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Epidemiologist Interview Questions

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Heather Douglass has over 20 years of experience as a Career Coach, Recruiter, and HR Specialist. Much of her experience is as a Technical Recruiter in the healthcare industry.

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List of 30 Epidemiologist Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    How strong is your knowledge in toxicology?

  2. 2.

    How well do you work with people?

  3. 3.

    What are your thoughts on the Ebola epidemic?

  4. 4.

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

  5. 5.

    Describe your experience using health survey data.

  6. 6.

    What type of data analysis are you most familiar with?

  7. 7.

    What made you choose to become an Epidemiologist?

  8. 8.

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

  9. 9.

    How would you design a surveillance system for young children?

  10. 10.

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

  11. 11.

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

  12. 12.

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

  13. 13.

    Do you prefer a research or clinical setting?

  14. 14.

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

  15. 15.

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

  16. 16.

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

  17. 17.

    Explain what is reservoir.

  18. 18.

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

  19. 19.

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

  20. 20.

    What are the types of public health surveillance?

  21. 21.

    Tell me about a public health report you contributed to.

  22. 22.

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

  23. 23.

    What is your philosophy towards work?

  24. 24.

    What do you like least about being an Epidemiologist?

  25. 25.

    How do you manage stress in your daily work?

  26. 26.

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

  27. 27.

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

  28. 28.

    Which industry related current event interests you the most?

  29. 29.

    What is your leadership style?

  30. 30.

    What are your long term goals in epidemiology?