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The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute is seeking a CHS faculty member with expertise in program planning and evaluation, evaluation research, and/or dissemination and implementation research. He/she would be expected to lead and develop a program in evaluation and evaluation research, with special emphasis in evaluation of obesity prevention and intervention initiatives and strategies.
For full information, please reference the full job description here.
The candidate's role will be to evaluate the Wisconsin Partnership Program's Obesity Prevention Initiative. This initiative is a signature component of the Partnership Program's new five-year plan and involved a multi-million dollar investment in obesity prevention, intervention, and research. He/she would be expected to lead and develop a program in evaluation and evaluation research, with special emphasis in evaluation of obesity prevention and intervention initiatives and strategies.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a minimum of 5-7 years of expertise in applied program planning and evaluation and evaluation research, including dissemination and implementation research, in one or more of the following fields: obesity prevention and intervention; public health; community-based participatory research; maternal and child health; health care quality improvement; substance abuse and mental health; school-based health; correctional health; or other related health-improvement areas. Candidates should have demonstrated experience and leadership skills required to expand a service-oriented program in program planning and evaluation, and demonstrated ability to balance clinical and applied activities with scholarship. Candidates must also have a history of extramural funding, including federal and foundation-sponsored grants programs. Candidates must meet criteria for appointment and promotion on the CHS track per UW School of Medicine and Public Health guidelines.
The candidate would lead the evaluation of the overall initiative and its core components:
(1) The Wisconsin Obesity Prevention Network;
(2) A pilot multi-setting community intervention study in two Wisconsin counties;
(3) A statewide childhood obesity surveillance system; and
(4) Outreach and community engagement activities that include state and local level public messaging and dissemination of evidence-based solutions to obesity.
Community/Clinical Practice: The candidate will also have a community/clinical practice, with an initial focus on leading the evaluation of the Wisconsin Partnership Program's Obesity Prevention Initiative.
UW Population Health Institute Evaluation Research Program Faculty Director: The candidate will devote effort to faculty leadership of the Evaluation Research Group of the UW Population Health Institute. The Evaluation Research Group conducts program evaluation and evaluation research in many areas of public and population health as noted above. The work of this group of professional evaluators uses a broad range of methods, from qualitative and descriptive techniques to complex experimental and quasi-experimental trials. As faculty director, the candidate will be expected to maintain and build collaborative partnerships with other University of Wisconsin researchers and evaluation sponsors, including the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, the collaborative Center for Health Equity, the Wisconsin Partnership Program, and other UWSMPH departments and health sciences schools on campus. The candidate will also maintain and cultivate relationships with partners outside the UW, including community organizations, tribal governments and programs, representatives of the healthcare industry, and governmental organizations.
The successful candidate will further develop this successful and long-standing program, ensuring continued availability of high quality evaluation services, evaluation research, and dissemination and implementation research studies.
Teaching: He/she will contribute to the teaching program in the Department of Population Health Sciences and School of Medicine and Public Health, including courses and other modes of instruction for public health, graduate, and medical students, as well as health care professionals at the UW.
University and community service will be expected as appropriate.
Desired Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
The ideal candidate will have experience and expertise conducting program evaluation and evaluation research studies, including population-based strategies intended to assess and improve the health of entire populations, including but not limited to the efforts of community based organizations, the health care system, the governmental public health system, education, business, and other sectors.
$85,000 minimum annual depending on qualifications. This is a renewable appointment.
Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #80316 to:
F. Javier Nieto, MD, PhD
Department of Population Health Sciences
610 Walnut Street
Madison, WI 53726
Serve as an active member of multiple teams to support the NNPHI member network
Provide administrative support, including
NNPHI is seeking an experienced and entrepreneurial professional to serve as its first Director of Bridging Sectors for Health. The Director will collaborate with staff and leaders throughout the network to develop and advance a public health practice agenda that aligns with the organization’s mission. The successful candidate will cultivate and sustain resources to achieve the priorities of the network. Additionally, the Director will be responsible for assuring integrity, rigor, and quality of assigned programmatic activities sponsored by NNPHI. This position will be based in either NNPHI’s New Orleans or Washington, DC offices. Applicants should indicate preference of location in their application documentation. This position requires frequent travel of approximately 20%.
1. Support the NNPHI Program Director for the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training and serve as a program lead for NNPHI’s public health training activities supported by HRSA.
2. In conjunction with NNPHI leadership, staff, and member institutes, develop and implement a shared vision and agenda for portfolio development and implementation that advances multi-sector solutions for creating health.
3. Identify and develop funding opportunities and strategic partnerships.
4. Build capacity to implement and manage quality initiatives and services with the network, including NNPHI staff and colleagues from member institutes.
5. Leverage, disseminate, and translate learning to a variety of constituencies.
1. Salary range of $80-105k, dependent on education, locality, and experience.
2. A highly competitive benefits package is offered to all NNPHI staff.
Subject line: Attn: NNPHI Director of Bridging Sectors for Health
Equal Opportunity Employer
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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
For more information, visit Association of State and Territorial Health Official's website. Click here to access the full job description.