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Infectious Disease Epidemiologist

Purpose of Position/Summary:

The purpose of this position is to minimize morbidity and mortality associated with diseases among Indiana residents by conducting a broad and complex range of investigative and analytical epidemiologic activities. The scope of this position includes but is not limited to: surveillance of reportable diseases, outbreak response and epidemiologic guidance to other program areas outside of the Epidemiology Resource Center (ERC).

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

• Manage and analyze infectious disease data collected through routine surveillance, public health investigations, and applied epidemiologic studies;
• Manage and analyze data collected through routine for other IDOH divisions as necessary;
• Provide epidemiologic consultation and technical assistance to local health departments, health care providers, veterinarians, and the general public with respect to infectious diseases or other assigned projects within IDOH;
• Demonstrate and communicate subject matter knowledge of the epidemiology and biology of all infectious diseases;
• Conduct routine epidemiologic surveillance for infectious diseases;
• Assist in the development of program logic models and quality improvement projects
• Lead or coordinate epidemiologic investigations of individual cases and/or outbreaks of infectious diseases or other projects within IDOH;
• Design and conduct applied epidemiologic studies of infectious diseases and other studies with the agency;
• Use leadership and systems thinking in epidemiologic planning and policy development
• Prepare and disseminate written and oral reports and presentations that communicate necessary information to internal and external partners;
• Conduct educational presentations and/or trainings for a variety of audiences, including local health departments, health care providers, veterinarians, and the general public;
• Engage directly with members of the public at health fairs and other outreach events;
• Participate in writing grants and other funding proposals;
• Serve as an agency spokesperson at the invitation and direction of the IDOH Office of Public Affairs;
• Evaluate the impact of legislation or policy proposals at the invitation and direction of the IDOH Director of Legislative Affairs;
• Serve as a backup to other infectious disease epidemiologists;
• Serve on the ERC website editing team and maintain the IDOH webpages on enteric infectious diseases;
• Serve as the IDOH epidemiologist on call after business hours for approximately two to three weeks per year;
• Serve on the IDOH Health Monitoring Team for emerging or re-emerging diseases;
• Perform related duties as assigned.