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Veterans Affairs, Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC)

The Seattle ERIC is one of five epidemiologic centers within the national Cooperative Studies Program (CSP) at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Together these centers implement the CSP Epidemiology Analytics Resource (CSPEAR), a national initiative to support decision-making within the VA Office of Research & Development (ORD). CSPEAR provides summary epidemiologic data on Veterans’ disease burden and treatment to help inform VA research priorities and anticipate future health care issues.

We are currently accepting applications for a full-time Research Coordinator to support CSPEAR and other epidemiologic projects coordinated by the Center. The position provides day-to-day operational, administrative, and scientific support to projects. Duties are under the supervision of the CSPEAR Project Manager.

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to SeattleCSPEC@va.gov or refer here for more information.

Deadline: December 4, 2018
Posted: 17 hours 36 min ago

Research & Evaluation Group at Public Health Managment Corporation

The Research & Evaluation Group at Public Health Management Corporation (R&E Group) is seeking a full-time Project Manager to join its team. R&E Group conducts applied research and evaluation, including work on program efficacy, intervention effectiveness, and needs assessments. The right candidate will enjoy a fast-paced, collaborative and dynamic work environment where there is an opportunity to contribute to multiple projects focused on public health, addictions, family strengthening and child wellbeing, and/or education/learning.

We are currently hiring for projects focused on lung health (tobacco, asthma, lung cancer, COPD, etc.) and opioid use disorder; because our project mix is constantly in flux, there will also be opportunities to work in additional topic areas over time. The position requires excellent organizational and communication skills as well as a high comfort level with writing about data. Because the Project Manager is responsible for leading projects, candidates should be comfortable with communicating with funders, preparing and monitoring budgets, contract development, providing staff support and supervision, and related project administration functions. In addition to primary responsibility for project management, Project Managers contribute to the growth of the department through the pursuit of new funding via contracts, grants, and partnerships.

Interested applicants may refer here for entire job description and application.

Deadline: December 10, 2018
Posted: 18 hours 55 min ago

Old Dominion University - School of Community and Environmental Health

Old Dominion University invites application for a 10-month full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the School of Community and Environmental Health. Incoming faculty will be expected to maintain an active program of teaching, service and research at school.

Click here to view requirements and application.

Deadline: December 7, 2018
Posted: 3 days 5 min ago

Mecklenburg County - Charlotte, North Carolina

The Assistant Health Director for Population Health will work intensively with community partners to facilitate/convene collaborations and address public health priorities. This position will also be responsible for facilitating connections between the other Divisions and appropriate community partners to assist in accomplishing Departmental goals. Serving on the Executive Team of the Health Department, the Assistant Health Director for Population Health will work with the Health Director and the other members of the Team to provide cohesive, transformational leadership for the Health Department. This division includes oversight of Epidemiology, Policy and Prevention, and Community Engagement as core programs.

View entire job description and application here.

Deadline: January 14, 2019
Posted: 3 days 10 min ago

Old Dominion University

We are seeking a researcher-scholar committed to high-quality public health research, teaching, service, and practice. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated interest in working collaboratively with students and faculty. The candidate should have strong research expertise in epidemiology, the ability to develop study plans for new and ongoing research initiatives, and robust capabilities in data management and data interpretation. The candidate must have significant experience in study design, in developing analytic approaches for health-related studies, and in guiding and conducting statistical data analyses and data interpretation. The candidate must also have the requisite competencies to effectively teach and mentor students in epidemiology, research study design and related areas such as effectively communicating data results orally and in writing. Experience with environmental/occupational epidemiologic research or disaster epidemiology is preferred. Candidates with evidence of peer-reviewed publication and extramural funding are preferred. The successful candidate should be able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team or with varied stakeholders and audiences including MPH, PhD, and undergraduate students.

View qualifications and application here.

Deadline: November 19, 2018
Posted: 3 days 15 min ago

California Baptist University

The College of Health Science at California Baptist University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Public Health. Candidates must embrace the mission of California Baptist University and evidence a clear understanding of, and commitment to, excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service through the integration of the Christian faith and learning.

