Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Location: USA - MA - Boston
Internal Number: 58805BR
The Department of Health Policy and Management (HPM) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 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. HPM faculty members seek an energetic and organized individual to assist with a global health initiative on healthcare quality and policy.
The Statistical Programmer/Analyst will work with two faculty members (Barnett [primary] & Meara) to provide key support on a variety of empirical projects related to health policy and health care delivery in the US. Possible projects include, but are not limited to, the ones listed below. Depending on ability, there may be opportunities to co-author peer-reviewed manuscripts on these topics and build a publication record in top tier clinical journals.
Examination of changes in the health care system after the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on public health
Understand the role and impact of telemedicine in outpatient care, nursing homes and other health care settings post-pandemic
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
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 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 disorder
The successful candidate will work well autonomously, while performing high level statistical programming, data compilation and cleaning in addition to other research related duties.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
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)
Organizes, maintains and manages data used in large research studies from multiple sources
Designs analytical databases and maintaining the integrity of the databases, including merging of multiple datasets and data manipulation to perform statistical analysis
Manages large data sets involving multiple years of data
Provides statistical analyses for multiple projects including multiple logistic and linear regression, longitudinal analysis, hierarchical models, and survey analysis
Collaborates with faculty and statisticians on analytical objectives
Descriptive data analysis and validation of empirical results from statistical models
Participating in manuscript presentations with opportunities for co-authorship
Performing literature reviews
Coordinating IRB submissions and compliance through developing Human Subject Research Protocols
Compiling and cleaning data sources as well as assessing the data quality; routine data maintenance
Assisting with grant reporting and developing & communicating submission timelines to the team
Producing charts and tables for manuscripts and presentations
Analyzing pilot data, and creating exhibits or short sections of text to support grant applications for new projects
Performing other duties as assigned
PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term appointment of 1 year from date of hire, with the possibility of 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, MD, or CA. Until our return to campus and full operational status, which is still to-be-determined, this interview process and position will take place in a slightly modified manner – including virtual interviews and a combination of remote and on-site onboarding and work. On-campus/in-person work is expected, though, upon start date – in accordance with approved COVID-related guidelines and protocols.
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 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.