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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Public Health Program Associate - Element in Atlanta, Georgia

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Element 2 is an intervention study with the overarching goal of preventing new HIV infections among young, black men who have sex with men (MSM) in Atlanta, GA by increasing HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use, decreasing PrEP discontinuation, and preventing sexually transmitted infections (STI) through the use of STI post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP). Participants are enrolled in the study for 2 years with frequent follow-up time points to assess PrEP and STI PEP usage and detect warning signs for PrEP discontinuation so that peer navigators and clinicians can intervene to prevent it.

This job is part of the Programs, Research & Innovation in Sexual Minority Health (PRISM Health) team in the Epidemiology Department at the Rollins School of Public Health. Through the confluence of behavioral, social science, epidemiology and biomedical research, PRISM Health undertakes quality science, innovative research, and evidence-based programming to better understand and improve the sexual health of sexual minority populations, with a focus on HIV.


  • Assist with day-to-day study management activities including staffing study events, scheduling study visits, paying incentives, retention efforts, etc.

  • Engage with community partners and organizations to promote study and recruitment efforts

  • Help draft standard operating procedures for study activities

  • Perform quality assurance checks to ensure study activities are completed per protocols


  • Under limited supervision, uses a basic knowledge of public health principles to analyze, develop, implement, and promote new and creative strategies and solutions to address public health issues and challenges

  • Addresses public health issues by providing education, technical assistance, advocacy, public awareness, and research

  • Works with programs or studies designed to evaluate the prevalence or surveillance of public health issues and the effectiveness of targeted interventions

  • May provide technical assistance to organizations to include presentations, web-based resources, strategies, and educational forums to address specific public health issues

  • May work with clinical study sites on patient recruitment and data collection standards

  • Assists with data collection and data analysis

  • Contributes to proposals, protocols, data analysis plans, reports, manuscripts, and presentation of study findings

  • May assist in designing, developing, and conducting targeted training initiatives

  • May collaborate with external organizations to develop action plans and goals to achieve specific objectives

  • Performs related responsibilities as required


  • A master's degree in public health, a master's of science degree in public health or health education, or a master's in development practice from an accredited school


  • Master Degree in Public Health or related field

  • 1-2 years experience conducting HIV/AIDS research, prevention, or treatment activities

  • Familiarity with LGBT communities and HIV service and advocacy organizations in the Atlanta area

  • Able to handle multiple tasks at once; meet deadlines, detailed, flexible, able to manage relationships

  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work independently

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee

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Job Number 70332

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 Business Operations

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

Campus Location (For Posting) : Location US-GA-Atlanta