PUBLIC HEALTH EPIDEMIOLOGIST

Section 11.196 - Public health epidemiologist - Definition

PUBLIC HEALTH EPIDEMIOLOGIST
11.196 Definition.
The term local public health epidemiologist shall mean a person who investigates the occurrence of disease, injury or other health-related conditions or events in populations to describe the distribution of disease or risk factors for disease occurrence for the purpose of population-based prevention and control.

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
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Section 11.197 - Minimum qualifications

11.197 Minimum qualifications.
A local public health epidemiologist must possess:

(a) a master’s degree from a regionally accredited or New York State-registered college or university in epidemiology, or in public health with a concentration in epidemiology, or a health related field with a minimum of six credits in epidemiology and six additional credits in epidemiology or biostatistics; or

(b) a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited or New York State-registered college or university and two years experience conducting data collection, analysis and reporting in support of surveillance and epidemiologic investigations; or

(c) a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited or New York State-registered college or university and one year of experience conducting data collection, analysis and reporting in support of surveillance and epidemiologic investigations and successful completion of a principles of epidemiology course for health professionals given by the Centers for Disease Control, U.S. Public Health Service.

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
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Complete

Section 11.198 - Supervisory level qualifications

11.198 Supervisory level qualifications.
A supervising local public health epidemiologist must meet the qualifications for a public health epidemiologist and have two additional years of experience conducting data collection, analysis and reporting in support of surveillance and epidemiologic investigations.

Effective Date: 
Friday, August 15, 2008
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Complete