Category Archives: Alumni

Data Analyst, University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health

Category : Alumni

Dr. Sonja Swanson, ScD, in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health seeks a data analyst. The researcher will work primarily on applications in suicide prevention, and will have the opportunity to join a multidisciplinary team of collaborators spanning expertise in epidemiology, statistics, health policy, law, mental health, injury, and economics. The researcher will collaborate on designing studies using existing observational data; implementing statistical analyses; and interpreting results. The researcher will take a lead role in writing and executing code for the statistical analyses. The datasets used by this research line include large, longitudinal datasets; multilevel datasets; and triangulation and integration of datasets arising from multiple sources.

Qualifications or expectations:

  • Master’s degree epidemiology, biostatistics, or a related field plus 5 years of data analytic experience; Ph.D. in epidemiology, biostatistics, or a related field preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of causal inference methods
  • Proficiency in R and/or SAS
  • Experience working with large, longitudinal datasets
  • Experience working with multilevel datasets preferred
  • Experience working with administrative data (e.g., electronic medical records data) preferred

For more information and to apply, please click here

Associate Director, Columbia University Department of Sociomedical Sciences

Category : Alumni

Position Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Director of the Gender, Adolescent Transitions and Environment

(GATE) program in the Department of Sociomedical Sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health, the Associate Director of Research provides oversight, research and technical support for multiple program activities including research operations, the management of projects globally and in the USA, partnership building and fundraising. The successful candidate will hold an advanced degree in public health, and 6 – 10 + years of applied practical background in the field of public health research and practice, preferably with global experience. The incumbent will have a good understanding of global health priorities and will be looking for opportunities aligned with our areas of work, including menstrual health and hygiene, education, gender, water, and sanitation.

GATE is an innovative research and practice program dedicated towards improving the lives of adolescents and women around the world. We are looking for an individual who brings a qualitative research background, an aptitude for managing and mentoring staff and students, and who is looking for an opportunity that is aligned with our areas of work, including global mixed-methods research on puberty, menstrual health and hygiene, and gender and sanitation. Our topical focus of work spans from low-resource settings and communities to humanitarian contexts.

For more information and to apply, please click here

ORISE fellowship opportunity, Child Development and Disability Branch

Category : Alumni

We are currently recruiting for an ORISE fellowship position in the Division of Human Development and Disability (DHDD).

Specifically, this opportunity is currently available within DHDD’s Child Development and Disability Branch (CDDB), Data and Statistics Team. DHDD leads inclusive programs to optimize the health and development of children and adults with or at risk for disabilities. CDDB leads inclusive programs, surveillance, and research to optimize the health and development of children with, or at risk for, developmental delays, disorders, or disabilities which affect 1 in 6 U.S. children.

Under the guidance of a mentor from the Data and Statistics Team, the participant will train on the following projects and activities:

  • Epidemiological analyses related to the identification and diagnosis of developmental disabilities, such as autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, tic disorders; measures of quality of life or other longitudinal outcomes; associated treatment; utilization and costs of care or services; and prevalence of co-occurring conditions, with a concentration on use of administrative data (including hospital or insurance claims) and national surveys to answer priority research questions
  • Literature reviews and authoring publications
  • Public health communications documents such as PowerPoint presentations and web materials
  • Oral and/or poster presentations at internal meetings and professional conferences
  • Preparation of analytic datasets and documentation

We are looking for candidates with experience in statistical programming (SAS or R preferred) and data analysis. Please note that this position is located in Atlanta (Chamblee); remote work agreements are available within the local area. 

Announcement link and application information: Zintellect – Climb Higher

You may reach out to me (isp3 [at] cdc [dot] gov) or Melissa Danielson (ekd6 [at] cdc [dot] gov) with questions.

Public Health Analyst, Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Category : Alumni

MCHB is recruiting for several public health analyst positions, including in the Division of MCH Workforce Development! Please visit USA Jobs for more information.

Public Health Analyst GS-0685-12/13 Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)

Duty Location: Rockville, MD

Job is open to: Open to the public and Govt-Wide

Open/Close Date:  Tuesday May 09, 2023 – Tuesday May 23, 2023

How to apply:

Epidemiologist, National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention

Category : Alumni

Closing soon!

Duty Location: Atlanta, GA or Remote

Application Deadline: Monday, May 15, 2023 or sooner if 150 applications are received

CDC seeks exceptional candidates for a permanent position as an Epidemiologist GS-601-12/13 in the Detection and Response Branch (DRB), Division of HIV Prevention (DHP), National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP). The work of DRB focuses on detecting and responding to HIV clusters and outbreaks, a priority activity of the Division of HIV Prevention and one of four pillars of the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. Initiative.

