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SOC 531 Sociological Aspects of Health and Illness

This course will provide graduate students with a survey of research on the social origins of the health, illness, and health care of individuals and populations. Students will be introduced to the process of formulating important social research questions in health and illness, including attention to major theoretical perspectives, measurement of concepts, the merits of various study designs, and both qualitative and quantitative approaches to data collection and analysis.

The course meets in Tarbutton Hall 206

Tuesday 9:00am-11:50am  

NOTE: Course Atlas says the course meets from 8:00 to 11:00 but that is not correct.

See syllabus attached below.

SOC 531 Syllabus 2020

Student Worksite Experience Program

We are looking to bring on a student for at least 4-6 months, at about 15-20 hours per week to support the team in reviewing and extracting data from journal articles for the meta-analysis (brief position description is below.) The position is remote but we can arrange for them to come into the office if that is preferable or easier for them.

Student will be responsible for reviewing and extracting data from research manuscripts regarding enteric adenovirus.  Individual data points for each abstract, such as number tested and number positive for adenovirus, will be entered into a REDCap database.  Student will gain an understanding of the epidemiology of enteric viruses, PRISMA meta-analysis methods, and REDCap.  This work will support a meta-analysis of the global prevalence of adenovirus and inform current research into a recent association of enteric adenovirus with severe pediatric hepatitis ( 

Contact Sara Mirza at smirza [at] cdc [dot] gov if interested.

See the MOU and program guide in the attachments below.





Social Media Graduate Assistant, Admissions Office

The Admissions Office within the Student Services organization is seeking a first year MPH or MSPH for the position of social media GA to support academic departments as they implement a social media plan and strategy. Candidates should feel comfortable with Twitter, Instragram, and Facebook and have the ability to represent the overall Rollins brand as well as individual department brands, which are unique. Prior experience in managing social media accounts is preferable, but not required.

The social media GA will share content from the main Rollins social media account to the different department accounts. The GA will also work closely with assigned academic departments to push out relevant content including upcoming events, relevant research publications, and other news from the department. The social media GA will be required to use his/her/their personal cell phone, which should be equipped with a camera. Generating compelling images to match content will be a key component of this position.

Development of content and imagery will include weekend and evening work. Some images may be accessed through Zoom events. The ideal candidate currently resides in the Emory vicinity and has completed the required spring on-boarding process for attending classes in person. The social media GA will visit campus on occasion to cover in-person classes or capture events such as Rollins Walks.


· Resident MPH or MSPH student

· Flexible schedule

· Detail-oriented

· Self-starter who is enthusiastic about building community at Rollins

· Weekly Zoom meetings to discuss upcoming content

· A responsible social media user who can work with discretion

*DEADLINE EXTENDED* Social Media Associates, Department of Epidemiology

Part-time Positions (2) – Social Media Associate

Department of Epidemiology

Date(s): May 1, 2022 through May 31, 2023

Anticipated Hours: 8-10/week; semi-regular postings so not multi-hour blocks, for example.

Hourly Rate: $15.00

Apply by: May 9, interviews via Zoom May 10th and 11th Application: Email duncan [dot] mahood [at] emory [dot] edu with your resume and a brief description of your experience with social media.


The Department of Epidemiology is seeking two 1st year MPH or MSPH students to manage the Department’s Twitter and Instagram accounts, respectively. Strong candidates would have prior experience managing an organizational social media account (audience analysis, content and brand development, follower and engagement growth) and be comfortable with the task of building the brand of the department in their own voice and with their own style while still representing core values of the department.

The Department’s social media accounts (Twitter: @EmoryEPI, Instagram: @rollinsepilife) represent the voice and brand of the department. Key characteristics of the overall brand include:

– Community

– Collegiality and inclusion

– Academic rigor

– Integrity

– Ambition

Twitter: @EmoryEPI is a platform for sharing events, news, student and faculty spotlights, and generally academic-focused content associated with the department.

With the growth of #epitwitter over the last several years and the now substantial influence of epidemiologists online as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, several faculty in the Department of Epidemiology have become authoritative and prominent voices on Twitter (especially, @cecilejanssens, @LCLindquist, @Jlguest, among others). As a result, the @EmoryEPI brand has grown substantially, with over 3,000 followers as of the start of this year.

A successful student would drive conversation on Twitter by engaging with current department influencers, sharing stories and publications related to current students and faculty, developing and sharing Confounder content related to our community (weekly #WeAreEmoryEpi and #PROspective posts), and further developing the brand and voice of the department within the context of #epitwitter. Managing the Department Twitter account requires a daily commitment, as you will receive notifications of tweets and tags on a daily basis. Applicants should be prepared to keep their Twitter notifications on and must be willing to take on a daily commitment in order to fully maximize the Department’s presence on Twitter.

Instagram: @rollinsepilife is a growing platform for showing the Master and PhD student experience through visual and digitally designed content.

