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Graduate Assistant, Region IV Public Health Training Center / RSPH


The Region-IV Public Health Training Center (R-IV PHTC), funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), has an opening for a graduate assistant. The mission of the R-IV PHTC is to be a learning community that will strengthen the current and future public health workforce, expose public health students to the value of working in underserved areas, and advocate for public health systems and policies. While the R-IV PHTC offers student field placements with other agencies, this position would be working as a graduate assistant with the R-IV PHTC team at the Emory RSPH.


The selected graduate assistant will be responsible for data entry and processing and will assist the R-IV PHTC team (including staff working on training, needs assessments, field placements, communications and evaluation) with the management of the R-IV PHTC’s program.

Specific tasks may include, but are not limited to, assisting various members of the Central Office team with:

  • Data collection and management
  • Preparation and implementation of in-person and online trainings
  • Summary reports of training and field placement evaluations
  • Communications efforts such as newsletter, websites, social media, or e-blasts
  • Training needs assessment activities, including environmental scans of training needs and resources
  • Analysis of state-wide needs assessment data and workforce development plans


The ideal candidate will be an MPH student willing to start the position in summer and continue through the 2020-2021 academic year. Candidates should have excellent organizational and communication skills, including both oral and written skills. Candidates must also have excellent computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Google Apps. Experience with Mail Chimp, Survey Monkey, WordPress and Cvent would also be helpful.

Additional Information 

  • Salary Level: 13.50 per hour
  • Approximate Hours per Week: 15-20
  • Note: The R-IV Public Health Training Center is a federally-funded program which has a citizenship requirement. To be eligible to apply for this position, you must be either a U.S. citizen, a non-citizen U.S. national, or a foreign national having in your possession a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S.


  • Interested students should apply as soon as possible, as applications are reviewed and considered as they are received.
  • Please apply by sending your cover letter, resume, and writing sample directly to Deanna Zhong at deanna [dot] zhong [at] emory [dot] edu. 


Social Media Associate, Department of Epidemiology


The Department of Epidemiology is seeking two 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
  • Academic rigor
  • Integrity
  • Ambition


@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 24 months, several faculty in the Department of Epidemiology have become influencers on Twitter (especially, @TimothyLash, @cecilejanssens, and @LCLindquist, and several others). Furthermore, influencers outside of Rollins have been major drivers of the #epitwitter audience and are primary interest as targets for engagement. Over the past year, our brand has grown substantially within the #epitwitter community (with nearly 1,000 gained followers in the past 9 months), representing a growing sphere of influence.

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 #IamEmoryEpi 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.


@rollinsepilife is a 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
  • 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 students, professors, etc. to develop content – a task that requires confidence and composure speaking and working with 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 (swipe-up feature, stickers, polling, etc.) to encourage a sense of community and inclusivity.

Position and Application Details 

  • Date(s): May 1, 2020 through May 1, 2021
  • Anticipated Hours: 6-8/week; semi-regular postings so not multi-hour blocks, for example.
  • Hourly Rate: $13.50
  • Apply by: April 14th, interviews via Zoom April 15th and 16th.
  • Application: Email Duncan Mahood  (duncan [dot] mahood [at] emory [dot] edu) with your resume and a brief description of your experience with social media.

Graduate Research Assistant, Emory Prevention Research Center


  • Organization: Emory Prevention Research Center (EPRC)
  • Operating Unit: Rollins School of Public Health
  • Department: Behavioral Sciences and Health Education

Position Description

The Emory Prevention Research Center (EPRC) seeks 2 part-time Graduate Research Assistants (15-20 hours/week). The position includes the opportunity to work on Healthy Homes Healthy Families 2-1-1, an environmental change intervention designed to prevent weight gain among adults by decreasing energy intake. This intervention is designed to guide families into creating healthier home environments that support healthy eating. GRA tasks include data collection via telephone interviews, data entry, and other duties as needed. 


The EPRC conducts research and evaluation on chronic disease prevention and promotes evidence-based cancer prevention and control. The research and activities of the EPRC are planned with the participation and input of our community partners, in the spirit of community-based participatory research. Our cancer projects are funded by NCI and the CDC to promote the use of evidence-based cancer prevention practices. See for more information about the EPRC. Information about Healthy Homes Healthy Families 2-1-1 is available at


  • Minimum: Highly motivated, efficient, organized, detail-oriented and interest or experience working on research, evaluation, or cancer prevention and control.
  • Preferred: 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. Experience with qualitative data collection, quantitative data collection, and 24-hour dietary recalls is a plus.

Additional Position Information

  • Hours per week: 15-20 hours/week 
  • Compensation:  GRA level salary ($13.50/hour)
  • Start Date: March 2020
  • Schedule requirements/preferences:  Availability to work a flexible schedule, evenings and weekends included, for 15-20 hours per week.
  • Position Type: Part Time

To Apply 

  • Deadline: February 20, 2020 (Applications will be screened as they arrive; positions may be filled prior to this deadline.)
  •  Send resume and cover letter by email to: Clarisa Hernandez, Emory Prevention Research Center
     cherna9 [at] emory [dot] edu

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