Deadline: October 28, 2016
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) is seeking a full-time (40 hours per week) Epidemiologist at the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Bureau. This position is responsible for the surveillance, investigation, and evaluation of MCH program data and related issues for the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Duties include maintaining and analyzing comprehensive MCH datasets in order to assist with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs to improve maternal and child health in Maryland.
Main duties include: utilizing appropriate epidemiologic and statistical methods to evaluate and interpret MCH data to improve monitoring, evaluation, and health outcomes in Maryland; supporting the development and implementation of intervention and prevention strategies as identified through analyses of MCH Bureau programs and services; providing consultation to health care professionals, community organizations, and others on specific MCH data issues; designing and implementing epidemiological studies, surveillance systems, and quality assurance methods for the control of adverse health events. The epidemiologist will also serve as the State Systems Development Initiative (SSDI) analyst, which will include supporting data needs for birth outcomes research, building and expanding State MCH data capacity to support Title V program efforts and contribute to data driven decision making in MCH programs. This position will also work to advance utilization of both the minimum and core data sets for the Title V program including vital statistics, hospitalizations, PRAMS, birth defects, and WIC datasets.
Requires a Master’s degree in a public health field such as epidemiology, biostatistics, population health, demography or other closely related field and two years of professional experience. Full-time work experience in epidemiology, scientific statistical analysis or medical research using a statistical software (SAS, STATA, R, or SPSS) is preferred. Ability to follow data security and confidentiality guidelines is required. Excellent skills with Microsoft Office products (including Word, Excel, ACCESS, and PowerPoint) is required. Experience using health data systems such as vital statistics, hospitalization discharge records, national databases and surveys, or large administrative datasets to investigate MCH health outcomes is preferred. Experience working with ArcGIS or other mapping software is also preferred. Strong analytic and writing skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team are essential. This is a contractual full-time position funded through the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) with some benefits available. Salary in the upper $50,000’s commensurate with qualifications and experience.
For fullest consideration, please submit cover letter and resume via email no later than October 28, 2016 to:
Lawrence Reid, PhD, MPH
Director, Office of Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
201 W. Preston Street, 3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Please use the following subject line: MCH EPI II APPLICANT
UMBC is an AA/EO Employer.