Duties and Responsibilities

The person in this position will perform the following duties:

  • Identify and analyze public health issues and their impact on public policies or scientific studies or surveys.
  • Identify and analyze public health issues and their impact on public policies or scientific studies or surveys and analyze study or project implementation procedures for improvement.
  • Provide scientific advice and technical assistance to various public, private, and/or nonprofit health and/or health-related agencies and organizations.
  • Identify or develop appropriate methods to identify or resolve various medical issues or problems, including interventions to improve the delivery of health care related to a specific public health area
  • Participate in the syntheses of social science and epidemiologic data to be applied toward designing effective prevention programs and practice guidance.
  • Prepare papers and reports for presentation to professional groups and for publication in professional journals.

 Required Qualifications:

Candidate must be a U.S. citizen and have a Bachelor’s or graduate/higher level degree with major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.

Additional Information:


Minimum Qualifications for GS-12:

Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 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 assisting with coordinating and implementing surveillance and epidemiologic activities and providing technical assistance to external health-related agencies and organizations on surveillance and epidemiologic programs relating to public health issues such as infectious diseases.


Minimum qualifications for GS-13:

Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 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 coordinating and implementing surveillance and epidemiologic activities and providing scientific advice and technical assistance to external health-related agencies and organizations on surveillance and epidemiologic programs relating to public health issues such as infectious diseases.

Promotion potential: Yes

Promotion from GS-12 to GS-13 is at management’s discretion and is based on your meeting qualifications and time-in-grade requirements, demonstrated ability to perform the higher level duties, the continuing need for the higher level duties, and administrative approval.


Learn more about careers at NCHHSTP.


How to Apply:

MP Internal: Apply at HHS-CDC- MP-23-11952333:

DE External: Apply at HHS-CDC- DE-23-11952334: 


Deadline: 11:59 PM EST on Monday, 5/15/2023 or earlier if 150 applications are received


Questions may be directed to Alexa Oster, Branch Chief, Detection and Response Branch, at aoster [at] cdc [dot] gov.

Health Scientist (Data Scientist), CDC

Category : Alumni

Closing soon!

Position Location: Division of Population Health (DPH), Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch, Analytic Methods Team

About the Branch/Team: The Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch (ESB) conducts innovative research on emerging and cross-cutting disease issues, including preventing excessive alcohol use, epilepsy, lupus, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and interstitial cystitis, and supports surveillance through Chronic Disease Indicators (CDI) and PLACES. The Analytic Methods Team advances population health by providing local and state-level data on chronic disease risk factors and conditions (e.g., PLACESCDI); applying and seeking out opportunities for innovative spatial analysis and small area estimation methods; and providing public health leadership to address specific health conditions (e.g., IBD, COPD) and other cross-cutting health conditions and risk factors.

Description of the Position: 

  • Collaborate on PLACES and ensure continuity in the availability and usability of local-level data needed to drive public health action and advance health equity.
  • Develop and apply spatial analytic methods to better understand how health measures differ within the context of community characteristics, including access and proximity to resources. 
  • Provide advice and assistance in the development and implementation of procedures and methods for expanding the team’s small area estimation approach.
  • Develop and validate small area estimation and spatial methods to examine disparities (e.g., by sex, age, race/ethnicity) to address health equity issues.
  • Disseminate results of analyses in a wide range of venues including summaries, peer reviewed journals, oral presentations, web materials, and interactive applications.
  • Develop and maintain expertise and research capacity in small area estimation and spatial epidemiology.
  • Work collaboratively with other teams within the Division, Center, and across the agency.

Desired Qualifications (not required):

  • Advanced SAS, SUDAAN, ArcGIS, and other statistical analysis software
  • Experience with small area estimation approaches
  • Experience in spatial epidemiology to analyze and visualize health issues by combining data from a variety of data sources
  • Have demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills, including data visualization
  • Have published in peer-reviewed literature

Interested candidates may apply at the following job postings:   

Open & Closing Dates:

05/10/2023 to 05/15/2023

Point of Contact: Susan A Carlson

Email Address: clo3 [at] cdc [dot] gov

ORISE Fellowship Opportunity, FDA

Category : Alumni

Improving pattern discovery in the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System with Network Analysis

A research opportunity is available in the Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology (OSE), at the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), located in Silver Spring, Maryland. CDER performs an essential public health task by making sure that safe and effective drugs are available to improve the health of people in the United States. As part of the FDA, CDER regulates over‐the‐counter and prescription drugs, including biological therapeutics and generic drugs. This work covers more than just medicines.

The current methods of statistical data mining are limited in their ability to facilitate the identification of patterns of potential clinical interest from spontaneous reporting systems of medical product adverse events. Network analysis (NA) allows for simultaneous representation of complex connections among the key elements of such a system and can facilitate pattern discovery.

