Overview

The Illinois Department of Public Health is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as DataEpidemiologist. Designs and conducts data analysis procedures, using analytical tools, to assesscommunicable disease data for trends, anomalies, cluster detection, and data quality. Participate aspart of an outbreak response team to assist in data analysis to determine outbreak sources anddescribe the extent of spread and potential progression of outbreaks with various mitigationstrategies.
Job Responsibilities
1. Designs and conducts data analysis procedures.
• Uses analytical tools to assess communicable disease data for trends, anomalies, clusterdetection, and data quality.
• Reports findings to other epidemiologists within IDPH.
• Responds to requests for additional situational data.
2. Participates as part of an outbreak response team to assist in data analysis.
• Uses analytical tools, including, but not limited to, SAS, R and GIS tools, to present outbreak data,determine outbreak sources and describe the extent of spread and potential progression ofoutbreaks with various mitigation strategies.
• Summarizes outbreak findings for final reports.
3. Designs and produces data outputs for the consumption by local health departments and otherpartners on the IDPH Intranet and for public consumption on the IDPH website.
• Uses tools such as Tableau to organize and present data.
• Ensures data are up-to-date and relevant to consumers.
4. Assists in preparing annual data submissions and reports on surveillance data and outbreaks forthe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local partners, publication, and publicconsumption.
• Graphically and epidemiologically summarizes events to demonstrate trends, impacts andresolution, based on inject of mitigation strategies.
5. Leads a community of practice group with state epidemiologists and local health departments toadvance broader use of data analysis tools at the local level and strengthen statewide outbreakresponse.
6. Prepares and presents summaries from literature reviews, data analyses, and study results forthe Department and public presentation.
• Participates in annual trainings for local health departments.
7. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of theduties enumerated above.

About Illinois Department of Public Health

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is tasked with the oversight of communities within Illinois to achieve and maintain optimal health and safety. With an annual budget of over $600 million in state and federal funds, 7 regional offices, 3 laboratories and over 1,100 employees, IDPH is equipped to fulfill its mission of protecting the health and wellness of the people of Illinois through the prevention, health promotion, regulation and control of disease and injury.