Heart Follow-up Study (HFUS) – Project Manager

Job Type

Full Time




Long Island City
United States


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.



This is a city tax levy funded position through a project with the NYC DOHMH, Division of Epidemiology, Bureau of Epidemiology Services (BES) and Division of Prevention and Primary Care, Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control entitled: the Heart Follow-Up Study (HFUS). The NYC DOHMH offices are located in Long Island City; some travel within the NYC boroughs may be required.             


This study will involve recruiting participants from the 2018 Community Health Survey (a representative and random sample of adult New Yorkers reached via telephone) and a separate Random Digit Dial (RDD) telephone sample to participate. HFUS participants will agree to collect their urine over 24 hours and consent to an in-home visit by a medical technician who will aliquot the urine, take seated blood pressure measurements, and anthropometry (height, weight, and waist circumference).



BES seeks a Project Manager for HFUS to assist in study material development and testing and coordinating between DOHMH, and the contracted vendor and subcontractor for the Heart Follow-up Study. The project manager will be responsible for tracking study progress and working closely with their supervisor and the Principle Investigator to identify and resolve study challenges. This person will report directly to the CHS survey manager in BES. This funding for this position  will last for two years from the hire date.



·        Review and assist in updating existing documents from the 2010 HFUS such as recruitment scripts, scheduling scripts, incentive letters, and clinical protocols. Develop a protocol for collecting Social Security Number, first and last name, birth date, and address from consenting respondents. Assist in the development of additional study materials as needed.

·        Work with the program to review and modify the questionnaire that will be administered at the time of recruitment to HFUS.

·        Work with the vendor to develop training materials for data collectors.

·        Recruit community members from DOHMH health clinics to conduct a live field test of all procedures. Debrief pilot respondents and write up the results with any recommendations to improve study flow.

·        Regularly monitor and track the progress of the study including the number of participants recruited, the number scheduled for urine collection with a home visit, the number who have had the in-home visit, and the number of urine samples received and analyzed. Provide regular reports of study progress to PI and other study team members.

·        Assure study deliverables are met on time and within scope and budget. Hold weekly calls with vendor, PI and other team members while the study is in the field to trouble shoot production problems.

·        Upon completion of data collection, work with supervisors to assure proper weights are calculated to account for selection probability and non-response. Write up a final methodology report for the study. As time permits, develop a research agenda with the PI and others and conduct data analysis of results.


  •  Master’s in Public Health (MPH) or Masters of Science in the social/behavioral sciences with 2 years of professional research experience.

·        Knowledge of and experience in designing complex research protocols with multiple components, points of contact with respondents, and data collection tools.

·        Excellent organizational and documentation skills.

·        Applied survey research, public health, programmatic and/or epidemiological research and evaluation experience.

·                    Computer skills including SAS, SUDAAN, and Microsoft office suite


FPHNYC offers a comprehensive benefits package. The salary range for this position is $75,000 to $85,000.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To apply, send Resume, with Cover Letter, including salary  requested and how your experience relates to this position, to publichealthjobs@fphnyc.org indicating “ HFUS Project Manager_your name” in subject line. 

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