Under general supervision of the epidemiology unit manager, performs advanced level technical work in research, surveillance, evaluation, and data management as the lead BRFSS epidemiologist for the health statistic center (HSC). Provides direct epidemiology and data management support to the behavioral risk factor surveillance system (BRFSS). Analyzes BRFSS data and vets the annual BRFSS report. Takes the lead in BRFSS data quality improvement and evaluation. Assists the epidemiology unit manager with HSC report dissemination. Provides epidemiology support to other HSC epidemiologists as needed. Fills data requests as needed. Position requires extensive knowledge of and skills using SAS software, advances statistical analysis skills, and excellent written and oral communication skills. Some in state and out of state travel may be required.
Training: A Doctorate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in epidemiology, public health, veterinary medicine, preventive medicine, medicine, biological, physical, behavioral or environmental sciences including at least two courses in epidemiology covering additional epidemiology principles, methods and design concepts, or at least two courses in statistical design methods courses for the behavioral sciences, or at least two publications in two different peer-reviewed journals, and at least one course in biostatistics or other research-oriented statistics course.
A Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in epidemiology, public health, biology, nursing, physical, behavioral, natural, or veterinary sciences, preventive medicine, or medicine including two courses in epidemiology and one course in biostatistics OR certification in infection control (CIC); AND three years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience in epidemiology.
Substitution: Completion of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epidemic Intelligence Service or public health prevention specialist training can substitute for the required training.
Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in biology, nursing, physical, behavioral, or natural sciences, AND five years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience in conducting epidemiology, including disease investigation, risk assessment or environmental epidemiology may substitute for the required training.
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