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Rhode Island Department of Health

This position will work on the Health Equity Zone initiative, which aligns with all three RIDOH priority areas: Addressing the Social and Environmental Determinants of Health, Eliminating the Disparities of Health in RI and Promoting Health Equity and Ensuring Access to Quality Health Services for Rhode Islanders, including vulnerable populations. This role will provide the critical evaluation support necessary to demonstrate the effectiveness of the Health Equity Zone initiative. This position will provide critical data to help RIDOH refine the HEZ initiative by providing the staff support necessary to conduct focused evaluation on the internal, external, and community components of HEZ. These data are essential for the development of long term resources to support the HEZ infrastructure as they represent the data necessary to demonstrate impact.

This position will provide full time evaluation support to the Health Equity Zone initiative. Organizationally, it will be located within the Health Equity Institute, Health Equity Zone team. The position will report directly to the Health Equity Zone Project Manager, Christopher Ausura. Primary responsibilities include: Leading the development and implementation of a HEZ initiative evaluation plan which utilizes empowerment evaluation principles; overseeing and managing all aspects of data collections and evaluation for both internal and external evaluation needs; and assisting with the preparation and submission of federal grant applications as applicable.

View full job description and application here.

Deadline: April 1, 2019
Posted: 3 days 20 hours ago

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH)

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) seeks to hire an Epidemiologist who will serve as an essential member of the Office of Health Equity (OHE) within the Office of Population Health (OPH). Our applicant will play a central role on the team that develops Disparities Dashboards to inform the Department’s efforts to achieve health equity and will be responsible for coordinating the acquisition of data, cleaning the data, preparing the files, and analyzing and reporting of disparities-related surveillance activities across the department including the publication of the disparities dashboard. This role will also support entities in the collection and use of priority population data and the collection of demographic data using DPH standards. This position will also work across the department to implement data collection standards for demographic data and reports directly to the OHE Director. The selected candidate will collaborate very closely with epidemiologists from other bureaus and offices on analytics related to health equity and disparities-related topics of public health concern. 

Interested applicants may click here to apply.

Deadline: April 1, 2019
Posted: 3 days 20 hours ago

Massachusetts General Hospital

Reporting to the director of the Community Psychiatry Program for Research in Implementation and Dissemination of Evidence-Based Treatments (Community Psychiatry PRIDE) at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the program coordinator will oversee the center’s portfolio of implementation and dissemination projects. The program coordinator will be responsible for supervising lab personnel, administrative activities, and grant submissions. The person filling this role will work in conjunction with the research leadership team, which includes the director and the postdoctoral fellow, to further develop research proposals and implement community research projects. This is a position ideal for an individual interested in pursuing a career in research administration or long-term program management for a wide range of clinical trials. Bachelor’s degree required in health or business-related field. Past research and administrative experience preferred. Spanish-speaking applicants preferred. Masters preferred. 3-5 years of related experience.

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Deadline: April 6, 2019
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago

Boston University’s Alzheimer’s Disease and CTE Center

The Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (BU AD & CTE) Center is seeking a highly motivated Data Analyst with strong expertise in bioinformatics and/or statistics to lead data analyses in large-scale genomic studies of AD and CTE. The mission of the Center is to conduct state-of-the-art research on AD, CTE and other dementing illnesses, including their neuropathology and pathogenesis, clinical presentation, genetics and other risk factors, biomarkers, methods of detection during life, and methods of prevention and treatment.

Click here to view responsibilities and qualifications.

To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume to Alondra Andino at aandino@bu.edu.

Deadline: April 5, 2019
Posted: 1 week 3 days ago

The University of Victoria - School of Public Health and Social Policy (PHSP)

The University of Victoria, School of Public Health and Social Policy (PHSP) is committed to providing leadership in undergraduate and graduate degree programs. At this time, applications are invited from qualified individuals for two full-time Assistant Professor (tenure track) positions. We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in the areas of health policy, social policy, Indigenous health, and/or health equity, including work with diverse communities such as, but not limited to, sexual and/or gender minorities, people with lived experience of mental health issues, or people with lived experience of substance use or addiction. Quantitative research expertise (including biostatistics, intervention research, or outcomes/impact evaluation), public health policy research, and/or public health and evaluation practice are also considered assets for these positions.

