This position is located in the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Division of Public Health (DPH), Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Health (BEOH), Environmental Epidemiology and Surveillance Section, and is maintained through a contract and ongoing partnership with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health's Public Health's Department of Population Health Sciences.
Under the direction of the Chief of the Environmental Epidemiology and Surveillance Section, the incumbent serves as an epidemiologist in the Wisconsin Environmental Public Health Tracking program. This position coordinates work assignments in the performance of the Section's assigned functions and responsibilities, and works with professional and support staff consisting of epidemiologists, public health educators, program managers, information technology professionals, and program assistants.
This worker provides epidemiologic leadership within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) grant-funded Wisconsin Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) program to develop tools to increase the accessibility and availability of data on health outcomes and related environmental hazards and exposures. Responsibilities of this position include: using SAS to compile, prepare, and submit complex datasets and accompanying metadata to CDC for semi-annual data submissions; developing XML schema and performing validation procedures to ensure that submitted data are accurately represented on national and state portals; developing and implementing specifications for new data topics on the Wisconsin EPHT public data portal; collaborating with intra-agency and external partners to identify and prepare datasets for display on the Wisconsin portal; maintaining schedule of data submissions and data updates to coordinate data releases to the portal; regularly compiling list of portal-specific feedback for external contractors; and maintaining an active presence and providing leadership on national EPHT workgroups (e.g., Content Workgroup and Standards and Network Development, etc.) as relevant to the needs of the program.
The incumbent provides epidemiologic expertise to incident-specific responses and conducts epidemiological investigations and surveillance of exposure to environmental agents related to specific diseases and newly-reportable conditions. The incumbent interfaces with local public health and other stakeholders to properly report conditions and address case-specific issues. The incumbent leads the development of peer- reviewed manuscripts and presentations to the scientific scientific community at professional conferences.
Under the guidance of the principal investigator, the incumbent contributes to the development and submission of federal grants and cooperative agreements, and assists with reporting to CDC on performance measures and progress reports. This position meets with federal, state, regional and local health and environmental agencies ensuring that the DPH, BEOH and Section goals and objectives are achieved.
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The incumbent will have excellent verbal and c communication skills, technical expertise in in standard Microsoft Office applications and SAS statistical statistical analysis software, working technical knowledge related knowledge related to statistical software applications applications, and internet navigation skills particularly particularly for resources related to epidemiology epidemiology.
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