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The Task Force for Global Health (TFGH) is a non-governmental organization affiliated with Emory University located in Decatur, GA. TFGH and its programs work globally to eliminate diseases that have plagued humankind for centuries and build the systems necessary to protect the health of entire populations. In 2016, TFGH received the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize – the world’s largest award of its kind – in recognition of its contributions to alleviating human suffering.
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV) virus cause 1.3 million deaths per year and over two million new infections occur annually. Because hepatitis B vaccination, curative therapy for hepatitis C and other interventions can effectively prevent viral hepatitis transmission and mortality, the 2016 World Health Assembly endorsed goals for hepatitis elimination and preventing over 4.5 million deaths by 2030. However, to eliminate hepatitis, access to effective interventions must improve. In 2019, to help countries build effective programs and accelerate progress toward hepatitis elimination, The Task Force for Global Health launched the Coalition for Global Hepatitis Elimination (CGHE). CGHE, www.globalhep.org, builds capacity for hepatitis elimination globally through delivery of technical assistance, knowledge generation and dissemination, and advocacy among partners united in a community of practice.
The Epidemiologist will provide technical and scientific support to the Coalition for Global Hepatitis Elimination and Coalition partners in the design and implementation of epidemiological studies to assess the burden of viral hepatitis, public health evaluations of the impact of hepatitis programs, and operational research projects. Working with program partners, the Epidemiologist will design study protocols, support in-country partners in study and program implementation and monitoring activities, analyze findings, and communicate results to key partners. In collaboration with technical partners and other staff, the Epidemiologist will develop reports, publications and presentations to facilitate dissemination of evaluation outcomes.
The Epidemiologist will support Coalition activities for about 66% of their time.
The Epidemiologist will also develop and implement research projects with Hiroshima University, Faculty of Medicine, Hiroshima Japan. About 33% of the Epidemiologist’s time will be spent on joint research projects and teaching with of Hiroshima University. For this work, the Epidemiologist will receive an appointment of Assistant Professor at Hiroshima University.
Responsibilities with the Coalition for Global Hepatitis Elimination:
Responsibilities with Hiroshima University:
10-20% International travel; At least 1 month per year at Hiroshima University in Hiroshima, Japan (COVID-19 permitting)
NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.
The Task Force hires staff through the Emory University Human Resources office. Want to learn more about The Task Force for Global Health, visit our TFGH Video Gallery
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