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Senior Epidemiologist, Bureau of Family Health, Office of Public Health

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Senior Epidemiologist, Bureau of Family Health, Office of Public Health

Position Summary­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­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

  • PhD in Epidemiology with MCH experience; Master’s Degree in Public Health with a minimum of 5 years in MCH epidemiology or biostatistics will substitute for PhD
  • Prior experience with injury and/or surveillance operations preferred
  • Experience working with hospital discharge data and ICD 9 and ICD 10-CM codes
  • Experience performing complex analyses with large epidemiologic data systems
  • Experience with advanced statistical analysis packages (SAS and SAS-callable SUDAAN preferred and STATA)
  • Experience with authorship and submission of manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals
  • Valid Driver’s License for required travel

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct and/or oversee collection and reporting of MCH, violence and injury 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 advanced knowledge of sampling techniques, survey design, data linkage, statistical analysis techniques, and program evaluation
  • Provide senior epidemiologic support by conducting and/or overseeing analyses of MCH-related data
  • Demonstrate expertise in appropriate interpretation and translation of epidemiologic results
  • Provide mentorship to junior staff, students, interns, and fellows on MCH-related data activities and projects; validates staff data projects for content and accuracy
  • Develop and provide epidemiologic/statistical trainings/curricula
  • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert in MCH and injury and morbidity and mortality surveillance
  • Coordinate the overall collection of Louisiana injury prevention indicators.  Duties include 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; works 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.
  • Design and implement quality review of injury and other MCH relevant surveillance systems.
  • Provide epidemiologic support for state 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
  • Develop recommendations to enhance data capacity and/or analytic skill set of the BFH
  • Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
  • Advanced knowledge of research design and appropriate methods
  • Advanced skills in the principles and practice of epidemiology, including multivariable analyses
  • Knowledge of survey design and development methods
  • Knowledge of program monitoring and evaluation methods
  • 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 skills in quantitative as well as qualitative analyses
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Excellent organizational skills

Salary/Benefits

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

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