The PHS Department is seeking applicants with scholarly and teaching expertise in the areas of health administration, health policy, healthcare management, public health, or closely related area. The successful candidate will be a member of a team of faculty with undergraduate and graduate teaching responsibilities in the health administration and public health programs. The successful candidate will join a collegial and supportive faculty and will be expected to uphold the mission of California Baptist University. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and be expected to maintain an active program of research and service. The successful candidate should be willing to integrate Christian faith in the classroom. 

Interested applicants may refer here for more information on the position.

Deadline: December 31, 2018
Posted: 3 days 24 min ago

Clemson University - Department of Public Health Sciences

For this position, we seek applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level in epidemiology. Applicants with novel research in chronic diseases, cancer, asthma, maternal and child health, and rural health are encouraged to apply.

The incumbent will teach a negotiated load of graduate and/or undergraduate courses in our degree programs including MS/PhD in Applied Health Research & Evaluation degree program, Joint PhD in Biomedical Data Sciences and Informatics degree program (with the Medical University of South Carolina), Graduate Certificate in Clinical and Translational Research, the BS in Health Science degree program.

Candidates must have a strong interest in building a funded research portfolio, working collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams, and obtaining research grants. Competitive applicants will be those with a doctorate degree, strong theoretical training, quantitative and/or qualitative research skills, and excellent oral and written communication. We are looking for an inspired group of faculty members who will shape the next generation of innovation in health research.

Interested applicants may refer here for qualifications and application for the position.

Deadline: November 30, 2018
Posted: 4 days 18 min ago

Clemson University - Department of Public Health Sciences

For this position, we seek applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level in health administration/health services research. Applicants with expertise in cutting-edge research methodologies to explore optimal strategies for healthcare systems and services are encouraged to apply.

The incumbent will teach a negotiated load of graduate and/or undergraduate courses in our degree programs including MS/PhD in Applied Health Research & Evaluation degree program, our Joint PhD in Biomedical Data Sciences and Informatics degree program (with the Medical University of South Carolina), Graduate Certificate in Clinical and Translational Research, the BS in Health Science degree program.

Candidates must have a strong interest in building a funded research portfolio, working collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams, and obtaining research grants. Competitive applicants will be those with a doctorate degree, strong theoretical training, quantitative and/or qualitative research skills, and excellent oral and written communication. We are looking for an inspired group of faculty members who will shape the next generation of innovation in health research. The incumbent will provide service to the department/college/university through committee membership, mentoring students, and other opportunities to help advance the academic environment.

Interested applicants may refer here for qualifications and application for the position.

Deadline: November 30, 2018
Posted: 4 days 23 min ago

Clemson University - Department of Public Health Sciences

For this position, we seek applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level in health informatics or public health informatics. Applicants with expertise/strong interest in technology-enabled approaches to enhancing healthcare delivery and disease prevention in underserved vulnerable populations (e.g. rural, under-insured, minority) are encouraged to apply.

The incumbent will teach a negotiated load of graduate and/or undergraduate courses in our degree programs including MS/PhD in Applied Health Research & Evaluation degree program, our Joint PhD in Biomedical Data Sciences and Informatics degree program, Graduate Certificate in Clinical and Translational Research, the BS in Health Science degree program.

Candidates must have a strong interest in building a funded research portfolio, working collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams, and obtaining research grants. Competitive applicants will be those with a doctorate degree, strong theoretical training, quantitative and/or qualitative research skills, and excellent oral and written communication. We are looking for an inspired group of faculty members who will shape the next generation of innovation in health research.

Interested applicants may refer here for qualifications and application for the position.

Deadline: November 30, 2018
Posted: 4 days 27 min ago

The AJ Drexel Autism Institute (AJDAI)

The AJDAI is a multidisciplinary, university-level research center emphasizing public health science applied to autism spectrum disorder. The MRF Program’s emphasis is epidemiologic research on non-heritable risk factors for autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders. Applicants should have some training in epidemiology and an established track record of extramurally funded research and high-impact publications. An existing focus on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is desirable, but not required, as those with relevant related expertise looking to move into ASD research are also encouraged to apply. Highly productive researchers will be the strongest applicants.

Interested applicants should send cover letter, CV, and names of three references to: Bridget Toroni, MS, Project Coordinator, Modifiable Autism Risk Factors Program, AJDAI at bat52@drexel.edu.