Under the guidance of the mentor, the participant will learn how to apply NA to the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) to improve adverse event pattern discovery and safety signal identification. Through guided reading of published literature on methods of NA, especially as applied to document networks, the participant will gain general knowledge of NA techniques. The participant will also learn about the role of current methods of analysis of FAERS data, including statistical disproportionality methods, for drug safety assessment at FDA. The participant will also learn how to apply NA software tools to FAERS data.


The qualified candidate should have received a doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields, or be currently pursuing the degree with completion before June 30, 2023. Degree must have been received within the past five years.

Preferred Qualifications:

  •   A strong background in programming for data analysis, using the R programming language

  •   Familiarity with medical terminology, pharmacology, and drug safety assessment

  •   Qualified Master’s degree recipients will be considered

    Eligibility Requirements:

 Master’s Degree or Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 months or anticipated to be received by 6/30/2023


  •   Computer, Information, and Data Sciences (1 )

  •   Life Health and Medical Sciences (3 )

  •   Mathematics and Statistics (3 )

    Anticipated Start Date: 2023. The start date is flexible and will depend upon a variety of factors. Application Deadline: 6/30/2023 3:00:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

    Applications accepted at Fellowship Reference Code: FDA‐CDER‐2023‐1252

    For questions, contact: Robert Ball, MD, MPH at Robert [dot] Ball [at] fda [dot] hhs [dot] gov

Research Scientist, Humana Clinical Strategy and Analytics

Category : Alumni

Healthcare is rapidly changing, and our members are living longer, often with more chronic conditions. The Clinical Strategy & Analytics team identifies opportunities and build solutions to improve clinical outcomes and lower costs for millions of Medicare Advantage beneficiaries through an evidence-based approach using data analytics, clinical expertise, strategic mindset, and rigorous study designs. In this multi-disciplinary team, you will have the opportunity to work closely with strategy partners and clinicians to shape Humana’s enterprise clinical strategies and initiatives.

The Research Scientist 2 applies mathematical, statistical, and epidemiologic principles to identify trends, assess variable associations or cause-effect relationships, and size potential opportunities using high volumes of complex data. The Research Scientist 2 work assignments are varied and frequently require interpretation of data/information and independent judgement.


As a Research Scientist, you will:

  • Collaborate with analytic and data teams to set objectives, approaches, and work plans
  • Leverage a wide range of analytics methods ranging from descriptive to prescriptive to transform high volumes of complex data into analytics solutions and actional insights
  • Collaborate with clinicians and clinical informaticists to define various clinical concepts and extract clinical information from medical, pharmacy, and lab claims for analytics and modeling purposes
  • Translates analytic results into key takeaways and communicate to business partners
  • Understands department, segment, and organizational strategy and operating objectives, including their linkages to related areas
  • Make decisions regarding own work methods, occasionally in ambiguous situations with general guidance

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in a quantitative discipline such as Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Economics, Statistics, Clinical Informatics, and/or related fields
  • Demonstrated strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated strong interest in healthcare and desire to make a positive impact on population health
  • Flexible, dynamic personality who can work independently and collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team
  • 2+ years of experience in applying mathematics, statistics, epidemiologic principals to transform high volumes of complex data into actionable insights
  • Clear and concise oral and written communication skills, with a proven ability to translate complex methodologies and analytical results to higher-level business insights and key takeaways 
  • Experience manipulating and analyzing data using Python, SAS, R, or similar software

Preferred Qualifications

  • Healthcare or managed care working experience
  • Experience working with medical, pharmacy, lab claims
  • Demonstrated familiarity with clinical concepts related to a broad range of clinical conditions and disease states – experience with oncology, behavioral health and chronic conditions would be particularly valuable
  • Demonstrated familiarity with hypothesis testing, statistical methods, and/or comparative effectiveness study design and modeling techniques
  • Experience using Pyspark, DataBricks, and/or Microsoft Azure

Scheduled Weekly Hours40

To learn more and to apply, please click here.

PRAMS Data Manager, Utah Department of Health and Human Services

Category : Alumni

Do you want to help make a difference in maternal and infant health in Utah? Are you interested in public health epidemiology and data? The Utah Department of Health and Human Services, Maternal and Infant Health Program is looking for someone to manage data collection and perform data analysis for the Utah Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) and the Study of Associated Risks of Stillbirth (SOARS) projects.   

The person in this position will act as a steward for Utah PRAMS/SOARS data, conduct and coordinate research projects, and draft publications. The successful recruit will provide expertise in research design, analysis, and data needed to examine issues, trends, and program evaluations. This person will design, conduct and coordinate research projects. This position works with a minimal level of supervisory control, and errors in data/recommendations may have a significant impact on the agency. 

