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Job Title: Incarcerated Populations Epidemiologist
Job Number: 121275
Organization: New Mexico Department of Health Epidemiology & Response Division
Posted: 1/13/2022
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Santa Fe,  NM    USA
Compensation: 18.32 - 37.87
Position Description: Purpose of Position The Incarcerated Populations Epidemiologist-O position will gather and analyze data as part of a team designed to characterize the myriad of public health issues confronting people transitioning through prisons, adult detention centers, and juvenile detention centers. Incarcerated populations are disproportionately impacted by high rates of infectious disease (e.g., COVID-19), poverty, violence, suicide, homelessness, substance use, and mental illness. Incarcerated populations experience increased rates of acute and chronic illness and dramatically reduced life expectancy. Incarcerated populations are overrepresented by racial and ethnic minorities and individuals who have suffered adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). The position will address infectious disease, behavioral health, injury and social determinants of health related to the incarcerated. The position will exist in the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Bureau, Healthcare-associated Infections (HAI) Program, but will work across program areas with other epidemiologists who specialize on discrete public health issues (e.g., drug overdose epidemiologist). How does it get done? The person in this position will gather, manage and analyze data from a variety of existing surveillance systems and other sources to describe incarcerated and justice involved populations in New Mexico. The work will require access to multiple public health and confinement databases, ongoing communication with correctional and detention systems staff, and regular meetings with agencies and organizations involved in the criminal justice system. The position will investigate outbreaks in confinement facilities, input data into the New Mexico Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NMEDSS), work with detention and corrections administrators, and generate public health reports that inform policy decisions at the departmental and legislative levels. Who are the customers? New Mexico Department of Health leadership, state and county corrections and detention administrators, policy makers, planners, legislature. Ideal Candidate The ideal candidate will have a Master's in Public Health, Health Sciences or related field and two (2) years of relevant experience.

Qualifications: Minimum Qualification Master's degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Science, Social Sciences or Statistics. Substitution Table No job description available

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 4/13/2022
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Cecelia Herrera,  Incarcerated Populations Epidemiologist
Contact Location: 1190 St. Francis Drive, Suite N1320

Santa Fe   NM  87505
Contact Location: 1190 St. Francis Drive, Suite N1320
  Santa Fe   NM  87505
Contact Phone: 505-827-0014 
Contact Fax: 505-827-2110
Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: How To Apply: The Department of Health has several positions opened at this time. If you are interested in applying for this position or any other job openings, please visit and complete an online application.

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