The Population Health Information Tool (PHIT) Epidemiologist I is an essential member of the team and will act as a Data Steward within the PHIT system. The Epidemiologist I will work with other data stewards and data owners across the Department and with the PHIT data Visualization Specialist to ensure that data included in PHIT from DPH programs is accurately presented. The Epidemiologist is also responsible for ensuring the presentation of the data are responsive to the needs of DPH stakeholders and partners, and that technical requirements are met for data and messaging preparation and data uploading and presentation.
The Epidemiologist I’s main responsibilities are to maintain and update the data dictionary and data use agreements; work with data stewards across the Department to prepare their data for PHIT (pre-calculated, aggregated, or record-level datasets for in-system calculation) in accordance with PHIT requirements; perform quality control of the datasets received, as necessary; and implement PHIT’s statistical dataset. The Epidemiologist I’s secondary responsibilities are to evaluate the system’s efficacy. This individual will obtain feedback on data utilization and utility, and will inform the PHIT team of any emergent trends or data needs of stakeholders. This will include providing technical assistance to local health partners and users of the PHIT tool in the areas of querying the system for information as well as interpretation of the results. This role includes administrative responsibilities, such as setting up work group meetings with data stewards and PHIT leadership, and providing clear written and verbal reports on the status of all stages of tool development, data processing and management, and outreach activities.