The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) is a national initiative based out of the Department of Population, Family and Reproduction Health of the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Our mission is to advance improvements in the health and well being of children and families through research, measurement, and partnership with families, health care professionals, and policy leaders.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge about maternal and child health (MCH) related programs in the US, experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods for assessing health and engaging the MCH population/workforce, and a successful track record in formulating and implementing project management plans within a team context. Specific experience related to children with special health care needs (CSHCN) and/or early childhood development is preferred, along with hands on-experience in the development and analysis of survey datasets such as the National Survey of Children's Health.
Candidates must be comfortable effectively engaging stakeholders to formulate shared goals and consensus around technical issues of measurement and methods. Interest and ability to contribute to the development of new projects and passion for improving the health and wellbeing of all children and families is essential.
Tasks will include:
As part of a collaborative team, the Research Program Manager will be a key partner in CAHMI efforts related to the National MCH Data Resource Center, the National MCH Measurement Research Network, and related efforts to develop, test, and advance family-centered engagement tools for improving MCH outcomes in practice. Specifically, the Research Program Manager will engage in the following:
Project Management: Work on multiple projects at one time, and be responsible for planning, coordinating, and managing projects and topic areas as assigned. Create work plans collaboratively with project PI and other CAHMI staff. Construct implementation plans and monitor progress on grant activities to ensure progress and timely achievement of project goals and outcomes.
Collaborate with internal and external partners to acquire necessary resources and expertise. Submit final results and findings to fulfill project reporting requirements. Application of MCH Content and Policy Knowledge. Apply a working knowledge of MCH content, programs, policies, and data sources (specifically related to children with special health care needs (CSHCN) or early childhood development) to support on-going research projects. Engage stakeholders in consensus processes related to the design of new child health measures, meta-data materials, and new patient engagement tools specifically related to children with special health care needs (CSHCN) and early childhood development. Implement new methods to disseminate data and information to stakeholders, and build partnerships with children's health advocates. Assist stakeholders in their use of data to inform policy.
Statistical Analysis and Technical Assistance: Co-lead statistical analyses on several key projects. Analysis includes: regression modeling, multilevel modeling, and other statistical tests as needed, using SPSS and SAS. Produce detailed and organized reports displaying data analysis findings.
Design and assist in the development of tutorials, educational workshops, and webinars for training on survey and tool usage. Assist in the generation of data briefs, chartbooks, reports, and academic papers and presentations of key findings from assigned research projects. Present materials at workshops and conferences, as requested. Supervision: Supervise research assistants and student interns to foster growth in knowledge about survey data development.
Other tasks include:
Coordinate across a range of colleagues, staff, contactors and partners in the ongoing development and maintenance of web-based data and patient engagement tools such as the CAHMI's National Maternal and Child Health Data Resource Center (www.childhealthdata.org) and Well Visit Planner (www.wellvisitplanner.org).
Partner in the creation of new collaborations and funding developments to further advance the work of the CAHMI. Write grant proposals and prepare, manage, track submissions, and ensure all necessary documentation, guidelines, and protocols are followed.
Collaborate to conceptualize and develop data issue briefs, papers, chartbooks, and methods reports to inform and support MCH programs, health systems, providers, and families understand and improve health services and outcomes.