Supervisor (COVID-19 Integrated Health Equity Research Team)

at Heluna Health
Published September 22, 2022
Location Richmond, CA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Heluna Health (HH) is partnering with the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) Office of Health Equity (OHE) to ensure equity is considered and operationalized throughout the COVID-19 response and recovery. Under the general direction of OHE’s COVID Equity Response and Recovery Section Leader, the COVID-19 Integrated Health Equity Research Team Supervisor works on high profile and complex projects, supporting efforts in OHE’s Advancing Community Equity Branch to assure that the COVID-19 pandemic response and recovery addresses health equity, and serves to improve equitable health outcomes, especially among underserved and disproportionately affected populations.

The Integrated Health Equity Research Team is a small, nimble team of research scientists and data analysts who perform high level analysis, modeling, and research to ensure complete and accurate data and analysis about how COVID-19 response and recovery efforts are impacting underserved and marginalized populations. The Integrated Health Equity Research team works in close partnership with other CDPH epidemiology and research teams to support data equity at large, as well as other CDPH teams to inform priorities and outreach with a health equity lens. This team is also responsible for identifying communities with high vulnerability for COVID-19 and makes recommendations to ensure equity for all members of California’s diverse population.

The COVID-19 Integrated Health Equity Research Team Supervisor provides supervision and epidemiological expertise to a unit of research scientists, epidemiologists, and statisticians. The position interacts with CDPH leadership, other OHE programs, and other CDPH collaborators, including the Immunization Branch, the COVID-19 Science Branch, the Safe Schools for All team, and others. In addition, the COVID-19 Integrated Health Equity Research Team Supervisor collaborates with multiple internal and external partners involved with the COVID-19 pandemic response, including local health departments (LHDs), the CDC, tribal health agencies, and consultants.

If hired for this position, applicant will be required to provide proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 prior to the start date; or have a valid religious or medical reason qualifying the applicant for an exemption (that may or may not require accommodation).

This is a temporary, grant-funded, full time, benefitted position. This position is expected to last through July 2024 and may be extended should funding become available. The salary range for this position is $8,144/month to $10,149/month.

Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to be considered.

Must be able to work Pacific time zone business hours and occasionally work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.


  • Supervises and manages Integrated Health Equity Research Team, including managing the programmatic portfolio, overseeing day-to-day operations and work assignments of staff, managing program design and delivery, building an inclusive team culture, conducting analysis and research to assure accountability and integrity of COVID-19 and related equity data all in support of advancing equity in the COVID-19 response and recovery.
  • Assures timely and accurate implementation of program objectives and ensures program deliverables are met.
  • Provides leadership as a connector and liaison between other COVID-19 equity activities and broader response and recovery efforts.
  • Supports bi-directional communications and feedback between the state, local, and regional jurisdictions, non-profits and advocates, and other key stakeholders.
  • Partners with the other OHE units and sections, the CDPH Health Equity and Vulnerable Populations Work Group, and other CDPH groups as needed, to ensure greater coordination and communication between various COVID-19 equity efforts.
  • In collaboration with the OHE Health Equity Research and Statistics Section (HERSS), provides high-level review and guidance on epidemiological and statistical projects related to health equity, particularly in communities at highest risk for COVID-19.
  • Communicates the results of data analyses to multiple stakeholders, in written documents and in meetings and calls. Liaises with other COVID-19 data and research projects.
  • Communicate the results of data analyses to multiple stakeholders, in written documents and in meetings and calls.
  • Oversee the development, evaluation, and maintenance of equity metrics to ensure equitable resource allocation and coverage throughout California.
  • Provide subject matter expertise on equity data to internal stakeholders and CDPH leadership to inform policy decisions and equity initiatives.
  • Identify and resolve problems and demonstrate solid subject matter knowledge.
  • Establish and maintain effective protocols to ensure timely and accurate COVID-19 data reporting to all partners.
  • Participate in and present on calls with public health partners, provide updates on COVID-19-related public health metrics (e.g., vaccination, case, or death rates) in California, and any information needed by local health jurisdictions related to COVID-19 data.
  • Oversee and contribute to special projects related to COVID-19 and equity as identified by leadership.


  • Coordinate and facilitate teleconferences and meetings, as required.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Section Leader or Branch Manager.


  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English and in a culturally sensitive manner, both orally and in writing, with public health and healthcare professionals and other partners.
  • Ability to supervise and oversee data cleaning, data quality assessment, and data analysis with attention to detail.
  • Knowledge and experience applying the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements and protection of health information.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact constructively with colleagues from a variety of professional and cultural backgrounds.
  • Strong knowledge of epidemiology and ability to interpret disparities and trends in data.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience managing and interpreting data from very large data sets (millions of records).
  • Ability to make time sensitive decisions in complex situations.
  • Solid organizational and customer service skills to effectively manage multiple priorities.
  • Experience planning and faciliating multidiciplanary meetings with both colleagues and community stakeholders.
  • Ability to prioritize, delegate and manage multiple tasks.
  • Demonstrate reliability and integrity.


  • Master’s degree in public health or related field, required.
  • At least three years of experience working as an epidemiologist or statistician required.
  • Experience supervising or directing the work of epidemiologists or other professional staff, required.
  • Experience monitoring staff workloads, staffing levels, recruitment, and training procedures, preferred.
  • Experience working with internal and external stakeholders, required.
  • Strong knowledge of epidemiological/biostatistical methods.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Experience in managing or overseeing complex projects.
  • Knowledge of at least one of SAS, R, or SQL, required.



Other Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of and skilled in the use of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and Power Point.


Stand Frequently

Walk Frequently

Sit Frequently

Handling / Fingering Occasionally

Reach Outward Occasionally

Reach Above Shoulder Occasionally

Climb, Crawl, Kneel, Bend Occasionally

Lift / Carry Occasionally - Up to 50 lbs

Push/Pull Occasionally - Up to 50 lbs

See Constantly

Taste/ Smell Not Applicable

Not Applicable Not required for essential functions

Occasionally (0 - 2 hrs/day)

Frequently (2 - 5 hrs/day)

Constantly (5+ hrs/day)


Remote.Must have functioning internet access at remote location.


It is the policy of Heluna Health to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Heluna Health is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages minorities, women, veterans, and disabled to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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