Data Governance Confidentiality Statistician
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Data Governance Confidentiality Statistician

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 Epidemiology Services (BES), Data Governance and Informatics Unit at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene seeks a Data Governance Confidentiality Statistician as part of its Data Modernization initiatives funded by ELC DETECT Expansion.



The Data Governance Confidentiality Statistician will serve as the departments subject matter expert and assess, advise and/or conduct statistical disclosure methodologies to ensure that data sharing and release protect privacy and minimize disclosure risks. This includes evaluating current statistical disclosure methodologies used for release of the agencys data sources and supporting the development of business requirements, protocols, and policies related sharing identifiable data.



  • Provide consultation and technical support services for bureaus and programs on use of statistical disclosure methodologies with regard to data anonymity and public disclosure
  • Conduct data disclosure risk assessments in preparation to post anonymized public access data
  • Elucidate and advise on bureau and program data disclosure review processes, including protocols around data disclosure
  • Develop guidance for ensuring that data disclosed to the public sufficiently reduces risk of re-identification
  • Support bureaus and programs in updating their confidentiality policies and data use guidance and policies
  • Document research conducted by unit concerning the variety of tools that may be applied for data anonymization
  • Develop data confidentiality and disclosure communications, trainings and other resources on the various statistical tools and methods to reduce risk of re-identification
  • As needed, assisting with development of Data Use Agreements



  • Applied knowledge and current experience in statistical methods used to anonymize data and information access, privacy and data confidentiality
  • Ability to interpret standards, analyze compliance issues and develop practical solutions, including the collaborative development of new policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of HIPAA Privacy and Security standards and other regulatory standards for privacy and confidentiality
  • Excellent analytical, organizational skills and problem-solving capabilities
  • Strong and reliable judgement and discretion
  • Experience working in public health or healthcare system environment
  • Ability to work independently and self-sufficiently to identify and navigate privacy-related issues
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to work well as part of a multidisciplinary, cross-functional team
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines
  • Ability to build strong relationships with teammates, partners and specialists by fostering teamwork, partnership and collaboration in a virtual or face-to-face environment



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.