District 1-1 Northwest

This fellowship posting is in District 1-1 Northwest in Rome, 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 Northwest 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. Preparation of regular epidemiological reports

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: 

  • Contributing to a quality improvement project by identifying new medical offices in the district as well as updating an existing physician and community partner database so that staff can easily send out important updates, health alerts, advisories, and information effectively. Communication is an essential part of epi case follow up as is distributing information to local providers about public health findings, alerts and advisories.
  • Contributing to a data analysis project by analyzing epi data and providing disease summary charts/tables on outbreaks and other notifiable conditions in the district to management staff and community partners. The epi section in the District 1-1 includes staff that follow up with STDs, HIV, COVID-19 and over 60 other notifiable conditions, so the fellow will develop charts/tables to highlight prevalence or other important aspects to staff and community partners.
  • Helping develop a district epi newsletter or report to send to internal public health staff and external community partners. The main purpose of the newsletter/report would be to inform staff of what is being seen, give public health recommendations, and remind medical providers and other entities to report conditions to the office.