Medical Epidemiologist - Infectious Disease Team

Requisition Number:



Location: Site-based (on or near Navajo Nation or White Mountain Apache tribal lands) or Baltimore-based.

Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health is seeking a Licensed Physician to work as a full-time faculty member with its Infectious Disease Team. The Center for American Indian Health is located within the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland and has a mission to work in partnership with American Indian tribes to raise the health status and self-sufficiency of American Indian people to the highest possible level. This mission is accomplished through three core activities: research, service, and training.

The infectious disease team at the Center for American Indian Health works with Native American communities to conduct research aimed at reducing the burden of infectious disease. Projects include disease surveillance, clinical trials, and evaluations of the impact of interventions. Study activities vary and are specific to the approved protocols at the worksite including vaccine trials. The successful candidate for this position will be part of a team that includes Masters- and PhD-trained epidemiologists and study physicians, nurses and research assistants who are based at different study sites. The Medical Epidemiologist and will report to the Director of the Infectious Disease Prevention Program. It is expected that the successful candidate will support existing research activities and will also develop their own research interests.

Brief summary of duties and qualifications:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and conduct epidemiologic studies and clinical trials
  • Manage site-based research teams
  • Create study materials (e.g., consent documents, case report forms)
  • Review inclusion/exclusion criteria for study participants based on protocol guidelines
  • Conduct chart reviews
  • Obtain privileges at Indian Health Service facilities in order to conduct study activities Sept 2020
  • Assess serious adverse events and adverse events in study subjects for severity and relatedness to study drug (according to protocol definitions), and complete the corresponding forms in the electronic study database
  • Liaise with Indian Health Service/Tribal Health providers to update them on study progress and new research protocols
  • Present information on proposed studies and results of studies in community events, as needed
  • Lead data analyses, with the support of statisticians at JHSPH
  • Participate in grant writing
  • Write manuscripts to communicate study results


  • Current Medical License
  • Board Certified or Board Eligible in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics or Family Practice
  • Experience as a PI or sub-I on clinical trials and familiarity with Good Clinical Practice
  • Training or experience in public health and epidemiology - preferred
  • Experience living in or working with Indigenous communities - preferred
  • Willingness to work in a diverse cultural setting in a rural area - preferred
  • Computer literacy/ familiarity with electronic health records

Additional Requirements and Position Information:

  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Occasional travel to study sites (may require overnight stay)

Contact Information

Bob Weatherholtz at

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