Job Postings as of January 28, 2016

January 28, 2016 | Career Announcements


Position: Program Associate

Organization:  The Endometriosis Foundation of America

Posting date: January 21, 2016

Location: New York

SUMMARY: The ideal Program Associate (PA) candidate will be able to cultivate relationships within schools, community-based organizations, and healthcare systems so that The ENPOWR Project can maximize its reach and impact. Specifically, the PA will be primarily responsible for identifying new sites to present the ENPOWR program, fostering relationships with existing stakeholders, and engaging the community in general to increase ENPOWR’s presence in these systems. Volunteer coordination is also an essential aspect of this role. The PA must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, maintain the outreach contact database in an efficient and organized manner, work well, and be flexible in a small non-profit environment, and serve as a public health champion for the endometriosis community.

This role is a good opportunity for a recent college graduate, or current graduate student.


  • Research and identify sites for ENPOWR Project implementation throughout New York State, and new catchment areas outside of NYS borders
  • Cultivate relationships with new and existing stakeholders for ENPOWR expansion
  • Carefully craft communication materials for community engagement
  • Manage the outreach contacts’ information in the EFA’s database
  • Coordinate ENPOWR Project presentations between the EFA staff, interns and volunteers and the participating site
  • Providing general support to EFA operation


  • BA/BS required
  • Knowledge and familiarity with school (particularly NYS), CBO, and healthcare systems a plus
  • Candidates must be skilled at data management
  • Highly organized and efficient
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strategic thinker with demonstrated ability to set priorities and meet deadlines
  • High emotional intelligence enabling the candidate to build stakeholder relationships and navigate political environments
  • Individual must be able to motivate others to understand the importance of raising endometriosis awareness


 Application Requirements

  • Resume
  • Cover letter with salary requirements

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should please apply to Write “PA 2016 Application” in the subject line



Position: Program Research Specialist II

Organization: Health Research, Inc.

Posting date: January 25, 2016

Location: Albany NY

SUMMARY/ RESPONSIBILITIES: Compensation: $52,819The Program Research Specialist II (PRS II) will work with researchers and public health professionals in the Office of Quality & Patient Safety on an Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ)-funded project, “Addressing Potentially Dangerous Medications in Medicaid Children with Mental Health Diagnosis”. The purpose of the project will be to describe the epidemiology of patient safety in ambulatory care settings and assess strategies to reduce potentially dangerous medication use or patient harms. The PRS II will analyze Medicaid claims and encounter data to determine patterns in medication usage and adverse events among Medicaid children, as well as provider and practice data to examine correlations between practice characteristics and prescribing patterns. The PRS II will administer a provider survey on medication reconciliation practices, and collect and analyze the results. Additionally, the PRS II will conduct literature searches and contribute to research recommendations related to the project. SAS will be used to analyze data and Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point will be used to display the analytic results. The PRS II will regularly communicate with grant partners and senior staff to provide updates, analyses, and reports as needed. Other related duties to be completed as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or a related field and two years of research experience in the collection and evaluation of data. A Master’s degree may substitute for one year of the research experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in public health, public policy, public administration, statistics, health services research, health or business administration, economics, social sciences, or a related field and one year of related research experience. Proficiency in SAS and SQL programming and experience with statistical analysis. Experience with large administrative datasets such as Medicaid claims and encounter data. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience working on interdisciplinary teams.

HOW TO APPLY: Please visit HRI’s web site at (preferred method):  or mail resume to: Health Research, Inc., 150 Broadway – Suite 560, Menands, NY 12204- 2719. Please include reference code 2016- 3217 on envelope.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Qualified Individuals with Disabilities/Qualified Protected Veterans

Additional Information: Please contact Sarah Zalewski,  Program Research Specialist II at



Position: Research Analyst (Policy)

 Organization: Health Research, Inc

Posting Date: January 25, 2016

 Location: Albany, NY

SUMMARY/RESPONSIBILITIES: The Research Analyst will serve as a policy researcher within the Office of Quality & Patient Safety, Innovation Center, supporting the expansion of the Advanced Primary Care model across NYS. Specific duties include: conducting analytic research on existing and proposed health care policies, programs and innovative strategies; assisting executive staff with the planning, organizing, directing and implementing of SIM related projects; developing and planning, reports, papers and/or other materials to convey results of analysis and research findings; and, assisting with the compilation and development of operational plans and other grant requirements.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and four years of experience in the research, analysis, and/or evaluation of programs or services, OR an Associate’s degree and five years of such experience, OR seven years of such experience. A Master’s degree may substitute for one year of experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Work experience or coursework in health or public policy, health administration, health services research, health economics, statistics, mathematics, or epidemiology. Experience with research/evaluation studies or projects including: data collection and analysis, developing reports and graphics to illustrate findings, and presenting findings to diverse audiences. Comprehensive understanding and knowledge of basic research principles/methodologies; as well as excellent interpersonal, organizational, presentation, written and oral communication skills.

