Epidemiologist, Office of Health Equity, Massachusetts Department of Public HealthOpportunity Type: Epidemiology, Jobs, Public Health
Location: Boston, MA
Salary: Not provided
Opening Date: February 05, 2019
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
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.