COVID-19 Epidemiologist: Senior Data Analyst - Visualization and Reporting
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LIC - Central DOHMH - Long Island City, NY
Covid 19 Epidemiologist Senior Data Anaylst-Visualization an


Full-time, Temporary (10/1/2020-12/1/2022)

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 Communicable Disease (BCD), part of the Division of Disease Control, is composed of seven units/programs which are responsible for monitoring and investigating 73 infectious diseases including viral hepatitis, foodborne, waterborne, vector-borne and zoonotic diseases. BCD also monitors and analyzes trends in disease data and provides consultation to the medical community and the public on the recognition, prevention and control of communicable diseases. BCD is currently supporting the citywide COVID-19 response under the DOHMH’s Incident Command System.




We are seeking to fill one senior data analyst position in the COVID Epidemiology and Data Unit who will perform data analysis, prepare reports and implement data visualizations for COVID surveillance activities and cluster/outbreak investigation. It is expected that the analyst will work up to 35 hours per week.



 Manage and analyze data, and prepare reports as requested by Epidemiology and Data Unit Co-leads or other internal or external stakeholders for COVID human surveillance data using SAS statistical software.

 Prepare data dashboards and other visualizations to support decision-making for COVID human surveillance, outbreak and response activities

 Assist with analyzing and standardizing text-based data such as occupation and industry fields to elicit, standardize and summarize meaningful epidemiologic content

 Collaborate with DOHMH Public Information Office to design visualizations of human surveillance data for the NYC DOHMH COVID data website. Prepare and supply underlying data for these visualizations.

 Supervise data analysts fulfilling requests for data or reports made by DOHMH leadership

 Ensure proper and complete documentation of code and interpretation guides for all visualizations or reports produced

 Assist with onboarding and training of new data analysts as requested


 Participate in cluster and outbreak investigations, as needed.




  1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one years of responsible full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or
  2. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate filed of physical, biological, environmental or social science and two years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or
  3.  Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least a master’s degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in “2” above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level 1 can be substituted for the experience required in “1” and “2” above.




 Ability to speak, read, and write English

 Proficiency in SAS, SQL, Tableau, Excel, R.

 At least one year of experience in health data analysis and epidemiologic methods

 At least one year of experience in infectious disease or other public health surveillance

 Strong competence in data analysis and visualization to inform, drive and improve operations and disease surveillance

 Strong written, research, and oral communication skills, including ability to present data clearly to the public and to audiences of varying levels of epidemiologic expertise

 Highly motivated and organized with the ability to work well in teams and independently on multiple simultaneous projects

 Ability to make well-reasoned judgment calls in stressful situations with imperfect information

 Ability to be respectful, sensitive to and understanding of the diverse perspectives of staff and work with them to resolve differences

 Ability to work with, collaborate or supervise teams who may work remotely

 Proficiency in navigating computer systems; ability to learn new data systems quickly and to comply with data integrity and security to safeguard all personal identifiable information

 Ability to demonstrate a professional, positive attitude and work ethic

 Ability to understand the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on underserved and underrepresented communities, along with a demonstrated commitment to supporting communities who have experienced systemic oppression and bias (e.g. people of color, LGBTQ+ people, immigrants, justice involved persons, etc.)


 Excellent interpersonal skills required and ability to interact professionally with people from diverse cultural, racial, ethnic, gender, and socioeconomic backgrounds during a time of crisis and distress



 Preference given to New York City residents

 Additional proficiency in ArcGIS a plus but not required.

 Have a demonstrated commitment to supporting communities who have experienced systemic oppression and bias (e.g. people of color, LGBTQ+ people, immigrants, justice involved persons, etc.)

 Candidates of highly impacted communities are strongly encouraged to apply



This position will work remotely. All necessary equipment and internet connection will be provided for staff to work from home. You must have a quiet, distraction-free work environment without any conflicting responsibilities during your scheduled work shift. This position could move on-site to the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Gotham Center, 42-09 28th Street, Queens, NY 11101 at a later date.



FPHNYC offers a comprehensive benefits package. The salary for this position is $84,468.00 - $97,138.00 and is commensurate with experience.



This position is full-time, 35 hours per week. Scheduled working hours may include weekends or evenings and may change week to week but will not exceed 35 hours per week.



To apply, send Resume, with Cover Letter, including salary requested and 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.