This position exists to develop and lead health economics research (HER) efforts within the CIBMTR Health Services Research Program and to provide expertise to all other research efforts within CIBMTR as needed. The position reports directly to the Vice President and Sr. Scientific Director of the HSR Program.
Health economics relates to the efficiency, effectiveness, value and behavior in the production and consumption of health and healthcare. In broad terms, health economists study the functioning of health care systems and health-affecting behaviors, diseases, and interventions and outcomes.
Knowledge of: • Demonstrated knowledge of the U.S. health care system including expertise in health care financing, health insurance, and disease assessment as it relates to payer policy and cellular therapies • Extensive knowledge of and experience with clinical and outcomes research applied to retrospective and prospective HER research • Significant experience in analyzing claims databases to assess the burden and cost of disease (private/public)
Ability to: • Understand and analyze large administrative databases and be proficient in the economic evaluation of healthcare (costs/reimbursements/charges/drug costs, etc.) • Communicate clinical technical information proficiently to varied internal and customer audiences, with excellent writing and presentation skills • Collaborate well with internal and external stakeholders to advance HER agenda and meet goals • Function independently as needed; take initiative; formulate goals to meet objectives
Education and/or Experience: • Health economics researcher (PhD in related field strongly preferred; MS may be considered but only with adequate experience) with demonstrated experience in data analysis and modeling with a focus in comparative effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and cost-utility ; publications; grant support • Advanced programming skills (SAS and/or R) • Experience required (ten years minimum at MS level) in analyzing data and reporting results from research based on large administrative claims databases, including those of private and public payers • Experience in leading a strategic research function • Experience in writing grants; formulation of specific aims/objectives/statistical plans for analysis of administrative databases with appropriate endpoints
Preferred Qualifications:(Additional qualifications that may make a person even more effective in the role, but are not required for consideration) • Peer-reviewed publications in the field
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