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As a service to the population health community, IAPHS provides brief notices of job, training and funding opportunities, as well as conferences, calls for papers, new publications, and other time-sensitive information.  Please click each topic below and then on a title to link to the full information about each announcement.

Reimagining Health in Cities: From Local to Global

Abstract deadline June 1, 2017. The symposium will bring together researchers, practitioners, and policymakers focused on health locally and internationally. We hope to spark conversation on ways to connect evidence to action about community health. Held at Drexel University on September 7-8, 2017. Early registration July 1, 2017.

Second Annual Population Health Science Research Workshop

The workshop is designed to bring together scholars from economics, epidemiology, demography, and related disciplines to present papers on topics related to population health on October 19-20th, 2017. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday, July 31, 2017.

Aging & Society: Seventh Interdisciplinary Conference

We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, or colloquia addressing one of the following themes: Economic and Demographic Perspectives on Aging, Public Policy and Public Perspectives on Aging, Medical Perspectives on Aging, Health, Wellness, and Social and Cultural Perspectives on Aging. Conference 3-4 November 2017 at the University of California at Berkeley. No submission deadline specified.

Reimaging Health in Cities: From Local to Global

An international symposium hosted by the Drexel Urban Health Collaborative at the Dornsife School of Public Health. Sept. 7-8, 2017. Abstract deadline: 7/1/17. Earlybird registration deadline: 7/1/17

Lecturer in Epi/Biostats/Pop Health — Brandeis University

The Health: Science, Society and Policy (HSSP) Program at Brandeis University seeks to hire a Lecturer to teach four sections of an introductory course in Epidemiology. Two sections will be taught in the Fall of 2017, and two will be taught in the Spring of 2018. Three sections will be capped at 35 students (with one Teaching Assistant for each section). One section will be geared towards students with strong math and science backgrounds, capped at 60 students (with up to two Teaching Assistants). Prior syllabi and textbook selections will be made available. This is a 0.8 FTE lecturer position and is benefits eligible. There is a possibility of teaching another course in epidemiology or statistics elsewhere in the university for additional compensation. Depending on availability and interest of candidates, this position may be divided into several per-course contracts. Candidates must have a PhD or be an advanced doctoral student (ABD) with previous teaching experience. Please email cover letter, CV, names and email contact information for two references in electronic format to: HSSP Administrator, Kathryn Howell, kathryn@brandeis.edu Applications will be considered beginning May 31, and the search will remain open until a qualified applicant is hired. Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

Senior Consultant, FSG

FSG, a mission-driven consulting firm in Boston MA that supports leaders in creating large-scale, lasting social change, is seeking a Senior Consultant with experience in the US health space, in particular, public health, epidemiology and biostatistics.

Senior Advisor, Health Policy; New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

A senior level role that will focus on the array of public health efforts the office oversees ranging from disease control to environmental health, community health, prevention and primary care, and emergency preparedness and response. Key responsibilities include policy analysis, multi-agency project management and coordination, budget and legislative review, external stakeholder communication, and agency oversight and monitoring.

Guttmacher Institute: Director of International Research

The Guttmacher Institute is seeking a Director of International Research and a Senior Research Scientist with an international focus to participate in its research program focused on sexual and reproductive health. Open until filled.

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health: Health Equity Scholar

The Department of Health Policy and Management in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health is seeking applicants for a tenured faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level who is a nationally recognized population health researcher recognized for his/her work on vulnerable populations, broadly defined, including focus on low income, ethnic minority, and other underserved groups. Open until filled.

Brandeis University, Institute for Child, Youth, and Family Policy: Senior Research Associate I

Seeking a data expert with full-time work experience in preparing, analyzing and visualizing scientific data. The successful candidate will work with an interdisciplinary team of scholars to develop new technologies for monitoring childhood opportunities across U.S. neighborhoods and conduct research on the impact of neighborhood conditions on childhood health and development. Job ID: 525969

Program Officer / Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Foundation is seeking a program officer OR senior program officer (PO/SPO) who will be focused on efforts to create the conditions that allow communities and their residents to reach their greatest health potential. These initiatives focus on how local data, financing and policy and practice changes, coupled with multi-sector community leadership and capacity building, can change community environments in ways that make it easier for people to be healthier. Area of focus: Data for Action. No deadline specified.

