Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Location: USA - MA - Boston
Internal Number: 56822BR
The Department of Health Policy and Management (HPM) is committed to training and inspiring the next generation of health care leaders. Our students and faculty are passionate about making the world a better place by improving health and health care. We work on compelling and important problems, from making the delivery of care safer and more efficient, to expanding health insurance coverage and eliminating disparities, to designing and improving the performance of entire health systems.
The Statistical Analyst will work with two faculty members to provide key support on a variety of empirical projects (ranging from 3-6 projects at a given time) related to health insurance coverage and health care delivery.
Possible projects include, but are not limited to, the following:
Evaluating emergency response programs across rural and urban hospitals in the U.S. to understand effective practices for future crisis events
Examining aspects of the organizational environment, care processes, and interprofessional practice in relation to improved health outcomes
Evaluating federal bundled payment models
Evaluating the insurance, health care, and possible economic impacts of age-related rules for adolescents and young adults with disability or potentially disabling conditions
Comparing the health care use and claims-based outcomes among disabled beneficiaries under age 65 in Medicare Advantage (managed care plans) relative to traditional fee-for-service Medicare
Analyzing claims databases to understand the impact of health insurance, delivery, and payment reforms on the care of people with substance use disorder
Analyzing whether and how payment and reforms influence a) the way provider networks care for people with substance use disorders and b) health care use and outcomes for people with mental illness and substance use disorders
Evaluation of new specialty care delivery systems in the safety net
Examination of the evolution and impact of increasing specialization in the physician workforce
Analyzing the landscape of the substance use disorder treatment delivery system in the US
The successful candidate will be able to work autonomously, while performing high level statistical programming, data compilation and cleaning in addition to other research related duties
Duties regarding these projects include, but are not limited to:
Data Management including preparation of the datasets, data wrangling, as well as compiling and cleaning data sources; Responsible for assessing the data quality and routine data maintenance. Identifies any data quality issues and presents to faculty members
Designing and conducting of statistical programming using STATA (or similar) on large, complex data sets (For example: analyzing data sets extracted from databases with millions of members or health insurance claims); comfort using a variety of statistical approaches including the application of regression models, factor analysis, and tools to address such issues as endogeneity; descriptive data analysis and validation of empirical results from statistical models
Assisting with grant reporting and developing & communicating submission timelines to the team
Visualization, interpretation, and presentation of study data and analyses results; output may include tables, charts, plots, and histograms for group meetings, manuscripts, and presentations
Analyzing pilot data, and creating exhibits or short sections of text to support grant applications for new projects; Participating in manuscript presentations with opportunities for co-authorship
Careful documentation of all programming, data management, and decision steps
Performing literature reviews
Coordinating IRB submissions and compliance through developing Human Subject Research Protocols
Other duties as assigned
PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term appointment of one year from the date of hire with the possibility for extension.
PLEASE NOTE: The primary work location for this position is Boston, MA and in order to be on Harvard payroll, you must reside in one of the following states – MA, NH, RI, ME, CT, VT, NY, or MD. We are also working primarily remotely at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Until our return to campus, which is anticipated to begin in fall 2021, this interview process and position will be conducted virtually – including virtual interviews, remote onboarding, and remote work. The remote nature of this position is only temporary. Local, on-campus work will be required as a condition of continued employment once the School and this role return to an operational status that supports it. The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health will support flexible work schedules upon this return, subject to individual departments' business needs.
PLEASE NOTE: Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a programming skills assessment.
Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3-4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12+ paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: Excellent and affordable medical, dental & vision plans, with coverage beginning as of an employee's start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance & Reimbursement Programs: $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School, discounted options through participating Harvard graduate schools, and reimbursement options for accredited schools outside of Harvard.
Transportation: 50% discount on MBTA passes, as well as additional options (rideshare, biking, etc.) to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness & Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, hard & soft skills development, career planning, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complimentary health services. Additionally, access to Harvard athletic facilities, libraries, campus events -- and many discounts for various cultural and leisure activities throughout metro Boston.
Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!
The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health does not provide visa sponsorship, now or in the future, for staff positions.
Harvard University requires pre-employment reference checks and background screenings.
This position has a 90 day orientation and review period. The O&R period will be waived for any internal Harvard employee transfers.
The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard's Vaccine & Booster Requirements. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University's COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University's
About Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.