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

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  • 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.


Project Description

The Emory Precision Public Health Research Program, co-led by Dr. Yue Guan, is seeking a program associate to support work on the NCI R37 project entitled “Evaluating an evidence-based family history screening program adapted to increase reach and uptake of screening for BRCA-associated cancers in rural public health clinics”. The goal of this project is to adapt Georgia’s existing statewide family history screening program for BRCA-associated cancers to increase the number and diversity of women who receive family history assessment and the opportunity to access risk-stratified cancer prevention in rural public health clinics.

The position is available for a duration of 2 years, with the possibility of extension based on funding availability and job performance. This position will be granted the opportunity to primarily work from home but must be able to commute to an Emory University location as needed. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

Job Responsibilities

The program associate’s responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing project coordination, including IRB submissions, participant recruitment, data management, and additional logistical tasks.

  • Ensuring effective communication and collaboration within the project team and with external partners.

  • Organizing and participating in state-wide study site visits.

  • Monitoring project progress against timelines and budgets.

  • Conducting literature reviews and maintaining EndNote reference management.

  • Developing study materials and protocols.

  • Providing supervision and mentorship to Graduate Research Assistants (GRAs) as needed.

  • Supporting the research and administrative needs of the PPH research program.


  • A master's degree in Public Health, a master of science degree in Public Health or Health Education, OR a master's degree in Development Practice OR a master's degree in another field and one year of public health experience.


  • A Master's degree in Public Health, Genetic Counseling, or Health Education.

  • Minimum of one year experience in project management.

  • Excellent communication skills for engaging with a diverse group of stakeholders, including researchers, clinical and community partners, and patients.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Proficiency in digital communication development (e.g., infographics, social media content) is advantageous.

  • Fluency in Spanish (oral and written) is a plus.

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location. Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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Job Number 127593

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Public Health

Department SPH: Behav/Soc/Health Educ Sci

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