University of Washington School of Public Health
Supervising Epidemiologist - Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Health
Closing Date: open until filled
Posted: March 21, 2018
This position oversees the Epidemiology & Data Support Section, consisting of epidemiology staff and the Morbidity Unit in the management of outbreak investigations involving more than 88 communicable diseases, mandated by the health officer, state and federal agencies to report to the local public health department.
- Directs the planning, design, implementation and analyzing of surveillance data. Works with disease subunits to understand and analyze surveillance data. Works to develop epidemiological studies and develops cluster detection algorithms to help subunits better detect clusters and outbreaks. Develops an overall data and analysis plan for the program.
- Evaluates and validates epidemiologic findings by monitoring the quality of communicable disease data and ensures the integrity of data for quarterly and annual reports.
- Supports the Program and Department during activation for large scale public health emergencies.
- Provides training in epidemiologic methods to program staff and provides support for the Epi analysts and Epidemiologists on staff. Identifies resources and speakers for them.
- Supervises epidemiologists and the Morbidity Unit staff to ensure data and calls are properly tracked, and these complementary resources are utilized to enhance the ACDC’s effectiveness in the control and prevention of specific diseases. Reviews and approves surveillance data summary reports, official outbreak investigation reports, abstracts, posters, and the annual Morbidity Report and Special Studies Reports.
- Assists the director of the Program in evaluating the epidemiological and statistical work throughout the program and reviewing papers that come from the Program for epidemiologic content.
- Functions as ACDC’s liaison with local (a key member of DPH’s Incident Command Structure), State and Federal health agencies (i.e., served as Co-chair of the joint taskforce workgroup) in coordinating and transmitting information which is based on epidemiology and surveillance activities. The reporting of
- such information can either be based on a special request from one of these agencies or on that which is mandated by law. Develops, evaluates, implements and reviews ACDC policies and procedures, including Communicable Disease Control Manual (B-73) and Administrative Officer of the Day (AOD) Manual.
- Represents the ACDC Program at professional meetings and conferences as a presenter of communicable disease findings, and by preparing manuscripts for publication in peer-review journals.
A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in epidemiology -and- five (5) years of paid experience designing, conducting, and evaluating epidemiologic studies and field investigations.
Or: A Doctoral** degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in epidemiology -and- two (2) years of paid experience designing, conducting, and evaluating epidemiologic studies and field investigations.
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