Author Archives: Jena Black

Kaiser Permanente: Programmer Analyst Training Program

The Division of Research (DOR) Programmer Analyst Training program is designed for entry level analysts interested in health care and epidemiologic research. The program includes a robust curriculum in didactic and interactive programming analysis using data from electronic medical records and other sources. Participants are also embedded with research teams applying their learnings and contributing to real world health research studies.

The training program is open to candidates who have recently completed or will complete graduate school by June 2019. Participants in the six-month training program, July 8 – December 13, 2019, are employees with salary and benefits. Upon successful completion of the program, the participant will be evaluated to determine if a long-term position is available.

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Division of Research-Northern California.

Applications accepted through January 17, 2019.

Sent in by EPI alum.

EPI Elective Session 10/17 in CNR Auditorium

Category : Archive

Instructors from more than 25 courses have one minute and one slide to tell you about their Spring course offering.  Open to all RSPH students.

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ORISE Fellowship Opportunity: Opioid Overdose Epidemic Fellowship

Category : Alumni







Sent to EPI on 10/4/2018

A fellowship opportunity is available with the Office of the Director, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention (DUIP) within the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.


Under the guidance of a mentor, this opportunity offers the ability to work on high-priority, high-impact issues in unintentional injury prevention, including opioid/drug overdose prevention. The Division’s strategy includes conducting surveillance and research; building state, local, and tribal capacity for prevention; supporting providers, health systems, and players in implementing evidence-based practices; partnering with public safety to enhance prevention; and empowering consumers to make safe choices.


This fellowship will offer the opportunity to learn about and obtain training in the following activities:

  • research priorities and response to scientific policy concerns;
  • research methodology, design, and implementation;
  • scientific regulations pertaining to data collection and human subjects research;
  • tracking national health objectives;
  • best practices in scientific training;
  • responding to policy and partnership requests; and
  • reviewing scientific products for accuracy and consistency with CDC and HHS policy.

Desired Start Date:  December 1, 2018

Length of Appointment:  8 months (with opportunity for extension)


  • Master’s degree or higher in public health, epidemiology, behavioral science or other related field is required. A doctoral level degree is preferred. Knowledge of developing and helping to conduct trainings preferred but not required


Application deadline: 10/23/2018 3:00:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

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GDPH Epidemiologist 1 (Legionella) Position

Category : Alumni

The Georgia Department of Public Health is looking for an Epidemiologist with an MPH to assist with Legionella surveillance, outbreak response, and prevention activities. The position involves participating in, conducting, and as required, directing Legionella surveillance and outbreak investigations and epidemiologic studies under the guidance of medical epidemiologists. Data entry and management responsibilities will include using various databases, such as Excel, Access, and the Georgia electronic notifiable disease system (SENDSS). Although the person filling this position will have the opportunity to learn about broader activities related to waterborne and foodborne disease, the focus will be on Legionella. As a member of the Legionella team, the position will support outbreak investigation and response activities.

Sent in by EPI Alum, Liz Hannapel:

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UNC Healthcare Case Competition

Category : Archive

UNC is organizing a healthcare case competition in November.  If you have questions, please email alicia_yee [at] kenan-flagler [dot] unc [dot] edu.  Teams must contain at lesat one MBA student and one MPH student. UNC Healthcare Case Competition Mini-Deck_082818