Deputy Director, Center for Health Statistics and Informatics

California Department of Public Health

About the organization

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) works to protect the public's health in the Golden State and helps shape positive health outcomes for individuals, families and communities. The Department's programs and services, implemented in collaboration with local health departments and state, federal and private partners, touch the lives of every Californian and visitor to the state 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


The Deputy Director provides overall leadership and management of Health Informatics and Population Health Data Science to ensure program compliance with departmental policies. The incumbent develops general program policy with a major emphasis on the scientific aspects and health issues of the program. Provides oversight of public health informatics in the Department related to improving population health and individual health status. This includes applying public health informatics principles to support public health registries, public health surveillance and investigations, quality improvement, and program evaluation. Oversees the use of population health data science and clinical and public health data systems to inform policy decisions which improve the health status of Californians and to support and manage the CDPH programs.

Oversees the governance and use of an enterprise-wide shared data infrastructure for CDPH Divisions and programs in support of shared data and analytics opportunities to advance population health data science across CDPH. Opportunities include decision intelligence and modern public health surveillance system(s) that leverage a shared data and analytics infrastructure supporting public health use cases and decision-making across CDPH programs.


Interested candidates should submit a Statement of Qualifications meeting the following criteria:

Responses must be typed and limited to one (1) page per question.
No smaller than 12 point font size.
Answer each numbered item below separately and indicate the corresponding item number for each response.

Describe your experience in health care and/or public health. Include in your response your knowledge of public health trends.

Describe your working knowledge of, and experience in, public health informatics.

Describe your experience in utilizing scientific and/or medical information in coordination with public health data systems to inform policy decisions aimed at improving health outcomes.

Describe your knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration, organization, and management. Include in your response your experience in developing health policies and programs.

Describe the role you envision for informatics in public health.

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