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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Public Health Program Associate - Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta, Georgia

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The EpiModel Research Lab led by Dr. Samuel Jenness, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at Emory University, is see seeking Public Health Program Associate (PHA) to work on several studies in the domain of respiratory and sexually transmitted infectious disease epidemiology, funded by the National Institutes of Health.


  • 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.


Studies include -

  1. EpiModel 2.0, an NIH-funded study to support the development of the EpiModel software that specializes in modeling infectious disease dynamics across temporal contact networks

  2. CorporateMix, a CDC-funded study of social mixing patterns in corporate office settings to support the development of epidemic models of disease transmission

  3. GlobalMix, an NIH-funded study of social mixing data from urban and rural populations in four low/middle income countries to support the development of epidemic models of disease transmission

  4. SWANSS, a Gates Foundation funded study to guide public health interventions within correctional (jail and prison) settings

  5. STI Responses and Recommendations Under PrEP (STIRRUP), an NIH-funded study to understand the impact of HIV PrEP scale-up on bacterial STI transmission dynamics.

  • The PHPA will have the opportunity to work on multiple projects above, with a primary focus on electronic medical record data management for the STIRRUP study.

  • The PHPA will also coordinate project meetings between sites and assist with the general project management of the various studies mentioned above.

  • Opportunities will be provided to conduct novel data analyses, scientific writing, and journal publications as time permits.

  • This is a unique and exciting opportunity to work on research that has a real-world impact.

  • The candidate will be under the mentorship of Dr. Samuel Jenness and will have the opportunity to collaborate with other leaders in the field.

  • The position will be based at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.


  • 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.


  • A Master’s degree in epidemiology, biostatistics or quantitative public health field.

  • Experience building and managing databases for research projects.

  • Experience creating and enforcing policies for effective data management.

  • Devising and implementing efficient and secure procedures for data handling and analysis with attention to all technical aspects.

  • Establishing rules and procedures for data sharing with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Supporting others in the daily use of data systems and ensure adherence to legal and organizational standards.

  • Assisting with reports and data extraction when needed.

  • Troubleshooting data-related problems and seeking out solutions.

  • Experience coordinating research activities with a diverse group of partners.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Experience using R.

  • Experience using epidemiology simulations and/or infectious disease transmission modeling.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs. Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines of department of work. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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Job Number 90892

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

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor