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Refugee Health Senior Epidemiologist

Recruitment #18-003643-0006


The mission of the Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA) is to protect, promote and improve the health and well-being of all Marylanders and their families through provision of public health leadership and through community-based public health efforts in partnership with local health departments, providers, community based organizations, and public and private sector agencies, giving special attention to at-risk and vulnerable populations. Within PHPA, the Office of Immigrant Health (OIH) works collaboratively with local health departments, Federally Qualified Health Centers, refugee resettlement agencies, and other community-based organizations to ensure that newly-arrived refugees, asylees, and other humanitarian immigrants receive a culturally-informed and language-accessible comprehensive health assessment and are connected to primary, specialized, and/or additional public health care. The OIH also works to educate new arrivals on healthcare access and preventive health, provide innovative behavioral health programming for humanitarian immigrants, and provide technical assistance on globally-diverse populations.




MDH/PHPA, Office of Immigrant Health, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves as the Senior Epidemiologist for the Office of Immigrant Health (OIH) and is responsible for overseeing, managing, and analyzing all Maryland refugee health data. This position will also serve as the statewide database manager, which will involve implementing quality control measures, suggestions for improvements in standardized data collection, and ensuring that all end-users are appropriately trained. The incumbent will be responsible for conducting epidemiologic analyses and designing epidemiologic studies of refugee health data for state and federal reports and grant proposals and will oversee most epidemiology-related activities for the office. The Senior Epidemiologist will assist and/or organize training programs for clinical staff, resettlement agencies, and other community partners, as appropriate. A primary role of the Senior Epidemiologist will be to evaluate current screening practices and related data collection and develop statewide screening guidelines based on approved methodology, standards of care, and best practices. This position will also participate in annual monitoring visits of participating/contracted clinics and serve as a point of contact for humanitarian immigrant health-related questions from internal and external partners. The incumbent will work with other PHPA programs to develop data exchange protocols and other programs to improve health outcomes for newly-arrived humanitarian immigrants.


Education: A Master’s degree in the field of Public Health from an accredited college or university with a minimum of three graduate courses in Epidemiology and one graduate course in Biostatistics.  A copy of your graduate transcripts must accompany your application. (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.)

Experience: Three years of experience as an epidemiologist subsequent to receipt of the Master’s degree.


1. Candidates may substitute a Doctoral degree in the field of Public Health from an accredited college or university with a minimum of six graduate courses in Epidemiology and three graduate courses in Biostatistics for the required education and experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Health Care Science  classifications or Clinical Lab, Medical Scientists, or Bio Medical Lab Officer specialty codes in the health research field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education. 


The successful applicant should have extensive training and knowledge of public health surveillance methods; knowledge of communicable diseases; advanced statistical and analytic skills and methods using appropriate analytic and database software; experience working with multiple data sources and creating, as well as analyzing, matched datasets excellent oral and written skills for communicating with internal partners and external partners and the public; and be able to work closely with culturally diverse populations.


Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year.

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201.  The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689.  Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251. 

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.



As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.