District 1-2 North Georgia

This fellowship posting is in District 1-2 North Georgia in Dalton, 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 North Georgia district The fellow should expect to work in person, although a hybrid work schedule may become available to the fellow based on performance. 

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

  1. Notifiable disease case and outbreak investigations
  2. Surveillance system data entry, cleaning, and management
  3. Data analysis

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

  • Designing and conducting a needs assessment that will identify barriers to access to HIV clinics among minorities, advertising resources to overcome those barriers, increasing awareness of the clinic’s services among minority populations, and assessing the data while partnering with healthcare practitioners to identify barriers to overcome. 
  • Evaluating the success of the “Healthy Me 2023” program that focuses on educating young people on how to prevent STDs and where to get tested. Analyzing qualitative and quantitative data and providing recommendations on how to improve the program as well as any opportunities for growth. 
  • Assisting current and previous fellows with projects related to hepatitis C awareness and treatment including a hepatitis C risk assessment tool and assisting the district with establishing baseline adult vaccination data.