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#WeAreEmoryEPI: Meet Nita Madhav

Category : #WeAreEmoryEPI Alumni

This week on #WeAreEmoryEPI, we are featuring Nita Madhav! Nita Madhav is the Chief Executive Officer at Metabiota, a company that specializes in measuring, mitigating, and managing epidemic risk. Nita is also an alum of Rollins and graduated in 2005 from the MSPH EPI program. To learn more about Nita and how Rollins has impacted her path to this role, keep reading. 

 


 
What year did you graduate from Rollins, what was your program, and what was the focus of your research/coursework during the program?

I graduated in 2005 from the MSPH EPI program, and my coursework focused on quantitative methods and infectious disease epidemiology. My master’s thesis was focused on hantavirus dynamics in rodent populations and implications for human disease risk.

 

Tell us about your current role and how your experience at Rollins impacted your path to this role and/or how it impacts your current work.

I am currently the CEO of Metabiota, a company that aims to improve the world’s resilience to epidemics by providing data, analytic tools, and expertise to companies and governments. Prior to this, I was the VP of Data Science at Metabiota, and I have spent many years working on risk modeling techniques for epidemics and pandemics. My time at Rollins was instrumental in giving me a strong quantitative foundation on which to base my work in computational epidemiology and disease analytics. It also instilled in me the importance of collaborative, whole-systems solutions to addressing global health challenges.

 

What advice do you have for Rollins students who want to pursue leadership roles in EPI or EPI-adjacent fields?

I would recommend for EPI students interested in a leadership role to break out of any silos and reach across disciplines. For example, my role today involves a lot of overlap with health policy, global health, economics, and social science, and everyone needs to speak a common language to have an effective dialogue. Being an effective leader requires not just a strong grasp of the technical aspects of the field, but also a strong background in “soft skills” such as team-building, collaboration, and earning trust. 

 

What are three fun facts that you want people to know about you?
  1. A few of my previous jobs included field studies of rodent disease ecology. For one particularly interesting project, we would trap field mice, tag them with fluorescent powder, and then release them. We would then return at night with a blacklight and track their footprints. It was amazing to see how far they roamed.
  2. People are often surprised to learn that my favorite type of music is metal. In my younger days, I frequently attended concerts, including some great ones at The Masquerade in Atlanta while I was a Rollins student.
  3. When I was an undergrad, I was a writer and editor for the Yale Scientific Magazine, and I found a passion for translating scientific and technical information for general audiences. I still use the skills I learned through that experience in my daily work.

 


 

Nita Madhav is the Chief Executive Officer at Metabiota, a company that specializes in measuring, mitigating, and managing epidemic risk. Nita has over 15 years of experience in probabilistic modeling and risk assessment, with a focus on monitoring and modeling infectious disease spread and economic impacts. Before becoming CEO of Metabiota, Nita was the Vice President of Data Science at Metabiota, where she established and led the data science and modeling group and spearheaded the team’s efforts to create a comprehensive library of modeled pathogens. Nita lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 


 

Thanks for chatting with us, Nita! You can find Nita on her LinkedIn or Twitter

 

Congratulations to our students for finishing off the Spring semester and to the Class of 2022! Our Confounder team hopes you all have a great summer. 


Million Hearts ORISE Position

Category : Alumni

The types of activities or experiences may include: 

·         Be part of a project management team, supporting the implementation of short term and long term programs

·         Writing summaries of findings, articles, meeting notes, government reports

·         Developing slides, tools and other materials suitable for publication on the Million Hearts® website, or as handouts for meetings, etc.  

·         Conducting literature reviews

·         Presenting results or explaining programs to internal and external audiences, including professional meetings and/or conferences

·         Facilitating and leading meetings and calls with internal staff and partners

·         Develop and sustain key partnerships 

The participants will gain:

·         Increased knowledge and application of public health principles in a national initiative

·         Increased knowledge of cardiovascular health and strategies to impact cardiovascular health

·         Improved meeting facilitation and speaking skills

·         Insights into program management at a national and project level

The qualified candidate should have received a master’s degree in one of the relevant fields (Life and Medical Sciences, Communications, Social and Behavioral Sciences). Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.