Program Officer / Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Foundation is seeking a program officer OR senior program officer (PO/SPO) who will focus on the Foundation’s efforts to create the conditions that allow communities and all of their residents to reach their greatest health potential, especially those facing the greatest challenges. These initiatives focus on how local data, financing and policy and practice changes, coupled with multi-sector community leadership and capacity building, can change community environments and norms in ways that make it easier for people to be healthier. Area of Focus: Building Community Power. No deadline specified.

GIS Research Data Analyst, Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 (PMA2020)

PMA2020 uses innovative mobile technology to support low-cost, rapid-turnaround household and facility surveys to monitor key indicators for family planning, water and sanitation, and other health areas. The project is led by the Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and implemented by local university and research organizations in 10 countries in Africa and Asia. No deadline specified.

Research Data Analyst, Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 (PMA2020)

PMA2020 uses innovative mobile technology to support low-cost, rapid-turnaround household and facility surveys to monitor key indicators for family planning, water and sanitation, and other health areas. The project is led by the Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and implemented by local university and research organizations in 10 countries in Africa and Asia. No deadline specified.

Senior Epidemiologist

The Sinai Urban Health Institute (SUHI), a unique research center dedicated to improving the health of Chicago’s urban communities, is seeking an epidemiologist to: Conduct independent and collaborative research that will advance the SUHI mission; Seek funding opportunities and lead grant writing activities in line with SUHI strategies; Provide guidance regarding study design, data analysis, and methodology to both epidemiologic and health intervention research endeavors; Lead and support the preparation of manuscripts for publication using a variety of data sources, including Sinai Community Health Survey data, vital records, and claims data. Specific responsibilities may include: supervising and mentoring other research staff and medical students; managing study activities, data, and reports; analyzing data sets using appropriate statistical methods; and identifying and obtaining new funding sources. The selected applicant will be expected to contribute to the intellectual development of SUHI as a whole as time allows. The successful applicant will have the following qualifications: o PhD in public health (such as Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or a closely related field) and at least 5 years of relevant work experience OR a MS/MPH in public health or a related field and at least 5 years of relevant work experience; o Evidence of ability to generate external funds, including federal funding, for research; o  Experience leading epidemiological and/or community health intervention research, including experience as a Principal Investigator on nationally-funded projects; o  Advanced analytical skills, including experience with a statistical programming package (preferably Stata); o  Strong record of peer-reviewed publications; o  Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a variety of audiences; o  Comfortable working with others in a diverse team environment. The candidate should have exceptional attention to detail, as well as the ability to think critically and prioritize among numerous activities. An interest in social epidemiology and the use of epidemiological research as tools in addressing the needs of urban and vulnerable communities is a plus. If interested, please apply online through www.Sinai.org/careers.  If you have specific questions about the position or SUHI, please contact Maureen Benjamins at suhi@sinai.org. We would like the candidate to start as soon as possible, but no later than July 1, 2017.

Population Health Institute Director

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the Population Health Institute. Apply by March 1.

Urban Health Summer Institute

Four short courses offered June 26-30, 2017, at Drexel's Dornsife School of Public Health: Multilevel Analysis, Health Impact Assessment, Bayesian Analysis, What is a Public Health Department? Early bird registration discount is half-off until May 5th.

Second Annual Population Health Science Research Workshop

The workshop is designed to bring together scholars from economics, epidemiology, demography, and related disciplines to present papers on topics related to population health on October 19-20th, 2017. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday, July 31, 2017.

Executive Degree in Epidemiology

Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University: an Executive Master of Science in Epidemiology  on a schedule that accommodates working professionals. June 1 application deadline for fall 2017.

Research in Transforming Health & Health Care Systems

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This program focuses on empirical and policy–relevant analyses that can inform strategies to ensure access to high quality, affordable health care and insurance coverage. Deadline Fri, 23 Jun 2017, 3:00 p.m. ET.

