Program Director for Public Health Informatics, Department of Medicine - Georgetown University Medi

Washington D.C.
Jun 28, 2017
Aug 17, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time
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Program Director for Public Health Informatics, Department of Medicine - Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) is an internationally recognized academic medical center whose missions of research, teaching and patient care are carried out with a strong emphasis on community outreach and the Jesuit principle of cura personalis — care of the whole person.  GUMC consists of the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing & Health Studies, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Biomedical Graduate Research and Education.

The Program Director for Public Health Informatics works on various projects associated with the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS), including the HIV Transmission Dynamics in the mid-Atlantic US, and with the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research, including the project that is building the National Center for Infectious Diseases Analysis (NCIDA).  S/he oversees the design and implementation of the study in collaboration with the project principal investigator - specifically, oversee the design and implementation of data platforms; coordinate with collaborating individuals and entities to ensure data harmonization; assist and oversee preparation of scientific reports, abstracts, presentations and manuscripts; and supervise the research coordinator, research assistant, medical residents and students.  The Program Director, in a position that is shared between Infectious Diseases/ WIHS & Informatics, has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Oversees and coordinates the implementation of the different elements of the program related to the design of the black box.
  • Collaborates with public health departments and researchers to design specific sub-studies under the supervision and guidance of the PIs.
  • Ensures data harmonization from different data sources, and responds to data queries. 
  • Assists in infrastructure design to allow for planned analyses - to include working with various public health and academic partners throughout the US.
  • Contributes to statistical and phylogenetic analyses, and reviews output for consistency and quality.
  • Contributes to writing statistical and phylogenetic design, methods, and analysis plans for proposals and manuscripts.
  • Oversees recruitment of study participant, including consent of study patients.
  • Assists with development of standard operating procedures, and maintains a manual of operations.
  • Oversees regulatory aspects related to the program.


  • Master's degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Statistics, or Informatics. 
  • 5 - 7 years of experience in research, preferably in epidemiology and/or biostatistics.
  • Experience in the use of clinical, microbial, and sequence data for research and public health - preference for Public Health Surveillance experience
  • Working experience with SAS, SPSS, or STATA or R; database management
  • Experience with phylogenetic software; computer coding in java or python. 
  • Working experience with PubMed, bibliography citation manager such as EndNote or RefWorks

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