Preferred skills:

·         Good oral and written communication skills

·         Strong organizational and problem-solving skills

·         Creative thinking 

·         Strong team player who performs equally well independently 

·         Thrives in a team environment

·         Fast learner

The opening is immediate.  Apply at Zintellect – Climb Higher


Data Governance Coordinator, Fund for Public Health in NYC

Category : Alumni

The Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers. To this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNYC incubates innovative public health initiatives implemented by DOHMH to advance community health throughout the city. It facilitates partnerships, often new and unconventional, between government and the private sector to develop, test, and launch new initiatives. These collaborations speed the execution of demonstration projects, effect expansion of successful pilot programs, and support rapid implementation to meet the public health needs of individuals, families, and communities across New York City.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The DOHMH Bureau of Epidemiology Services, Data Governance, and Informatics Unit seeks a Data Governance Coordinator for the departments authorized access and use of Electronic Health Records, as part of a CDC-funded Data Modernization Initiative (DMI). The goal of DMI is to streamline and improve data access and sharing within and outside of the agency by increasing interoperability and efficiencies among the agencys different data systems. HIPAA protected Electronic Health Records maintained by NYS Health Information Exchanges (HIEs), may be used for public health purpose as outlined in the Statewide Health Information Network for New York governance policies. Use of these confidential data require a governance framework. As a data-driven Health Department with expanding digital assets, we have a growing need to put the right people, processes and policies in place to protect data privacy and confidentiality while analysts use these data to deliver real-time, high-quality information on both infectious and non-infectious health risks to our constituents. The Data Governance Coordinator for electronic health records, under the Data Governance and Informatics Unit Director, will develop, implement and maintain processes and protocols ensuring the proper governance of electronic health record used for public health activities. The health department use of electronic health records is relatively new and rapidly expanding. Informatics systems to better manage data access and use and improve efficiency are being developed; such systems require corresponding governance processes and policies. This position will work closely with health department electronic health data users, DMI leads, IT developers, Legal, and HIEs suppling electronic health record data to facilitate connected, and sustainable systems that enable authorized data access and use to prevent and manage the citys public health problems.

POSITION OVERVIEW

DOHMH has an opening for one (1) Data Governance Coordinator, Electronic Health Records

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Engage department stakeholders (electronic health record (EHR) data users, legal, IT and suppliers of electronic health record data-Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIO)) and assess the current EHR data governance practices to understand the state of rules and processes for access, storing and using EHR data.
  • Maintain governance tracking and communication systems, training compliance and facilitate use case audits enabling electronic health record authorized data access and use,
  • Liaise with the Health Information Exchange suppliers of electronic health record data managing access and use
  • Liaise with legal ensuring proposed use cases comply with regulations
  • Liaise with programs and IT to ensure policys regarding data lifecycle are maintained
  • Work with IT project manager and Business Analyst in the development of an integrated Data Governance and Use Tracking Database and Interface
  • Inform management of electronic health record use cases, projects and governance developments to facilitate expanding use and coordinated operations.
  • Assess data governance tools available, document operational gaps and engage DMI leads and IT developers to contribute to the DMI roadmap for developing IT governance systems effecting electronic health record data use
  • Document rationale and justification for tools and services needed.
  • Schedule meetings, develop agendas, document project conversations. and follow-up on next steps to ensure completion of all tasks.
  • Prepare written materials to summarize findings for multiple audiences.
Qualifications
  • 3 to 5 years of experience working in data governance, health compliance and/or in health information and communication technology, preferably with a background in information management, HIPAA and other health privacy and security standards, public health, law and/or specialization in health data governance and its policies.
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in a relevant discipline (information management, public health, law).
  • Ability to run queries in SQL and familiarity with relational database systems
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel formulas and functions (e.g. lookups, pivot tables, conditional formatting)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, and Adobe Acrobat
  • Highly analytical and effectively able to troubleshoot and prioritize needs, requirements, and other issues.
  • Ability to be pro-active and self-motivated
  • Ability to build strong relationships with teammates, partners, and specialists by fostering teamwork, partnership, and collaboration in a virtual or face-to-face environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

FPHNYC offers a comprehensive benefits package. The salary range for this position is commensurate with education and experience.

