Category Archives: Alumni

Qualitative Data Analyst, CDC Foundation

Category : Alumni

The CDC Foundation seeks a Qualitative Data Analyst to support epidemiologic and surveillance activities related to maternal mortality prevention through the CDC’s Enhancing Reviews and Surveillance to Eliminate Maternal Mortality (ERASE MM) initiative. The qualitative data analyst will contribute to increased understanding of the multi- factorial contributors to pregnancy-related deaths at the national and jurisdiction- levels, and increased understanding of opportunities for prevention of future deaths. They will lead team-based qualitative analyses with CDC staff and external partners, utilizing data from the Maternal Mortality Review Information Application (MMRIA) and the Pregnancy Mortality Surveillance System.

The successful candidate will be hired by the CDC Foundation and will be organizationally located with the Maternal Mortality Prevention Team in the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Reproductive Health, Maternal and Infant Health Branch, Maternal Mortality Prevention Team.

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with the nation’s lead agency charged with protecting the public’s health. The CDC Foundation offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits package. This is a CDC Foundation position that will work directly with CDC. ** Please note that this position is contingent on contract award.** For more information, click here. Please apply by April 16, 2023. 

 


Senior Evaluation Manager, Institute for Public Health Innovation

Category : Alumni

IPHI is currently recruiting for a Senior Evaluation Manager (SEM) to support information-based decision making, measure and improve organizational and program performance, and foster evaluation business opportunities. The ideal candidate will be experienced in non-profit program evaluation, entrepreneurial, and energized by the opportunity to build the evaluation systems and capacities of a growing regional non- profit public health organization.

The Senior Evaluation Manager (SEM) will coordinate and support public health program evaluation and monitoring activities, including evaluation planning and design, collaboration with key stakeholders, data collection and analysis, data synthesis, and report writing and presentation with a commitment to equity, utilization-focused and community participatory evaluation strategies. This requires collaborating with team members and external partners on a wide range of diverse public health projects, from direct services to broad community-level policy and systems change initiatives. The Senior Evaluation Manager (SEM) will also lead evaluation training and capacity- building efforts across the organization and with project partners. The Senior Evaluation Manager (SEM) will play a key role in supporting overall organizational performance, such as through monitoring performance associated with IPHI’s strategic plan and conducting staff and business client surveys. Finally, the Senior Evaluation Manager (SEM) will assist in cultivating business opportunities by identifying and securing evaluation service contracts and contributing to evaluation design elements of grant proposals.

In addition, the Senior Evaluation Manager (SEM) will carry out a broad spectrum of evaluation work designed to help build IPHI’s capacity to improve and communicate the effectiveness of public health programs.

Primary Responsibilities: – Coordinate or advise monitoring and evaluation activities associated with IPHI programs, in close collaboration with team members, contractors, and partners. Lead and support the design, planning, logistics, and implementation of evaluation activities, including support of strategic plan metrics and monitoring. – Lead a broad range of survey development and implementation to support organizational and program development. – Guide the development and implementation of organizational and program quality improvement processes. – Support and lead organizational and community capacity building efforts, including trainings and workshops on topics relevant to monitoring, evaluation and learning. – Support the development and implementation of a variety of monitoring, evaluation, and learning processes and outputs related to data infrastructure systems, survey-building, evaluation plans, data visualization and organizational learning. – Work with other team members to translate evaluation and monitoring findings into organizational and program improvement. – Analyze quantitative and qualitative data, interpret statistics and draft findings, including data visualization. – Clearly communicate the results of analytical work to non-technical audiences in both written and oral communication. – Write summaries, case studies, evaluation reports, literature reviews, abstracts, and other content. – Assume a lead role in writing evaluation sections of grant reports and proposals. Contribute to the development of research and evaluation business opportunities.

Applications should be submitted through IPHI’s on-line application system (Lever), accessible through IPHI’s website (https://www.institutephi.org) or various job advertisement boards. Please submit a resumé and cover letter to complete your application for consideration. Your cover letter can be submitted under “Additional Information” as text or uploaded as one file together with your resumé. Please note only one file can be uploaded to apply, so the cover letter and resumé must be combined into a single PDF unless the cover letter is included in the Additional Information section. Please apply by April 17, 2023. 

 


Program Director, NCI Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program

Category : Alumni

The Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP) in the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) welcomes applications from researchers with training and experience in cancer epidemiology or related epidemiologic specialty areas (such as environmental or genetic epidemiology).

