Public Health Program Associate

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Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Public Health
SPH: Epidemiology
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Business Operations
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Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
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Dr. Ben Lopman’s group in the Department of Epidemiology is seeking a superior candidate to work as a data manager across several research projects. Research areas of focus include enteric viruses, vaccine epidemiology, SARS-CoV-2 and social mixing in the context of infectious disease transmission. The primary role of the data manager will be to create and implement a data management framework that will be used for several different projects across our portfolio including two SARS-CoV-2 projects in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is a unique and exciting opportunity to work on research that has a real world impact. 


  • Under limited supervision, uses a basic knowledge of public health principles to analyze, develop, implement, and promote new and creative strategies and solutions to address public health issues and challenges.
  •  Addresses public health issues by providing education, technical assistance, advocacy, public awareness, and research.
  •  Works with programs or studies designed to evaluate the prevalence or surveillance of public health issues and the effectiveness of targeted interventions. 
  • May provide technical assistance to organizations to include presentations, web-based resources, strategies, and educational forums to address specific public health issues. 
  • May work with clinical study sites on patient recruitment and data collection standards. 
  • Assists with data collection and data analysis. Contributes to proposals, protocols, data analysis plans, reports, manuscripts, and presentation of study findings. 
  • May assist in designing, developing, and conducting targeted training initiatives.
  •  May collaborate with external organizations to develop action plans and goals to achieve specific objectives. 
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.



  • A master's degree in public health, a master's of science degree in public health or health education, or a master's in development practice from an accredited school.




  • MPH in epidemiology, biostatistics or quantitative public health field
  • Experience building and managing databases for research projects
  • Experience creating and enforcing policies for effective data management
  • Devising and implementing efficient and secure procedures for data handling and analysis with attention to all technical aspects
  • Establishing rules and procedures for data sharing with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Supporting others in the daily use of data systems and ensure adherence to legal and organizational standards
  • Assisting with reports and data extraction when needed
  • Troubleshooting data-related problems and seeking out solutions 
  • Experience coordinating research activities with a diverse group of partners
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Experience using R is required 
  • Experience with other software and platforms including REDCap, AWS and high-performance cluster computing is desirable 
  • Experience using simulation and/or transmission modeling is desirable


The candidate will be under the mentorship of Dr. Ben Lopman and will have the opportunity to collaborate with other leaders in the field. The position will be based at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. The initial appointment is for one year and renewal is anticipated if performance is satisfactory and funds are available. 


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 the employee.


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