The Environmental Health Epidemiologist will oversee epidemiologic efforts surrounding lead poisoning and childhood asthma. The person filling this position will work closely with LHHP and other staff within PDPH. The Environmental Health Epidemiologist will work in conjunction with LHHP’s senior staff to conduct routine surveillance of lead poisoning, evaluate program activities, and support grant- funded initiatives and deadlines. This individual will be responsible for creating regular reports, tracking general trends and conducting ad hoc analyses. The ideal candidate is dependable, detail-oriented, creative, possesses strong quantitative skills, and has advanced computer skills with the potential for learning more electronic data management, data cleaning, and data manipulation using SAS.
Employee is responsible for:
•Managing surveillance and program data such as: (1) extracting and analyzing data from surveillance databases for use by program staff, (2) regular assessment and cleaning of surveillance databases to assure the completeness, timeliness and accuracy of entered data, (3) develop and implement methods for evaluating data flow within program areas, and (4) provide guidance for development/enhancement of data bases and applications.
• Analyzing lead poisoning surveillance data on a routine basis to detect changes in trends, geographical distribution, and/or risk factors.
• Continuing efforts to ensure rental properties are safe for children, which includes preparing data for landlord outreach.
• Coordinating with other health department programs to share and analyze data in support of lead poisoning prevention and asthma management efforts.
• Evaluating lead case management processes, developing recommendations for improvement, and communicate findings with program staff.
• Evaluating program activities, such as the asthma program’s impact on healthcare utilization.
• Designing and performing data analysis on special analytic projects surrounding lead poisoning and childhood asthma.
• Participating in or overseeing other LHHP projects as assigned by the LHHP Director.
• Represent LHHP at regular Department- wide Epidemiology Council meetings.