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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Epidemiology Fellow (District 1-2 North Georgia: Dalton, GA) - Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta, Georgia

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JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Under supervision at the health district, day-to-day activities of the fellows include, but are not limited to planning, developing, and conducting epidemiologic investigations, surveillance, outreach and interventions limited in scope and/or complexity to determine the causes of diseases and implementing methods of disease control.

  • Fellow duties also include collecting, analyzing, and interpreting statistical data and preparing epidemiologic reports.

  • The applied epidemiology experience is supplemented by competency based professional development trainings and comradery-building programming.

  • Primary Duties and Job Responsibilities: Assists in the implementation of timely disease intervention strategies to decrease the prevalence of communicable diseases.

  • Designs, implements, and maintains disease surveillance.

  • Collects, analyzes, and interprets statistical data and prepares reports.

  • Conducts engagement and outreach with community members and/or stakeholders affected by or interested in disease outbreaks or data.

  • Assists with the development of policies and procedures for new and existing disease control programs.

  • Provides training, technical assistance, and consultative services regarding epidemiology and the control of diseases.

  • Serves as a point of contact for various personnel regarding moderately complex epidemiologic issues.

  • Performs various duties in support of section operations.

  • Competency Achievement Plan To successfully complete and graduate from the Rollins Epidemiology Fellowship, fellows are minimally expected to complete an oral presentation, a surveillance evaluation/quality improvement project, and a significant data analysis project over the course of the two years.

  • Fellows are expected to work on projects and activities related to seven Core Competencies: Data Analytics and Assessment, Public Health Sciences, Communication, Health Equity, Community Partnership, Policy Development and Program Planning, Leadership and Systems Thinking.

ADDITIONAL JOB DETAILS:

Hired into the Rollins Epidemiology Fellows Program, fellows serve as early-career MPH-level epidemiologists for a two-year term within one of Georgia’s 18 local health districts or at the Georgia Department of Public Health. This position is not located at Emory, but rather at District 1-2 North Georgia in Dalton, GA. The Fellow should expect to work in-person, although a hybrid work schedule may become available to the fellow based on performance.

Under supervision at the health district, day-to-day activities of the fellows include, but are not limited to: planning, developing, and conducting epidemiologic investigations, surveillance, outreach and interventions limited in scope and/or complexity to determine the causes of diseases and implementing methods of disease control. Fellow duties also include collecting, analyzing, and interpreting statistical data and preparing epidemiologic reports. The applied epidemiology experience is supplemented by competency based professional development trainings and comradery-building programming.

Primary Duties and Job Responsibilities: 

  • Cross trains with STD, enteric diseases, and food-borne illnesses.

  • Assists in the implementation of timely disease intervention strategies to decrease the prevalence of communicable diseases.

  • Designs, implements, and maintains disease surveillance.

  • Collects, analyzes, and interprets statistical data and prepares reports.

  • Conducts engagement and outreach with community members and/or stakeholders affected by or interested in disease outbreaks or data

  • Assists with the development of policies and procedures for new and existing disease control programs.

  • Provides training, technical assistance, and consultative services regarding epidemiology and the control of diseases.

  • Serves as a point of contact for various personnel regarding moderately complex epidemiologic issues.

  • Performs other duties as required.

Competency Achievement Plan

To successfully complete and graduate from the Rollins Epidemiology Fellowship, fellows are minimally expected to complete an oral presentation, a surveillance evaluation/quality improvement project, and a significant data analysis project over the course of the two years. Fellows are expected to work on projects and activities related to seven Core Competencies:

  • Data Analytics and Assessment

  • Public Health Sciences

  • Communication

  • Health Equity

  • Community Partnership

  • Policy Development and Program Planning

  • Leadership and Systems Thinking

Examples of projects include:

  • Evaluating a NACCHO funded project on decreasing syphilis in Cherokee County. This evaluation will include quantitative data analysis, qualitative interviews, and behavioral analysis.

  • Taking the lead on a Hepatitis C prevention project, assisting with grant applications, and providing health education and promotion. 

  • Assisting with forming a comprehensive district health profile to inform health initiatives, provide updates to internal/external partners based on outcomes, and drive future district projects. 

  • Participating in community engagement projects to promote vaccination and a health education presentation to community partners.

  • Fellows will be placed in their health districts with a start date of August 5, 2024

  • Applications close: April 26, 2024

  • Application review: March / April 2024

  • Matching and interview process: April / May 2024

  • Final placement offers: May and June 2024

  • More information about the fellowship is available at rollinsepifellows.org

  • The job may require local travel within the assigned district.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in public health or Master of Science degree in public health, epidemiology, or related field from a CEPH accredited school/program of public health obtained within the last three years.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s of Public Health graduates of CEPH-accredited schools or programs of public health in Georgia and the Southeast are encouraged to apply.

  • MPH with a concentration in Epidemiology

  • Closely supervised work experience demonstrating competence in conducting public health surveillance, analyzing surveillance data, reporting analytic results, and conducting outbreak investigations.

  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Excel and experience with data analysis software such as SAS, R, and Arc GIS.

  • Experience with grant proposals and/or program evaluation.

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Job Number 125722

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Public Health

Department SPH: Epidemiology

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Research & Research Administration

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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