Senior Informatics Analyst, PHII PS

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Regular Full-Time
Affiliated Organizations
Task Force for Global Health
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
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Business Operations
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Task Force for Global Health
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The Task Force for Global Health is an Emory University affiliate located in Decatur, GA. Its eight programs focus on building durable public health systems that serve all people. Focus areas include neglected tropical diseases, vaccines, and health systems strengthening. The Task Force received the 2016 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize–the world's largest award of its kind–in recognition of its extraordinary contributions to alleviating human suffering.


As a member of the Public Health Informatics Institute, provides public health agencies with recommendations on an informatics strategy. Identifies technical solutions for electronic sharing of clinical and public health data and opportunities for integrating informatics projects. Supports public health agencies in coordinating informatics needs and priorities. Recommends best practices and methodologies for systems development, testing, implementation, and operation within a public health agency. Identifies relevant standards to support programmatic needs, including vocabulary and terminology standards, information content standards, information exchange standards, privacy and security standards, functional standards, and others as needed. Leverages standardized data and messaging for data reuse and workflow automation. Provides public health practitioners support in managing informatics projects including engaging stakeholders, soliciting, and selecting contracted services and managing contractor performance, provide problem solving techniques and support in conflict management. Provides support in identifying and managing risks to information systems and applications. Explains technical and non-technical issues effectively to public health practitioners.



  • Conducts formative and summative evaluations to assess the effectiveness of information systems.
  • Determines how IT can change and improve public health practice.
  • Identifies evaluation frameworks for public health information systems that address cost-effectiveness, data quality, and conformance to requirements, scalability, and ability to meet public health objectives.
  • Identifies new concepts to improve public health practice, including public health decision support, modeling and simulations, and visualization, analysis, and alerts.
  • Identifies legal, confidentiality, security, open records, and other concerns that might affect information collection, storage, and access.
  • Establishes data sharing agreements with business partners and other organizations.
  • Develops plans for continuity of operations in the event of system failure or unavailability.
  • Communicates project work and informatics issues through conference presentations, reports, and journal articles.
  • Performs other related duties as required.



The Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII) is a program of the Task Force for Global Health, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our staff is comprised of professionals in the areas of public health, healthcare, information systems and communications—all well-versed in the current and emerging issues facing public health. PHII is known for its expertise as a neutral convener of public health professionals and their stakeholders, transforming health practitioners’ ability to apply information effectively in order to improve health outcomes worldwide. Since 1992, PHII has assisted public health organizations in defining and leveraging the power of information systems to meet public health needs. For more information, visit our website at www.phii.org.


This position provides informatics and policy analysis expertise to a number of Institute projects, either as Project Director or as a member of a project team. The incumbent will work with a variety of public health stakeholders, including local and state health department staff, the public health professional associations. The position requires strong analytic skills, critical thinking, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to create a sound plan for achieving strategic or programmatic goals.

  • Leads and participates on teams to produce products, services and tools that support improved informatics practice for public health practitioners.
  • Identifies themes, trends and principles that emerge from multiple discrete situations and synthesize them into practical tools and products for public health practitioners.
  • Conducts analysis of health informatics issues and prepares written summary documents.
  • Utilizes analytic skills to translate programmatic objectives into activities, establish measures and define data elements for analysis.
  • Works with stakeholders to design, implement and/or evaluate informatics products, projects and strategies to effectively address priority public health needs.
  • Takes initiative in identifying informatics needs and opportunities, and in proposing innovative solutions.
  • May provide leadership, support, and supervisory oversight to direct reports.
  • Facilitates groups to achieve programmatic objectives.
  • Stays current with public health informatics knowledge and skills, especially in the areas of system integration, system interoperability, and health information exchange between healthcare entities and public health agencies.
  • Identifies legal, confidentiality, security, and other concerns that might affect information collection, storage, access, and use.
  • Proposes approaches to evaluating the design and/or implementation of public health information systems.
  • Develops and disseminates work product from assigned areas of responsibility to national stakeholders through formal reports, peer-reviewed journal articles, and at scientific conferences.
  • Participates in international, national and domestic scientific conferences and other relevant meetings as a speaker, facilitator or discussant.
  • Serves as a liaison to various groups and other organizations.
  • Writes grant proposals, and prepare and present reports to funding organizations and to clients.
  • May serve as Project Director for informatics projects, working closely with the project manager to ensure the goals and deliverables are well defined, the project appropriately resourced, and that the deliverables meet the funder’s quality expectations within the project budget and timelines.
  • The Task Force for Global Health (TFGH) will also consider applicants that are interested in working The TFGH will provide employees working remotely with a laptop, but is unable to provide other office supplies and allowances.
  • Performs other related duties as required
  • Participate fully as a member of the Task Force for Global Health by contributing, assisting and participating in projects, activities, and initiatives as requested by management.


  • 10-20% domestic or international travel required. 


  • A bachelor's degree in a field related to public health, epidemiology, health care, health policy, informatics, or health IT, and
  • Seven years of professional experience related to health care, public health, or consulting, OR an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training. Previous supervisory and program/project management experience.
  • A master's degree in public health, informatics, epidemiology, or health policy is preferred.


  • Three years’ experience in public health informatics
  • Proven ability to apply informatics knowledge to a wide variety of public health programmatic areas
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication and group facilitation skills
  • Experience developing grant proposals
  • Previous experience managing others

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.

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