TO APPLY

To apply, send resume, with cover letter, including salary requested and how your experience relates to this position. We ask that you do not contact our staff directly and no phone inquiries please. Applicants who best match the position needs will be contacted.

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Professor of Cancer Epidemiology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Category : Alumni

Applications are invited for a full-time Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of cancer epidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health (DEPH) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, a leading research institution with a strong commitment to excellence in research. The DEPH is well recognized for its multi-disciplinary programs in epidemiologic and prevention research and is currently undergoing considerable ex­pansion of its faculty base.

The epidemiologist who occupies this position will be expected to develop an independent program of research in cancer epidemiology, focusing on one or more of the following areas: molecular epidemiology, genetic epidemiology, obesity epidemiology; to participate in the activities of Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention and Control program of the Albert Einstein Cancer Center; and to teach medical and graduate students. The position, which comes with a generous start-up package including 3 years of full salary support plus research funds, will provide opportunities for diverse research experiences in a highly collegial environment with potential for growth.

The successful candidate will have either a PhD in epidemiology or an MD with advanced training in epidemiology, strong verbal and written communication skills, relevant research and teaching experience, and a record of peer-reviewed publications. Rank will be commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter describing their research and teaching experience and listing three referees, together with their curriculum vitae, to:

Tom Rohan, MBBS, PhD, DHSc (Ref: AECOM-CE)

Chairman

Department of Epidemiology and Population Health

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Jack & Pearl Resnick Campus

1300 Morris Park Avenue

Bronx, New York 10461

Phone: (718) 430 3355

Fax: (718) 430 8653

E-mail: thomas [dot] rohan [at] einsteinmed [dot] edu

Website: https://einsteinmed.org/departments/epidemiology-population-health/

Applications will be accepted on a continuing basis until the position is filled.

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Antimicrobial Stewardship Epidemiologist, Georgia DPH

Category : Alumni

This position is funded through a federal grant and is subject to available funding

Connect passion with purpose. The Georgia Department of Public Health is the lead agency entrusted by the people of Georgia to proudly protect lives and promote healthy lifestyles in diverse communities statewide. We are committed to the health of the population of Georgia as our work impacts past, present and future generations.

What we offer. Enjoy a generous benefits package that includes a flexible work schedule, unique training opportunities, engaging worksite wellness events, wellness breaks, lactation rooms, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 13 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance; in addition to telework opportunities depending on the position.

Make your mark in public service. As an accredited public health department, we’re seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Antibiotic Stewardship Epidemiologist 1 with the Epidemiology Section under the Division of Health Protection in Atlanta, Georgia.

Won’t you join us?

Under supervision, plans, develops, and conducts epidemiologic investigations, surveillance and interventions limited in scope and/or complexity to determine the causes of diseases and implement methods of disease control. Collects, analyzes, and interprets statistical data and prepares epidemiologic reports. Job Responsibilities: The Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH) is seeking an Epidemiologist 1 to join the antibiotic stewardship team to assist with monitoring antibiotic use (AU) and antibiotic resistance (AR) using the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), the State Electronic Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (SendSS), and other data sources related to antimicrobial use. The Epidemiologist 1 will work closely with Georgia healthcare providers and associations, the Georgia Public Health Laboratory, and epidemiologists in our 18 health districts. The Epidemiologist 1 provides assistance and expertise for conducting surveillance, investigating antimicrobial use in select AR outbreaks, and analyzing and interpreting data. Monitors and uses data from a variety of sources, including NHSN, CMS, and SendSS to summarize and inform team needs for interventions and effectiveness of response efforts Analyzes data and creates reports to distribute to internal team members and to the healthcare community Participates in AUR surveillance, investigation, prevention and control activities; ensures that AUR information is accurate, complete and reported in a timely manner Analyzes data gathered during epidemiologic investigations using appropriate statistical methods and computer software Provides guidance on methods for data analysis and type of study conducted Gathers, compiles, and helps epidemiologists analyze data from NHSN AUR module, CMS datasets, or other projects related to antibiotic use Supports provider communication and implements plans to increase use of AR Laboratory testing of isolates for Expanded Antimicrobial Testing Program. Performs other duties as required.

