MPH Student Scholar (2 positions available)

MPH Student Scholar (2 positions available)

Posted 10 months ago

MPH Fieldwork placement (Late Summer-Fall 2017) + Part-time employment (Winter-Spring 2018)

Working on an innovative surveillance project at NYC DOHMH


National Violent Death Reporting System (NYC) Data Abstractor

Background In the fall of 2014, the New York State Department of Health received CDC funding to join the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) – a surveillance system tracking homicides and suicides and the circumstances surrounding them in 42 states and territories across the U.S.  For more information on NVDRS please see  DOHMH Bureau of Environmental Disease and Injury Prevention (EDIP) has built the data acquisition and data management protocols with the required data providers — vital statistics, medical examiner and New York Police Department.

Students needed DOHMH EDIP seeks two (2) graduate students in the areas of epidemiology, social work, criminal justice, social justice or other social services with an understanding of the importance of data informing action. Students will review medical examiner files of all violent deaths in New York City, and abstract critical and codified information on the circumstances surrounding the death. Applicants should demonstrate strong attention to detail, the capacity to work independently, and the desire to learn about and contribute to high-visibility work. Prior experience with medical record review is a plus.

Student Scholars will receive specialized training from DOHMH EDIP to conduct the work, and complete 180 hours through December 2017 towards the completion of MPH Fieldwork placement. Beginning January 2018 and for the period through May 2018, Student Scholars will be paid ($21/hour) on a part-time basis (up to 19 hours/week) to continue the work with DOHMH EDIP. Some work hours with CUNY ISPH investigators may also be required.

To apply please submit a resume and cover letter detailing your interest to Catherine Stayton ( Applicants will be screened and selected by DOHMH EDIP, and final candidates will be confirmed by CUNY ISPH. Only serious inquiries will be considered.

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