How to Apply: Please visit HRI’s web site at (preferred method):  or mail resume to: Health Research, Inc., 150 Broadway – Suite 560, Menands, NY 12204- 2719. Please include reference code 2016- 3215 on envelope.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Qualified Individuals with Disabilities/Qualified Protected Veterans

Additional Information: Please contact Sarah Zalewski, Research Analyst (Policy) at



 Position: Field Worker/Interviewer (Temporary and Part-time, approx. 10-20 hours/week at $20.60/hr)

Organization/Project: CHORDS (Costs, HIV Outcomes and Real-world Determinants of Success) Study of the New York City Ryan White Part A Care Coordination Program (CCP)

Posting Date: January 14, 2016

 Location: Long Island City, Queens.

SUMMARY: The Research & Evaluation Unit of the Care and Treatment Program is recruiting Field Workers/ Interviewers for the CHORDS study. CHORDS is a local collaborative research study funded since September 2013 and carried out by the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health (Principal Investigator Denis Nash, PhD) and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH, Principal Investigator Mary Irvine, DrPH).  The project investigates socio-demographic, behavioral, social-environment/ interpersonal and life-history factors, as well as CCP site-level factors and receipt of key CCP components (e.g., case management, patient navigation, directly observed antiretroviral therapy, health education), as determinants of health outcomes among program clients.  Both currently active clients (600) and those recently active but lost to follow-up (120) will be interviewed, for a total of 720 interviews gathered over the course of several months.  Data collection entails a one-time, approximately 30-minute web-based survey designed for participant self-administration via an ACASI (Audio Computer-Assisted Self-Interview) tool, unless otherwise requested.

Under the direction of a Survey Coordinator, Field Workers/Interviewers will conduct survey recruitment activities at a total of 10 agencies spread across four NYC boroughs, and will carry out other activities (including phone/e-mail communications and technical assistance to sites and participants) from the NYC DOHMH offices at 42-09 28th Street in Long Island City, Queens. Field Workers/Interviewers will also administer surveys to those participants who may need assistance, and will be called upon to assist with distributing gift cards (incentives) after survey completion.  However, the primary tasks of the Field Workers/Interviewers relate to the recruitment processes of contacting clients, explaining the study, distributing survey login details, assisting with survey setup and technical support, administering the survey when client self-administration is not feasible or is not the client’s preference, and tracking recruitment steps and their outcomes using standardized project logs.


  • Participate in and successfully complete required trainings
  • Adhere to all federal, state, local and institutional confidentiality laws and protocols, based on trainings/materials to be provided, and guidance from the Survey Coordinator
  • Maintain regular communications with recruitment sites
  • Prepare, transport, store and maintain survey recruitment materials and supplies
  • Provide ongoing training/TA to recruitment sites on study procedures, including but not limited to:
    • collection of “permission to contact” for the study team to follow up with clients
    • distribution of study team contact information and/or survey tool access details
    • tracking of recruitment efforts and outcomes at the site level, and routine sharing of tracking log data for central compilation, analysis and maintenance
  • Compile tracking log data from individual recruitment sites, and help maintain the master tracking log at NYC DOHMH, for management of recruitment and incentive distribution
  • Continually monitor sites’ activities related to the study, to ensure appropriate recruitment progress as well as ongoing fidelity to the study protocol and procedures
  • Provide information about the study, and connect potential participants or site staff with the Survey Coordinator, where further communication or other resolution is needed
  • Immediately report any deviations from the study protocol or any data security risks, to the Survey Coordinator and/or NYC DOHMH Principal Investigator
  • Conduct informed consent and structured interviews with study participants when self-administration is not feasible or is not the client’s preference
  • Accurately document participant information (on tracking logs, permission-to-contact forms, messages to other study team members, and surveys)
  • Maintain data integrity (ensure collected data accurately represent participant information)
  • Provide information about additional resources (from the study materials) as appropriate
  • Assist with other aspects of the research as requested
  • Assist with other related duties as assigned



