presentations, and a professional development session.

Meeting registration: Meeting registration is free – register today! Both SPER members and non-members are welcome to attend, but everyone must register for the virtual meeting.

Tuesday, April 16th, 2024. A Zoom link will be sent to all those who register. 

Questions? Email Sue Bevan: sbevan [at] sper [dot] org


Surveillance Epidemiologist, School of Medicine, Infectious Diseases

Category : Alumni

The Surveillance Epidemiologist will support Emerging Infections Program (EIP) surveillance programs and special studies in the School of Medicine at Emory University to ensure high-quality epidemiologic data acquisition and quality procedures. The Position will be assigned to one or more specific EIP program areas but will also provide general EIP support.


  • Collects epidemiologic data through laboratory audit and medical record reviews in multiple health system.
  • Enters, manages, and cleans surveillance and study data in databases such as REDCap, SendSS, Access, etc.
  • Analyzes data in software packages such as SAS or R.
  • Produces data, reports, and presentations for external partners, as well as for internal use.
  • Retrieves, transports, and accessions packaged laboratory specimens.
  • Communicates with medical facilities to collect and verify epidemiologic information and specimens.
  • Conducts telephone interviews and supports special studies. Performs related program area responsibilities as required.
  • May act as lead on a specific study activity.
  • Complies with all ethical guidelines for scientific and human subjects research.


  • Master’s degree in Public Health or related field from an accredited school.
  • Epidemiology specialty preferred OR Bachelor’s degree in a field related to the program with two or more years of direct experience conducting infectious disease surveillance and epidemiologic analyses.


  • Strong verbal/written communication skills required.
  • Medical record experience preferred.
  • Database management experience preferred.
  • SAS and/or R experience preferred.
  • Power BI experience desirable.
  • EIP or health department experience desirable.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

Upcoming Events

  • The Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID) July 15, 2024 – July 31, 2024 Conference / Symposium Event Type: Conference / SymposiumSeries: The Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID)Speaker: Leaders in the FieldContact Name: Pia ValerianoContact Email: pvaleri@emory.eduLink: Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID) is designed to introduce infectious disease researchers to modern methods of statistical analysis and mathematical modeling.
  • The Second Annual RSPH Staff and Post-Doctoral Ice Cream Social August 14, 2024 at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Networking and Special Event Event Type: Networking,Special EventContact Name: Staff CouncilContact Email: rsphstaffcouncil@emory.eduRoom Location: RRR_Terrace 2nd FloorRSPH staff and post-docs are invited to join us for ice cream and delightful conversation. This event is hosted by the RSPH Staff Council.
  • Tricks and Treats with the Council, hosted by the RSPH Staff Council October 31, 2024 at 10:00 am – 11:30 am Networking and Special Event Event Type: Networking,Special EventContact Name: Staff CouncilContact Email: rsphstaffcouncil@emory.eduRoom Location: CNR_8030 Lawrence P. &Ann Estes Klamon roomRSPH staff and post-docs are invited to join the RSPH Staff Council for a festive gathering featuring sweet treats and refreshments. Costumes are encouraged but not required.

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