Epidemiologist, Office of Minority Health, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center - Georgetown Univer
Epidemiologist, Office of Minority Health, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center - Georgetown University Medical Center
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC) is to a state-of-the-art cancer center housing more than 240,000 square feet of clinic and research space. Lombardi's mission is to provide the most advanced treatments available, to train future cancer specialists, and to cure cancer in its many forms. Lombardi is one of only 45 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation, and the only one in the Washington metropolitan area. The goal of Lombardi's Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities Research (OMH) is to actively engage in research focused on reducing cancer disparities among the underserved and ethnic minority populations in the District of Columbia, including African-Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans. Our mission is to facilitate, stimulate, and promote synergy in addressing the social deterrents of health in conjunction with biological basis of cancer health disparities via research, training, communication, and education.
The Epidemiologist primarily assists faculty and staff in conducting epidemiologic investigations in preventing and controlling cancer-related morbidity and mortality in the LCCC catchment area that includes the District of Columbia and surrounding counties in Maryland and Virginia. S/he also assists in planning, implementing, and evaluating programs to improve overall health and wellbeing of the communities served by OMH.
The Epidemiologist reports to the Associate Director of Health Disparities Research, works with researchers in ensuring high-quality data management and timely data analysis, and works with study coordinators, staff nutritionist and exercise physiologist, as needed, to assist in study implementation and recruitment. Finally, as a member of the Men's Health team, the Staff Epidemiologist works closely work with the OMH faculty and the community outreach personnel to develop and implement the Men's Health program.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Participation in Cancer Epidemiology Research Studies
- Assists OMH faculty in developing and designing cancer epidemiology studies including clinical trials
- Participates in implementing these studies primarily data collection and management efforts
- Performs analyses by using statistical techniques commonly utilized in epidemiologic research to analyze and interpret data
- Uses databases for analysis of cancer-related health problems.
- Generates descriptive analyses of routinely collected data for a variety of scientific and lay audiences.
Participation in CBCC Community-based Cancer Prevention and Control Programs
Assists OMH faculty and staff in designing and implementing programs - primarily relating to cancer screening, men's health, nutrition, physical activity, and oral health - to improve overall health of communities in the LCCC catchment area.
Presentation, Publication, and Dissemination of Data and Epidemiologic Findings
- Assists OMH faculty in conducting literature reviews and in preparing reports and manuscripts from analyses of epidemiologic data.
- Under supervision of OMH faculty, prepares and makes oral presentation materials for diverse audiences.
Participates in writing grants and other OMH activities as assigned.
- Master of Public Health (MPH) degree or Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) degree with a focus on epidemiology and on analysis/assessment
- Preference for experience in primary data collection and data analysis using SAS, STATA, R or similar software
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