Title: Epidemiologist – Birth Defects and F Family Planning $46,500 - $79,800 / Posted thru: 5-31-19 Employee Name: TBD
Supervisor: Chris Fussman
Work Location: Lansing, MI
Purpose: This position provides epide epidemiological support to the Department, the B the Bureau of Epidemiology and Population Healt Health on all epidemiologic matters conce concerning the Title X Family Planning and Birth Birth Defects Education and Outreach (BDEO) progr programs.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Birth Defects (50% Time): • Provide expertise in matters of s surveillance and data management; conduct s statistical analysis regarding birth defects. • Provide expertise in program e evaluation, planning and capacity building a activities. • Assist with or lead, as appropriate, t the development, design and dissemination of s statewide and local reports, scientific p posters and presentations related to birth d defects epidemiology. • Serve as a key epidemiologic r resource in support of MDHHS cooperative a agreements with federal agencies. • Provide routine statistical a analysis, trend analysis and other e epidemiological analyses of Michigan Birth D Defects Registry (MBDR) data to illustrate t the public health impact of birth defects, p program progress and population needs. • Conduct data set linkages as needed f following appropriate approvals and p protocols. • Assist in conceptualization, design, planning, conduct and analysis of surveys and studies undertaken to evaluate and monitor the health status of children with birth defects (i.e., MBDR reporting and program outreach) and studies undertaken to evaluate the causes of birth defects, and at-risk populations, as resources allow.
risk populations, as resources allow. • Respond to concerns regarding a apparent clusters of birth defect occurrence. • Identify and address gaps in data r required for program evaluation and needs a assessment at state and local level to i improve birth defects surveillance. • Provide epidemiologic and evaluation a analysis and assistance to MDHHS on health p policy, program planning and resource u utilization with respect to the collection a and use of birth defects surveillance data. • Design and develop newsletters and r routine/standardized and ad hoc reports to p promote understanding of the public health i impact of birth defects, their causal f factors and the impact of the MBDR and BD p program among BD Program partners, s stakeholders and the general public. • Disseminate and promote use of birth def defects data and reports by other org organizations such as major universities, fed federal agencies and epidemiologists in oth other states to develop and strengthen the col collaboration among State Birth Defects Sur Surveillance and Prevention Programs and oth other MCH partners.
Family Planning (50% Time): • Provide expertise in matters of s surveillance and data management; conduct s statistical analysis regarding Family P Planning program and reproductive health. • Provide expertise in program e evaluation, planning and capacity building a activities as needed by the program. • Assist with the development, design a and dissemination of statewide and local r reports, scientific posters and p presentations related to Family P Planning/Reproductive Health epidemiology. • Serve as a key epidemiologic r resource in support of MDHHS cooperative a agreements and grants with federal a agencies. • Identify and provide routine s statistical analysis, trend analysis and o other epidemiological analyses of family p planning populations to illustrate the p public health impact of family planning, p program progress and population needs. • Assist in conceptualization, design and planning, conduct and analysis of surveys and studies undertaken to evaluate and monitor the health status of Family Planning clients and women and men of reproductive age, and studies undertaken to evaluate the program’s efforts using both q quantitative and qualitative approaches. • Develop epidemiological hypotheses f for further studies of Family Planning p populations, and overarching MCH priorities. • Identify and address gaps in data r required for program evaluation and needs a assessment at state and local level to i improve reproductive health surveillance. • Develop, manipulate and/or use databases for analysis of health problems to assess the potential public health impact and management of maternal and child health datasets, including linkages between datasets to further understanding of women’s h health. • Provide epidemiologic analysis and a assistance to MDHHS on health policy, p program planning and resource utilization w with respect to the collection and use of T Title X Family Planning program data. • Design and develop r routine/standardized and ad hoc reports to p promote understanding of the public health i impact Title X Family Planning program and r reproductive health among partners, s stakeholders and the general public. • Develop study designs, protocols, and human subjects’ applications and data u use agreements as appropriate. • Provide scientific and epidemiologic expertise and analysis related to health policy, program planning and resource utilization in women’s health and the Title X X Family Planning programs. • Study the quality of, as well as access to, women’s health services in M Michigan. • Collaborate with Reproductive Health U Unit staff and other maternal and child h health and health promotion programs to p provide, translate and use surveillance d data, needs assessment results or e epidemiologic study results in support of p planning, implementing and evaluating p programs and policies. • Meet regularly with other members of t the MDHHS Lifecourse Epidemiology and G Genomics Division for planning, exchange of t technical methods and participation in c common epidemiologic tasks for the Bureau. • Maintain a positive, strong, cred credible, professional and interpersonal rela relationship with all parties relevant to MDHH MDHHS and MPHI projects and represent the best best interests of MDHHS and MPHI at all time times.
Education: Master’s Degree in epidemiology or public health-related field such as biost biostatistics with course preparation in epide epidemiology, biostatistics and chronic disea disease.
Experience: Two years of professional exp experience carrying out a variety of sur surveys, investigations or analyses of human dis disease or health outcomes, including mat maternal and child health outcomes
Important Skills and Characteristics: • Knowledge of ACCESS, SAS, SUDAAN, S SPSS or similar statistical software p packages relative to the analysis and m management of epidemiologic data is r required. • Experience with SQL language e experience preferred. • Knowledge of survey development and t techniques as well as epidemiological m methods used to organize and analyze large h health data sets is essential. • Knowledge of maternal and child h health and prevention issues would also be v very advantageous. • Strong writing and analytic skills an and ability to present data and research re results as information useful to decision ma makers required. Knowledge of and a co commitment to principles of health equity
Work Environment and Physical Requirements: Typical office environment. May require moderate physical effort for transporting display or educational material. Requires a valid vehicle operator’s license to attend off-site meetings, conferences and train trainings. This position will be located in the L the Lansing area.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WORK OF OTHERS: No ass assigned responsibility.
IMPACT ON PROJECTS, SERVICES AND O OPERATIONS: This position provides s surveillance and data management protocols, s statistical analysis, surveys, epidemiologic s study design and planning, program e evaluation, technical expertise and t training. The position plays a key role in e evaluating the Title X Family Planning P Program and BD Program performance and p priorities as well as improving data c collection and data use, obtaining funding t to conduct such activities, and fostering a active collaboration with other maternal c child health organizations.