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Job Title: Epidemiologist Advanced
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Organization: Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Posted: 2/6/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Number of Openings: 3
Location: Madison,  WI   
Position Description: One position is under the general direction of the Family Health Section Chief, and will provide expert support for existing and under-development family health data and surveillance systems, including the Child Death Review (CDR) data system, the Fetal and Infant Modality Review (FIMR) data system, the Maternal Mortality Review (MMR) data system, the Secure Public Health Electronic Record Environment (SPHERE), the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), and the Wisconsin Violent Death Reporting System (WVDRS). The incumbent will provide analytic, research, and evaluation support involving the planning, gathering, analysis, and reporting of primary and secondary data for assessment of the health status of Wisconsin families. Key secondary data sets utilized by the incumbent might include: hospital Medicaid, vital records, and programmatic data. The incumbent will provide leadership and expertise for surveillance methodologies, design and evaluation of collection protocols, statistical analysis, and interpretation of results and presentation of findings for family health issues, including pregnancy, birth outcomes, infant and child health, injury, and women's health.

The other position is under the general direction of the WIC & Nutrition Section Chief, and will provide leadership for the section's program data. Duties of this position will include surveillance to monitor trends and the evaluation of effectiveness of prevention strategies; technical consultation, dissemination of findings to policy makers, program planners, and health professional; coordination of statewide activities; grants monitoring, report writing, and attendance at local, state, and nation-level conferences. Specific surveillance and research responsibilities will include WIC Risk Factor data. The work requires close coordination with other units and section with DHS, Division of Public Health (DPH) Regional Offices, and local agencies. The position will provide technical assistance/consultation for statewide projects and to local agencies/grantees.

Other functions in this capacity include guiding program evaluation for both sections and providing technical assistance to internal staff and external partners around data and surveillance systems, epidemiologic analysis, and program evaluation.

Qualifications: Minimally qualified candidates will have:

Training and/or experience in public health epidemiology

Training and/or experience with program evaluation

Experience using databases, statistical methods and/or computer applications to assess or monitor disease trends, economic impact, disparities, and/or burdens

In addition, well-qualified candidates will also have:

Experience developing tools, reports, visuals and/or presentations to actively use data in program and policy implementation or evaluation.

Experience providing reports and presentations to diverse audiences (i.e., executive management, and external partners at the state and national level).

Experience developing partnerships with internal and external partners to coordinate across different program areas.

Training and/or experience with quality improvement methods

Organization Description: The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Division of Public Health (DPH) is currently recruiting for two Epidemiologist - Advanced positions in the Bureau of Community Health Promotion (BCHP), Family Health, and WIC & Nutrition Sections, in Madison, WI.

Benefits include a top rated health plan and the ability to participate in one of the best retirement plans offered in public service. We offer a team-orientated atmosphere and a focus on work-life balance. Additional benefits include paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick and personal time), and multiple insurance options. For more information about insurance, visit:

DHS’ Central Office (1 West Wilson Street) is in the heart of downtown Madison on the shore of Lake Monona. A five minute walk in any direction from the office will place you on the lawn of the State Capitol, at a Madison Metro bus stop, or even on the extensive biker/runner friendly Capital City bike path system. Enjoy working in a 430,000 sq. ft. historic building located along Lake Monona. For more information about DHS, visit our website at

Closing Date: 2/25/2018
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Contact Name: Stacy Koenig,  Epidemiologist Advanced
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How to Apply: Visit the website to apply search Job Announcement Code: 17-03013. You will be required to submit a cover letter and resume.

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