Epidemiologist Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Epidemiologist interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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How would you design a surveillance system for young children?

A surveillance system is used to examine public health issues across several years, track trends, compare health among groups of people, and determine whether something is improving or worsening for a specific group of people. As an Epidemiologist, would you choose active, passive or sentinel surveillance system? Whichever you choose, tell the interviewer why and what the outcome was.

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30 Epidemiologist Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. How would you design a surveillance system for young children?

  • 2. Which industry related current event interests you the most?

  • 3. What type of data analysis are you most familiar with?

  • 4. What is the most challenging part of supervising technicians and other Epidemiologists?

  • 5. How strong is your knowledge in toxicology?

  • 6. Are you aspiring to return to school for your Ph.D.?

  • 7. Explain what is reservoir.

  • 8. Explain what are the measures can be taken to control communicable disease?

  • 9. As an Epidemiologist, what do you believe is your best asset?

  • 10. How well do you work with people?

  • 11. What is the most fascinating disease you have studied in your epidemiology career thus far?

  • 12. Do you prefer a research or clinical setting?

  • 13. Walk me through how you prepare technical and research reports and communicate the results to individuals in industry, government, or the general public.

  • 14. Tell me about a disease you have recently investigated. Were you able to discover any breakthroughs?

  • 15. Tell me about a public health report you contributed to.

  • 16. What made you choose to become an Epidemiologist?

  • 17. Describe your experience using health survey data.

  • 18. What are the types of public health surveillance?

  • 19. What are your thoughts on the Ebola epidemic?

  • 20. How do you ensure successful communication with others, even if they are are not easy to get along with?

  • 21. Describe a situation when you were able to have a positive influence on the actions of others.

  • 22. What are your long term goals in epidemiology?

  • 23. Give me an example of when you took a risk to achieve a goal. What was the outcome?

  • 24. Are you experienced in speeches and presentations? How do you prepare for these?

  • 25. What is your leadership style?

  • 26. In your opinion, what are the 3 most important skills that a successful epidemiologist should possess?

  • 27. Would you consider your ability to analyze data or information a strength?

  • 28. How do you manage stress in your daily work?

  • 29. What do you like least about being an Epidemiologist?

  • 30. What is your philosophy towards work?