Content Creation:

The social media associate will be asked to develop a wide variety of content, including photos, videos, and digital media. This responsibility may require the following:

· Taking photos and videos for the profile’s content

· Monitoring events that come through email to promote on IG

· Attending department events to collect content

· Create posters/graphics for events and announcements (Canva and/or Adobe Suite)

· Engage with peers and faculty

· Follow Instagram trends and use them in our feed

· Engage with followers

· Account Takeovers

Showing Rollins:

A successful associate would curate an Instagram feed showing students engaging in Rollins activities, academic pursuits, APEs, public health employment, volunteering, and at internships. Specifically, an ideal applicant would be comfortable recruiting and collaborating with a diverse group of students, professors, etc. to develop content – a task that requires confidence and composure speaking and working with a wide range of stakeholders throughout Rollins.

Follower Engagement:

Instagram, as a platform, is about promoting the idea of community and collegiality within the department, with the ultimate goal of recruiting a more engaged and activated pool of prospective applicants. A successful associate would engage followers by using various platform-specific techniques (links in stories, reels, stickers, polling, etc.) to encourage a sense of community and inclusivity.

*DEADLINE EXTENDED* Communications Associate, Department of Epidemiology

Part-time Position – Communications Associate

Department of Epidemiology

Date(s): May 1, 2022 through May 31, 2023

Anticipated Hours: 8-10/week

Hourly Rate: $15.00

Apply by: May 9, interviews via Zoom May 10th and 11th Application: Email duncan [dot] mahood [at] emory [dot] edu with your resume and a brief description of your relevant experience and interest in the position.


The Department of Epidemiology is seeking a 1st-year MPH student to manage The Confounder and its corresponding weekly newsletter (The Weekly Confounder) – representing the voice and brand of the Department. Key characteristics of the overall brand include:

– Community

– Collegiality and inclusion

– Academic rigor

– Integrity

– Ambition

The position will require the student to format and post content on the Confounder site as it is emailed to them and collated throughout the week. The associate will schedule weekly emails to be sent to the department and alumni, and work with the rest of the Epidemiology communications team to fulfill the mission and strategic goals of the department. This task may include independent searches and identification of relevant content for the Confounder – including, but not limited to, events, jobs, and human-interest content from outside sources. A successful candidate would be able to identify, troubleshoot, and report technical issues with WordPress and Mailchimp to the appropriate team members as needed. This role may require communication with alumni and faculty via email for job postings and events. Other job duties may include recruiting individuals for #WeAreEmoryEPI highlights, writing occasional articles, assisting with website redesign/updates, and collaborating with the communications team to generate creative solutions to execute the Epidemiology departments communications goals.


– Current 1st year student in Epidemiology MPH/MSPH program

– Strong writing/editing skills and attention to detail

– Experience with WordPress, Mailchimp, HTML, CSS preferred

– Available for virtual monthly team meetings via Zoom

– Responsive to email, with a collaborative mentality

– Work hours are typically inconsistent (20 minutes here and there), and will include at least some time on Saturdays and Sundays to prepare for the newsletter launch that happens on Mondays

Health Equity Fellowship Program, Health Resources and Services Administration

The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) will be launching their very first Health Equity Fellowship Program this year. Their first cohort will include 5 participants. Below you will find the flyer of the fellowship program at HRSA. 

The Fellowship Program job announcement will be posted on www.USAJobs.govThe announcement will be open on April 25 and close on May 6. The HRSA Office of Human Resources will also host an information session for potential candidates on Thursday, April 28, from 11:30am-12:30am via Zoom ( During this information session, interested applicants will have the opportunity to learn more about HRSA, the HRSA Health Equity Fellowship Program, and other opportunities within our organization.  

HRSA Health Equity Fellowship Program One-Pager

EPI 747 TA

Calling all Epi PhD students interested in working as a TA in the fall! The Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health has a TA opening that we would like to fill with an Epi PhD student. Please see below with more information regarding the course and application process.

Course Title  EHS/EPI 747: Advanced Environmental Epidemiology

Time – Wednesdays, 1:00 – 2:50pm

Hour and Pay – ~10 hours a week | 1st & 2nd Years – $15/hr; 3rd Year and Beyond – $18/hr

Course Description – Students will gain experience reading, evaluating, and interpreting epidemiologic studies on the health impact of workplace and environmental exposures. The course aims to strengthen each student’s ability to understand and interpret the epidemiological literature. These skills will be developed through class lectures, assigned readings, and case studies. Although most case studies require data analysis, the focus of the class is on conceptual issues common in environmental epidemiology rather than on applied statistics.

Interested applicants should email Dr. Kyle Steenland with a copy of their CV/Resume and a brief statement of interest.