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Injury Epidemiology and Data Science Fellowship

Category : Alumni

Application Deadline
6/6/2022 3:00:00 PM Eastern Time Zone
 
*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.

CDC Office and Location: A research opportunity is currently available in the Office of the Branch Chief of the Data Analytics Branch (DAB), Divisions of Injury Prevention (DIP), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located in Atlanta, GA. The option for majority remote work will be considered.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the major operation components of the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

DAB is comprised of four separate teams: The Economics Team, the Statistics Team, the Programming team and the Data Science Team. NCIPC’s mission is to prevent violence and injuries through science and action. DIP leads CDC’s efforts to reduce unintentional injuries and self-directed harm. DAB conducts methodological research and data analysis, addresses existing data issues and new data challenges (big, complex, non-traditional data) and develops and disseminates data, tools and applications.

Research Project: This appointment will provide an excellent training opportunity for the selected fellow to gain experience in epidemiology and data science in a public health setting focused on injury-related topics, such as suicide, drug overdose, and violence. The participant will be mentored by an epidemiologist knowledgeable in data visualization and will receive additional mentorship from data scientists. Additionally, the fellow will have the opportunity to interact with programmers, economists and statisticians on injury-related projects. 

Learning Objectives: Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will receive practical training by participating in a variety of projects utilizing different epidemiological and data science methods, including: 

  • 1. Data Science – The fellow will receive training in conducting data science projects within the NCIPC. The fellow will assist the Data Science Team with a number of different projects including projects focused on Natural Language Processing and use of machine learning.  Examples of past projects include using machine learning models to identify opioid overdose visits in emergency department visit data and identifying alcohol-related emergency department visits. Ongoing projects includes creating an R Shiny app to facilitate text searches of emergency department visit data.
  • 2. Data Visualization – The fellow will receive training on data visualization.  An example of a recent project is creating a user interface that will automatically combine data from various injury databases to generate user-friendly infographics. 
  • 3. Mentorship and Training – The fellow will receive mentorship and training for professional development. Relevant training to advance skills in epidemiology and data science will be provided under direct mentorship of the Branch-level epidemiologist (primary mentor) and members of the Data Science Team. Data science training and additional public health courses will be accessible through CDC.
  • 4. Summary Reports, Presentations and Publications – The fellow will have the opportunity to present internally to NCIPC colleagues and externally at meetings and conferences.  The fellow will receive support to develop research ideas, analyze data and write manuscript(s) for submission to peer-reviewed journals.

Mentor(s)The mentor(s) for this opportunity is Livia Navon (len8 [at] cdc [dot] gov). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: September 6, 2022.  Start date is flexible and will depend on a variety of factors.

Appointment LengthThe 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 ParticipationThe appointment is full-time.

Participant StipendThe participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. A travel/training allowance may also be provided based on the discretion of the mentor and the CDC program. 

Citizenship RequirementsThis opportunity is available to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR).

ORISE InformationThis program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE.

The successful applicant(s) will be required to comply with Environmental, Safety and Health (ES&H) requirements of the hosting facility, including but not limited to, COVID-19 requirements (e.g. facial covering, physical distancing, testing, vaccination).

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

Qualifications

The qualified candidate should have received a master’s degree in one of the relevant fields (Public Health, Epidemiology, Statistics, Computer Science, Data Science), or be currently pursuing the degree with completion by September 6, 2022. Degree must have been received within the last five years.

