District 9-1 Coastal

This fellowship posting is in District 9-1 Coastal in Savannah, Georgia. The fellow selected for this position will be an employee of Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health for the duration of the fellowship, but will spend their time working as a level 1 epidemiologist within the Coastal district. 

The Fellow can expect to engage in a variety of epidemiologic activities with priorities being:

  1. Data analysis
  2. Preparation of regular epidemiologic reports 
  3. Community health/needs assessments

In addition to regular duties, the Fellows will need to complete an oral/poster presentation and at least two required analytic, evaluation, or quality improvement projects such as:

  • Assisting with the establishment of district performance management measures and a dashboard for continuous monitoring. Reviewing routinely collected data and suggest additional ways to collect and analyze performance management data. Participating in various quality improvement initiatives by analyzing the performance management data and providing recommendations for improvement.  
  • Assisting the Health Equity, Epidemiology and Chronic Disease program teams with county-specific Community Health Improvement Assessments and Improvement Plans. Contributing to organizing and executing a plan to collect and analyze primary and secondary data in order to maintain updated community health assessments. Contributing to county-specific reports on prevalence and disparities and will use the information from the assessments to prepare recommendations for the district’s improvement plans. 
  • Analyzing notifiable disease data for the district and develop charts/tables to report the prevalence, trend, and disparities. Providing this information to internal public health staff and external community partners through reports and/or a newsletter. The fellow will gain a first-hand understanding about the investigation and control of various notifiable diseases that impact the District 9-1 communities.