University of Nebraska Medical Center

MCH Epidemiologist

Deadline: 6/6/17

This position is located at the Department of Health Services (DHS); Division of Public Health (DPH); Bureau of Community Health Promotion (BCHP); Family Health Section; Maternal Child Health Unit, in Madison, WI., or we would be open to a Teleworker but they would need to come to the central office for the first few months for training. For more information about DPH, visit our website at https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/dph/index.htm

This position is a lead for maternal and child health data issues, including data for the Title V MCH Block Grant and related activities, surveillance to monitor trends, and the evaluation of effectiveness of prevention strategies. Major duties of the epidemiologist are surveillance; technical consultation; dissemination of findings to policy makers, program planners, and health professionals; coordination of statewide activities; grant monitoring; report writing; attendance at local, state, and national-level MCH conferences. Specific surveillance and research responsibilities include maternal and infant mortality surveillance; infant, and child morbidity surveillance; and general maternal and child health (MCH) related morbidity studies. The position will function as leadworker for surveillance methodologies, the design and evaluation of collection protocols, statistical analysis, and interpretation of results and presentation of findings. The work requires close coordination with other units and sections within the DHS, DPH Regional Offices, OHI, local agencies, and other MCH researchers. The DPH incumbent provides technical assistance and consultation to statewide maternal and child health projects/grantees including local health departments, private nonprofit agencies, and citizens in the state of Wisconsin.

The incumbent provides leadership and direction for the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) competitive grant awarded in 5-year cycles. The incumbent, as Project Director, collaborates and coordinates grant activities with other PRAMS staff located in the Office of Health Informatics (OHI), the MCH funded staff and projects and related partners.

Minimally qualified candidates will have:


  • Experience conducting epidemiologic surveillance of Maternal Child Health issues to include data management, analysis, and interpretation.


  • Experience utilizing computer software programs to input and analyze epidemiologic data.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience effectively developing and disseminating data analysis findings.



In addition, well-qualified candidates will also have:


  • Experience and skill in compiling, monitoring, and reporting data to meet grant requirements.


  • Experience providing consultation or guidance to internal and external partners.
  • Experience building and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers in a team setting.


View the full job description and apply online here.