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Lead Informatics Data Manager - SAS/SQL


WiredPeople is seeking a full-time informatics data manager with an emphasis on lead surveillance for public health clients within the State of Florida.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Review and streamline existing processes for collecting lead screening data, including identifying ways that the state’s reportable disease surveillance system, Merlin, can automate processing of blood lead level results.
  • Evaluate historic lead screening data maintained outside Merlin and facilitate migration of that data into Merlin.
  • Enroll laboratories in electronic laboratory reporting and transition health care providers who are currently providing data in non-standard electronic formats to reporting in formats compliant with reporting requirements. 
  • Conduct statistical analyses of lead poisoning and lead screening data to define and monitor the prevalence and geographic distribution of risk for lead poisoning and identify populations where screening rates need to be improved.
  • Work with the partner programs to identify geographic areas of high risk for lead exposure and high incidence of lead poisoning, as well as ensuring data are available for the public through web tools.
  • Work with the with the Office of Children’s Medical Services (CMS) Plan and Specialty Programs, responsible for Medicaid billing services in Florida, to implement efficient electronic data exchange and matching of Medicaid recipient eligibility data and blood lead testing data to ensure Medicaid-eligible children are being tested as required.
  • Work with the other programs to review screening rates among refugee children and determine rates follow-up testing among refugees.
  • Revise data collection screens in Merlin to ensure we are capturing appropriate risk factor data and that data entry is user-friendly.
  • Review data in-depth to identify and address data quality issues, including proposing system solutions and following-up regularly with county health department users to ensure high data quality.
  • Develop a quarterly lead surveillance report to be distributed to internal and external stakeholders that will include information on data quality, prevalent and incident cases and rates, screening rates, and risk factors.


Successful candidates for this position with posess a combination of experience and education within the areas of:

  • MPH, MSPH, MS in biostatistics, epidemiology, informatics, or a degree in a computer-related field.
  • Experience in Biostatistician, Epidemiologist, or Informatician roles with excellent SAS, SQL, and data management skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of relational databases, as well as an understanding of public health surveillance.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and demonstrated experience with logical thinking and problem-solving.


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