The Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers. To this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNYC incubates innovative public health initiatives implemented by DOHMH to advance community health throughout the city. It facilitates partnerships, often new and unconventional, between government and the private sector to develop, test, and launch new initiatives. These collaborations speed the execution of demonstration projects, effect expansion of successful pilot programs, and support rapid implementation to meet the public health needs of individuals, families, and communities across New York City.
Healthy NYC is an innovative project that provides the Health Department with important health information in a timely and cost-effective way. To date, Healthy NYC has recruited about 10,000 adult New Yorkers to join a survey panel that will help us conduct population health research. Healthy NYC surveys on COVID-19 have provided critical citywide information on symptom prevalence and treatment, testing, awareness of government recommendations, racial inequities, and adverse mental health. Such information is being used by the City to respond to the pandemic. Other Healthy NYC surveys have assessed social determinants of health, mental health, vaccine access and confidence, and other important health issues.
The Fund for Public Health in New York (FPHNY) seeks a Healthy NYC Data Analyst, funded through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through June of 2024. This position will be based at the Health Department’s office in Long Island City, NY.
This position will be within the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)’s Division of Epidemiology, Bureau of Epidemiology Services and reporting to the Survey Panel Coordinator/Co-Principal Investigator of Healthy NYC. The Division of Epidemiology collects and analyzes data and communicates findings to monitor and improve the health of New Yorkers, and to inform decision making both within and outside of DOHMH.
The Data Analyst duties will include, but are not limited to, cleaning and creating datasets, creating and maintaining a Healthy NYC participant SQL database, creating distributions lists for contacting sampled participants, conducting analyses and doing quality control. The ideal candidate will have familiarity with public health and survey experience, be organized and detail-oriented, and possess excellent analytic skills.
The Data Analyst will:
- Create datasets
- Merge datasets, de-duplicate, add and drop variables as needed.
- Clean raw datasets, including recoding and renaming variables, adding labels and formats, and removing unused variables.
- Create codebooks and supportive documentation for datasets.
- Assist program analysts in using Healthy NYC data.
- Create Excel files, including those with contact information for mail, text and email survey invitations.
- Create, maintain and update an SQL database of Healthy NYC participants, survey data and sampling frames
- Maintain Healthy NYC
- Maintain master key file linking various participant IDs across surveys.
- Maintain file of respondents requesting removal from Healthy NYC and ensure remove from future invitations.
- Update participant contact information.
- Perform quality control of data
- Assist with checking study information and data files, including checking addresses to see if they are valid and correcting errors, and checking lists of participants for survey invitations.
- Perform descriptive analyses and write up findings.