APPLICATION SUBMISSION

For more information and to apply, visit the links below, open January 18 through January 27, 2023.

Delegated Examining (Open to the Public)

• GS-12/13/14 Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer/Scientific Review Officer) Merit Promotion (Open to Status Candidates)

• GS-12/13/14 Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer/Scientific Review Officer)

ABOUT EGRP

EGRP supports research in human populations to understand determinants of cancer occurrence and outcomes and translate findings to clinical and public health interventions. Learn more about EGRP’s research areas and the active grants in EGRP’s portfolio.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

EGRP’s scientific staff are part of a scientifically energizing and collegial environment, with ample opportunities

to:

  • Manage a portfolio of research conducted at academic institutions across the United States and

    internationally on topics such as clinical, environmental, genomic, and nutritional epidemiology, as well as cancer survivorship;

  • Identify scientific gaps and opportunities in NCI’s research portfolio and develop novel research and funding priorities to cultivate a diverse portfolio of research;

  • Lead and participate in cross-disciplinary collaborations across NIH and in public, private, and academic sectors;

  • Develop national and international scientific programming (e.g., symposia, special journal issues and supplements, conferences, and workshops); and mentor fellows.

  • QUALIFICATIONS

    Qualified candidates will have a degree in epidemiology with expertise in cancer epidemiology or specialty areas of epidemiology as they relate to cancer research (e.g., environmental or genetic epidemiology). The candidate should have experience leading scientific projects, the ability to work effectively with a variety of transdisciplinary groups and organizations, experience working independently and collaboratively in scientific teams, excellent public speaking and writing abilities, and a track record of peer-reviewed publications. More information about educational requirements for various grades is available on https://www.opm.gov/policy- data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF

ANNOUNCEMENT DETAILS

NCI Shady Grove is located in Rockville, MD.

The anticipated full-time position is based in Rockville, Maryland, and is classified as a GS 12/13/14 onwww.usajobs.gov. Excellent benefits will be provided. For more information about federal employment, seehttps://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/. This announcement is for a career position within the US government and requires US citizenship. This position will be subject to a background investigation. Educational qualifications verified by official transcripts and submission of a Confidential Financial Disclosure OGE Form 450 will be required.

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Learn more.

CONTACT

For questions about the position, please contact nciEGRPjobs [at] mail [dot] nih [dot] gov.


Pre-Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunities, UNC

Category : Alumni

The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health are seeking candidates for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships in our Cancer Care Quality Training Program (CCQTP), a multidisciplinary research training program. We will have 2 pre-doctoral and 2 post-doctoral slots available for the grant year beginning on August 1, 2023. The application deadline is Friday, February 3, 2023.

The CCQTP is a NCI-funded T32 training program focused on processes of cancer care delivery, including quality, access, outcomes, financing, health disparities/equity, decision-making, patient-centeredness, and comparative and cost-effectiveness of oncology services.  Information about the program is available at:https://outcomes.unc.edu/ccqtp/overview/

Program activities and support include specialized curriculum, travel funds, and mentoring, in addition to a research stipend, tuition coverage and health insurance.  A list of faculty mentors is provided on the website. The application deadline is Friday, February 3, 2023.

 

  • Link to post-doctoral application and guidelines:

TA Position for Alumni, Department of Epidemiology

Category : Alumni

The Department of Epidemiology is hiring a TA to join the EPI 539 teaching team with Dr. Lauren Christiansen-Lindquist. This is a second semester EPI course for students outside our department, and provides an opportunity for students to dig deeper into the methods that they learned in their first semester of EPI methods, with a focus on causality.

The TA would lead an in-person lab session from 8:30-9:50am on Mondays (beginning 1/23), and a weekly 50-minute Zoom office hour. If available, they would be welcome to attend our in-person class (in the new building!) on Wednesdays from 10-11:50am; however, lectures will be recorded should the TA need to catch up on anything later.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Attending a weekly team meeting – no longer than 30 minutes
  • Grading weekly homework assignments and entering grades in Canvas
  • Updating materials to review homework answers and recap the main lecture points each week
  • Pre-testing the midterm
  • Assisting in grading midterm & final project
  • Working with the instructor to identify new and innovative ways to engage the students during lab and/or lecture

If you are interested in this position, please email Dr. Christiansen-Lindquist (LCLindquist [at] emory [dot] edu) with an updated resume/CV and a brief description of any relevant experience.

