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Employer: Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH
Located in: Boston, Massachusetts
Degree Required: Bachelors
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) seeks to hire an Epidemiologist who will serve as an essential member of the Office of Health Equity (OHE) within the Office of Population Health (OPH). Our applicant will play a central role on the team that develops Disparities Dashboards to inform the Department’s efforts to achieve health equity and will be responsible for coordinating the acquisition of data, cleaning the data, preparing the files, and analyzing and reporting of disparities-related surveillance activities across the department including the publication of the disparities dashboard. This role will also support entities in the collection and use of priority population data and the collection of demographic data using DPH standards. This position will also work across the department to implement data collection standards for demographic data and reports directly to the OHE Director.
The selected candidate will collaborate very closely with epidemiologists from other bureaus and offices on analytics related to health equity and disparities-related topics of public health concern. This will include supporting the collection, analysis and reporting of population specific data in priority datasets. This position is responsible for analyzing data from several different sources including, but not limited to: vital records, hospital discharge data (CaseMix), health surveys data (e.g. BRFSS), Emergency Medical Services (EMS) data, Youth Health Survey), claims data, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) data, Massachusetts Cancer Registry, Pregnancy and Early Life Longitudinal data system (PELL), clinical data used in alternative payment model contracts, and any other data deemed relevant. The Epidemiologist is responsible for providing ad hoc analyses in response to data requests related to priority populations or disparities-related data surveillance. Additionally, this person will be cross-trained to support other analytic needs within OHE as deemed necessary and appropriate by the Director including but not limited to working with program data related to Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services or Interpretive Services in hospital facilities, or Disability topic areas.
Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):
Doctoral candidates encouraged to apply
*Please submit a cover letter describing why you are interested in this position and your relevant work experience.
About the Department of Public Health:
The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is to prevent illness, injury, and premature death, to assure access to high quality public health and health care services, and to promote wellness and health equity for all people in the Commonwealth. We envision a Commonwealth in which all people enjoy optimal health. Massachusetts ranks among the healthiest of states according to comparative analyses, but we face numerous challenges, including chronic and infectious disease, substance abuse, violence, preventable hospitalizations, and health disparities.
DPH coordinates programs and policies to address specific diseases and conditions and offer services to address the needs of vulnerable populations. We also develop, implement, promote, and enforce regulations and policies to assure that the conditions under which people live are most conducive to health and enable people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. We license health professionals, healthcare facilities and a variety of businesses that impact public health. We operate the state laboratory and four public health hospitals. We monitor health status and manage vital records including births, marriages and deaths. We educate people about public health issues and work closely with local boards of health and community partners to identify and solve public health problems.
As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:
A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori
Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines.
Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website.
For questions, please contact Health Human Resources at 1-800-850-6968.
Posted on 01/31/2019
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