Candidates for these positions must be willing to teach across programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. They must clearly demonstrate expertise or potential to teach distance education in an online classroom environment, possess capacity for research excellence, and have an ability to contribute to administrative and service tasks of the School and to the wider profession. Experience supervising graduate and undergraduate students is an asset. 

View full job description and application here.

Deadline: March 15, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 3 days ago

The University of Washington - General Internal Medicine Department

The Division of General Internal Medicine has a great opportunity for a full-time Research Scientist/Engineer 4. The Research Scientist/Engineer 4 will serve as a biostatistician addressing substantively important questions on Alzheimer’s disease and the aging brain in aging bodies in several studies currently underway with Paul Crane and his lab. The position will include conducting data analyses, integrating data management, assisting with and taking the lead on manuscript writing, and assisting with the preparation of grant proposals. There will be tremendous opportunity to grow as part of a very productive team. The Research Scientist/Engineer 4 will be able to learn new methods from senior staff, and to develop independent research if desired. 

This position is based in Seattle, WA.

Please refer here for more information of the position and to apply.

Deadline: March 31, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 3 days ago

Human Impact Partners (HIP)

Human Impact Partners (HIP) seeks a full-time Research Associate to support our Health Instead of Punishment Program. This is an exciting opportunity to re-envision and transform our justice and immigration systems to promote health and racial equity. The Health Instead of Punishment program fights for a world where decision-makers  including in justice and immigration agencies — do no harm, are accountable to marginalized communities, and invest in the conditions needed for health for all. 

The Research Associate will participate in conducting creative and mixed-methods research on a range of policies, programs, and budget proposals — mostly but not exclusively within our
Health Instead of Punishment Program — in collaboration with HIP staff. HIP conducts research and advocacy projects in partnership with grassroots organizers, community groups, public health professionals, and others. The projects focus on a wide range of issues that advance racial justice and affect the root causes of health inequities.

This position is based in Oakland, CA.

For more information and to apply, please refer here.

Deadline: February 22, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 3 days ago

CommunicateHealth, Inc.

CommunicateHealth is a mission-based consulting company that helps public and private sector organizations simplify health information. We design healthcare services, personal health tools, public health and emergency communications, and innovative interactive media. We employ a talented team of plain language writers, designers, developers, researchers, and usability specialists dedicated to creating health information and services that are attractive and easy to use.

Job Description: You are an experienced health communicator with a proven interest in message and product development. You are able to synthesize audience research, health education and behavior change theories, and plain language writing to create meaningful, accessible, and actionable communication tools for clients and consumers. You enjoy working independently and collaboratively, have experience giving and receiving feedback and have outstanding organization skills and attention to detail. You are passionate about making health information easier to understand and use. This is a full-time, salaried position located in either our Northampton, MA or Rockville, MD office. We are not considering remote staff for this position. We offer highly competitive salaries and full benefits.

Please refer here for responsibilities and how to apply.

Deadline: March 1, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 3 days ago

The University of Vermont - The Robert Larner MD College of Medicine

The Robert Larner MD College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, through the Department of Medicine, is seeking an individual for a full-time position as an Assistant Professor (Education Scholar Pathway). The successful candidate will possess doctoral level training in public health or related discipline, specializing in epidemiology and/or biostatistics; or doctoral level training in Medicine with Master’s level training in epidemiology and/or biostatistics. The successful candidate will possess effective organizational interpersonal, communication and collaborative skills. Previous online teaching experience is preferred. Practical experience working in the field of public health and/or applied research experience is encouraged.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach online, graduate-level, public health courses; and advise and mentor graduate students in conducting applied and collaborative research, and public health projects that advance population health science and practice. Faculty member will assist in developing and coordinating MPH capstone projects (integrated practice experiences and applied practice experiences) as needed. In addition faculty members will be expected to obtain grant funding to enhance the research component of the University of Vermont Public Health Program priorities, including applied public health research in areas of excellence and other identified areas of scholarship.

