Deputy Division Director Duties

Serves as the Deputy Division Director for the Division of Epidemiology-I, which has a highly trained and skilled staff of health professionals, medical doctors, epidemiologists, and pharmacists. The staff reviews epidemiologic study protocols and reports, evaluates various post-marketing surveillance tools related to risk management strategies, and estimates the public health impact of safety signals by evaluating and conducting studies and reviewing the published literature.
The Deputy contributes fully with the Division Director in the following administrative and scientific duties and responsibilities:
  • Participates in the day-to-day operations as well as sets long-range goals and schedules for the overall work of the Division.
  • ¬†Assigns responsibilities to each member/team in the Division and evaluates the performance of subordinates and team leaders.
  • Provides management, direction, coordination, and leadership to a complex set of epidemiological, risk management, and information technology activities to monitor the safety and risks of drugs in the marketplace.
  • Participates in the planning and development of overall activities, policies, and procedures involving post-market drug risk and epidemiology program.
  • Reviews and approves articles and papers prepared by reviewers in the Division that are intended for publication in scientific journals.
  • Represents the Division and Office at meetings with medical, scientific, and professional groups within and outside the Government. Meets with internal/external customers on committees and at professional meetings.
  • Applies administrative and quality management systems principles and skills to carry out the mission of the Division, as well as to address and solve unusual and often precedent setting problems associated with the Division programs.
  • Provides oversight of activities related to the implementation and meeting of PDUFA goals and oversight of review management activities.
  • Participates in discussions and decisions concerning Division and Office strategic planning and actual determination and administration of program segments, functions, and activities.
  • Seeks and develops the most cost effective and fiscally responsible methods to conduct Division programs. Continually evaluates budget, fiscal, and administrative controls to manage Division programs and services.
  • Participates in the implementation of new laws and regulations that impact the mission of the Division. This might include the initiation and implementation of new policies, systems, procedures, and organizational structures.
  • Represents the Division and Office in interacting with individuals representing organizations with other state, local, and foreign governments, regulated industry, professional and industry groups, and public interest groups.
  • Enhances internal transparency and facilitates success in implementing quality systems by establishing multi-directional communication methods and venues with internal and external customers.
  • Develops and makes recommendations for the enhancement and improvement of the functions of the Division implementing a quality system framework.