The Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) seeks two Epidemiologists for the COVID-19 CDC Disparities Grant.

Baltimore City’s COVID-19 CDC Disparities Grant is a two-year, $6.5 million initiative of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to address COVID-19 health disparities among populations at high-risk and underserved, including racial and ethnic minority populations and rural communities.

The COVID-19 CDC Disparities Grant Epidemiologists will be responsible for cleaning, maintaining, analyzing, and interpreting COVID-19 data with a focus on disparities among key populations (e.g., pregnant persons, those experiencing homelessness, and persons with disabilities). The Epidemiologists will develop reports, dashboards, and analytical products to support COVID-19 testing, case investigation and contact tracing, and vaccination efforts. The Epidemiologists will create maps and geocode data with GIS (geographic information system) software, with layers representing areas of disease and risk factors. Datasets include COVID-19 cases, deaths, hospitalizations, test results, case investigation and contact tracing, BCHD COVID-19 testing, among others.

The COVID-19 CDC Disparities Grant Epidemiologists will be integrated with other COVID-19 teams, including case and outbreak investigation and COVID-19 testing. The Epidemiologists will report to an Epidemiology Manager.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of a team of dedicated public servants who are working to have an immediate and lasting impact on their community.—COVID-19-Epidemiologist—Health-Department_R0000115

About Baltimore City Health Department

Baltimore City Health Department Vision: An equitable, just, and well Baltimore where everyone has the opportunity to be healthy and to thrive.

Baltimore City Health Department Mission: To protect health, eliminate disparities, and enhance the wellbeing of everyone in our community through education, coordination, advocacy, and direct service delivery.

The Baltimore City Health Department is the oldest, continuously-operating health department in the United States, formed in 1793 when the governor appointed the city's first health officers in response to a yellow fever outbreak in the Fells Point neighborhood.  During the more than 220 years since then, we’ve been working to improve the health and well-being of Baltimore residents.  We strive to make Baltimore a city where all residents realize their full health potential.

In collaboration with other city agencies, health care providers, community organizations, and funders, we aim to empower all Baltimoreans with the knowledge, access, and environment that will enable healthy living.

The Health Department has a wide-ranging area of responsibility, including acute communicable diseases, animal control, chronic disease prevention, emergency preparedness, HIV/STD, maternal-child health, restaurant inspections, school health, senior services, and youth violence issues. The agency includes a workforce of approximately 800 employees and has a budget of approximately $126 million.