This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by supporting data and evaluation efforts of the Black Infant Health Program which promotes the health and wellness of participating mothers.
The incumbent works under the supervision of the Research Scientist Supervisor I, Chief of the Perinatal Program Evaluation and Data Unit and will serve as a staff scientist contributing to the design and implementation of Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) program monitoring and evaluation efforts for the Black Infant Health Program. The Research Scientist (RS) I (Epidemiology/Biostatistics or Social/Behavioral Sciences) plans, organizes, and carries out scientific research studies of limited scientific scope and complexity, and uses tools and methods in the areas of statistics and statistical programming (SAS), data system management, evaluation, epidemiology, project management, stakeholder communication, informatics and other scientific methods to promote public health in maternal, child and adolescent health populations. The primary objective of these activities is to inform the design, targeting, and evaluation of prevention efforts. This position includes some statewide and local travel or visits, up to 5%, to implementing sites and professional meetings.
The primary responsibilities of the RS I are to provide scientific planning for data operations of existing statewide data systems for MCAH programs including configuration of system platform, data collection and variable determination, data analyses and data quality; to provide technical assistance to MCAH programs, program implementation teams and local health jurisdictions to support CQI, data collection, or data interpretation as needed for program evaluation.