Indicate MRF FACULTY SEARCH in the subject line.

Click here for more information on the position.

Deadline: January 14, 2019
Posted: 4 days 36 min ago

Bentley University

The Bentley Health TLN is seeking a Research Associate to work on a mixed methods project to assess the feasibility of using pharmacogenetic diagnostics with opioid dependent patients outside of clinical settings. The Research Associate will also help develop tools to assess attitudes of opioid dependent patients, treatment staff, and medical professionals, on using genomic testing to assess medication management and assist with diagnosis and therapeutic decision making. The Research Associate will work with senior researchers to learn and adapt advanced genomics data analytics methods and coordinate data collection among opioid dependent patient populations using qualitative research methodologies. The Research Associate will have the opportunity to work with faculty in the Health TLN on other relevant research projects. The ideal candidate will have had training and/or experience in mixed methods of data collection and analysis complementing the mission of collaborative research in the Health TLN.

View entire job posting here.

Deadline: December 31, 2018
Posted: 5 days 18 hours ago

William Paterson University of New Jersey

William Paterson University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank in the Department of Public Health, beginning September 1, 2019.  This position includes teaching at the undergraduate level and academic advisement of undergraduate students.

Teaching responsibilities include but are not limited to undergraduate health research methods courses and courses in at least one of the following specialties: epidemiology, health systems, health administration, health education, or health communication.

If interested in the position, please click here.

Deadline: December 30, 2018
Posted: 1 week 4 days ago

University of South Carolina

The Arnold School of Public Health (ASPH) at the University of South Carolina (USC) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Biostatistics at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful candidate will join an existing group of USC health scientists embedded in the Greenville Health System (GHS), a large, rapid-learning health system, with the goal of developing a research program in clinical epidemiology, health outcomes and health services research. We are seeking candidates with expertise in applied biostatistics, while those with experience with biomedical informatics would be are particularly encouraged to apply. Epidemiologists with expertise in clinical epidemiology and strong clinical database management and data analysis skills will also be considered for this position.

Responsibilities: Develop and maintain an actively funded research program that includes collaboration with colleagues at GHS and ASPH on research activities related to clinical epidemiology, population health, and health care services research. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach departmental courses, mentor trainees, and contribute to GHS, USC, and the community’s health through professional service.

Please click here for more information on the position and application requirements.

Deadline: December 31, 2018
Posted: 1 week 6 days ago

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health

This is an exciting career opportunity for an experienced and successful administrator with strong management skills and an entrepreneurial spirit. This position requires a highly motivated professional who learns quickly, champions systems development/improvement and, most importantly, inspires others to thrive in a fast-paced, challenging and ever evolving team-based environment.

The Deputy oversees the administrative, fiscal, operational and programmatic needs of the Office under the direction of the Director—and in alignment with the mission and priorities of the Commissioner of Public Health. With support from the Director, the Deputy contributes to Office strategic planning; the development, implementation and improvement of policies and procedures; and the overall program planning and implementation activities. The Deputy also works collaboratively and receives support from other teams in the Bureau and the Department. 

For more information and how to apply to this position, please click here.

Deadline: December 15, 2018
Posted: 2 weeks 15 hours ago

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc.

CHAI's global malaria program provides management and technical support to countries around the globe to strengthen their malaria programs and reduce the burden of this preventable, treatable disease. We support governments to scale up effective interventions for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance, with the goals of sustainably reducing the number of malaria-related illnesses and deaths worldwide in the short-term and accelerating progress towards malaria elimination in the long term.

CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual with strong public health experience and analytical skills to support vector control, entomology, and operational activities related to malaria elimination efforts in Guatemala. The Technical Associate will focus primarily on supporting Guatemala's national malaria program by providing analytical and operational assistance with planning effective vector control interventions, monitoring and evaluating programs, analyzing intervention and entomological surveillance data, and other relevant activities for malaria elimination. The individual will work as part of a team providing technical, operational, and coordination-related support to the government and will interact with a wide range of national stakeholders, necessitating strong communication and organizational skills.

Malaria elimination involves both technical and logistical challenges. The successful candidate will need to be highly skilled at problem-solving, troubleshooting, and relationship building. He/she must have a deep personal commitment to producing results and working independently without daily supervision and be willing to spend time in the field. CHAI places great value on the resourcefulness, tenacity, patience, humility, and high ethical standards of its staff.

