Primary Location TN-Nashville-2525 West End Ave
Organization Health Policy 104625
Shift First Shift
Health Policy Data Analyst – Data Management – Department of Health Policy
The Department of Health Policy is seeking qualified health policy data analyst candidates to provide support for complex quantitative research projects in health policy, public health, or related disciplines under occasional faculty guidance. This position utilizes intermediate level research skills to perform a variety of quantitative research activities including data management, analysis of quantitative data, and report preparation.
The ideal candidate will work well with multiple faculty members and projects simultaneously, take initiative to gather suitable data to address policy questions, and complete assignments in a timely manner.
In addition to creating analytic datasets from dissimilar data sources, the responsibilities of this position will include quantitative and written data analysis on issues of current policy interest, including health reform, Medicare/Medicaid spending and utilization patterns, health information technology, population health, and health care disparities. Examples of projects may include:
Analyzing trends in health care expenditures for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries
Conducting literature reviews and compiling statistics on timely health policy topics (e.g., changes in health insurance coverage, payment reform models, health disparities)
Evaluating options for improving the value of care delivered to patients in diverse settings
Vanderbilt University's new Department of Health Policy brings together a broad group of health policy scholars devoted to developing health policy solutions that can have a profound impact. The Department builds on a history of strong collaborative relationships with the Tennessee Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and several frontline policy makers to develop health policy solutions for our nation’s most pressing health care challenges.
The combination of a major research university and preeminent medical center gives Department faculty incredible opportunities to build relationships with frontline care providers and policymakers which can lead to breakthrough discoveries. The Department fosters a deep belief that research and innovative thinking should guide health policy relationships and help policymakers understand implications. For more information, please visit https://www.vumc.org/health-policy/.
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Responsible for cleaning, validating, and managing large and/or complex datasets
Integrates and cross-validates data from different sources with differing structures and formats
Maintains detailed documentation of data management and programming codes
Ensures the integrity and security of data
Health Policy Data Analysis
Uses advanced statistical and data programming skills to manage and analyze data (e.g., SAS, Stata, R)
Summarizes and interprets complex analyses
Identifies, validates, extracts, and formats data for statistical analysis following project-specific parameters
Able to create, modify, and run queries and produce reports
Creates complex charts, graphs, and tables to summarize analysis results
Expertise in data modeling and understands relationships between data items
Project Management and Presentation
Uses intermediate quantitative research methods skills to participate in the design, coordination and conduct of research projects
Prepares materials and drafts technical sections of presentations and written documents
Able to prepare effective presentations in content and function
Fosters collaboration between team members, both internal and external to the department
A current resume and cover letter must be included/uploaded in your online application to be eligible for consideration.
This is a full-time position.
Salary is dependent upon education and experience.
Background screens will be performed and education will be verified prior to employment. Please be prepared to provide required information and/or documentation.
Primary Location TN-Nashville-2525 West End Ave
Organization Health Policy 104625
This position requires Master’s degree and two years of related experience. A degree in economics, statistics,
public policy, or another field with quantitative coursework is strongly preferred.
Preferred qualities and skills:
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong quantitative, statistical and data analysis skills
Expertise with Stata, SAS, or R
Experience with health-related datasets and population surveys
Experience combining dissimilar data to create analytic datasets
Experience with health care claims data a plus
Knowledge of health policy issues
Self-starter with good time management, initiative, and professional work style
Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:
Light Work category requiring exertion up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and uses negligible amounts of force to move objects.
Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
Walking: Moving about on foot.
Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.
Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.
Sitting: Remaining in seated position
Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.
Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.
Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information
Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
Feeling: Ability to perceive size, shape, temperature, texture by touch with fingertips.