General Dynamics Information Technology Epidemiologist (Behavioral and Social Health) in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

Job Description

Our client; the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch (AFHSB) of the Public Health Division of the Defense Health Agency (DHA); is to be the central epidemiological resource for the U.S. Armed Forces. They provide timely; relevant; actionable; and comprehensive health surveillance information in order to promote; maintain; and enhance the health of military and military-associated populations.

We are seeking an Epidemiologist to support Behavioral Health and Social Health Outcomes Surveillance (BH&SHO) activities with in the AFHSB Army Satellite Section. The AFHSB Army Satellite serves as the central epidemiologic resource for the Army; to collect, analyze, interpret and disseminate information regarding the status, trends, and determinants of the health and fitness of Army beneficiaries; and to identify and evaluate obstacles to medical readiness and establish a basis for preventive action. The AFHSB Army Satellite specifically addresses disease epidemiology, injury prevention, occupational medicine, and behavioral and social health outcome surveillance activities.


  • Leads a team of Epidemiologists in designing and developing surveillance programs, studies and/or reports for injuries within the U.S. Army and DoD.

  • Assesses and ensures the accuracy and quality of these products to include writing and reviewing SAS code.

  • Provides epidemiological expertise and mentorship to and collaborates with other agencies on a wide variety of epidemiological projects.

  • Uses independent judgement and advanced knowledge of applied epidemiology and SAS for Public Health practice.

  • Collects, monitors, analyzes, interprets, and summarizes morbidity and mortality surveillance data for the purposes of supporting behavioral health surveillance efforts for the U.S Army and the DoD.

  • Disseminates the results of analytical studies via technical reports, briefings, presentations, manuscripts, websites and other media based on target audiences.


  • Masters Degree in a scientific discipline - required.

  • PhD Epidemiology or related field - preferred


  • 8-10 years of related experience in scientific research, analysis and/or engineering.

  • Minimum three years of post-doctoral experience in the field of epidemiology.

  • Secret Clearance preferred

For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.#DICE#HCSDCJ

Requisition ID2018-46849

of Openings1

Job FunctionScience and Engineering

Security Clearance LevelNone

Full/Part TimeFull Time