This position comes with a $3600 stipend, which will likely be disbursed in two installments at the middle and end of the semester.


Data Analyst, Women First Digital

Category : Alumni

Women First Digital (WFD) is looking for a passionate data analyst who is capable of extracting, synthesizing and compiling, and analyzing trends from multiple data-sets to better understand our users’ self- care journeys, needs, and use of our digital products. Additionally, this person will also be responsible for designing appropriate research methods to effectively track and measure this  journey.

The ideal candidate will be skilled in all aspects of qualitative and quantitative data analysis, including mining, storing, generation, and visualization. The position will also guide WFD’s internal teams to transition its internal analytics to Google Analytics 4, and support the team to store historical data. Additionally, this person should be able to identify key patterns, interpret trends, and ensure data accuracy and quality.

This position is fully remote and can be done from any location with reliable internet service. This is a full-time employee position and is open to nationals of any country.

Please review the attached Job Description for a full summary of the role and how to apply.  Application deadline is 18 January 2023.


Applied Public Health Informatics Fellowship, CSTE

Category : Alumni

APHIF is a 2-year fellowship funded by CDC in which recent graduates and early career professionals work in a state or local health agency under the guidance of two experienced mentors. Fellows work in a full-time role and will work on informatics projects at their host site. Some of the top benefits of this program, according to former fellows, are the mentorship, connection with their peer cohort, and flexibility to take on a variety of projects and expand their skill set. 

This fellowship is open to individuals who hold a masters or doctoral degree from an accredited academic institution. Those who will graduate this winter or in spring 2023 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 and experience with public health informatics, data science, or a related field.  Fellows must be US citizens. Individuals requiring a visa are not eligible for this program. Fellows receive a stipend, reimbursement for health insurance, professional development funds, and relocation support.   

To apply, please click here . The application closes on January 20, 2023. Questions may be directed to aphif [at] cste [dot] org 


Epidemiology Fellowship, CDC SENSOR-Pesticides Program

Category : Alumni

Research Project: The ORISE research fellow will be assigned to The Sentinel Event Notification System for Occupational Risk (SENSOR)-Pesticides program (https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/pesticides/). Under this program, NIOSH provides cooperative agreement funding and technical support to state health departments to conduct surveillance on acute occupational pesticide-related illness and injury. As part of the fellowship program, the ORISE fellow will conduct public health surveillance studies of acute pesticide-related illness and injury, with a focus on work-related exposures. Under the guidance of a mentor, who is a senior epidemiologist, the fellow will be involved in the following activities:

  • 1. Analyze public health surveillance data to assess occupational and non-occupational disease magnitude trends
  • 2. Identify and investigate emerging pesticide problems by using the SENSOR-Pesticides Program database to describe the human experience with relatively new pesticides, or describe risks associated with various application practices (E.g., describe the rate of pesticide poisoning across major industry sectors, including agriculture)
  • 3. Assist with the development of educational and other notification materials to raise awareness of pesticide problems that are identified and implement effective interventions
  • 4. Participate in preparing manuscripts for publication in a peer-reviewed journal
  • 5. Assist in organizing the SENSOR-Pesticides workshops which are attended by SENSOR-Pesticides partners and stakeholders
  • 6. Contribute to data quality assessment and improvement across the SENSOR-Pesticides states.
Qualifications

The qualified candidate should have received a master’s degree in one of the relevant fields, or be currently pursuing the degree to be received by December 30, 2022. Degree must have been received within the past five years.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in epidemiologic methods and statistics
  • Knowledge of SAS (or R) statistical software is desirable, but training can be provided, if needed
  • Experience with Microsoft Office tools (Word, Power Point, Excel)
  • Strong research and communication skills.

The application deadline is December 19, 2022. For more information and to apply, please click here


Health Communications Fellow, CDC

Category : Alumni

CDC Office and Location: A fellowship opportunity is available with the Communications, Education, and Behavioral Studies Branch, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE), within the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

The mission of the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE) is to promote health and quality of life by preventing, controlling, and eventually eliminating tuberculosis in the United States.

