Data Equity Lead
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LIC - Central DOHMH - Long Island City, NY
Data Equity Lead

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.


PROGRAM OVERVIEW (Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases Grant (ELC))

The Bureau of Division Management & Systems Coordination (DMSC), part of the Division of Disease Control (DDC), is composed of the Informatics, Data and Outbreak Response teams which are responsible for the infectious disease surveillance systems, electronic laboratory reporting workflow and health information exchange. DMSC supports all other DDC bureaus with monitoring and analyzing trends in disease data, used for the recognition, prevention, and control of infectious diseases.



We are seeking to fill positions in the Division of Disease Control that will provide key support for DOHMH’s COVID-19 work in New York City.  It is expected that the position will work 35 hours per week.



  • In collaboration with agency experts and stakeholders, identify and address barriers related to sparsity and poor quality of demographic data, with a particular focus on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity
  • Analyze trends in administrative, clinical and informatics workflows to identify opportunities to improve the collection of race, ethnicity, and other social and demographic attributes that influence health outcomes
  • Liaise with health care providers and community stakeholders via surveys and focus groups to generate hypotheses and ideas on how to improve data quality 
  • Draft trainings and toolkits to share data collection and reporting best practices with relevant providers as well as internal and community stakeholders
  • In collaboration with the electronic case reporting (ECR) onboarding team, build systems to disseminate and sustain collection of high-quality data
  • Identify patient groups who are underrepresented in ECR or other surveillance reports and conduct root cause analysis to improve data quality 
  • Develop guidance and ongoing technical assistance for clinical practices in improving demographic data collection and reporting




  • Strong foundation in the social construction of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation, and how that shapes data collection practices
  • Ability to understand concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on underserved and underrepresented communities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting communities who have experienced systemic oppression and bias (e.g., people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, immigrants, justice involved persons, etc.).
  • Interest and experience in strategies to improve the quality of demographic data collected through health care systems and community-based surveys
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with diverse community partners and allies, including marginalized populations citywide
  • Experience engaging with a diverse range of stakeholders with different agendas, and finding points of collaboration
  • Strong ability to synthesize evidence and best practices from a variety of sources into concrete resources and recommendations
  • Recognition of the roles of race/ethnicity, income, age, immigration status, sexual orientation, gender, and other identities in forming disparities, as well as how your own identities influence your work
  • Strong interpersonal communication, organization, and time management skills
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s or doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with a relevant specialization is preferred but not required 




FPHNYC offers a comprehensive benefits package. The salary range for this position is commensurate with experience.



There is potential for this position to transition to DOHMH and therefore candidates must meet DOHMH eligibility requirement including NYC residency.



To apply, send Resume, with Cover Letter, including how your experience relates to this position. We ask that you do not contact our staff directly and no phone inquiries please. Applicants who best match the position needs will be contacted.



The Fund for Public Health in New York City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.