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Director Data Linkages & Info Exchange (PRAMS)

Location: Arlington, VA

Summary:  Provides strategic direction, policy analysis, and programmatic implementation related to the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Learning Community. Through peer-to-peer collaboration, information exchange, and technical assistance, the Director will work with cross-sector jurisdictional teams to increase data integration and enhance patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR). This position will work with the Director, Data Analytics and Public Health Informatics, and the Senior Director, Family and Child Health, but reports directly to the Chief of Population Health and Innovation.

Principal Functions: 

  • Provide direct project management to the PRAMS Learning Community including oversight of related budgets, contracts, reporting requirements, and work plan activities.
  • Supervise staff and project contractors to execute workplan activities and develop and disseminate project findings.
  • Coordinate with the ASTHO Data Analytics and Public Health Integration (DAPHI) Director to manage deliverables of the PRAMS Learning community, including planning and implementing virtual learning sessions, in-person/virtual meetings, federal partner workgroups, and partner calls.
  • Develop and lead dissemination of project findings through written deliverables (fact sheets, issue briefs, progress reports), social media communication (podcasts, twitter chats, social media campaigns), and presentations for internal (ASTHO members and Executive Leadership) and external (partner and conferences) audiences.
  • Provide capacity building to state and territorial health agency leadership and staff by responding to technical assistance requests and translating public health policy, legislation, and evidence-based research into recommendations for best-practice.
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration both internally across ASTHO teams, and externally by representing ASTHO at national/federal meetings, workgroups, and committees.
  • Establishes and maintains partnerships associated with external agencies such as National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), Center for Disease Control (CDC), Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII), the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL), and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE.).
  • Contributes to the identification of and application for additional funding to support area of work.
  • Develops and manages budgets for relevant contracts or work plans.
  • Maintains situational awareness of research, policies, and practices relevant to public health and healthcare systems, health information technology, and surveillance.
  • Collaborates with other staff, ASTHO members, and external partners in developing internal and external publications, including peer-reviewed journal articles, educational materials and other public health tools, project summaries, and research briefs.
  • Assists in planning the Public Health Informatics conferences, summits, webinars, meetings, and information gatherings hosted by ASTHO or in collaboration with others.
  • Develops presentations, scientific posters, and exhibits to share and promote project findings at professional and public meetings and conferences.
  • Develops, coordinates, and implements trainings, facilitated meetings, and events for state health departments and other partners and stakeholders.
  • Serves as a liaison to ASTHO members and partners and communicates regularly with these groups regarding funding opportunities, conferences and trainings, and other information related to public health and healthcare systems, health information technology, and surveillance.
  • Represents ASTHO at external meetings and conferences as appropriate.
  • Researches, identifies, and documents relevant tools, resources, and useful practices related to public health and healthcare systems, health information technology, and surveillance for dissemination to state health departments.
  • Provides analysis of draft and final federal health information technology regulations or policies for their relevance to organizational goals and member interests; develops comments on behalf of ASTHO and its members.
  • Leads program evaluation activities including the development of program indicators, collection of data, analysis of data, and development of program improvement plans.
  • Establishes contracts with state health departments, consultants, and vendors in collaboration with ASTHO's Grants and Contracts team.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • MPH or related degree (i.e., Master of Health Informatics)
  • 5+ years relevant work experience in public health informatics and related knowledge of maternal and child health or womenís health.
  • State/local public health or national association experience. Awareness of public health policy or program implementation from a state perspective desirable.
  • Knowledge and technical expertise related to public health and healthcare systems, health information technology, and surveillance.
  • Grant/Cooperative Agreement management proficiency. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Management/supervisory experience.
  • Ability to manage large projects including measures of success, forecasting, and evaluation.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills required, including ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects concurrently.
  • Ability to grasp systems and systems changes at state, local, or federal levels.



ASTHO is the only national, nonprofit organization representing the nationís state and territorial public health officials and the agencies they serve. ASTHOís members, the chief health officials of all 50 states in the United States, the District of Columbia, the five U.S. territories, and the three freely-associated states, are dedicated to formulating and influencing sound public health policy, assuring excellence in public health practice, and advancing health equity and optimal health for all. ASTHO is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia and opened a second office location in Atlanta, Georgia in 2017. ASTHO was incorporated on March 23, 1942 with the goal of helping health officials navigate a rapidly changing public health landscape and remains a strong voice in governmental public health to this day. ASTHOís mission is to support, equip, and advocate for state and territorial health officials in their work of advancing the publicís health and well-being.



State and territorial health agencies advancing health equity and optimal health for all.



ASTHOís mission is to support, equip, and advocate for state and territorial health officials in their work of advancing the publicís health and well-being





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