  • Experience and knowledge of statistics
  • Experience with data analysis 
  • Experience and knowledge of data science and approaches to data analysis
  • Training in epidemiology 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Citizenship: LPR or U.S. Citizen
  • Degree: Master’s Degree received within the last 60 months or anticipated to be received by 9/6/2022 11:59:00 PM.
  • Overall GPA: 3.50
  • Discipline(s):
    • Computer, Information, and Data Sciences 
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences 
    • Mathematics and Statistics 
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences 

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Junior Statistical Programmers, Everest Clinical Research

Category : Alumni

Everest Clinical Research (“Everest”) is a full-service contract research organization (CRO) providing a broad range of expertise-based clinical research services to worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. We serve some of the best-known companies and work with many of the most advanced drugs, biologics, and medical devices in development today. Everest has been an independent CRO since 2004 with a strong foundation as a statistical and data management center of excellence. Building on this foundation, Everest has successfully developed and established itself as a full-service CRO. Everest’s headquarters are located in Markham (Greater Toronto Area), Ontario, Canada with additional sites in Little Falls (Greater New York City Area), New Jersey, USA, and Shanghai (Pudong Zhangjiang New District), China. Everest is known in the industry for its high-quality deliverables, superior customer service, and flexibility in meeting clients’ needs. A dynamic organization with an entrepreneurial origin, Everest continues to experience exceptional growth and great success. Quality is our backbone, customer focus is our tradition, and flexibility is our strength. That’s us, that’s Everest. To drive continued success in this exciting field of clinical research, we are seeking committed, skilled, and customer-focused individuals to join our winning team as Junior Statistical Programmers. Such a position will support China and Global studies.

As a fast-growing organization in Shanghai, MULTIPLE POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE.

Key Accountabilities:

This position is expected to perform entry-level statistical programming tasks with opportunities for training and development.

Highly driven, team-oriented, and quality-focused individuals have the potential to advance to levels of increasing responsibility and visibility and to receive highly competitive compensation. Tasks are performed in a timely, accurate, and efficient manner to ensure quality and productivity. Tasks may include, but are not limited, to the following:

1. Perform data conversion between datasets with two different formats according to conversion requirements/specifications, e.g. converting from Excel data records to SAS datasets, non-CDISC compliant datasets to CDISC compliant datasets.

2. Assist in developing SDTM data mapping specifications.

3. Program SDTM and ADaM datasets according to approved dataset specifications.

4. Generate complete and accurate statistical tables, listings, and graphics (TLGs) in accordance with Statistical Analysis Plan (SAP) and well-defined formats.

5. Develop and test SAS programming codes for clinical trial database logical checks and data reports for ongoing data review.

6. Perform SDTM CRF annotation (aCRF) or QC activities on aCRFs generated by others.

7. Document data and programming information in accordance with SOPs and/or clinical trial sponsor’s specific requirements.

8. Archive clinical trial data (raw data, SDTM, and ADaM datasets) and programming documentation in accordance with SOPs and/or clinical trial sponsor’s specific requirements.

Qualifications and Experience:

· A Master’s degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Computer Sciences, and Mathematics, or other relevant fields is required with previous experience of using SAS.

· SAS certified Base, Advanced, and Clinical Trials Programmers are highly preferred.

· A College English Test (CET) 6 certificate is highly preferred.

· If you have the SAS knowledge, we will train you to be master data analyst.

How to Apply: Please send your application along with cover letter to careers [dot] china [at] ecrscorp [dot] com

To find out more about Everest Clinical Research and to review other opportunities, please visit our WEB site at www.ecrscorp.com

We thank all interested applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Birth Defects Surveillance and Research Fellowship, CDC

Category : Alumni

Application Deadline
6/20/2022 3:00:00 PM Eastern Time Zone
 

Description

*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.

CDC Office and LocationTwo research opportunities are currently available in the Division of Birth Defects and Infant Disorders (DBDID) within the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

NCBDDD’s mission is to improve the health of children and adults by preventing birth defects and developmental disabilities, and complications of heredity blood disorders; promoting optimal child development, and the health and wellness among children and adults living with disabilities.