  • Ability to adhere to detailed survey research protocols
  • Ability to comply with strict protocols for confidentiality
  • Strong and unflagging attention to detail
  • Strong oral communication skills
  • Sensitivity and responsiveness to agencies’ and clients’ concerns, questions and comfort levels with study procedures
  • Effective organizational skills, including rigorous habits of documentation
  • Keen recognition of issues that may require the attention of other study team members
  • Ability to establish rapport with people from diverse racial/ethnic, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic, age, cultural, and religious groups/perspectives
  • Proficiency in Spanish and/or French is an advantage, but not necessarily required
  • Experience interviewing, and specifically comfort asking/hearing about sensitive topics
  • Ability to learn and use computerized interview programs
  • Ability to travel throughout New York City and maintain security of study supplies

Special Requirements:

  • Willingness to work some long or evening/weekend shifts if needed during the survey period (February to December 2016)


How to Apply: if interested, please contact Elena DiRosa, CHORDS Survey Coordinator, at: Résumés can be sent directly to that e-mail address.



Position: Research Assistant

Organization: United Hospital Fund of New York
Posting Date: January 22, 2016

Location: New York

SUMMARY: Assist directors and analysts on analytic work related to New York health care policy, financing, quality and redesign, with a substantial focus on Medicaid. Day-to-day responsibilities include, but are not limited to: creating internal source material on policy developments; analyzing data from primary and secondary sources; participating in qualitative stakeholder interviews; conducting literature searches and reviews; planning and staffing high-level invitational meetings; and, drafting sections of Fund reports for publication.

 RESPONSIBILITIES: REPORTS TO: Director, Medicaid Institute

  1. Collect timely policy-relevant information from program administrators, researchers, and advocates by tracking websites and attending frequent meetings, conferences, conference calls and webinars. Analyze and summarize information for senior policy analysts and directors in appropriate and/or requested formats (emails, detailed notes, memos, tables and charts).
  2. Identify and assemble data from primary and secondary sources (e.g., New York State’s Medicaid claims files, health insurance filings, hospital discharge database). Support senior staff in analyzing data using Excel and statistical software with the opportunity to devise scopes of research, and prepare and maintain data files.
  3. Prepare materials, including literature summaries, other data summaries, and graphics for Fund publications, presentations, briefings, and the Fund’s web presence.
  4. Support senior staff in preparing for, conducting, memorializing and distilling qualitative interviews with key health care stakeholders, including senior state officials, advocates and health care system executives.
  5. Assist staff in convening meetings including topic and speaker research and preparing background materials
  6. Draft sections of Fund reports for publication with primary co-author opportunities.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Education and/or Experience Required: Bachelor’s degree in economics, government, other social science, mathematics, or a health care related field. At least one year of work experience and a demonstrated interest in health policy are required. Masters degree may substitute for experience.

Knowledge and Ability: Excellent writing, quantitative, and analytic skills; strong interpersonal and communication skills; a self-starter with the ability to work well independently and in groups, and to work on several projects simultaneously. Flexible, courteous, willing to learn new skills, and motivated to actively participate in a dynamic and hardworking team-oriented environment with growth potential. Proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required. Experience with web-based tools for data collection and aggregation (e.g., SurveyMonkey), at least one statistical programming application (e.g., R, SAS, SPSS, STATA), and mapping software (e.g., ArcGIS) is strongly preferred

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: The United Hospital Fund is a nonprofit health services research and philanthropic organization whose primary mission is to shape positive change in health care for the people of New York. We advance policies and support programs that promote high-quality, patient-centered health care services that are accessible to all. We undertake research and policy analysis to improve the financing and delivery of care in hospitals, health centers, nursing homes, and other care settings. We raise funds and give grants to examine emerging issues and stimulate innovative programs. And we work collaboratively with civic, professional, and volunteer leaders to identify and realize opportunities for change.

How to Apply: To apply: Please e-mail your resume and cover letter, noting “Research Assistant” in the subject line of your e-mail, to:

Additional Information: United Hospital Fund offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, combined with generous benefits including health, dental, life, and disability insurance; a tax-deferred annuity savings plan; paid time off; and a commuting subsidy. Collegial environment with a good work/life balance.

United Hospital Fund is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that values workplace diversity



 Position: Senior Project Officer

Organization: ICAP at Columbia University

Posting Date: January 22, 2016

 Location: New York

SUMMARY/RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Deputy Director, Implementation Unit, the Senior Project Officer provides broad managerial support to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of public health programs. Ensures timely and cost-effective implementation of program activities. Manages the development and monitoring of implementation plans and budgets, program reporting and documentation, donor and partner relations, new business development and knowledge management. This position is grant funded.

