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Epidemiologist, SIlver Spring, MD, US ID#15772

Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs (CNSP) is a versatile, tribally owned 8(a), SDB providing solutions throughout the U.S. and overseas. CNSP has expertise in a wide range of technical disciplines, including global vulnerability assessment, information assurance, intelligence operations, program management and professional services with partners in Information Technology. CNSP is owned by Cherokee Nation Businesses, the economic engine of Cherokee Nation, the largest Native American tribe in the U.S. One-hundred percent of the company’s profits support future business investments and the well-being of the tribe’s citizens through health care, education and job creation, ensuring better lives for Cherokees today and tomorrow.


Our client’s vision is to be the integrated, customer-focused epidemiologic and global health surveillance expert for the U.S. Armed Forces. The Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch (AFHSB) provides timely, relevant, actionable, and comprehensive health surveillance information in order to promote, maintain, and enhance the health of military and military-associated populations.


CNSP is seeking an Epidemiologist to support the Alert & Response Operations team within the Integrated Biosurveillance (IB) section. The incumbent will perform event-based and indicator-based surveillance supporting the overall mission of IB. The incumbent will also accomplish biosurveillance functions by monitoring sources, verifying information, producing reports, performing high-visibility work, supporting critical medical and public health surveillance activities, and working closely with Geographic Combatant Commands (GCCs) and Force Health Protection staff to promote the health and readiness of the U.S. Armed Forces.



  • Maintain daily awareness of emerging disease occurrences to provide situational awareness support and biosurveillance information products to DoD customers and Interagency partners.
  • Serve as a liaison to one or more (GCC) surgeon cells.
  • Monitor, analyze, and communicate trends from militarily relevant data sources to IB leadership.
  • Present public health surveillance findings on diseases of international importance and military relevance at AFHSB and DoD meetings, meetings with partners, international exercises, and public health conferences.
  • Identify, assemble, and analyze information related to specific biosurveillance projects and or events of concern to DoD beneficiary health. 
  • Maintain situational awareness of activities to support collaborations between AFHSB and the GCC(s) of focus to develop and enhance biosurveillance information products by integrating information from various sources both internal and external.
  • Under government oversight, continue open and frequent communications, collaborations, and/or partnerships with key customers (i.e. GCCs, Defense Health Agency, other combat support agencies, and Service public health centers).
  • Support an effective DoD biosurveillance program and operational mission for the assigned region of interest.




  • A Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, or related health discipline.
  • Five or more years’ professional experience in public health, applied epidemiology, or infectious disease.
  • Knowledge of public health surveillance.
  • Demonstrated excellence in organization, meeting deadlines, and technical writing.
  • Perform statistical analysis using SAS or any other statistical package.
  • Experience using Geographic Information System (GIS) is a plus.



  • Ability to demonstrate high levels of organization, accuracy, and attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Work effectively with a dynamic and multidisciplinary team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Secret Clearance or the ability to obtain Secret clearance.



With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!


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