Senior Epidemiologist (Aberdeen, MD) in Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 6/12/2020

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Job Description

Our client, the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Division (AFHSD) of the Public Health Division of the Defense Health Agency (DHA), is to be the central epidemiological resource for the U.S. Armed Forces. They provide timely, relevant, actionable and comprehensive health surveillance information in order to promote, maintain and enhance the health of military and military-associated populations.

We are seeking a Senior Epidemiologist to support the Behavioral Health and Social Health Outcomes Program (BH&SHO) activities within the AFHSD Army Satellite Section. The AFHSD Army Satellite serves as the central epidemiologic resource for the Army to collect, analyze, interpret and disseminate information regarding the status, trends, and determinants of the health and fitness of Army beneficiaries and to identify and evaluate obstacles to medical readiness and establish a basis for preventive action. The AFHSD Army Satellite specifically addresses disease epidemiology, injury prevention, occupational medicine, and behavioral and social health outcome surveillance activities.

In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Providing consultative support on a wide variety of epidemiological and health surveillance questions including survey design, data analysis, technical writing, and public health recommendations for epidemiological consultations provided to stakeholders in the Army.
  • Responding to requests for information from stakeholders throughout the Army and DoD using data retrieved from the Army Behavioral Health Integrated Data Environment (ABHIDE) .
  • Leading a team of Epidemiologists in designing and developing surveillance programs, studies and/or reports within the U.S. Army and DoD
  • Assessing and ensuring the accuracy and quality of these products to include writing and reviewing SAS code
  • Providing epidemiological expertise and mentorship to and collaborating with other agencies on a wide variety of epidemiological projects
  • Collecting, monitoring, analyzing, interpreting, and summarizing morbidity and mortality surveillance data for the purposes of supporting behavioral health surveillance efforts for the U.S Army and the DoD
  • Disseminating the results of analytical studies via technical reports, briefings, presentations, manuscripts, websites and other media based on target audiences
  • Performing administrative duties including approving time cards, managing expense reports, and providing mentorship to junior GDIT staff


  • PhD in Epidemiology or related field strongly preferred. Master’s Degree in Epidemiology or Public Health is at minimum required.
  • 8+ years of related experience in public health, epidemiology or related field
  • Experience using independent judgement and advanced knowledge of applied epidemiology and SAS for Public Health practice
  • Requires US Citizenship and ability to obtain a Secret clearance


We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.