Click here to read the full description of the position and apply.

Deadline: December 10, 2018
Posted: 3 weeks 4 days ago

Baystate Health

Baystate Health is hiring a MS Biostatistician with strong data management and analysis skills. This is a grant funded position, working on a grant titled Identifying effective strategies used by Medicare Accountable Care Organizations to improve outcomes for patients with heart failure.

Read the full job post here.

Deadline: December 5, 2018
Posted: 3 weeks 4 days ago

California State University, Fullerton

The California State University, Fullerton, Department of Public Health, is seeking a candidate for a full-time tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor faculty position in Mental Health/Substance Use. The department is particularly interested in candidates with expertise in mental health, substance use, and/or prevention and intervention research with the goal of addressing mental health or substance use disparities and/or improving mental health or substance use outcomes in clearly defined priority populations. Persons conducting research on either mental health or substance use in a public health context are encouraged to apply; and those whose research focuses on the intersections between mental health and substance use are particularly encouraged.

The Department of Public Health has over 1,600 declared majors in the undergraduate program with another 50 graduate students in the CEPH-accredited Master of Public Health program. The successful applicant is expected to teach successfully to students from diverse backgrounds, including first-generation college students, in the undergraduate and graduate programs; engage in focused ongoing scholarly and creative activity; create and maintain successful research ties with diverse communities; and actively contribute through service to the department, college, university, and surrounding community.

For more information, please click here.

Deadline: November 26, 2018
Posted: 3 weeks 6 days ago

Fellowships

UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education

The Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education provides a focal point for research at UCSF designed to reduce the 7 million deaths worldwide that tobacco and the tobacco industry cause each year. UCSF is a global leader in tobacco science, a World Health Organization collaborating center, and home of the Truth Tobacco Industry Documents. We have a diverse fellowship program that provides individual mentorship with UCSF faculty along with courses in tobacco specific topics, health policy, cancer control and prevention, grant and scientific writing skills, career development, interdisciplinary research, and biostatistics. We encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

The purpose of the fellowship is:

  • To prepare individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds in medical, biological, social, behavioral, and policy sciences to join the next generation of academic leaders in tobacco control.
  • Upon completion of training, fellows will be well positioned to be active participants in crucial policy debates about the future development and implementation of tobacco control interventions.
  • Postdoctoral fellows will have exposure to diverse training, including both didactic coursework and individualized mentoring to build a personalized research program.

Click here to apply.

Deadline: December 31, 2018
Posted: 19 hours 2 min ago

University of Michigan, Population Studies Center

The Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan expects to have openings for two postdoctoral fellows sponsored by National Institute on Aging (NIA). Applicants for the NIA positions do not need to have a background in aging research (although it is desirable). However they must propose an aging-related research project which focuses on the health of the elderly or near-elderly population as part of their application. Fellows devote most of their time to independent research, but may also take selected courses and/or teach on a light-load basis. Positions offer exceptional opportunity for collaboration with staff of the Population Studies Center and Survey Research Center on major projects in the U.S. and overseas. 

View full description and application here.

Deadline: January 7, 2019
Posted: 1 day 1 hour ago

National Institutes of Health Clinical Center

The Department of Bioethics is pleased to offer a limited number of two-year post-doctoral and post-baccalaureate fellowships. Fellows participate in the activities and the intellectual life of our interdisciplinary department and study ethical issues related to biomedical research, clinical practice, genetics, biotechnology, public health, and health policy. They conduct mentored theoretical and empirical research on a range of bioethical fields of interest. For a typical fellow, this research yields multiple first-authored publications in premier academic journals. In addition to research and writing, fellows participate in weekly bioethics seminars, case conferences, ethics consultations, and IRB deliberations, and have access to multiple educational opportunities at NIH. No prior bioethics experience is required or expected.

For eligibility requirements and application, please refer here.

