Emory University – Contact Tracing Manager
The Contact Tracing Manager handles the daily operations of a comprehensive contact tracing program for Emory faculty, staff, students, and other members of the Emory community.
- Maintains linkages among various key stakeholders within Emory University, Emory Healthcare, and public health authorities.
- Trains, manages, supervises, and evaluates the contact tracing team.
- Performs budget planning and management to meet fiscal objectives.
- Partners with RSPH Clinical Research Coordinator (or Public Health Program Associate) to plan, implement, evaluate, and report on key metrics of the contact tracing program.
- Researches and keeps abreast of emerging trends and products and analyzes data to determine needs and advancements for the contact tracing program and makes recommendations to leadership.
- Performs related responsibilities as required.
- A master’s degree and ten years of experience in designing, developing, and administering large-scale health-related programs, OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience (including experience in health services, public health, or nursing).
- Demonstrated experience in managing large health-related initiatives including cross-functional, matrixed project planning, timelines, and key deliverables.
Emory University – Contact Tracing Coordinator
The Contract Tracing Coordinator assists in managing the daily operations of Emory University’s COVID-19 Contact Tracing Program.
- Provides principal support for public health activities within the Emory Contact Tracing Task Force in managing and evaluating the quality and effectiveness of the contact tracing program.
- Facilitates communication among state and county health departments in Georgia, Emory University’s Student Health Services, and Occupational Injury Management (OIM), including daily emails and weekly video/teleconferences.
- Prepares agendas for and leads weekly public health evaluation team meetings and monthly conference calls with collaborating partners; writes and distributes minutes from meetings/calls.
- Serves as a point of contact for public health subject matter expertise with the personnel at Emory student health and occupational health services departments.
- Assists in ensuring project compliance to all aspects of the program protocol, COVID-19 Emory and national guidelines, including HIPAA and FERPA guidelines.
- Works with Emory team members to develop and maintain data collection forms and program database.
- Tracks completion of case investigation surveys and tracing of contacts by Emory staff.
- Monitors, evaluates and analyzes data entered into study database and develops data reports to track study progress.
- Ensures monitoring and evaluation data is analyzed to an appropriate standard and that results of analysis inform program decision making.
- Ensures appropriate internal communication and feedback systems are in place and functioning so that monitoring and evaluation data informs program planning and implementation.
- Presents and disseminates periodic progress reports to relevant stakeholders; reports will include number of cases identified, number of contacts identified, time from diagnosis to contacts being traced, secondary and tertiary infection rates, and any other metrics that may be helpful for measuring program success.
- Develops and monitors implementation of project work plans, timelines, and deliverables.
- Works with the student health and occupational health staff to monitor accuracy and completeness of data collection and data entry to ensure quality data management and quality assurance of contact tracing operational team.
- Prepares and submits ethics applications, including amendments and annual renewals to the Emory Institutional Review Board (IRB), if necessary.
- Performs related responsibilities as required.
- A bachelor’s degree in a science, health or related field and three years of clinical research, research project management, public health or related experience. A master’s degree in Public Health or related field is preferred.
- Prior supervisory experience is required.
- Knowledge of human subjects research study design and regulations, epidemiology and biostatistics strongly preferred.
- Experience leading cross-functional teams and managing research and/or public health projects preferred.
- Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects while working as part of a geographically dispersed, cross-functional team.
- Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
- Strong computer skills; knowledge of Microsoft Office applications desired.
The Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) provides a professional 200+ hour internship to graduate students seeking opportunities to gain applied experience in the health and well-being field. This experience aims to provide real-world work experiences that will prepare students for their future careers. HERO will work with the students to adapt the objectives/outcomes of the internship to meet the requirements of their institution.