Hired into the Rollins Epidemiology Fellows Program, fellows serve as early-career MPH-level epidemiologists for a two-year term within one of Georgia’s 18 local health districts or at the Georgia Department of Public Health. This position is not located at Emory, but rather at the Georgia Department of Public Health or within one of Georgia’s 18 district health departments.
Under supervision at the health district, day-to-day activities of the fellows include, but are not limited to planning, developing, and conducting epidemiologic investigations, surveillance, outreach and interventions limited in scope and/or complexity to determine the causes of diseases and implementing methods of disease control.
Fellow duties also include collecting, analyzing, and interpreting statistical data and preparing epidemiologic reports.
The applied epidemiology experience is supplemented by competency based professional development trainings and comradery-building programming.
Primary Duties and Job Responsibilities:
Assists in the implementation of timely disease intervention strategies to decrease the prevalence of communicable diseases.
Designs, implements, and maintains disease surveillance.
Collects, analyzes, and interprets statistical data and prepares reports.
Conducts engagement and outreach with community members and/or stakeholders affected by or interested in disease outbreaks or data.
Assists with the development of policies and procedures for new and existing disease control programs.
Provides training, technical assistance, and consultative services regarding epidemiology and the control of diseases.
Serves as a point of contact for various personnel regarding moderately complex epidemiologic issues.
Performs various duties in support of section operations.
Competency Achievement Plan to successfully complete and graduate from the Rollins Epidemiology Fellowship, fellows are minimally expected to complete an oral presentation, a surveillance evaluation/quality improvement project, and a significant data analysis project over the course of the two years.
Fellows are expected to work on projects and activities related to seven Core Competencies: Data Analytics and Assessment, Public Health Sciences, Communication, Health Equity, Community Partnership, Policy Development and Program Planning, Leadership and Systems Thinking.