Project Title: Global cholera risk assessment

Position: Graduate Research Assistant

This project involves assessing cholera risk in parts of Africa and Asia, as part of an NSF grant studying water quality and cholera dynamics, as well as other waterborne diseases. Specifically, this project will examine demographic and environmental covariates of cholera risk, using cholera case data from organizations such as Africhol and the WHO, together with demographic data from the Demographic and Health Surveys. The work will include data compilation, contacting public health officials at Africhol, the WHO, and various Ministries of Health, conducting literature reviews, and statistical analysis.

Requirements: attention to detail, organized, excellent communication skills, interest in public health in developing countries, ability to work well in a team. Knowledge of statistics, programming, and ArcGIS are helpful, but not required. This position is open to both MPH and PhD students.

Stipend: $1535/month (MPH students) or $1780/month (PhD students).

Dates: Autumn Semester, 2014, with possibility of continuation.

To apply, please send a CV to Prof. Joseph Tien: