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Community Health Worker II
Posted: March 7, 2017

Sinai Urban Health Institute (SUHI) is hiring a bilingual (English/Spanish) Community Health Worker (CHW) with previous health education experience to work across SUHI’s health interventions related to breast health, asthma and diabetes. Under the direction of the Supervisor of Program Initiatives, the CHW will be responsible for providing and coordinating health education, as well as case management services. The CHW will serve as a bridge between the patient and the medical system by building trusting relationships with community members served by the program. 

Specifically, the CHW will be responsible for community outreach and providing health education in a variety of settings including health fairs, community events, group sessions, and other formats as needed. The CHW will also help in identifying barriers to accessing quality care, work with individuals to overcome these barriers, and provide referrals. For asthma, the CHW will work closely with program participants in their homes to provide comprehensive asthma and healthy homes education. In the area of breast health, the CHW will work with women to obtain timely and routine breast health screenings, and assist women with navigating the health care system to obtain screening results and appropriate diagnostic and treatment services as needed.  For diabetes, the CHW will help clients create personalized wellness plans and promote diabetes self-management. Activities will also include program promotion, enrollment and collecting health information from those interested in SUHI’s programs.

SUHI is seeking an enthusiastic, passionate CHW candidate that has previous experience in community health education and meets other job requirements outlined below.

Position Requirements:

  • Must have high school diploma or GED
  • 2 years health education experience preferred
  • Familiarity with and experience working in Chicago’s Westside communities (resident of Westside communities preferred)
  • Passion for and dedication to working with community members
  • Punctual, reliable and willing to learn
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and own a car
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint preferred

If interested, please apply by visiting Contact Gloria Seals at or 773-257-5679 with any questions.  Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer.

Sinai Urban Health Institute (SUHI) was founded in March 2000 to generate creative approaches to improve the health of Chicago’s urban communities. Led by a team of dedicated and energetic social epidemiologists, SUHI provides evidence-based examination of community health status, the effectiveness of interventions and clinical care, and health-care delivery methodologies. A major component of SUHI’s work involves social issues, such as racism and poverty, and their impact on health.  For more information about Sinai Urban Health Institute and its projects visit:

Senior Epidemiologist
Posted: February 28, 2017

The Sinai Urban Health Institute (SUHI) is a unique research center dedicated to improving the health of Chicago’s urban communities. Led by a team of committed and energetic social epidemiologists, the Institute provides evidence-based examination of community health status and health disparities, as well as the effectiveness of behavioral, social, and disease management interventions.

We are seeking an epidemiologist to:

  • Conduct independent and collaborative research that will advance the SUHI mission;
  • Seek funding opportunities and lead grant writing activities in line with SUHI strategies;
  • Provide guidance regarding study design, data analysis, and methodology to both epidemiologic and health intervention research endeavors;
  • Lead and support the preparation of manuscripts for publication using a variety of data sources, including Sinai Community Health Survey data, vital records, and claims data.

Specific responsibilities may include: supervising and mentoring other research staff and medical students; managing study activities, data, and reports; analyzing data sets using appropriate statistical methods; and identifying and obtaining new funding sources. The selected applicant will be expected to contribute to the intellectual development of SUHI as a whole as time allows.

The successful applicant will have the following qualifications:

  • PhD in public health (such as Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or a closely related field) and at least 5 years of relevant work experience;
  • Evidence of ability to generate external funds, including federal funding, for research;
  • Experience leading epidemiological and/or community health intervention research, including experience as a Principal Investigator on nationally-funded projects;
  • Advanced analytical skills, including experience with a statistical programming package (preferably Stata);
  • Strong record of peer-reviewed publications;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a variety of audiences;
  • Comfortable working with others in a diverse team environment.

The candidate should have exceptional attention to detail, as well as the ability to think critically and prioritize among numerous activities. An interest in social epidemiology and the use of epidemiological research as tools in addressing the needs of urban and vulnerable communities is a plus.

If interested, please apply online through  If you have specific questions about the position or SUHI, please contact Maureen Benjamins at We would like the candidate to start as soon as possible, but no later than July 1, 2017.