The HEALing Communities Study (HCS) is a NIDA/SAMHSA funded study with the goal of reducing opioid overdose deaths by 40% across 16 highly affected communities across the State of New York. The Program Manager provides high-level support and management of procedures and protocols related to acquisition, storage, transmission, processing, and analyses of HCS data. This includes working closely with senior members of the investigative team, liaising with city and state agencies and personnel involved with data provision and management, and providing day-to-day management of and support to staff who are tasked with facilitating data collection from community partners, including addiction treatment and harm reduction programs, criminal justice institutions, social service agencies, and medical and mental health providers across New York State.
Reporting to Elwin Wu, Co-Investigator, the Program Manager:
Works closely with the HCS study's senior investigative team as well as the study's Senior Project Director, Associate Director, Community Engagement team, Implementation Science team, DataScience team and Columbia University IT (CUIT) to strategize and troubleshoot around collection, integration, translation, and dissemination of community-level public health data.
Works with the above teams and Community Data Coordinators (CDCs) to coordinate CDCfieldwork initiatives, to monitor and track community engagement and activities, and to ensure protocol adherence, quality assurance, and HIPAA compliance.
Serves as a resource for CDCs, other research study staff and key community stakeholders to present and interpret data and support community coalitions in making informed, data-driven decisions.
Manages the integration of community data into the data infrastructure and processes used to generate interactive web-based dashboards that allow stakeholders to track study progress in their local community.
Supports collaborative work with the NYS DOH HCS team to improve the quality of data reported from counties in NYS through workflow redesign, and design, integration, and utilization of informatics tools.
Supports the implementation and administration of content management for the study site's web-based dashboards.
Implements needs assessment to identify coalition training needs related to data collection, reporting, interpretation, and translation of information back to their communities.
Develop and execute professional development training plans for CDCs and other relevant study support staff, as well as training and technical assistance for coalitions based on needs assessment.
Travel to communities to assist CDCs and support study data collection as needed.
Performs other duties as needed.
Master's degree in related field
Minimum of four years of experience in public health or health care administration, including experience with the coordination of multifaceted health services, research, and/or evaluation projects (in New York State preferred)
Experience in informatics/data management required
Personnel management experience required
Must be highly organized and detail-oriented, have exceptional communications and writing skills, and be able to work both independently and as part of a team
Knowledge of and experience with data acquisition, management, analysis, and visualization software and services/platforms
Cultural sensitivity and comfort with a wide range of social, racial and ethnic populations
Organizational ability to perform multiple tasks efficiently and to prioritize duties
Experience working with behavioral health populations/systems preferred
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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