Deadline: December 31, 2018
Posted: 1 day 1 hour ago

Boston Medical Center

The Researching Effective Strategies to Prevent Opioid Death (RESPOND) group at Boston Medical Center and BU Schools of Medicine and Public Health seeks a postdoctoral research fellow to help develop and employ a simulation model of opioid use disorder to investigate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of novel interventions and models of care to address the epidemic of overdose in the U.S. To inquire contact: benjamin.linas@bmc.org

The post-doctoral fellow will be part of a team of investigators who are building a compartmental simulation model of opioid use disorder and its treatment. The model will simulate the population of people with opioid use disorder in Massachusetts and it will be calibrated to state-specific estimates of disease prevalence, admissions to treatment facilities, and overdose deaths. We will then employ the model to investigate strategies for improving access to and retention on medications for opioid use disorder. The post-doc will lead model development with the help of a computer programmer and a data analyst. A team of faculty with experience in simulation modeling will supervise the post-doctoral fellow. Model development will include Bayesian calibration approaches for fitting simulation inputs, as well data analysis both for developing Bayesian “priors” and for estimating calibration targets. The post-doc will lead working groups within the larger team, and will guide all aspects of model development. Ultimately, when the model is completed, the post-doctoral fellow will employ the model to develop the evidence base needed to formulate new policy and treatment guidelines for opioid use disorder. We anticipate the post-doctoral fellow will present model findings at
national conferences and will author multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts.

Requires a PhD, preferably in mathematics, statistics, engineering or another quantitative field, although outstanding applicants from other fields may be considered. See attached pdf for necessary experience and knowledge.

Deadline: December 31, 2018
Posted: 1 week 3 days ago

The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute - School of Medicine and Public Health

The Wisconsin Population Health Service Fellowship Program is a two-year service and training program designed for early career individuals in public health and allied sciences. Fellows are placed in practice-based settings in community, non-profit, governmental, and/or health service organizations around Wisconsin. Through a curriculum focused on health equity and collaborative leadership, Fellows leave the program with a health equity lens applied to their practice as well as tangible skills in public health programming and management.

Application Deadline: January 5, 2019

Visit the Fellowship website for more information about the Fellowship, including the application process, timeline, and requirements.

Deadline: January 5, 2019
Posted: 1 week 4 days ago

Internships

Graduate Advisor

The Greek Health Advisors (UMass Amherst)

The Greek Health Advisors is an on-campus organization consisting of undergraduate students in Greek Life, a graduate advisor, graduate assistant, and multiple UMass staff. Their aim is to provide harm reduction strategies to the UMass campus Greek Life. Their events consist of a variety of health-related topics. 

The Greek Health Advisors are looking for a graduate advisor for the Spring 2019 semester. The graduate advisor works alongside other members of the organization to help support in the progression of this organization, which can consist of event planning and evaluation, module creation support, and supporting the undergraduate students with any help needed.

Possibility for independent study credit - NO PAY.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Student currently pursuing a Master’s degree in public health, or other related degree
  • Previous knowledge of Greek Life is preferred but not required

If interested, please send your cover letter and resume to Joshua Weinstein at jmweinstein@umass.edu

Deadline: January 13, 2019
Posted: 4 days 18 hours ago

Willis Towers Watson

As a Health and Benefits Intern, you will work beside some of the industry’s top consultants while you progress toward becoming a thought leader of the future.

You will have immediate exposure to real client assignments which will draw on your imagination and creativity as well as your ability to analyze data, draw conclusions, and present results. These experiences will help build your technical knowledge and overall industry expertise.

You will partner with consultants to provide support on projects through:

  • Performing financial analyses, including developing pricing, creating employee contribution strategies, modelling plan design alternatives, and calculating reserves
  • Analyzing and comparing vendor products, services, and contracts
  • Designing, distributing, and evaluating responses to surveys and RFPs reserves
  • Analyzing and comparing vendor products, services, and contracts
  • Designing, distributing, and evaluating responses to surveys and RFPs 

This internship has several sites in different cities and states.

To view more information on this position, please refer here.

Deadline: December 31, 2018
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago

Manatt Health

Manatt Health is seeking highly qualified Summer Analysts to join our growing team. Our goal is to provide Summer Analysts with a comprehensive overview of what it’s like to work at Manatt Health. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a nationally recognized healthcare strategy consulting team and work with clients who are passionate about improving healthcare.

Summer Analysts will work with members of the Manatt Health team to support the development of business strategy recommendations for our clients.

