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Health Data Analyst  

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Category Data Analysis, Health  

U.S. News & World Report is a digital-first media company dedicated to helping consumers and professionals make important choices. We develop and publish healthcare performance measures, rankings, and data-driven journalism that has earned the trust of our readers and users for more than 85 years. As an authority that’s relied on by consumers and communities, U.S. News empowers better life decisions.

Your role in helping us shape the future:

Become part of the health data analytics team responsible for generating the widely cited annual “Best Hospitals” rankings. This individual will work on developing novel hospital performance measures (covering concepts such as surgical outcomes and health equity), refining existing measures, and maintaining and expanding U.S. News & World Report’s portfolio of hospital and healthcare ratings. Every member of the team has a hand in shaping the ongoing evolution of the analytical methods used to inform millions of users who face potentially life-altering healthcare decisions. In addition to the significant public visibility, the results of your work are closely followed by a diverse array of healthcare professionals. You will have opportunities to engage with academic researchers, doctors and healthcare executives.

Your primary responsibilities will be to help advance the research activities of the analytics team. On a day to day basis, you will write and review your teammates’ code to manage large Medicare administrative claims records and other data sets, develop and refine performance measures, and combine these metrics into simple, understandable and meaningful evaluations of healthcare providers such as hospitals, doctors and nursing homes. You will report to the Chief of Health Analysis.

Are you up to the challenge?

  • You write clean, well-documented code independently

  • You have experience reading and interpreting code that you didn’t write

  • You can manage large, complex data sets

  • You are always thinking of processes that can make a team more efficient and effective

  • You are able to work on multiple projects at the same time and prioritize them accordingly

  • You value diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and approaches

  • You challenge the status quo when necessary to produce better results

Position Requirements

You should have:

  • High level of proficiency in a statistical or data science programming environment like Stata, SAS or R. Nearly all coding will be done in Stata.

  • A degree in or significant exposure to a quantitative field such as health economics, health services research, epidemiology, or biostatistics

  • A high degree of comfort with data management of large data sets

  • Strong grasp of modeling and statistical principles relevant to quality measurement

  • Ability to collaborate with a diverse team

  • Ability to communicate methods concepts to people with non-technical backgrounds internally and externally

  • Attention to detail, strong communication, organizational and time management skills

It would be nice if you had:

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent professional experience in a quantitative field such as health economics, health services research, epidemiology, or biostatistics

  • Experience analyzing Medicare claims or similar administrative health data sets

  • Experience collecting and validating primary data

  • Knowledge of multilevel models, confirmatory factor analysis or other structural equation models

  • Knowledge of Python, Ruby, C, C++, Mata or SQL

  • Comfort presenting research to academic or clinical audiences

What it’s like to work with us:

  • We are a team-oriented workplace. We invest in people with passion and potential who understand U.S. News’ dedication to the millions of people who use information we publish.

  • Innovative, mission-driven culture with core values of quality and integrity

  • Focus on fostering teamwork and personal and professional growth

  • Competitive benefits including paid vacation time, medical, tuition reimbursement, and training

  • Work environment that exemplifies collaboration, openness, and inclusion


Other Job Info:

  • Applicants must submit a Cover Letter and either a CV or Resume to be considered.

  • While the team is based in Washington, D.C., relocation is not necessarily required. All members of the team are working remotely during the pandemic.

  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.

  • Please note we will not provide visa sponsorship for this role.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Number of Openings 2  
Location DC Office  
About the Organization U.S. News & World Report is a publisher of news and information that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives.  

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