Senior Epidemiologist

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/11/2020 9:10 AM)
Requisition ID
2020-13953
Category
Other
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Shift
Days

Overview

The Sr. Epidemiologist oversees the data collection, analysis and reporting needs of the Patrick M. Magoon Institute for Healthy Communities and provides hospital leaders and community partners reliable, digestible data related to child and adolescent health issues. This position is responsible for collecting, analyzing and presenting relevant information and data visualizations for various audiences, including developing and organizing for dissemination via reports, peer-reviewed manuscripts, data briefs, fact sheets, presentations, media/social media, and other online platforms and written publications. The Sr. Epidemiologist also provides support to evaluate the efficacy and impact of community health initiatives. This position provides support to ensure success of the Magoon Institute’s annual goals and Lurie Children’s community health strategy and organizational mission to improve the health and well-being of all children and adolescents.

 

Department Description: The Patrick M. Magoon Institute for Healthy Communities serves as the hub for all community-focused initiatives at Lurie Children’s. The Magoon Institute is responsible for aligning the Medical Center’s clinical, research, education and advocacy expertise with community engagement, supporting people, programs and partnerships that advance community health. This team provides engagement opportunities for employees, physicians and trainees and leads the development and execution of Lurie Children’s Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategy. The Magoon Institute partners with clinical, public health and community outreach leaders and experts across the Medical Center to work towards the goal of advancing health equity and racial justice, and improving health and wellness for children, adolescents and their families across Chicago.

 

We are committed to promoting diversity, inclusion and multiculturalism. Our mission to advance health equity starts with our commitment to build a diverse team representative of the communities we serve. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability status, age, socioeconomic status and all the other facets of our humanity.

Responsibilities

  1. Responsible for (1) Community Health Needs Assessment data collection and analysis plan and (2) Implementation Strategy monitoring and evaluation plan, both in collaboration with the Director of Operations and Community Health Action Teams. This includes developing and maintaining reporting interfaces, dashboards and reports on progress to share with internal leadership and oversight committees, community health programs and Action Teams and community partners.
  2. Collaborate with Magoon Institute leadership, staff and community health programs to apply epidemiological methods to develop and implement effective ways to evaluate impact of community health initiatives.
  3. Provide statistical, evaluation, research and technical expertise to advance Magoon Institute and community health programs’ community health initiatives.
  4. Identify relevant and accessible ways (e.g., papers, briefs, infographics, and mapping) to present data to meet Magoon Institute and partners’ data needs. Partners includes internal and external community health programs, clinicians and public health experts, researchers, community-based organizations and others.
  5. Prepare and track presentations, data briefs and reports, academic papers, and various other written publications to disseminate the work of the Magoon Institute.
  6. Provide data and data analysis to Magoon Institute community and clinical partners, community health programs, researchers, and other groups and individuals.
  7. Collaborate with various health department, community, health system coalitions to develop collaborative community health assessments, support goals through epidemiological methodologies and data analyses, and share data related to child and adolescent health.
  8. Support students and trainees of varying levels (e.g. pediatric fellows, medical students, graduate, undergraduate) in data management and statistical analysis.
  9. Other job functions as assigned.

Qualifications

  1. Master’s degree in Public Health or a Social Science with concentration in epidemiology, statistics or biostatistics required, Ph.D. in a related field preferred.
  2. Minimum six years experience in public health statiscial analysis and evaluation required.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of and advanced proficiency in statistical software (e.g., SPSS, SAS, STATA), Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software, and Microsoft Office Suite required.
  4. Experience with Structured Query Language (SQL) and familiarity with Epic’s Clarity and Caboodle databases or other electronic health record databases preferred.
  5. Demonstrated experience and proficiency in gathering and organizing existing data from websites, data portals, and other sources.
  6. Strong organization and project management skills, ability to respond quickly to data requests.
  7. Flexibility to work on evenings and weekends.
  8. Excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills; adept at presenting to diverse audiences of executive leaders, physicians, researchers, community partners and community members
  9. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with individuals from different backgrounds and disciplines.
  10. Ability to take initiative and work independently.
  11. Commitment to health equity, diversity, inclusion, racial justice, evidence-informed policy, data-driven advocacy and community-driven processes.

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