HSPC epidemiologists provide data-driven program planning, project implementation, program evaluation, and data-collection and analysis in order to further the success of the HSPC programs.

Understanding the Needs

HSPC epidemiologists work closely with program staff to identify:

  • Data resources

  • The burden of heart disease and stroke

  • Disparate populations to be served

Data Interpretation

HSPC epidemiologists offer technical expertise:

  • To assist HSPC initiatives with information synthesis and dissemination

  • To prepare reports, abstracts, posters, burden documents, fact sheets and presentations

  • On formative research to inform media campaigns, programmatic direction, and strategic planning

Program Monitoring and Evaluation

Evaluation is essential to enhance efficiency and to promote the success of our program. HSPC epidemiologists:

  • Assist programs with grant applications to CDC and other federal funders by providing them with relevant data and program evaluation plans

  • Provide guidance and leadership to HSPC initiatives regarding the development of process evaluation

  • Work with program staff to understand how we evaluate HSPC programs and processes

  • Develop logic models to highlight work-plan activities, resources, deliverables, and timelines

  • Collect monitoring and evaluation data

  • Train partners in the use of data collection tools, and familiarize them with data sources

  • Use monitoring and evaluation data for service provision/project/program's feedback and quality improvement

  • Assist program and provider staff with interpretation to increase knowledge and understanding of evaluation results

  • Prepare evaluation reports

Responding to Data Requests

HSPC epidemiologists can:

  • Use mapping software and other tools to present data in interesting and unique ways

  • Perform custom data requests for internal and external stakeholders

  • Assist external stakeholders with grant applications by providing them with pertinent and timely data

  • Provide additional technical expertise to internal and external stakeholders as needed


This information is provided by the Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and Control Program within the Department of Public Health.