Morbidity and Mortality Epidemiology Manager, Office of Public Health – New Orleans

Morbidity and Mortality Epidemiology Manager, Office of Public Health – New Orleans

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. This position performs data collection, analysis, and evaluation work involving the planning, gathering, analysis and reporting of statistical data associated with Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and violence and injury surveillance outcomes, and grants administration associated with the Bureau of Family Health’s morbidity and mortality surveillance efforts.

  • Assists the Principal Investigators/Project Directors with management of the morbidity and mortality related grants for the Office of Public Health Bureau of Family Health, including data collection, reporting and budget management; assisting with convening partners and facilitating work groups, documenting lessons learned, and engaging community partners, preparing and submitting grant applications, and communicating with federal funders.
  • Oversees Identification and validation of mortality cases for review processes.
  • Manages and sustains funding for PAMR, SUID, LA-VDRS.
  • Participates as subject matter expert on fatality review panels.
  • Coordinates the overall collection of morbidity and mortality surveillance data for FIMR, CDR, PAMR, and Violent death prevention initiatives.  Duties include case identification; ensuring data are abstracted and entered into the appropriate case review electronic systems in accordance with CDC standards; performing or overseeing data entry, data linkage, performing data editing/cleaning, analyses, and evaluation.
  • Supervises morbidity and mortality epidemiology staff and LA-VDRS Abstractors
  • Participates in the analysis and dissemination of Louisiana morbidity and mortality data.  Duties include the following: Participates with the Louisiana VDRS advisory workgroup; works with SAS statistical software to obtain frequencies through univariate and bivariate analyses of data; provide all data and develops and manages development and dissemination of reports.
  • Supports case review efforts through the provision of valid, reliable data.
  • Develops and implements morbidity and mortality surveillance grant evaluative methods.
  • Designs and implements data evaluation and quality improvement initiatives.
  • Participates in surveillance analyses resulting in data dissemination products and abstract preparation and submission.
  • Represents the BFH in national, regional and local workgroups.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Concentration in Epidemiology plus a minimum of 4 years professional experience post Master’s
  • Prior supervisory experience
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, especially oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain accurate records
  • Intermediate to advanced SAS, R or STATA, LinkPro software preferred with minimum 9 credit hours in epidemiology and/or biostatistics
  • Prior experience with mortality surveillance operations preferred
  • Valid Louisiana Driver’s license for required travel
  • Permanent work status


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:  Morbidity and Mortality Epidemiology Manager – OPH Bureau of Family Health


Equal Opportunity Employer