Click here to view entire job description and online application.

Deadline: February 20, 2019
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago

University at Buffalo - School of Public Health and Health Professions

We seek three outstanding candidates for Clinical Assistant/Clinical Associate Professors (Non-tenure track) in our Undergraduate Program in Public Health to join a collaborative team of faculty who are committed to the development and implementation of our rapidly growing program. These faculty members will have a primary focus on teaching, but should also make proportionate contributions to the scholarship and service mission of the School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP). They will contribute to the program with an expected teaching load of three courses (9-12 credit hours) per semester. Faculty will be assigned to a “home department” in one of SPHHP’s five academic departments, based on their area of expertise.

Area of expertise is open. Applications from faculty with expertise in environmental health, health policy, epidemiology, health services administration, and public health practice are particularly encouraged. We are committed to developing an excellent and diverse community of scholars and students engaged in education, research, and service. We encourage applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

If interested, click here to apply.

Deadline: March 24, 2019
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago

Scholarships

School of Public Health and Health Sciences

The Kozma-Littleton Family Fund supports a School of Public Health and Health Sciences student who is conducting research in or working in programs that focus on; equitable access to evidenced-based treatment for low income families with individuals experiencing intellectual and developmental disability, or health sciences concerned with the creation of a sustainable global environment.

Supplemental questions are required for this scholarship.

Interested applicants may refer here to apply.

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

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: 3 months 1 week 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: 3 months 1 week 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: 3 months 1 week ago

Volunteers

International Making Cities Livable, LLC.

The 56th IMCL Conference on A Healthy City for ALL is taking place in Portland, OR on June 17-21, 2019. This Conference will be a landmark event, with an unprecedented gathering of world-renowned experts in planning, urban design, public health, architecture, social sciences, civic government, and allied fields.

A limited number of Student Scholarships for Ph.D. students, and Volunteer Positions for Graduate students are available. Both positions waive the student registration fee. Scholarships do not offer funds towards expenses. Scholarships and Volunteer positions are not available for junior presenters.

Volunteers can attend all the sessions they choose. Most responsibilities are in helping set up and run registration on Monday, June 17 and following days; monitoring entrance to conference sessions and events; and helping to man the publications table. Volunteer positions offer great access to speakers and exhibitors. Volunteers need to be at the conference location at 9:00am on Monday morning, to help set up, review the detailed program for the sessions they wish to see, and sign up for helping as their schedule permits. The conference program will be on the website before the conference.

We are also looking for a volunteer to act as conference photographer, recording informal social events, keynote speakers, tours and special events.

Please visit the website for more details.

TO APPLY: Interested students should send their resume, a short statement (250 words) why the conference is of interest to them, and to which program they are applying (Scholarship or Volunteer) before March 1 to suzanne.lennard@livablecities.org.

Deadline: March 1, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 3 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: 3 months 2 weeks ago

Fellowships

The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The Environmental Health Fellowship Program is supported through a cooperative agreement between the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). EPA is the country’s primary developer of environmental policy and rule-making decisions. ASPPH/EPA fellows work closely with nationally recognized experts who work to protect the environment. There are six different training areas to choose from, and position will be based in Washington, D.C.

The goal of the ASPPH Environmental Health Fellowship Program is to provide professional training and opportunities for early career public health professionals by enabling them to work in EPA on current and emerging environmental public health needs. These placements will be for one year, with a possible one-year extension. The program capitalizes on an important interdependence between the academic public health community and the EPA, one of the most important public health agencies in the world. EPA leads the nation’s environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for American people. 

View Full Program Details and Instructions here.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Unsubmitted applications will not be reviewed.

Click here to apply to the Fellowship.

Deadline: February 20, 2019
Posted: 3 weeks 3 days ago