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Position: Sexual Health & Youth Development Epidemiologist II
Office of Statistics and Evaluation
The Office of Statistics and Evaluation within the Bureau of Community Health and Prevention (BCHAP) at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) seeks to hire a talented and motivated Epidemiologist to assist with evaluation and surveillance efforts for the Office of Sexual Health and Youth Development (OSHYD). The selected candidate will work closely with program staff, conduct data collection and analysis, program and policy evaluation, data interpretation, and develop data visualization and dissemination products for diverse audiences. The Epidemiologist will also closely collaborate with youth development, young parent, and sexual and reproductive health programs and other Epidemiologists in the Bureau to support cross-cutting work and initiatives.
The BCHAP team acknowledges the history of structural racism and its impact on health and is committed to improving the quality of life for all Commonwealth residents while working toward eliminating health inequities that threaten the lives of communities of color. The Epidemiologist will work to incorporate this approach across their work.
Skills essential for success include, but are not limited to the following:
More than 5 years of experience in Epidemiology
Strong background in public health program evaluation and survey research methodology in an applied setting
Supervises and mentors Epidemiologist I
Preferred: Master of Public Health in health-related field with emphasis in Epidemiology or Biostatistics
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.
More information can be found at: MA Department of Public Health?