This fellowship posting is in the DeKalb County Board of Health in Decatur, 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 DeKalb County Board of Health. This position has the ability to work remotely for 1 day per week.
The Fellow can expect to engage in a variety of epidemiologic activities with priorities being:
- Notifiable disease case and outbreak investigations
- Data analysis
- Preparation of regular epidemiological reports
In addition to regular duties, the Fellow will need to complete an oral/poster presentation and at least two required analytic, evaluation, or quality improvement projects such as:
- Contributing to the DeKalb Agencywide Data Quality Improvement Project by auditing and evaluating the strengths and limitations of the new electronic medical record system, suggesting interventions to improve the system and its processes, implementing changes, and assessing their impact.
- Designing an epidemiologic study to assess the impact of the status neutral approach on HIV outcomes in DeKalb County.
- Assessing the effectiveness of Mobile Health Clinics (MHCs), focusing on vaccination efforts and health screenings. Using health outcomes to determine the impact of MHC events, especially in populations that face barriers to healthcare.
- Contributing to the Status of Health Report 2025 by using qualitative and quantitative data to describe the factors affecting health in the community. Presenting these data in a written format that is accessible to all members of the community including county commissioners, school districts, community organizations, and members of the public will be a priority.