Epidemiologist (Integrated Biosurveillance)

Clearance Level
Silver Spring, Maryland

REQ#: RQ135477

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular
We take pride in providing our clients with the data they need to make important decisions that impact the world around us. As an Epidemiologist supporting the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Division (AFHSD) of the Defense Health Agency, you will be engaged in the analysis of very large datasets to estimate the incidence and prevalence of disease and injury in military populations.

This position will work 100% onsite at the Silver Spring, Maryland location.

The Epidemiologist (Integrated Biosurveillance) position supports Alert and Response Operations (ARO) within the Integrated Biosurveillance (IB) section of the AFHSD. ARO monitors multiple biosurveillance data sources to detect and report on all-hazard events (e.g. emerging and re-emerging infectious disease and environmental threats) that are relevant to the health of military personnel. ARO provides comprehensive, near-real time health surveillance, DoD public health threat assessment and situational awareness in support of force health protection.


In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Assisting in supporting an effective AFHSD biosurveillance program and operational mission.
  • Effectively liaise with AFHSD internally and with external USG and non-USG partner leading to the successful establishment of collaborations and/or partnerships.
  • Assisting in meeting information requirements of Combatant Commands (CCMDs) and other military and civilian programs and projects.
  • Coordinating the gathering and assembly of data related to specific deliverables including open source data from public health agencies including CDC, WHO, foreign countries Ministries of Health and military medical data including reportable medical event data and medical encounter data.
  • Supporting the production of deliverables such as weekly structured health surveillance updates and surveillance summaries
  • Maintaining expertise and up to date knowledge of infectious disease threats and environmental threats to military members


  • Masters Degree in epidemiology, public health, or related discipline
  • 2 + years of related experience in biosurveillance and/or public health
  • Ability to gather and assemble data from multiple sources and perform analyses and interpretation of these data to produce information products such as surveillance summaries
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • US Citizenship
  • NACLC (T3) clearable


  • Infectious disease experience
  • Secret level clearance with ability to obtain Top Secret
  • Experience with military health surveillance


  • Challenging work that makes a real impact on the world around you  
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career 
  • 401K with company match 
  • Diverse, highly collaborative teams
  • Professional development, education assistance, certification and training opportunities





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