Major Accountabilities:

  • Support the strategic planning process for country programs, including participation in country program retreats, and planning meetings • Manage the development, review and finalization of annual project work plans • Monitor project implementation progress, and identify and address implementation challenges in collaboration with country and headquarter staff • Coordinate provision of technical assistance to designated country programs by identifying internal technical resources and external consultants, and working with country teams to develop and monitor technical assistance scopes of work • Manage the documentation and dissemination of project results, including preparation and submission of progress reports, presentations, and other program documentation • Participate in the design and implementation of assessments, program reviews and evaluation activities • Manage the development of country program budgets and budget modifications, and monitor program expenditures to ensure activities are implemented within budgetary guidelines • Oversee the development and management of sub-agreements by reviewing and ensuring PI approval of scopes of work and sub-agreement budgets, and monitoring progress of contract deliverables and expenses • Contribute to the development and implementation of multi-country program initiatives • Develop and maintain working relationships with donors, partners and other stakeholders • Ensure compliance with donor requirements and Columbia University policies and procedures and contribute to the preparation and implementation of corrective action plans • Support new business development by assisting with the development of proposals • Participate in the recruitment efforts of international hires and other senior country program staff • Supervise staff as required and coach and mentor staff in program management skills • Perform other related duties as assigned

Travel Requirements:

  • Requires international travel of 6-10 trips per year with each trip lasting approximately 10-14 days


  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Business or related discipline, or equivalent in training and experience, plus four (4) years of directly related experience.

Experience, Skills & Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Minimum four (4) years of experience in developing, implementing and evaluating public health programs • Minimum three (3) years HIV/AIDS program development, implementation and monitoring experience in developing country settings • Demonstrated experience working with government officials, implementing partners, international donors and other counterparts • Demonstrated experience supervising public health program staff • Demonstrated experience, knowledge and understanding of USG policies and regulations • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail • Excellent writing ability, strong interpersonal, group facilitation and oral presentation skills • Demonstrated experience working in teams, as well as, working independently with minimum supervision

Experience, Skills & Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Business or related discipline strongly preferred • Experience in multiple countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia • Foreign language proficiency in French, Portuguese, Russian or Swahili

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: A global health leader situated at Columbia University, ICAP has worked since 2003 with one central goal: to improve the health of families and communities.

Working hand-in-hand with individuals at every level of the health system–from patients to health care providers to government officials–ICAP is dedicated to delivering high-performing health system strengthening initiatives that provide quality and affordable health care. The organization tackles the world’s most pressing health threats and, in collaboration with partners around the world, implements transformative solutions to meet the health needs of individuals.

With its roots in comprehensive, family-focused HIV services, ICAP is known for capacity building and for its innovative, effective, and ethical programs that are implemented in the most challenging resource-limited settings. ICAP is also known for its collaborative and supportive approach to strengthening government health systems and local partners’ capacity to deliver quality health services. To date, ICAP has worked to address major public health challenges and the needs of local health systems in more than 4,000 sites across 21 countries.

How to Apply:  To apply, please click on link below (or copy and paste) onto your web browser

Additional Information: Please contact ICAP at Columbia University at



Position: Project Management, Planning, Coordination and Analysis Fellow

 Organization: National Cancer Institute, Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program

Posting Date: January 22, 2016

 Location: Rockville, MD

SUMMARY/ RESPONSIBILITIES: Bachelor’s Degree: $28,900-$41,200; Master’s Degree: $34,500-$41,600 The Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP), Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS), National Cancer Institute (NCI), has an opening for a Fellow with an interest in project management, planning, coordination and analysis. This fellowship opportunity is with the Office of the Associate Director, which develops and implements the mission and scientific and strategic agenda of EGRP. The successful candidate will help coordinate and manage highly visible projects, such as the NCI Cohort Consortium, a collaborative research effort with more than 50 scientific studies involving more than 7 million research participants. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, coordinating receipt and review of new research project proposals; compiling and tracking information about annual scientific progress reports, publications from more than 30 working groups, collaborative agreements and protocols; updating public website content; organizing monthly steering committee calls, maintaining an email listserv and communicating with more than 150 member scientists; and assisting with planning the NCI Cohort Consortium’s meetings. Additional duties may include assistance with other EGRP-supported scientific meetings, development of materials for presentations, budget analysis and management and planning activities for major funded research initiatives..