Specific responsibilities include: qualitative and quantitative research on healthcare business and policy issues, presentation development and design, assistance with monitoring federal and state health policy development and other emerging healthcare trends. Summer Analysts work on a broad range of substantive issues including: payment and delivery system transformation; healthcare reform implementation; hospital, health system and academic medical center operations/strategy; strategic planning services; Medicaid policy, redesign and innovation; Medicare program elements; health IT strategy; and pharmaceutical market access, coverage and reimbursement strategies. Preferred candidates will have strong analytic skills with demonstrated ability to analyze data to generate descriptive statistics, conduct more complex analyses that address strategy and policy questions, and develop financial pro formas.

Position is based in the San Fransico office.

For more details on requirements and application, please click here.

Deadline: February 1, 2019
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago

Manatt Health

Manatt Health is seeking highly qualified Summer Analysts to join our growing team. Our goal is to provide Summer Analysts with a comprehensive overview of what it’s like to work at Manatt Health. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a nationally recognized healthcare strategy consulting team and work with clients who are passionate about improving healthcare.

Summer Analysts will work with members of the Manatt Health team to support the development of business strategy recommendations for our clients.

Specific responsibilities include: qualitative and quantitative research on healthcare business and policy issues, presentation development and design, assistance with monitoring federal and state health policy development and other emerging healthcare trends. Summer Analysts work on a broad range of substantive issues including: payment and delivery system transformation; healthcare reform implementation; hospital, health system and academic medical center operations/strategy; strategic planning services; Medicaid policy, redesign and innovation; Medicare program elements; health IT strategy; and pharmaceutical market access, coverage and reimbursement strategies. Preferred candidates will have strong analytic skills with demonstrated ability to analyze data to generate descriptive statistics, conduct more complex analyses that address strategy and policy questions, and develop financial pro formas.

Position is based in the New York office.

For more details on requirements and application, please click here.

Deadline: February 1, 2019
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago

Manatt Health

Manatt Health is seeking highly qualified Summer Analysts to join our growing team. Our goal is to provide Summer Analysts with a comprehensive overview of what it’s like to work at Manatt Health. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a nationally recognized healthcare strategy consulting team and work with clients who are passionate about improving healthcare.

Summer Analysts will work with members of the Manatt Health team to support the development of business strategy recommendations for our clients.

Specific responsibilities include: qualitative and quantitative research on healthcare business and policy issues, presentation development and design, assistance with monitoring federal and state health policy development and other emerging healthcare trends. Summer Analysts work on a broad range of substantive issues including: payment and delivery system transformation; healthcare reform implementation; hospital, health system and academic medical center operations/strategy; strategic planning services; Medicaid policy, redesign and innovation; Medicare program elements; health IT strategy; and pharmaceutical market access, coverage and reimbursement strategies. Preferred candidates will have strong analytic skills with demonstrated ability to analyze data to generate descriptive statistics, conduct more complex analyses that address strategy and policy questions, and develop financial pro formas.

Position is based in the Washington, D.C. office.

For more details on requirements and application, please click here.

Deadline: February 1, 2019
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago

Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH)

The mission of MDPH is to prevent illness, injury, and premature death, to assure access to high quality public health and health care services, and to promote wellness and health equity for all people in the Commonwealth. We envision a Commonwealth in which all people enjoy optimal health.

MDPH seeks to improve and expand its methods of community engagement. Community engagement is the process by which DPH connects with individuals, communities, and organizations/institutions to inform, implement, and evaluate its priorities, programs and services  and Community engagement processes are ongoing relationships between stakeholders, community-based organizations, consumers, residents, local public health, providers, and more. The "Community Engagement Standards for Community Health Planning Guideline" was adopted as part of updates made to regulations in the Determination of Need process in 2017, in order to help hospitals leverage their Community Heath Needs Assessment and community engagement process to meet the DPH community health planning standards.  Additionally, there is interest in aligning the community guidelines for MDPH staff so that DPH community engagement efforts are reflected in the standards. As a first step, key informant interviews have already been conducted on 16 MDPH programmatic strategic plans to understand how they incorporated a variety of community engagement methods through their planning. In addition, there is a Community Engagement Work Group dedicated to bringing together many bureau and office lenses and experiences to the conversation.