This is a working level research consulting position, and a successful applicant must have a wide range of knowledge of assigned subject matter.  


Principle Duties

The PRAMS Data Manager performs the following tasks:

  • Implement  PRAMS/SOARS survey data processes according to project protocols

  • Conducts analysis of PRAMS/SOARS survey data

  • Writes or drafts technical reports, articles, or related material using PRAMS data and makes professional presentations. 

  • Assures appropriate use of PRAMS/SOARS survey data. 

  • Provides assistance to the program and office in developing research proposals and conducting analysis.

  • Grant writing and project reporting. 

  • Respond to data sharing requests

Ideal Candidate

The model candidate for this position is someone who has: 

  • Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics or a related field or equivalent experience to a degree in a related field

  • Experience performing complex research and program tasks requiring independent judgment

  • Knowledge of biostatistics and epidemiology

  • The ability to present data analysis in professional meetings

  • Knowledge related to designing, conducting, and coordinating research projects, that use survey data

  • The ability to communicate information and ideas clearly, and concisely in writing

  • Have an interest in maternal and child health topics

  • At least 3 years of experience in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics or a related field

  • Proficiency in SAS or other statistical programs

  • The ability to analyze issues and reach sound conclusions

For more information on the program please click here. 

Why work for the Utah Department of Health and Human Services?  
In addition to the rich benefits the State of Utah offers, the department offers:

  • On-site fitness center for a minimal membership fee
  • UTA Eco Pass at a discounted monthly rate
  • Teleworking opportunities
  • On-site day care center at the Cannon Health Building with First Steps Day Care – contact for rates and availability, 801-538-6996

For more information on the Utah Department of Health and Human Services, please click here.

Research Coordinator, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Category : Alumni

The Research Coordinator will work full-time on an NIH-funded study that is currently enrolling South African patients who have drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB). Patients are screened at the time they return to care after previously interrupting treatment, to determine if they have developed additional resistance to the drugs bedaquiline and clofazimine due to treatment interruption. This project is being conducted at multiple clinical sites across South Africa, and the Research Coordinator will visit the sites 3-4 times per year. The project is currently enrolling, with a target of 300 participants by the end of the study period. Clinical data is collected from participants during study visit interviews and from medical record abstraction. In addition, blood and sputum are collected from eligible participants at baseline, and diagnostic sputum specimens are obtained from local laboratories for study-related testing.


  • Provide principal administrative and research support to the Principal Investigator (PI) in the administration and implementation of an NIH funded project being conducted at multiple sites in South Africa.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the project with US- and South Africa-based investigators, data managers, study coordinator and clinical staff.
  • Work with Principal Investigator (PI) to develop and update study protocols, including the data collection tools/case report forms (CRFs).
  • Develop and maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs) for activities at each study site.
  • Develop and monitor implementation of project work plans.
  • Track screening, enrollment and follow-up data collection of study participants; prepare regular reports for the PI about participant recruitment and study-visit completion.
  • Train and supervise South African study coordinator, research nurses and research assistants to ensure compliance to all aspects of the project protocols and national and international regulations. 
  • Prepare agendas for and coordinate project meetings and phone calls. Write and distribute minutes from all meetings.
  • Partner with Einstein REDCap team to develop and maintain study databases and securely store study data. 
  • Oversee data collection by South African research staff and troubleshoot challenges that emerge. 
  • Conduct quarterly site monitoring at the international study site(s). When international travel is not possible, quality control of CRFs will be conducted from the U.S. through review of scanned and emailed documents. 
  • Assist in drafting data reports, preparing conference abstracts, and presentations related to the project.
  • Prepare and submit ethics applications, including amendments and annual renewals to the Einstein Institutional Review Board (IRB); oversee ethics applications at all relevant site IRBs.
  • Assist the PI in the management of the study budget, tracking of subcontract invoices from collaborating institutions. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience and Educational Background:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in public health, clinical epidemiology or related field and 3-5 years of experience required. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • At least two years of experience collecting data for human subjects research (e.g. conducting interviews, collecting biologic specimens, extracting medical records).  
  • Experience with international research projects is preferred.

Skills and Competencies

  • As part of a team, must be able to manage multiple tasks and priorities, work independently with minimal supervision, and adhere to study protocol.
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Familiarity with database and statistical software (e.g., REDCap and SAS or Stata).
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills; detail oriented.
  • Able to write scientific documents.
  • Able and willing to travel internationally multiple times per year to study sites during 2-3 week trips, to support the needs of the project.

The interested candidates can send their resumes to Angie Campbell (angie [dot] campbell [at] emory [dot] edu).