Research Project: The research participant will be placed in the Communications, Education, and Behavioral Studies Branch (CEBSB) within the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE). This project will provide the fellow with an educational experience in health communications and social marketing around tuberculosis disease and latent tuberculosis infection. Learning Objectives: Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will be involved in the following activities:

– Aiding in the development of health communication materials, products, and messages – Conducting communications research – Disseminating health information through a variety of communication channels – Supporting the development and implementation of a communications campaign to reach priority audiences with important health messages – Supporting community engagement and mobilization activities through social marketing efforts – Assisting in drafting and reviewing documents and reports – Presenting findings and recommendations at national forums and in peer-reviewed journals – Contributing to formative research efforts and communications to eliminate tuberculosis in the United States – Supporting message testing efforts around tuberculosis and latent tuberculosis infection testing and treatment for groups at high risk for tuberculosis. – Participating in Branch and Team meetings – Maintaining communication with project leaders

This fellow will be engaged with Branch leadership and project staff. Opportunities for networking with subject matter experts will be made available.

Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Leeanna Allen (iei5 [at] cdc [dot] gov). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: March 27, 2023. Start date is flexible and will depend on a variety of factors.

Appointment Length: The appointment will initially be for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC and is contingent on the availability of funds.

Level of Participation: The appointment is full-time.

Questions: Please visit our Program Website. After reading, if you have additional questions about the application process please email ORISE [dot] CDC [dot] NCHHSTP [at] orau [dot] org and include the reference code for this opportunity. For more information, please click here


Applied Epidemiology Fellowships, CSTE

Category : Alumni

The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) application is currently open for both Class 20 and Class 21 of the Applied Epidemiology Fellowship (AEF) program application to accept new applications for placements for Class 20 (beginning by January 2023) and for Class 21 (Summer 2023).

At this time, CSTE has re-opened our application for Class 20 specifically for host sites with a focus on Maternal and Child Health. We are looking to fill the Maternal and Child Health host sites for Class 20 immediately! CSTE currently has one available host site placement focusing on Maternal and Child Health at the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Host Site Billets | CSTE Fellows (wpengine.com)).

The goal of AEF is to provide a high-quality on-the-job training experience in applied epidemiology for recent graduates and prepare fellows for long-term career placement at the state and local level. Based on their interests and available positions, fellows are matched to a State, Territorial, Local, or Tribal health department for two years under the guidance of two experienced mentors.

During their assignment, fellows develop a set of core competency skills related to epidemiologic methods, communication skills, public health practice and policy.

How to Apply

To apply for AEF Class 20 and/or Class 21 consideration, please view and complete the online application at cste_aef_candidate_application (webportalapp.com)
 

For Class 20, the available host sites will have a subject area of either Injury-Drug Overdose or Maternal and Child Health. Available host sites for Class 20 can be found by visiting Host Site Billets | CSTE Fellows (wpengine.com). In order to be eligible for Class 20, candidates must have their degree completed by December 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

For Class 21, CSTE will have more subject area options for candidates which includes but is not limited to Infectious Diseases, Chronis Health, Substance Use/Mental Health, etc. In order to be eligible for Class 21, candidates must have their degree completed by June 30, 2023. Our application timeline for Class 21 can be found by visiting Prospective Fellows | CSTE Fellows (wpengine.com).


For more information, including eligibility requirements, visit www.cstefellows.org. If you have questions about the fellowship application, please contact CSTE via email at aef [at] cste [dot] org

 


Upcoming Events

  • Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Seminar February 2, 2023 at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm RRR-RL20 Event Type: Seminar SeriesSeries: Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics SeminarSpeaker: Emma Zhang, PhDContact Name: Porchia Coleman-ArnoldContact Email: Porchia.Arnold@emory.eduDepartment of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Seminar Series, Guest Speaker Emma Zhang, PhD.
  • EPI x HPM Mixer: Jeopardy Night February 8, 2023 at 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm RRR_RL20 Event Type: Student EventEvent exclusive for students in the EPI and HPM department. Pizza and soda will be provided. Students from the two departments will go head to head to win at the game of Jeopardy.
  • ABPHS Undergraduate Public Health Pipeline Panel/Mixer February 13, 2023 at 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm 8th Floor R Randall Rollins Event Type: Networking,Student Event,Career EventSpeaker: Varied Panelist; Students and Faculty at RollinsEvent to expose Black/African American undergraduate students to various paths within public health. Black/African American students and faculty at Rollins are encouraged to attend for networking and fellowship.

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