Epidemiologist II - Violence Prevention - CAFH - Boston Public Health Commission

Job Type

Full Time




1010 Mass Ave 6th floor
United States


Job Description

The Neighborhood Trauma Team Network is a collaboration of over 15 community based organizations, health centers and hospitals working together to offer citywide and neighborhood based trauma response and recovery services to support to residents impacted by community violence. The Violence Prevention Epidemiologist II position sits within the Division of Violence Prevention's Neighborhood Trauma Team Network (NTTN) program. The Epidemiologist II is responsible for data management, analyses, and reporting for the Neighborhood Trauma Team Network initiative, and the position is integral to the functioning and oversight of the program. The Epidemiologist II will assure community partners have real time information about incidents of community violence; design a data management system to easily track the needs, services, and follow up required for residents and communities impacted by violent events; and will analyze system wide data to understand impact of program, and make recommendations for strategic direction of the initiative. The Epidemiologist II will produce accurate and timely briefings for Boston Public Health Commission and City leadership, and will be responsible for special projects in the Division of Violence Prevention and the Office of Research and Evaluation related to division wide data management, analysis, reporting, and quality improvement, and the citywide impact of violence. This position will be co-assigned between the Division of Violence Prevention and the Office of Research and Evaluation.



Performs statistical and epidemiological analyses on violence, community health, and program data.

Designs, develops, then manages a program, information system for near real-time tracking of violence impacting Boston communities and resulting BPHC Neighborhood Trauma Team Network (NTTN) service follow up

Develops, coordinates, and oversees special surveillance projects as needed.

Ensures that data collection is complete and accurate.

Performs epidemiological investigations.

Using appropriate data collection tools, assesses, analyzes, and collects surveillance data from internal and external partners

Produces statistical and epidemiological reports, including tables, charts and other descriptive formats.

Prepares reports as needed for the Division of Violence Prevention, Research and Evaluation, the Neighborhood Trauma Team Network program and the Bureau

Serves as an Division of Violence Prevention liaison for various BPHC programs and external partners.

Provides the Division of Violence Prevention Director or designee with timely information on impact of violence and service follow up

May hire, train, evaluate and supervise employees of a lower grade

Attends meetings within the Division of Violence Prevention and Office of Research and Evaluation and other programs or agencies as needed.

Participates in on-call coverage as assigned

Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in public health or related field required, MPH Preferred

Understanding of Epidemiology concepts and quantitative methodologies required

Knowledge of violence epidemiology required

Proficiency using Microsoft Office products required.

Proficiency using SAS, excel required.

Excellent oral and writing skills required.

Excellent organizational skills required.

Bilingual preferred

Ability to work as part of a diverse team, to manage competing priorities, & to consistently meet deadlines required.

Additional Information

City of Boston Residency Required, A Criminal Offenders Records Information request must be completed for this position. However, a record is not an automatic bar to employment but is reviewed in relation to the job applied for., This position requires direct client/patient contact and as a result of such direct contact, certain immunizations will be recommended and/or required prior to commencement of employment duties., Any position that requires an advanced degree will be subject to education verification, This is a grant funded position, The Boston Public Health Commission is an EEO Employer and all applicants meeting the minimum requirements are eligible to apply

Union Status


Job Grade


Pay Range

$1,256.63 -- 1,472.34

Standard Hours


35hrs/wk M-F 9:00 -- 5:00 Position may require some evenings, weekend, or holiday coverage to send out notificat

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply



requisition 704