The intern will have an opportunity to engage MDPH staff, through the Community Engagement work group and other identified key partners. The work will include an environmental scan of current DPH community engagement efforts to develop an annotated directory of existing programs, points of contact, and resources with an emphasis on highlighting best practice areas within DPH.

For a list of available internships, click here.

Deadline: December 31, 2018
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago

Scholarships

School of Public Health and Health Sciences

The Diane J. Mundt Memorial Scholarship fund supports a PhD student in Epidemiology in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences with professional interests in science and policy, specifically how epidemiology informs decision-making. Preference will be given to female, non-traditional students (e.g., those returning from the workforce to pursue advanced studies), and/or those demonstrating significant financial need as demonstrated by the Financial Aid Office.

Supplemental questions are required for this scholarship.

Interested applicants, please refer here.

Deadline: February 28, 2019
Posted: 1 week 1 day ago

School of Public Health and Health Sciences

The Yablonski Fellowship provides support for masters level students enrolled in any of the Departments of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences, or Health Promotion and Policy within the School of Public Health and Health Sciences. Eligible recipients must be in good academic standing; demonstrate strong leadership skills through extracurricular, athletic, community, or other volunteer commitments; and be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen, as outlined by the U.S. Department of Education. Preference will be given to the child of a firefighter, police officer or teacher. The fellowship may be awarded in consecutive years to the same student if he or she continues to meet the criteria. Applicants must write a short essay of one-thousand words explaining their commitment to community service, volunteerism, and leadership.

Supplemental questions are required for this scholarship.

Click here to apply.

Deadline: February 28, 2019
Posted: 1 week 1 day ago

School of Public Health and Health Sciences

Established by Robert Woolrich, ‘76G an alumnus from the School of Public Health and Health Sciences and his wife, Noeline, a registered nurse. This gift honors the memory of Mr. Woolrich’s late mother Elizabeth and pays tribute to Mr. and Mrs. Woolrich’s personal and professional interests in end-of-life care.

The purpose of the Fund will be to provide scholarships for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences and the College of Nursing, who have an interest in hospice, palliative and end-of-life care. Eligible recipients will demonstrate high academic achievement, with a minimum GPA of 3.5; and demonstrate strong leadership skills through extracurricular, athletic, community, or other volunteer commitments. Applicants must also have a clean judicial record with the University.

Supplemental Questions are required for this scholarship; students interested must write a short essay describing their interest in hospice, palliative and end-of-life care.
 
Application can be found here.

Deadline: February 28, 2019
Posted: 1 week 3 days ago

Volunteers

Operation Groundswell

Discover the wider world and connect with change makers making a positive and lasting impact in their communities.

Operation Groundswell is a non-profit organization that facilitates deeply immersive, educational, and volunteer experiences around the world. We dig into social justice issues while working in solidarity with local activists, non-profits, and communities. We want you to join us in our mission to create a more equitable, just, and sustainable world through travel.

Programs are filling up quickly, so apply as soon as possible. Financial assistance is available for all students on five- and six-week programs. You may also be able to use our programs for academic credit. Talk to us about your options! 

Can’t travel in the summer? We travel all year long!

START YOUR JOURNEY HERE!

Deadline: November 23, 2018
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago

NGOabroad

Want to volunteer abroad? NGOabroad provides affordable, customized volunteer abroad programs and helps people enter or advance in working abroad in humanitarian work.

NGOabroad has international volunteer programs in 4 regions of the world: Africa, Asia, Central and South America and MENA (Middle East & North Africa). What makes our volunteer abroad programs unique? They are affordable and custom fit to your skills rather than stuffing you into a one-size-fits all slot. Our purpose is to tackle humanity’s challenges so that our international volunteer opportunities are more “real” and have more depth.

Skill based volunteering. Wide variety of skills needed – both students & seasoned professionals – in our volunteer abroad programs: Social work, psychology, trauma counselors, education, early childhood education, nurses, doctors, public health, water & sanitation, nutrition, business, micro-finance, entrepreneurship, engineering, solar, environmental, farming, public administration, political science, democracy building, human rights, law, refugees, peace building, yoga, the trades, grant writing, youth workers & people who love kids.

For specific information on open position(s) in a certain country, please click here.

Deadline: March 1, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 5 days ago