Public Health Solutions

Data Analyst

Employment typeFull-Time

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  • Job Description

      Req#: 1089

      Company overview:
      With an annual budget of $2.3 billion and more than 7,000 employees throughout the five boroughs, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) is one of the largest public health agencies in the world, serving 8 million New Yorkers from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. We're tackling a broad range of public health issues with innovative policies and programs and getting exceptional results, but our work is never finished. The breadth of our innovative programs provides the widest range of choices for every member of our team.

      With grant funds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), DOHMH is undertaking a new initiative that will meet critical infrastructure needs and make possible strategic investments that will have lasting effects on public health. Investments and improvements through this initiative will help modernize DOHMH’s foundational capabilities and data infrastructure, enabling it to partner in complex health and health care environments and, in turn, support better public health outcomes, including COVID-19. This initiative supports larger efforts to rebalance investments in public health and more equitably serve communities and populations.

      The selected candidate will be an employee of Public Health Solutions, a nonprofit organization which is the fiscal and administrative manager of the grant but will work be supervised by DOHMH. This is a grant-funded position ending in November 2027.

      Program Description:

      The New York City Health Department works every day to protect and promote the health of more than 8.5 million diverse New Yorkers. This includes centering health equity and racial justice in all the work the Agency does. To support this mission, the Bureau of Epidemiology Services (BES) conducts systematic data collection and monitoring, rigorous analysis, and effective data communication. BES seeks to provide accurate and timely public health data to inform decision-making, to optimize data use, and to ensure accurate analysis of health data. The Bureau is responsible for developing, collecting and facilitating the use of population-based surveillance survey data and other data sources; and providing support to DOHMH in study design, questionnaire development, and survey weighting. The Bureau of Epidemiology Services Surveys and Data Analysis Unit is responsible for providing rapid response to data requests from other Bureaus, the Commissioner of Health, and external users to help shape programs and policies around the city.

      Summary of Position:

      The analyst will take the lead on creating analytic datasets from Social Determinants of Health survey data. The analyst will also assist in supporting the exciting new Healthy NYC survey panel. Healthy NYC is a panel of 9,000 probabilistically selected adult New Yorkers who participate in public health surveys throughout the year on a range of topics, including opinion surveys and surveys about specific dimensions of health. The analyst will facilitate the implementation of Healthy NYC surveys by creating tracking tables to manage which panelists are invited to take which surveys, and by preparing and checking lists of panelists invited to take surveys, as well as other panel management tasks. Finally, the data analyst will prepare and analyze other survey datasets that Bureau of Epidemiology Services collects and makes available so that the Bureau fulfills its important mission in making data available for public health decision-making.


      The analyst will, under the supervision of their supervisor and Bureau leadership:

      • Prepare Healthy NYC survey tracking tables to mange which panelists are invited to take which surveys
      • Prepare Healthy NYC survey invitation lists to invite panelists to take surveys
      • Process Social Determinants of Health Survey data to prepare them for analysis, including recoding variables, creating codebooks, and creating documentation about the datasets and results
      • Support preparation processes of other surveys housed by the Bureau of Epidemiology Services, such as the Community Health Survey, NYC KIDS, the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, and the Health Opinion Poll.
      • Generate tables and other types of analyses from the Bureau of Epidemiology Services survey datasets that are requested by internal and external requesters
      • Contribute to DOHMH efforts to promote health equity and racial justice


      • Advanced SAS experience strongly preferred
      • Experience working with complex survey data
      • Training and expertise in epidemiologic data analysis techniques
      • Attention to detail
      • Strong data management skills
      • A strong sense of teamwork and collaboration
      • Enthusiasm for checking teammates’ data analysis results and having their own data analysis results checked by teammates
      • A commitment to DOHMH efforts to promote health equity and racial justice
      • Salary - $85,000- $85,000

      Additional Desired Qualities

      • Experience with stakeholder engagement and project management.
      • Excellent communication (verbal & written) and interpersonal skills.
      • Strong analytical skills and ability to manage and report complex information.
      • Experience with data collection, analysis and interpretation.
      • Desire to grow professionally, develop new skills and willingness to work outside of comfort zone.
      • Experience working with the public health sector and coordinating projects involving multiple stakeholders.
      • Ability to prioritize and work in fast-paced environment with hard deadlines.
      • Fluency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

      Additional Information:

      • This is a temporary grant-funded position ending in November 2027.
      • This individual must reside in the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT) by their confirmed start date.
      • Preference may be given to individuals residing in New York City (5 boroughs) or surrounding New York State counties.
      • This individual will be expected to work non-business hours during emergencies.

      PHS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, and veterans.

  • About the company

      At Public Health Solutions, we're working to improve health outcomes in New York City by providing services directly to the most vulnerable communities.