Investigates and describes the determinants and distribution of disease, disability, and other health outcomes and develop the means for prevention and control.
This career is part of the Health Science cluster Diagnostic Services pathway.
A person in this career:
- Monitors and reports incidents of infectious diseases to local and state health agencies.
- Communicates research findings on various types of diseases to health practitioners, policy makers, and the public.
- Plans and directs studies to investigate human or animal disease, preventive methods, and treatments for disease.
- Provides expertise in the design, management and evaluation of study protocols and health status questionnaires, sample selection and analysis.
- Oversees public health programs, including statistical analysis, health care planning, surveillance systems, and public health improvement.
- Investigates diseases or parasites to determine cause and risk factors, progress, life cycle, or mode of transmission.
- Educates healthcare workers, patients, and the public about infectious and communicable diseases, including disease transmission and prevention.
- Conducts research to develop methodologies, instrumentation and procedures for medical application, analyzing data and presenting findings.
- Identifies and analyzes public health issues related to foodborne parasitic diseases and their impact on public policies or scientific studies or surveys.
- Supervises professional, technical and clerical personnel.
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