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Job# 6114 - Data Analyst for Health Impact Assessment Research (San Francisco, CA)
Full Time
Posted: March 14, 2013
Closes: March 27, 2013


The San Francisco Public Health Foundation is recruiting a research analyst to support the San Francisco Department of Public Health for a five month period (ending August 31, 2013) to support data collection, analysis, and visualization used in health impact assessment (HIA) to inform public policy on housing and neighborhood conditions that impact health.

Position Background and Description

The San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) is a national leader in the use of health data to inform public policy. SFDPH has an active HIA practice, which includes HIA methods development, training, and scholarship and 20 HIA applications in diverse policy sectors including land use, housing, transportation, and labor. Information about SFDPH's current and past activities are available at: www.sfphes.org and www.hiacollaborative.org . In 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Healthy Community Design Initiative awarded SFDPH funding to support HIA applications, training and dissemination.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Collect and organize data from government and private sources for health and sustainability performance metrics;
  • Conduct literature reviews and summarize key findings on specific topics as needed;
  • Analyze and map data to create publication-ready charts, tables, and maps for the projects. Required Experience:
  • Experience with data management and collection
  • Experience with Geographic Information Systems
  • Experience with quantitative or statistical data analysis
  • Experience with effective data visualization
  • Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in Public Health, Environmental Planning or Policy, Planning or a closely related field and two (2) years of professional level experience; OR Possession of a master's degree from an accredited college or university or currently enrolled in Public Health, Public Health Administration, Environmental Planning or Policy, Planning or a closely related field.

Desired skills also include:

  • Understanding of social determinants of health and health/social/environmental impact assessments
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and competing deadlines
  • Ability to work independently toward excellent work outcomes
  • Ability to create and maintain effective relationships with diverse stakeholders

Job Status: Temporary, Full-time (40 hours per week) opportunity for five (5) months

Pay: Salary based on skills and experience

Salary Range: $60,320 - 68,640/annual rate; $29 - 33/hr.

For more info please see http://www.sfphf.org

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