Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

University of Southern California

Clinical Epidemiologist/Public Health Officer Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine (Clinician Educator)

Department of Family Medicine Faculty Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

The Division of College Health within the Department of Family Medicine seeks a Clinical Epidemiologist/Public Health Officer, Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine (Clinician Educator), to join our team.  The position will have dual faculty appointments in the Department of Family Medicine and the Department of Preventive Medicine within Keck School of Medicine.

Degree and area of specialization:

Master's or doctoral degree in public health, epidemiology, or related field.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Minimum of two years professional experience required. Strong written and oral communication skills including health risk communication. Preferred areas of expertise and experience include developing surveillance and reporting systems, knowledge of health information data systems, quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques, survey design and implementation, epidemiologic research methods, and reporting. Experience with and understanding of environmental, community and occupational health issues related to a complex research and/or university environment preferred.

Principal duties:

Position Description

The USC Student Health Clinical Epidemiologist has responsibility for public health in the USC community of over 60,000 people. The position has broad duties for monitoring and responding to emerging and established public health threats, developing and maintaining surveillance systems, and designing and conducting analytical analyses to guide policy development. Areas of responsibility include communicable disease detection and control, environmental and occupational health, health risk behavior and population health outcomes. The position works in close collaboration with USC medical, mental health and prevention faculty as well as campus and community partners. Duties are performed under the general supervision of, and the position reports to, the Chief Health Officer.

  • 25% Collect, analyze and interpret clinical, utilization, and population health data from multiple sources, including medical, laboratory, and population surveys. Assess incidence, prevalence, utilization, and outcomes for a variety of conditions.
  • 15% Direct the provision of public health services on the USC campuses.
  • 20% Design and implement surveillance and control systems for communicable diseases and other health threats. Develop appropriate policies and procedures.
  • 5% Identify existing or potential health events affecting the university community including emerging infectious diseases, locally, nationally, and internationally.
  • 10% Conduct epidemiologic investigations and formulate responses to outbreaks of disease.
  • 5% Serve as the USC liaison to local, state and national public health agencies as necessary or required.
  • 10% Provide technical guidance to others in the development and evaluation of studies, strategies and services. Participate in research studies of health problems affecting college students.
  • 5% Communicate public health issues to USC faculty,staff, campus community members, and the general public.
  • 5% Provide instruction and training for health professions students and USC faculty and staff. Prepare lectures, presentations and written materials for learners in relevant academic disciplines. Collaborate with faculty and staff to organize instructional activities and provide consultation in areas of professional expertise.

The Department of Family Medicine is leading the growth and development of primary care services at Keck Medicine of USC and is committed to providing high quality care to patients and their families in the context of their community. Clinical services include a growing team-based private practice that works collaboratively with medical specialists and other professionals including:

•           Pharmacy, occupational therapy and behavioral health to provide interdisciplinary care to our patients and their families

•           Comprehensive specialty care services co-located to provide valuable consultation and collaboration

•           A street medicine program to care for the most vulnerable in our community

•           A two-site state of the art student health center

•           An HIV fellowship program

Our excellence in geriatric health care has earned us national recognition from U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals 2018-2019.

The Department of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine is a nationally ranked and recognized for excellence in major research initiatives including environmental epidemiology, biostatistical methods, multi-ethnic cancer studies, cancer and genetic epidemiology, and addiction research, to name a few. The Department is ranked 2nd in funding from the National Institutes of Health and 9th as compared to US Schools of Public Health. Within the six collaborative divisions are over 100 faculty that are considered national and international leaders in their fields and approximately 1,000 students in master’s and doctoral degrees that span the public health sciences, including biostatistics and epidemiologic research, advocacy, program implementation, program management, and domestic and global policy.

The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.  Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

REQ20094463 Posted Date: 11/06/2020