Epidemiologist, Bureau of Family Health, Office of Public Health

Epidemiologist, Bureau of Family Health, Office of Public Health

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This position is assigned to the Center for Preventive Health in the Office of Public Health (OPH) Bureau of Family Health and is responsible for specialized and complex data collection, analysis, and evaluation work involving the planning, gathering, analysis and reporting of statistical data associated with violence and injury surveillance and Maternal and Child Health outcomes.

Minimum Qualifications

  •  Master’s Degree in Public Health with a minimum of 2 years in applied MCH epidemiology or biostatistics. PhD in Epidemiology with MCH experience preferred;
  •  Prior experience with injury and/or surveillance operations preferred;
  •  Intermediate knowledge of research design and appropriate methods;
  •  Skills in the principles and practice of epidemiology, including multivariable analyses;
  •  Experience working with hospital discharge data and ICD 9 and ICD 10-CM codes preferred;
  •  Knowledge of survey design and development methods, program monitoring, and evaluation methods;
  •  Prior supervisory experience preferred;
  •  Experience with statistical analysis packages (SAS and STATA);
  •  Ability to determine the applicability of epidemiologic data, draw appropriate; conclusions and make recommendations from analytic projects;
  •  Ability to write clear and appropriate statistical and epidemiological reports for scientific and lay audiences;
  •  Excellent communication skills, both oral and written;
  •  Excellent organizational skills;
  •  Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation for required travel

Duties and Responsibilities

  •  Conduct and/or oversee collection and reporting of violence and injury and MCH data, including surveillance and survey data;
  •  Make recommendations for the design, development and implementation of program evaluation efforts for injury and MCH-related programs;
  •  Demonstrate knowledge of sampling techniques, survey design, data linkage, statistical analysis techniques, and program evaluation;
  •  Conduct analyses of violence and injury and MCH-related data;
  •  Demonstrate expertise in appropriate interpretation and translation of epidemiologic results;
  •  Serve as a Subject Matter Expert in injury and morbidity and mortality surveillance
  •  Coordinate the overall collection of Louisiana injury prevention indicators, including ensuring data are analyzed and reported in a timely manner; performing or overseeing some data entry, performing data editing, analyses, and evaluation in support of partner interventions;
  •  Maintain current protocols for injury and mortality surveillance systems; translates and disseminates Louisiana injury surveillance data;
  •  Participate with the Core Injury analytic workgroups; work with SAS statistical software to obtain frequencies through univariate and bivariate analyses of data;
  •  Provide all data and otherwise assists in the development and dissemination of Louisiana injury and mortality surveillance reports, data and policy briefs, newsletters, and other communications efforts;
  •  Provide epidemiologic support for state injury advisory bodies and participate in meetings;
  •  Conduct regional data update meetings at a minimum of once per year;
  •  Identify opportunities for leveraging data to respond to and advance policy initiatives.


Salary dependent on education and experience. A competitive benefits package is offered to all LPHI full-time staff.

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