MCH Data Systems Epidemiology Program Manager – Office of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health

MCH Data Systems Epidemiology Program Manager – Office of Public Health,
Bureau of Family Health

Position Summary

This position serves Louisiana’s Office of Public Health within the Bureau of Family Health (BFH). Join the team to make a difference, protecting and promoting health of all Louisianans. The MCH Data Systems Epidemiology Program Manager will be responsible for the management of the Bureau of Family Health main MCH related data systems including birth, death and fetal death surveillance and Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS). Major responsibilities include managing the BFH’s State Systems Development Initiative (SSDI) focused on maintaining essential data availability for MCH programs to support population health monitoring, quality improvement and evaluation of Title V programming and the statewide surveillance system – PRAMS, a major CDC-funded initiative assessing women’s behaviors and experiences before, during and after pregnancy.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in public health, statistics or related field plus a minimum of 4 years of required experience, 2 years in supervision. Experience using quantitative methods and advanced statistical tools and software packages such as SAS and advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access, along with knowledge of relational databases.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains birth, death and fetal death files including file organization, creation of documentation and data dictionaries, and communication with data users
  • Documents and maintains file management protocols for the Data Action Team
  • Conducts data management, analyses and linkages; elevates data for programs and policies.
  • Monitors Title V and MCH performance measures including improvement of efficiencies in tracking performance measures by automating processes (including, but not limited to creation of macros and coding templates as appropriate) for data imports.
  • Prepares and submits grant progress reports and applications for funding.
  • Develops and implements program and surveillance evaluations in support of Title V and PRAMS
  • Performs data management, statistical and technical activities
    for the linkage, analysis and interpretation of data, including large
    population level and surveillance data sets.
  • Compiles analytic results from internal and external , including but not limited to census, other national survey data sources to disseminate to internal staff, stakeholders, policy makers, and the public
  • Manages and updates the PRAMS protocol, supervises staff and all grant related activities,
  • Obtains Institutional Review Board (IRB) approvals
  • Designs special projects and reports any PRAMS adverse events and submits annual birth file
  • Ensures timely PRAMS operations including monthly sample pulls and birth file submissions
  • Supervises PRAMS staff
  • Develops PRAMS survey questions in collaboration with the PRAMS Steering Committee,
  • Analyzes PRAMS indicators and completes annual data reports and annual surveillance reports,
  • Develops PRAMS data dissemination plan and communication products – Data to Action stories, reports and newsletters
  • Monitors SSDI and PRAMS grant budgets
  • Completes annual reports and grant applications,
  • Participates in the development of MCH programs and policies based on collected data and analyzed to prevent adverse outcomes
  • Point of contact with CDC PRAMS
  • Serves on national, state and multi-state teams or task forces 

Desired Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Experience with SAS, R and Stata analytic software
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical information in a non-technical manner
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to think proactively and function independently
  • Good organization skills with the ability to manage heavy workloads and multiple tasks
  • Knowledge of deterministic and probabilistic data linkage techniques
  • Experience with linkage software, especially LinkPro and GIS software, ArcGIS.


Salary Range is $62,000-74,000 dependent on education and experience. A competitive benefits package is offered to all LPHI full-time staff. Excellent opportunity for professional growth and connection to national networks and resources. BFH benefits include opportunities for professional and leadership development, state-of-the-art onboarding, and mentorship.

Join our dynamic team to make a difference!

Please submit cover letter, resume, three references, and salary requirements to:  Subject line:  MCH Data Systems Epidemiology Manager – OPH Bureau of Family Health


Equal Opportunity Employer