District 3-3 Clayton

This fellowship posting is in District 3-3 Clayton in Jonesboro, 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 Clayton District. 

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

  1. Surveillance system data entry, cleaning, and management 
  2. Data analysis
  3. Preparation of regular epidemiologic reports 

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:

  • Contributing to a health equity project that focuses on vaccine equity, finding ways to improve immunization and reduce vaccine hesitancy, and increasing community trust in Clayton County. Building on the work from a previous fellow, “Strategies to Address Factors Undermining Uptake of COVID-19 Vaccines: A Survey in Clayton County, Georgia.” Projects may include participating in community engagement events, contributing to an “Ask an Epi” newsletter, and other health education efforts.
  • Contributing to a data analytics projects including Summary reports, using SAS, R, or ArcGIS to study and investigate disease trends within the county. This might include Vaccine preventable diseases and non communicable diseases. The fellow will also work with the Epi team on outbreak investigations.
  • Participating in surveillance calls from SendSS for foodborne illnesses and other opportunities for outbreak investigations as they arise.