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About the Indiana State Department of Health
The Indiana State Department of Health’s mission is to promote
and provide essential public health services for a healthier and
This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of
$41,574. Salary for this position may be commensurate with
education and job experience.
About the Job:
The Data and Epidemiology Director will serve as an
epidemiologist for the Division of Chronic Disease, Primary Care,
and Rural Health. This position collects, analyzes and interprets
clinical health data and epidemiological data; plans and conducts
investigations; maintains systems for primary care, rural health
and program intervention surveillance, including morbidity,
mortality and disparities in safety net health systems around the
state; consults with local health officials and public health
partners; works closely with and serves as a resource for the
cancer, cardiovascular/stroke, and diabetes epidemiologists and the
Cardiovascular Health and Diabetes Section Director and Division
A Day in the Life:
The essential functions of this role are as follows:
Leads meetings with division epidemiologists.
Establishes standard approaches to data mining and analysis
Creates and maintains a library of queries with annotations and
Contributes epidemiologic and statistical expertise to agency
program an partners.
Advises and collaborates in assessment, planning, development,
and evaluation of state chronic disease programs. Serve on chronic
disease committees, task forces, and advisory boards.
Advises chronic disease program directors and staff regarding
effective use of surveillance systems, data resources, analysis,
interpretation, and presentation of information.
Collaborates and consults with agency programs and outside
agencies, organizations, and individuals concerning chronic disease
prevention and control and other areas of mutual interest and
Participates in preparation of grant applications and serve as
investigator or in other specific positions as needed for chronic
disease grants and cooperative agreements.
Responds to inquiries from the public, the media, government
officials and agencies, outside organizations, and medical
professionals regarding chronic disease prevention and control and
regarding other areas of public health as needed.
Plans, prepares and presents information, education, and
training through lectures, articles, staff meetings and workshops
for agency staff, health care and public health professionals, and
the general public.
Advises on the development of information technology and other
tools to facilitate assessment, planning, implementation, and
evaluation of chronic disease plans and programs.
Maintains and updates current knowledge through study of
medical, epidemiological, and public health literature,
participation in seminars, workshops, and professional meetings,
and other means of continuing education.
The job description is not designed to cover or contain a
comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities
that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities
and activities may change or be assigned at any time.
What You'll Need For Success:
Thorough ability to communicate with health care and public
health professionals, policy makers, agency staff, and the general
public both verbally and in writing.
Thorough knowledge of public health principles and practices,
epidemiology, and biostatistics
Advanced experience in the use of statistical software for data
analysis; prefer experience with R programming.
Extensive knowledge of chronic diseases and thorough knowledge
of medical demographic resources.
Extensive ability to analyze and interpret disease data from a
wide variety of data sources.
Extensive ability to initiate, conduct, and report on disease
control and epidemiological studies and research.
Extensive ability to provide technical assistance to the health
care and public health communities.
Supervisory or team leadership experience strongly
Advanced ability to develop and maintain effective working
relationships with national, state, and local partners in various
governmental, private, and voluntary agencies.
Experience in writing formal reports and articles.
Working knowledge of organizational structure, administrative
process, and quality improvement.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports: This role may serve
as a team lead for an assigned work group.
Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:
The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for
full-time employees which includes:
Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and
Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical
Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state
Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with
Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
Group life insurance
Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral
Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee
12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness
The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer