Epidemiologist

  • 2 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA
  • Full-time

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Job Description

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

 

·         Acts as an epidemiological expert for FRP programs and provide leadership around the use of FRP programs data.

·         Performs and documents procedures for data preparation, including data cleaning and standardization.

·         Documents patterns of infant, child and maternal mortality that may be preventable

·         Links fatality data with other datasets.

·         Author’s public health fact sheets, web pages, and reports presenting surveillance and research data on FRP programs to a wide variety of audiences in Indiana.

·         Organizes and deliver surveillance data at professional conferences, meetings, and other settings.

·         Identifies common themes, trends, risk factors among cases, and creates community reports to disseminate information.

·         Uses FRP data to identify gaps in community systems and possibilities for system improvement.

·         Helps FRP team increase awareness for the issues that affect the health and safety of pregnant women, infants and children in Indiana.

·         Participates in departmental activities, such as research group meetings, seminars, and conferences.

·         Evaluates the effectiveness of all FRP programs.

·         Conducts annual comprehensive data analyses for continuous quality improvement (CQI) and monitors the state and local data quality compare to national data.

·         Helps improve the quality and completeness of FRP data by setting data quality and completeness targets for all FRP programs.

·         Assists where possible with other projects within the division.

 

Qualifications

Job Requirements:

 

·         Master's degree in Public Health with a specialization in epidemiology.

·         Previous injury prevention or fatality review experience (preferred).

·         Thorough knowledge of public health principles and practices, epidemiology, study design, and study analysis.

·         Extensive experience in the use of statistical software for data analysis; working knowledge of SAS.

·         Advanced ability to import and clean data for purposes of data analysis; compile data records into complete data sets.

·         Link records for purposes of data analysis.

·         Considerable knowledge of computers and competent in using software applications including: Microsoft Word, Access, and Excel.

·         Considerable knowledge of available injury and violence databases, qualitative and quantitative data collection methods and their limitations.

·         Advanced ability to develop assessment protocols.

·         Extensive ability to communicate with health care and public health professionals, policy makers, agency staff, and the general public both verbally and in writing.

·         Advanced experience in the writing of formal reports and articles and oral presentations.

·         Familiarity with SAS and statistical procedures, including knowledge of linking methodologies and experience working with large datasets.

·         Considerable knowledge of computers, and competent in the use of Microsoft Office.

·         Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities.

·         Ability to prepare reports and presentations.

·         Ability to work closely with colleagues to identify data-related problems. 

·         Advanced ability to work cooperatively with staff and representatives of external partners.

·         Considerable skill in coordinating complex work tasks.

·         Advanced ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Additional Information

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