SIREN Innovation Grants

The first CFP from RWJF’s Social Interventions Research and Evaluation Network (SIREN) is looking for projects exploring how interventions targeting patients’ social and economic hardships impact health care utilization and costs. The CFP—which is open through June 15 and requires applicants to signal their intent via email by May 15—includes funding for three to six grants, with up to $150,000 for any given project.

Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program  (IUCRC)

NSF: develop long-term partnerships (research centers) among industry, academe, and government. Next full proposal deadline February 28, 2017. Thereafter, preliminary proposals due each year on the 3rd Wednesday of April and 3rd Wednesday of October; full proposals due each year on the third Wednesday in June and the third Wednesday in December.

Developing Healthy Places

Kresge Foundation; supports projects on healthy housing and neighborhoods, healthy food systems that benefit low-income communities, and equitable transportation and land use. Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.

National Health Equity Research Webcast

The National Health Equity Research Webcast is on the move...to the fall! In order to provide an opportunity for students to participate in the webcast, the 23rd National Health Equity Research Webcast The Courage to Lead: Scholar-Activism and Health Equity in Turbulent Political Times will take place on Friday, September 22, 2017, from 1:30-4 p.m.

Symbioses: A BioSocial Network

Register by May 26 to ensure a spot! Fifth semi-annual retreat including working groups about Neuroscience of Poverty, Genetics and Indigeneity, BioSocial Pedagogy/Education, and BioArt. June 6, 2017 10am-5pm at the UL102 University Center in the New School, 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY.

Meeting on Accounting for Social Risk Factors in Medicare Payment

On Tuesday, June 13, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will host a dissemination meeting to discuss the report series Accounting for Social Risk Factors in Medicare Payment. Seating is limited at the event in person at the National Academy of Sciences building in DC, but a webcast is available.

Achieving Rural Health Equity and Well-being: Challenges and Opportunities: A Workshop

On June 13, 2017, the Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities and the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement will hold a joint workshop on Achieving Rural Health Equity and Well-Being: Challenges and Opportunities. This workshop will take place at the Montgomery Marriott in Prattville, Alabama, and will be webcast.

Climate, Migration & Health: With a Focus on Refugee Movements

The University of Colorado Population Center (CUPC), CU’s Institute of Behavioral Science, and the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP), are hosting the 3rd annual workshop on Climate, Migration and Health.  This year's sub‐theme is focused on refugee movements. May 25-26, 2017.

10th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health

The 10th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health (D&I) will be held December 4-6 in Arlington, VA. The conference, co-hosted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and AcademyHealth, bridges the gap between evidence, practice, and policy in health and medicine. The call for abstracts for this year's D&I Conference is expected to open in late May and will remain open until late July.

Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences

8th annual conference at the Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado in Boulder, October 19-20, 2017. The conference showcases cutting edge research at the intersection of social scientific and genetic inquiry. The conference will also include a 3-4 hour workshop on new advances in statistical genetics. Use the provided link to submit an abstract and/or indicate your plans to attend.

Multisector Community Health Partnerships: Potential Opportunities and Challenges: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief

On December 8, 2016, the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement held a public workshop. At this workshop, participants explored multisector community health partnerships that aim to address inequities and improve the health and well-being of communities. This publication is intended to highlight topics that individual speakers identified as opportunities and challenges to engaging a range of residents and other stakeholders in community-driven social change.

Case Study: Medicaid and Public Health Collaboration in Oregon

This case study by Jennie Bonney and Debbie I. Chang will highlight the state’s efforts to link the Medicaid delivery system and public health system to support prevention initiatives. Oregon’s experience may be helpful to other states as they consider reforms under Medicaid to advance population health and other prevention strategies.

Building Health Literacy and Family Engagement in Head Start Communities: A Case Study

National Academy of Medicine Perspective. Bhavna Sivanand, Ariella Herman, Carol Teutsch, and Steven Teutsch present a case study of their work as part of the Health Care Institute (HCI). HCI has used a systems approach to successfully improve health literacy over the past 14 years in culturally diverse, vulnerable communities, particularly within Head Start.

Systems Science and Population Health

Applies the conceptual and methodological tools of computer science, ecology, and economics to perennial public health challenges. Edited by Abdulrahman M. El-Sayed and Sandro Galea.

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