at Duke University and Duke University Health System

Durham, North Carolina

School of Medicine:


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Occupational Summary

The Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research (CHPIR) is the largest research center within the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI).  CHPIR serves as the local arm of DGHI with activities that focus on population-based health research, health systems research and health intervention and evaluation research both internationally and domestically, particularly within North Carolina and the deep Southern states.  Our faculty and staff teach and mentor students both on campus and in the field through an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment.  At the core of many CHPIR projects is translating research into services, policy, and new interventions. We bridge research and service by adapting lessons learned between the US and international settings to bring efficiency and innovation to our work.


This position will provide leadership and expertise in conducting complex research activities, including planning, organizing, conducting, and communicating research studies within the overall scope of research projects at CHPIR, including but not limited to CREW, Uplift, COMPASS and international projects.


Work Performed


Provide direction for project implementation, including leading and coordinating independent and team activities involved in the collection, management, analysis, documentation and interpretation of social, economic or health related information including developing and executing plans for specific data analyses, creating data codebooks and writing code for data cleaning and analysis. For the SAMHSA and Gilead Foundation funded projects, this will include data cleaning and descriptive and multivariate analyses of longitudinal data.

  • On a daily basis, manage the oversight of data collection and evaluation
  • Provide training to team members, as needed, on how to administer the evaluation tools
  • Provide assistance with implementation science measures
  • Conduct quality assurance on data collected regularly, including: revieing data for completeness; making recommendations when data are incomplete due to errors in survey development, question wording, or general mistakes; running interim outcome data to anticipate any possible problems and making recommendations for correction
  • Program surveys in REDCap and/or Qualtrics
  • Create systems and routines for data back-up
  • Document evaluation processes for future reference and create systems for staff to report and document evaluation processes (and anomalies) for future reference


Coordinate the development of qualitative and quantitative data measurement plans including surveys and interviews for the Gilead and SAMHSA projects.

  • Identify possible evaluation scales/measures to be used which are appropriate for the project and population; when there are no existing scales/measures that meet the needs of the project, draft new scales
  • Document which scales are used throughout the evaluation
  • Draft questions to include in interviews with participants and other project stakeholders
  • Work with the team leaders and members to assure that the evaluation plan is feasible and reasonable; attend team meetings, leading or actively contributing to the discussion of the evaluation plan


Interpret research data and prepare presentations, written reports, and analyses presenting research findings, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions that will be submitted to peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences related to HIV care and prevention and/or sexual and gender minority health.

  • Be familiar with reports required by funders and contribute evaluation findings (qualitative and quantitative) to address funder questions and areas of interest
  • Work with the project team to disseminate project findings, including peer-reviewed articles, conference posters, popular press articles, and community-facing documents


Select sources of information and specific data necessary to address research questions raised through projects related to HIV in the Southern US and the health of sexual and gender minorities globally

  • Set up interviews with appropriate regulatory authorities and prepare processes necessary to obtain datasets of interest
  • Identify existing datasets which can be compared to the study populations
  • Identify and adapt health information technologies that are appropriate for low-resource settings



(10%) Work closely with study investigators to identify new research opportunities. Develop dissemination plans for current research projects and contribute to the preparation of manuscripts for publication.


Recruit, interview, train and manage undergraduate interns in research methodology and implementation science methodology.  Supervise and review the work of undergraduate students and employees engaged in the collection and tabulation of data.


Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.


The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.









Minimum Qualifications



Work requires a Bachelor's degree in a field related to the specific position. A Master's degree is strongly preferred.




Work requires five years of experience in research/data analysis or OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE related position. A relatedmaster's degree may offset required years of experience on a 1:1 basis, e.g. a two year master's degree in lieu two years of experience.




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Durham, North Carolina

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