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The mission of the Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA) is to protect, promote and improve the health and well-being of all Marylanders and their families through provision of public health leadership and through community-based public health efforts in partnership with local health departments, providers, community based organizations, and public and private sector agencies, giving special attention to at-risk and vulnerable populations. Within PHPA, the Office of Immigrant Health (OIH) works collaboratively with local health departments, Federally Qualified Health Centers, refugee resettlement agencies, and other community-based organizations to ensure that newly-arrived refugees, asylees, and other humanitarian immigrants receive a culturally-informed and language-accessible comprehensive health assessment and are connected to primary, specialized, and/or additional public health care. The OIH also works to educate new arrivals on healthcare access and preventive health, provide innovative behavioral health programming for humanitarian immigrants, and provide technical assistance on globally-diverse populations.
This position serves as the Senior Epidemiologist for the OIH and is responsible for overseeing, managing, and analyzing all Maryland refugee health data. This position will also serve as the statewide database manager, which will involve implementing quality control measures, suggestions for improvements in standardized data collection, and ensuring that all end-users are appropriately trained. The incumbent will be responsible for conducting epidemiologic analyses and designing epidemiologic studies of refugee health data for state and federal reports and grant proposals and will oversee most epidemiology-related activities for the office. The Senior Epidemiologist will assist and/or organize training programs for clinical staff, resettlement agencies, and other community partners, as appropriate. A primary role of the Senior Epidemiologist will be to evaluate current screening practices and related data collection and develop statewide screening guidelines based on approved methodology, standards of care, and best practices. This position will also participate in annual monitoring visits of participating/contracted clinics and serve as a point of contact for humanitarian immigrant health-related questions from internal and external partners. The incumbent will work with other PHPA programs to develop data exchange protocols and other programs to improve health outcomes for newly-arrived humanitarian immigrants.
Education: A Master’s degree in the field of Public Health from an accredited college or university with a minimum of three graduate courses in Epidemiology and one graduate course in Biostatistics.A copy of your graduate transcripts (official or unofficial) must accompany your application
Experience: Three years of experience as an epidemiologist subsequent to receipt of the Master’s degree.
Note: 1. Candidates may substitute a Doctoral degree in the field of Public Health from an accredited college or university with a minimum of six graduate courses in Epidemiology and three graduate courses in Biostatistics for the required education and experience.
Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Health Care Science classifications or Clinical Lab, Medical Scientists, or Bio Medical Lab Officer specialty codes in the health research field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.
The successful applicant should have extensive training and knowledge of public health surveillance methods; knowledge of communicable diseases; advanced statistical and analytic skills and methods using appropriate analytic and database software; experience working with multiple data sources and creating, as well as analyzing, matched datasets excellent oral and written skills for communicating with internal partners and external partners and the public; and be able to work closely with culturally diverse populations.
Internal Number: #18-003643-0006
About Maryland Department of Health
Maryland’s health care delivery system consists of public and private hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient clinics, home health care services, hospices, providers, and health educators, among others. As a public health department, our goal is to improve the health status of every Maryland resident and to ensure access to quality health care. We are responsible for helping each person live a life free from the threat of communicable diseases, tainted foods, and dangerous products. To assist in our mission, we regulate health care providers, facilities, and organizations, and manage direct services to patients, where appropriate. Although public health activities such as registration of births, deaths and marriages began in Maryland in the mid-1600s, the formal public health effort did not begin until 1797 when Baltimore Town was incorporated into Baltimore City. At that time, health ordinances were passed and, by the early 1800s, smallpox vaccinations were available to the poor, free of charge. Numerous changes have occurred in Maryland since that time, and all have helped public health evolve into a system that today provides an impressive array of services. The system includes D...HMH and 24 local health departments – one each in Baltimore City and Maryland’s 23 counties.?DHMH has four major divisions - Public Health Services, Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Health Care Financing. In addition, the department has 20 boards that license and regulate health care professionals; and various commissions that issue grants, and research and make recommendations on issues that affect Maryland’s health care delivery system. We depend on a staff of more than 6,500 and a budget of more than $12 billion to provide needed services to Maryland communities. Our Public Health Services Division oversees vital public services to Maryland residents including infectious disease and environmental health concerns, family health services and emergency preparedness and response activities. The Behavioral Health Division promotes recovery, resiliency, health, and wellness for individuals who have emotional, substance use, addictive and/or psychiatric disorders. The Developmental Disabilities Administration provides a coordinated service delivery system to ensure appropriate services for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The Health Care Financing Division implements the Medicaid program, which features the department’s HealthChoice and Children’s Health Program along with other initiatives, including those that help people with the cost of prescription medications. Information about our organization, programs and many other services can be found on this website.