Social Epidemiologist
Job Details
LIC - Central DOHMH - Long Island City, NY
Full Time
Social Epidemiologist

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. 



Established in 1805, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is the oldest and largest health department in the country. DOHMH strives to protect and promote the health of all New Yorkers.  With a vision to be a city where all New Yorkers can realize their full health potential, regardless of who they are, where they are from or where they live, our core values are science, equity, and compassion.    


A world-renowned public health agency responding to urgent public health crises from New York City’s yellow fever outbreak in 1822, to the COVID-19 pandemic, DOHMH has been a hub for public health innovation, expertise, and resource.  From food policy, tobacco, HIV/AIDS, family child health, environmental health, mental health, and racial justice work, DOHMH’s impact to public policy across the nation has been vast.  


Our 7,000-plus team members bring extraordinary diversity to the work of public health. True to our value of equity, DOHMH has been a leader in recognizing and dismantling the impact of racism on the health of New Yorkers and more broadly. In 2021, the New York City Board of Health declared racism as a public health crisis. With commitment to dismantle systems that perpetuate inequitable power, opportunity, and access, DOHMH continues to work in and with communities with historic disinvestment and disease burden to decrease unfair and avoidable health outcomes so all New Yorkers can achieve their full health potential.  


The Division of Disease Control (DIS) serves as the infectious disease arm of DOHMH and includes seven bureaus including Division Management and Systems Coordination (DMSC). DMSC serves as the primary administrative bureau for the division and leads larger cross-bureau/division projects. 



Reporting to the Director of Racial Equity and Health Justice Initiatives, DMSC seeks a Social Epidemiologist to explore the relationships between infectious diseases, racial equity, and the social determinants of health. The Social Epidemiologist will lead the development of a strategic plan outlining analytic guidelines and propose research and interventions to support greater equity in infectious disease epidemiology and in our laboratory and clinical services. This position is funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases Grant and will be fully remote.






  • Evaluate Division-wide disease-focused equity measures (race, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status, ability, education, housing)
  • Conduct systematic review of measures of social determinants and determine feasibility of collecting through existing DIS surveillance systems
  • Assess the feasibility of adding new measures to existing surveillance in clinic, labs, provider reporting, etc.
  • Provide technical assistance and data analysis of ICD10 social determinants codes
  • Provide technical assistance to epidemiologists across division in social determinants, health equity measures 
  • Develop and disseminate analytic guidelines to perform health disparities research 
  • Develop a strategic plan for 
  • Supervise data analyst intern
  • Chair the health equity research committee for inaugural health equity symposium in 2023
  • Participate and provide support to the division’s research agenda and data equity/alignment teams. 
  • Build and foster collaborative rapport and partnerships with epidemiologists and other colleagues in the division


  • Experience in social epidemiology research and causal inference methods 
  • Experience in conducting data analyses to describe health inequities 
  • Understanding of how to apply critical race theory, intersectionality, and other theoretical frameworks to heath equity research 
  • Proficiency with SAS, SUDAAN, SQL, R and other statistical analysis software 
  • Experience in epidemiologic methods consultation and training 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills



FPHNYC offers a comprehensive benefits package. The salary range for this position is $80,000-$87,000 and 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. This is a fully remote position. 



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.