Karna, LLC

  • Public Health Analyst

    Job ID 2018-1963
    Job Locations
    Public Health
    Regular Full Time
  • Overview

    Karna is seeking an experienced Public Health Analyst to provide substantive program consultation, contribute to multi-functional program activities, and be responsible for carrying out and providing support for public health investigation and practice with relative independence. The ideal candidate will have experience conducting program reviews and needs assessments, and providing support to client organizations to improve the organization’s mission and performance. The Public Health Analyst will be tasked with leading and providing scientific support to cross-cutting violence prevention guidance programs, strategies, and approaches.


    *This position is contingent upon contract award*



    • Serve as an analyst responsible for analyzing, evaluating, and advising on a well-defined and established program of a moderate complexity.
    • Develop and/or implement standards and recommendations; gather data and coordinate with others to develop program guidelines, goals, plans, and strategies.
    • Conduct a systematic review of all relevant documentation including progress reports, meeting and training evaluations, funding recipient meeting minutes and existing training and technical assistance (TA) resources. Review of the existing literature and data in a scientific area, and prepares and/or presents summaries for a variety of purposes.
    • Develop qualitative and quantitative methods and strategies for planning, evaluating, and documenting program activities;
    • Prepare project papers, reports, articles, publications, and other substantive materials; responds to inquiries and requests for information.
    • Provide coordination, advice, oversight, and data management for components of research and/or demonstration projects.
    • Support direct TA which may include working onsite and/or remotely with funded programmatic recipients.
    • Provide input into the tracking, reporting, and organized presentation of outcomes, results, and impacts supporting the project/program;
    • Support the development of project plans and feedback and summary reports
    • Communicate with internal and external project leaders and partners, and responds to requests for assistance from project partners.
    • Provide programmatic and scientific support to CDC subject matter experts and members of CDC.
    • Design, oversee, implement, and conduct major scientific surveys/studies or projects to identify and solve public health problems.
    • Identify and analyze public health issues and their impact on operations that are critical to the public health community at large.
    • Develop and or use innovative methodologies and techniques.
    • Search, synthesize and interpret information relevant to public health.
    • Review and analyze studies and projects assessing major and or sensitive public health issues in order to make recommendations.
    • Integrate knowledge and experience of public health programs and policies to provide guidance on cross cutting procedural, multilayered and multifaceted policy issues to other components of the agency and other governmental agencies.
    • Work under direct supervision of Project/Program Manager and/or Public Health official.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.



    • A Master’s Degree in Public Health or related social sciences
    • Requires a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience, of which approximately three (3) years must be specialized in the areas of public health promotion and prevention utilizing public and private.
    • Experience in violence prevention (i.e., child abuse and neglect, youth violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, or elder abuse) is preferred.
    • Experience performing basic data analysis and producing data reports.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and statistical software such as SAS, SPSS, and NVivo. 
    • Strong quantitative and qualitative analysis capabilities.
    • Experience with troubleshooting and problem-solving.
    • Experience providing oral presentations to live audiences.
    • Well-versed in Microsoft Office products.
    • Master’s Degree in public health, social science, health services research.
    • Background investigation required.
    • Security Clearance required.
    • Ability to use software programs such as Microsoft Power Point, Survey Gizmo, Sharepoint.
    • Strong skills in oral and written communication.
    • Demonstrated strong interpersonal, collaboration, and organizational skills.

    Other Requirements

    • U.S. Citizenship
    • Previous CDC experience preferred


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