Domain Specialization
00055532 Requisition #


MITRE is a trusted operator of federally funded research and development centers and we're on a mission to make the world a safer place-for all of humanity, today and in the future. To deliver on our mission, we need the world’s best talent and leaders-groundbreakers and partnership-builders on a global scale in areas like healthcare, artificial intelligence, critical infrastructure resiliency, pandemic management, and cybersecurity.

 In return, we have the privilege of backing you with thousands of technical experts in diverse fields, a culture of innovation and knowledge sharing, access to data and resources uniquely available to MITRE through our wide-ranging partnerships across government, industry and academia.



Through the CMS Alliance to Modernize Healthcare (the Health FFRDC), MITRE exclusively serves in the public interest and helps to bring world-class expertise to bear on key challenges facing the nation. MITRE operates the Health federally- funded research and development center (FFRDC) on behalf of US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). MITRE serves as an objective, independent, not for profit advisor supporting many of the complex analysis and critical thinking requirements that encompass business, policy, technology, and operational interests across HHS.

The Health FFRDC is growing rapidly, particularly through increasing engagements with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), among others. These efforts offer an exceptional opportunity to have a substantial impact on public health and health care matters of national and international importance. MITRE is seeking additional staff with experience in epidemiology and public health to work on the Health FFRDC engagements that will have a marked and long-lasting impact on the health of the American people. Please note that while the position requires field experience in public health, the role would not include conducting field epidemiology; rather, the successful candidate would rely on their experiences in the field to inform recommendations to the government.

Key Functions:
Successful candidates will apply their knowledge of the broad principles of public health and experience working for public health agencies to improve public health practice and research, including surveillance, response, and evaluation. The successful candidate will be part of MITRE teams that will apply their applied public health experience to advise federal and state stakeholders about the implications of decisions to modernize their data systems and infrastructure to support better emergency response, information exchange, and data utilization. In this role, the candidate will serve as a critical public health subject matter expert for multidisciplinary teams that include both health and non-health experts. Candidates must be able to translate public health science to both technical and non-technical audiences and health and non-health experts, in support of analyses and evaluations of existing processes and data sources that derive actionable recommendations to improve operational efficacy in the public health domain. They will lead multidisciplinary teams in the development of reports, prototype tools and methodologies, and lead presentations for both lay and professional public health audiences that communicate findings, provide innovative solutions, and promote recommendations to improve efficacy. They will also coordinate multi-site, multi-agency, and multi-stakeholder initiatives to help advance key national public health objectives.


Required Qualifications:

Public health specialists in infectious disease, chronic disease, occupational health, environmental health, or public health emergency preparedness and response are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have a master's degree in epidemiology or public health and at least 7 years of applied public health experience at the state, tribal, local, territorial, or federal level including public health surveillance, response, research, evaluation.


Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will also have some of the following experience:

  • Epidemiologic training in infectious disease, chronic disease, occupational health, or environmental health

  • Experience developing and implementing public health emergency preparedness and response plans

  • Experience with public health, especially as it relates to public health surveillance, response, evaluation, and interventions

  • Experience engaging with critical public health internal and external stakeholders at the state, tribal, local, or territorial levels and/or working with CDC

  • Experience working with the federal government in a consulting or advisory role

  • Knowledge of state and federal public health laws, including public health reporting

  • Knowledge of advanced statistical methods used in cutting-edge epidemiologic analyses

  • Knowledge of the public health information systems, data standards and open access data sources

  • Clinical training as a nurse, physician, or veterinarian

  • Experience working in a public health laboratory


Desired education: The successful candidate will have a master's or doctoral degree in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, or a related field (MPH, MS, PhD, DrPH)


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS and 10 years related experience in a state, local, territorial, tribal or federal public health agency or laboratory, OR

  • Masters degree in epidemiology, public health, or related field and 7 years of experience in a state, local, territorial, tribal, or federal public health agency or laboratory.

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