A public health researcher is a type of public health professional who is charged with researching all matters of public health. This will mean researching public health trends as well as hazards and different environmental risks, and these researchers provide very important information to other public health professionals and this allows them to do their jobs more efficiently.
Roles and responsibilities
What does a Health Researcher do?
Health Researchers may perform the following tasks:
- developing new research procedures in order to improve various methods of public health research
- implementing new procedures
- researching health trends within a population
- working with epidemiologists to research any infectious diseases which may place a population at risk
- researching environmental hazards or concerns that may cause a potential public health risk
- finding root causes for different public health hazards or risks that may negatively affect a population
- researching solutions to various public health risks.
What personal requirements will you need?
- excellent interpersonal skills
- written and oral communication skills necessary to relate to various members of the general public
- thorough knowledge of the local population and health trends
- abilty to use database software for data entry, record keeping and system maintenance
- good organizational skills and can multitask while paying close attention to details.
Postgraduate Courses To Become
Coursework courses to pursue this career
The University of Western Australia