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s-level degree in epidemiology, public health, biological sciences, public administration, business administration or other related fields strongly preferred; however, willing to consider bachelor’s degree with several years of experience in public administration or business administration. • A strong interest in project management. • Experience reviewing, analyzing and summarizing data. • Experience coordinating with large groups and senior-level staff. • Experience planning scientific conferences or meetings (in-person meetings and/or webinars) desired, but not required. • Excellent attention to detail and interpersonal, organizational and writing skills. • The ability to work independently and on teams. • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

How to Apply: The following application materials must be submitted electronically to . Please include “OAD CRTA 2016” in the e-mail subject line. A one-page cover letter explaining your interest in this position, as well as how you see this position furthering your career goals (include your earliest start date); CV or resume; Contact information for two professional references, along with a brief description of the type and duration of your relationship with these individuals

The Fellowship appointment is a one-year award, with an option to renew for an additional year. Salary is commensurate with experience and education. Health benefits and training opportunities are provided. The position is open immediately; start date is negotiable. The position will remain open until filled.

Further Information: Please contact Allison Cook, Fellow – Project Management, Planning, Coordination and Analysis at


8 Position: Certified Health Education Specialist

Organization:  Axiom Corporation

Posting date: January 22, 2016

Location: Atlanta, GA

SUMMARY/ RESPONSIBILITIES: The position focuses on developing online and in-person trainings for the CDC’s Public Health Associate Program (PHAP). PHAP is a competitive, two-year, paid training program with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Throughout the two-year training program, associates gain hands-on experience that will serve as a foundation for their public health careers. The Certified Health Education Specialist works with the CDC training team to identify new training topics, structure the content for online and in-person lessons, and revamp existing lessons

QUALIFICATIONS: Masters of Public Health (MPH) and Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), with experience in curriculum development (desired experience in developing curriculum for eLearning but not necessary). ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: Axiom Corporation is certified by the Small Business Administration (SBA) as an 8(a) company and a Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB). We are also a verified Veterans Affairs (VA) Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).

Founded in 1988, Axiom Corporation is a management and technology consulting company providing information technology, professional, and health/medical support services to the federal government, Department of Defense and corporate entities.

HOW TO APPLY: To apply please email your resume and references to Dr. Jamye Hickman at



Position: Community Relations and Policy Coordinator

Organization: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Posting date: January 21, 2016

Location: Baltimore, MD

SUMMARY: $55,000 – $65,000. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) has an immediate opening for a full-time (40 hours per week) Community Relations and Policy Coordinator in the Office of Population Health Improvement (OPHI) to serve as a liaison and provide technical assistance to local and regional health coalitions, oversee development of all OPHI policy reports and workgroups, and manage OPHI communications efforts.

The position requires internal and external partnership engagement and relationship building across multiple organizational levels from project administration through executive leadership. The position reports to the Director of the OPHI.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Serve as the primary contact to all Local Health Improvement Coalitions and other local and regional coalitions and partnerships, including presenting data and information on best practices for population health improvement, identifying and delivering resources and technical assistance, and assisting these groups with organizational development. • Develop all official policy documents and reports released by OPHI, in collaboration with OPHI senior staff, including literature reviews, horizon scans, expert interviews, and employing other research methods. • Provide staffing support for the convening of any policy-related workgroups. • Assist in the development of position papers, testimony, and other policy documents during the legislative session and provide other legislative support as needed. • Oversee OPHI’s website and social media presence, including the development of all communications materials (e.g., newsletters, fact sheets, etc). • Actively support the coordination and logistics associated with the DHMH public health accreditation process as a member of the OPHI accreditation team. • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Requirements: Requires a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in public health, public policy, communications, or a related field with coursework in policy analysis/writing and at least two years of full-time experience engaging public health partners across diverse settings, implementing social media communications and providing technical assistance. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint required.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter with a solid foundation in public speaking, representing organizations in diverse settings and exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including experience giving public presentations of complex information. The candidate should exhibit professional competence in diverse public settings with diverse interests.

Position based in Baltimore City at DHMH offices.

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: This is a full-time contractual position funded through the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) with some benefits available. Salary range is $50,000 – $70,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience. As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
HOW TO APPLY: To apply, submit, via email, resume and original writing sample by February 5, 2016 to:

Russ Montgomery, PhD, MHS Director, Office of Population Health Improvement Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene at



Position: Epidemiologist

Organization: North Georgia Health District

Posting date: January 22, 2016

Location: Dalton, GA

SUMMARY/ RESPONSIBILITIES: Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Under supervision, plans, develops, and conducts epidemiologic investigations, surveillance and interventions limited in scope and/or complexity to determine the causes of diseases and implement methods of disease control. Collects, analyzes, and interprets statistical data and prepares epidemiologic reports. Supervises staff.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Public Health or a closely related field from an accredited college or university OR Bachelor’s degree in any field from an accredited college or university AND two years of experience performing epidemiologic work or work in a closely related field.


HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should apply @:

Further Information: Please contact Ally Elrod, HR, at

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