Intramural Research Training Award Student Fellowships, Center for Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias

On behalf of the newly formed Center for Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias (CARD) ( at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), it is our pleasure to inform you about a unique training and career development opportunity. Under a new collaborative fellowship program developed by CARD, qualified candidates will receive a remunerated full-time position to work at CARD while completing coursework to earn a paid MPS degree through partnership between the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences at NIH (FAES) and UMBC.   CARD is seeking to recruit a diverse and inclusive candidate pool for several open Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Student fellowships across three cohorts. The program aims to increase representation and inclusivity in biomedical data science and train healthcare researchers to grow their data science skills, cultivating the next generation of data science and bioinformatics professionals at CARD. While working at CARD, fellowship awardees will gain foundational knowledge in data analysis and data management through the FAES-UMBC MPS program. The selected candidates will receive collaborative instruction and research performed at CARD with experts in the field. Fellows will have the opportunity to use and refine new skills working with real data curated at CARD. CARD is a collaborative effort and puts a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary research. If you have undergraduates or recent graduates who may be interested in pursuing a MPS in data science while working at NIH, please share this opportunity with them. We invite you to publicize and post about this paid fellowship and share it with related organizations that may be interested in a unique career pathway in biomedical data science. Learn more at Cohort I Application Deadline: midnight May 2, 2022 (EDT) for the August 2022 semester start. For more information on the program, please review the recording of the Virtual Information Session (found herePlease direct questions to CARD staff via email to NIAcardcontact [at] nih [dot] gov 

Research Interns, American Cancer Society

Position Title: Research Interns

Department: Surveillance and Health Equity Science, Intramural Research


This research internship can fulfill the practicum and/or thesis requirement. The intern will participate in projects related to cancer health services research, learning skills for scientific research by conducting data analyses, presenting analytical results to both internal and external collaborators, drafting research proposals and manuscripts and performing other scientific activities under the supervision of senior researchers.


· Prepare and analyze data to evaluate cancer care, such as screening, treatment, and survivorship, monitor outcomes such as incidence, mortality and survival, and cancer risk factors; write, test, and submit computer programs in SAS, Stata, or R.

· Conduct literature reviews, assist in developing research proposals and IRB packages, as well as scientific writing.

· Prepare tables and figures for scientific presentations using Excel and/or PowerPoint.

· Potential to lead or co-lead a research project in cancer disparities for thesis work.


· REQUIRED: Data analysis experience. SAS, Stata, or R programming skills in a public health research environment. Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills.

· PREFERRED: Familiarity with SAS-callable SUDAAN and SEER*Stat; experience in cancer epidemiological research.


· Remotely and/or American Cancer Society Office (TBD)


· ~15 hours/week Summer 2022; extendable to the following academia year.


· Please send your resume and cover letter to Breanna McKinnon at breanna [dot] mckinnon [at] cancer [dot] org

GRA Positions, Intervention Development, Dissemination, and Implementation Shared Resource at the Winship Cancer Institute

Job Title: Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) – Intervention Development, Dissemination, and Implementation

Hours per week: 12 – 15 hours/week

Schedule requirements/preferences:  Availability to work a consistent schedule during the week. 

Position Type: Part Time

Organization: Intervention Development, Dissemination, and Implementation Shared Resource

Operating Unit: Winship Shared Resources

Department: Winship Cancer Institute

Position Description: The Intervention Development, Dissemination, and Implementation Shared Resource seeks 1 part-time Graduate Research Assistants (12 – 15 hours/week). IDDI provides services to cancer researchers who are looking for support with behavioral science research methods. The GRA in this position will have the opportunity to work on a variety of cancer-related research projects across the cancer spectrum from primary prevention to survivorship. GRA will be involved in qualitative data analysis, conducting structured literature reviews, data collection and data entry, developing data collection instruments (e.g., surveys, focus group guides) or other project materials, preparing summaries and reports, and other duties to support research projects.

Background: IDDI’s mission is to provide Winship members with access to expertise in behavioral science research methods, and to support them in developing, testing, or disseminating behavioral, educational, and systems interventions to prevent cancer, detect cancer early, and/or improve survivorship among Georgia residents. The IDDI team builds on expertise within the Emory Prevention Research Center (EPRC) and the Department of Behavioral, Social, and Health Education Sciences, Rollins School of Public Health. Click here for more information about the IDDI core.

Minimum Qualifications: Highly motivated, efficient, organized, detail-oriented and interest or experience working on research, evaluation, or cancer prevention and control. Prior experience with qualitative data analysis (e.g., coding).

Preferred Qualifications: Prior work experience preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience with Microsoft Office products. Experience with Excel, Access, online survey software, or SPSS a plus.

Compensation:  $15/hour

Start Date:  as early as May 9, 2022

Application Deadline: till position is filled

(Applications will be screened as they arrive; positions may be filled prior to this deadline.)

Contact Information: Send resume and cover letter by email to: 

Shaheen Rana, IDDI

shaheen [dot] rana [at] emory [dot] edu

Upcoming Events

  • EMPH: Return on Investment & Funding Webinar May 25, 2022 at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Zoom Event Type: Recruitment EventLink: us to learn how our Executive Masters in Public Health can prepare you for leadership and advanced career opportunities.
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