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Health Data Analyst (Remote) 

Category Data Analysis, Health  
Description

U.S. News & World Report is a multifaceted digital media company dedicated to helping citizens, consumers, business leaders and policy officials make important decisions in their lives. We publish independent reporting, rankings, data journalism and advice that has earned the trust of our readers and users for nearly 90 years. Our platforms on usnews.com include Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, News and 360 Reviews.

We reach more than 40 million people monthly during moments when they are most in need of expert advice and motivated to act on that advice directly on our platforms. Our signature franchises include our “Best” series of consumer guides on colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, diets, cars, financial services and more. These guides provide an easy-to-digest list for consumers to better understand and compare when making their decisions. We continue to publish annual guides of the authoritative Best Colleges and Best Hospitals rankings on our website and in print. And our U.S. News Live flagship conferences highlight important national conversations including Healthcare of Tomorrow and Healthiest Communities.

We believe in having a broad range of talent and backgrounds at U.S. News. We strive to maintain a welcoming workplace where everyone is given an opportunity to succeed and contribute to their fullest. Learn more about our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative.

Your role in helping us shape the future:

You will help develop and refine methodologies to evaluate thousands of U.S. hospitals and other healthcare providers. You 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 evolution of the analytical methods that inform potentially life-altering healthcare decisions made by millions of usnews.com users each year.

In addition to getting significant public visibility, the results of your work will be closely followed by diverse healthcare stakeholders, including leaders of health systems. You will have opportunities to engage with healthcare executives, researchers and clinicians, and your work will drive change in healthcare.

On a day to day basis, you will write and review code to manage large Medicare administrative claims data sets and data from other sources, collaborate with other members of the analytics team, develop and refine quality measures applicable in a variety of healthcare settings, and combine these metrics into meaningful evaluations of healthcare providers. You will report to the Senior Health Data Scientist, a Ph.D.-level leader.

Are you up to the challenge?

  • You write clean, well-documented code to manage and analyze large data sets
  • You have experience reading and interpreting code you didn’t write
  • 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 your time appropriately
  • You value diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and approaches
  • You respectfully challenge the status quo when necessary to produce better results
 
Position Requirements

You should have:

  • Master’s degree or multiple years of professional experience in epidemiology, biostatistics, health services research, health economics or similar quantitative field
  • A high degree of comfort with cleaning and managing of data sets containing millions of records
  • A grasp of modeling and statistical principles relevant to quality measurement
  • Ability to cultivate collaborative relationships with peers and senior leaders
  • Ability to communicate methods concepts to people with non-technical backgrounds internally and externally
  • High level of proficiency in Stata, Python, SAS and/or R. Most coding is done in Stata, and some in R or Python.
  • Attention to detail, strong communication, organizational and time management skills

It would be nice if you had:

  • Experience analyzing Medicare claims or other administrative healthcare data sets
  • Research experience in health equity, social determinants of health, or health disparities
  • Experience collecting and validating primary data
  • Knowledge of multilevel models and/or confirmatory factor analysis or other structural equation models
  • Subject matter knowledge in any area of clinical care

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.

  • Creative, 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
  • Collaborative work environment ~ fun, diverse, inclusive and ambitious co-workers

Other Job Info:

  • Applicants must submit a Cover Letter and either a CV or Resume to be considered.
  • 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.
  • This position will require the successful candidate to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. As an equal opportunity employer, the Company will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.
  • In New York City, the anticipated base salary for this position is $65,000 to $80,000. The actual base salary offered will depend on a variety of factors, including without limitation, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, interview performance, and if applicable, the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.

 

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Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Number of Openings 1  
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.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
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