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Michigan Public Health Institute - MPHI Epidemiology Specialist Environmental Contaminant in Lansing, Michigan

MPHI is a Michigan-based and nationally engaged, non-profit public health institute. We are a team of teams, process and content experts, dedicated to building A world where tomorrow is healthier than today!Title: Epidemiology Specialist - Environmental Contaminant Exposures$62,000 - $88,000 / Posted thru: 10-29-2020Employee Name: TBDSupervisor: Deb MacKenzie-TaylorPurpose: This position serves as a statewide expert consultant to state and local health officials. This individual has advanced knowledge in epidemiologic methods to investigate actual environmental contaminant exposures and health outcomes of individuals or groups identified by the Toxicology and Assessment Section as having been or likely having been exposed to hazardous substances through biomonitoring, exposure assessments, or health studies. This position works on highly complex assignments requiring the epidemiologic design and implementation of data collection, analysis and reporting. The position works independently providing epidemiological scientific direction to the Toxicology and Assessment Section, Environmental Epidemiology Unit, and Division of Environmental Health, for special projects or as requested.Duties and Responsibilities:and#8226;Design and coordinate a process for chemical contaminant biomonitoring of people at sites of chemical contamination.and#8226;Design and coordinate a process to conduct questionnaires to gather information about behaviors that would determine duration, frequency, and quantity of chemical exposure at sites of chemical contamination.and#8226;Design and coordinate a process to collect and evaluate health outcome information that may include measurements of health outcomes, surveillance data, self-reported information, and medical records of individuals exposed to environmental chemical contamination at sites of chemical contamination.and#8226;Document in a written report the summary findings of biomonitoring results, questionnaire responses, and other health information at sites of chemical contamination.and#8226;Compile and review literature and other resources on field studies, needs assessments, and exposure investigations necessary to describe or provide context to investigation findings.and#8226;As needed or requested, design descriptive and analytic epidemiologic studies of environmental exposures and health effects.and#8226;Conduct statistical analyses using SAS, R, and similar statistical packages for analysis and management of epidemiologic data.and#8226;Conduct or direct geospatial analyses using ArcGIS or sim.and#8226;Construct protocols for environmental public health investigations into chemical exposures from vapor intrusion, contaminated drinking water, contaminated wild harvested foods, contaminated soil, and contaminated ambient air that include documenting and analyzing reported health effects.and#8226;Provide guidance or directly obtain access to data and construct data use agreements, as needed.and#8226;Complete Institutional Review Board process for investigations.and#8226;Develop materials that allow implementation of investigation by other state and local programs.and#8226;Provide scientific direction in the implementation of protocols and materials to state and local programs.and#8226;Develop and implement data analysis plans and project evaluations; review and interpret results, write reports and publications; make recommendations.and#8226;Collaborate with colleagues to design and implement digital data storage systems to capture and track information.and#8226;Maintain data entry of information required to populate the data storage systems for work completed by this position or by those working on the same projects.and#8226;Respond to FOIA, audit, cost recovery, or similar requests in a timely manner by retrieving information from the storage system.and#8226;Maintain current knowledge of MDHHS PII and HIPAA compliance requirements for hard copy and digitally stored data and associated informati