Research Project: Participants will train within the Birth Defects Monitoring and Research Branch (BDMRB). The BDMRB conducts birth defects surveillance and research into the possible causes and long term outcomes of birth defects, intervention and prevention activities.

Under the guidance of a mentor, participant training involves some or all of the following:

  • Literature searches
  • Participation in surveillance and research projects
  • Translation of scientific research and data into consumer-focused materials
  • Development and evaluation of social media
  • Website management
  • Use of statistical software, analyses of data and summarization of findings
  • Intervention and prevention activities
  • Utilization of MarketScan or other claims or health record data
  • Assessing risk factors for birth defects and the long term morbidity and mortality of infants born with birth defects
  • Verbal and written presentations of epidemiologic studies or surveillance activities at scientific conferences
  • Preparation of scientific manuscripts, posters, presentations, and fact sheets, and other information

Learning ObjectivesThe purpose of this fellowship program is to provide an educational experience to individuals interested in the field of public health and reproductive and birth defects epidemiology. Opportunities are aimed at furthering the health communication science, epidemiological and analytical knowledge of participants.

Participants are assigned to train on various projects and can expect to gain valuable learning experiences in the development, implementation, and evaluation of health communication campaigns, surveillance and research study management, database cleaning, data analyses, intervention, prevention strategies, interpretation of the results, writing manuscripts and giving oral presentations.

Mentor(s)The mentor(s) for this opportunity is Laura Pabst (lnw9 [at] cdc [dot] gov). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: July 1, 2022.  Start date is flexible and will depend on a variety of factors.

Appointment LengthThe 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 ParticipationThe appointment is full-time.

Participant StipendThe participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience.

Citizenship RequirementsThis opportunity is available to U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR), and foreign nationals. Non-U.S. citizen applicants should refer to the Guidelines for Non-U.S. Citizens Details page of the program website for information about the valid immigration statuses that are acceptable for program participation.

The successful applicant(s) will be required to comply with Environmental, Safety and Health (ES&H) requirements of the hosting facility, including but not limited to, COVID-19 requirements (e.g. facial covering, physical distancing, testing, vaccination).

ORISE InformationThis program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE.

The successful applicant(s) will be required to comply with Environmental, Safety and Health (ES&H) requirements of the hosting facility, including but not limited to, COVID-19 requirements (e.g. facial covering, physical distancing, testing, vaccination).

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

Qualifications

The qualified candidate should have received a master’s degree in one of the relevant fields, or be currently pursuing the degree with completion before the appointment start date. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.

Preferred skills:

  • Strong writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative research using SAS, SPSS, R, SUDAAN or other statistical software; with reference management software; with claims data (Marketscan, HCUP, Medicaid Max), or other large datasets
  • Experience in communication principles, methods, practices, techniques, and analytical methods to execute and measure health communication campaigns and outreach efforts
  • Background in epidemiology or maternal and child health

Eligibility Requirements

  • Degree: Master’s Degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Communications and Graphics Design 
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences 
    • Mathematics and Statistics

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Epidemiologist, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Category : Alumni

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is hiring a Research Epidemiologist to work with our sickle cell disease team: https://careers.choa.org/us/en/job/R-4043/Research-Epidemiologist

The epidemiologist is responsible for data management and reporting from the SCD clinical database and leading analyses to answer pertinent clinical research questions.  We are looking for candidates with a couple years of experience after graduation and expertise with SAS or R programming.

Interested or have questions? rebecca [dot] lewis [at] choa [dot] org


Health Sciences Research Data Analyst, Seattle ERIC

Category : Alumni

Are you interested in helping to improve the 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 Research Data Analyst to work with an experienced and growing group of researchers committed to high-quality epidemiologic investigations using large, complex health data to address Veteran health issues.

The Research Data Analyst will support several large, national, epidemiologic research studies as well as smaller-scale, investigator-initiated projects. This position will work closely with the Center’s senior data manager, biostatisticians, and scientific personnel in the conduct of observational epidemiologic studies addressing environmental and occupational exposures, pharmacotherapy, specific medical conditions, and genetics/genomics. Some of the current research projects at the ERIC include pulmonary health, cardiovascular disease, mental health, back pain, dysvascular amputations, and COVID-19 associated outcomes.

Primary responsibilities include identifying appropriate data elements from VA data sources, extracting and cleaning data, creating and curating research repository databases, and creating analytic data sets to be used to answer specific research and operational questions. Additional responsibilities may include mentoring staff, consulting with investigators about available VA data resources, and keeping abreast of new technologies needed to support the CSP’s future scientific and data needs.

Key duties:

· Collaborate with investigators and staff to identify key data elements from national and local VA data sources and create analytic files for staff epidemiologists and biostatisticians

· Create data specifications, design complex data extract systems, and write supporting documentation

· Design, create, and load relational databases, tables, and files to meet the needs of study staff and support ongoing national projects

· Curate large genomic datasets and extract study data from these as required

· Manage, administer, and ensure data quality, security, and maintenance of data files and database systems from current and past epidemiologic studies

· Validate study data from field sites and troubleshoot any issues uncovered by staff

· Respond quickly and accurately to urgent data requests from Investigators

Qualifications:

· Master’s-level degree in a scientific field

· Professional experience working with relational databases

· Experience with healthcare data desired

· Proficiency in SQL

· Experience with a statistical programming language such as R, SAS or Stata.

· Excellent data management, programming, and communication skills

· Flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work both independently and in a team setting

· Familiarity with VA data systems, files, and data security and working knowledge of Power BI, Visual Basic Studio, Python, and/or C# preferred

About the Seattle ERIC and VA CSP:

The Seattle ERIC is a research center within the VA Puget Sound Health Care System that works to improve the healthcare of Veterans through epidemiologic research. We are part of the VA CSP, a national VA research group of 12 epidemiology and clinical trial research centers.

Learn more at: § Seattle ERIC website: https://www.seattle.eric.research.va.gov/ § VA CSP website: https://www.vacsp.research.va.gov/

Application information:

Candidates must be U.S. citizens. Education and experience will be evaluated by Human Resources to determine if the top candidate meets the criteria for the targeted GS-11 through GS-12 range. The General Schedule (GS) salary table for Seattle can be found on the Office of Personnel Management website at opm.gov.

Please send a cover letter and resume to SeattleCSPEC [at] va [dot] gov. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and will be reviewed in the order they are received. Applications received without a cover letter will not be considered.

Diversity enriches research and promotes the best healthcare. We are committed to building and sustaining an equitable and inclusive environment for our Center. We encourage individuals whose backgrounds or interests align with this commitment, as well as individuals from all backgrounds that are underrepresented in research, to apply.


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  • EMPH: Return on Investment & Funding Webinar May 25, 2022 at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Zoom Event Type: Recruitment EventLink: https://sphadmissions.emory.edu/register/?id=04896ad3-b90b-4d8a-8f7b-6df220e6625aJoin us to learn how our Executive Masters in Public Health can prepare you for leadership and advanced career opportunities.
  • EMPH Webinar: General Information Session June 7, 2022 at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Zoom Event Type: Recruitment EventLink: https://sphadmissions.emory.edu/register/?id=4c891f06-da3e-4f71-bc8f-8731f77544f0Want to learn more about the Executive MPH Program? Join us on June 7 at 12:00 pm for a general information session. Fall 2022 deadline is July 1!
  • Executive MPH Open Zoom Hour June 14, 2022 at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Zoom Event Type: Recruitment EventLink: https://sphadmissions.emory.edu/register/?id=5f30b5e4-b774-4d01-ae62-eee6215a86ceHave questions prior to the EMPH July 1 application deadline? Join us for a drop-in Zoom session on June 14 at 12:00 pm.EMPH staff will be available to answer all of your questions in real time.

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