Vanderbilt University Medical Center Health Policy Analyst II in Nashville, Tennessee

Health Policy Analyst II

Requisition 1803639

The Department of Health Policy is seeking qualified candidates to provide faculty with statistical analyses, graphics, literature reviews, and other research assistance. This position is responsible for providing support for complex qualitative and quantitative research projects in health care, public health, health policy, and health services research under occasional guidance.

The ideal candidate utilizes intermediate level research skills to perform a variety of research and operations-related activities data management, analysis of quantitative and qualitative data (SAS, STATA, R), report preparation and management of project budgets and schedules for proposals and projects. This position requires a person who can work well with a number of faculty members, take initiative to gather suitable data to address policy questions, and complete assignments in a timely manner.

The responsibilities of this position will include quantitative and written data analysis on issues of current health policy interest, including health reform, Medicare/Medicaid spending and utilization patterns, health information technology, population health, and health care disparities. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Coordinates research projects

a. Uses quantitative and qualitative research methods skills to participate in the design, coordination and conduct of research projects

b. Fosters collaboration between team members, both internal and external to the department

c. May coordinate focus groups or participate in other qualitative data collection

  1. Data management and analysis

a. Uses advanced programming and statistical expertise to manage and analyze data

b. Responsible for managing large and/or complex datasets

c. Coordinates development of datasets, data cleaning, data validation, and data reporting

d. Summarizes and interprets complex analyses

e. Maintains detailed documentation of data management and programming codes

  1. Prepares materials and drafts sections of presentations and written documents

a. Prepares materials for presentations

b. Organizes and formats data for presentations, publications, and internal use

c. Creates charts, graphs, and tables to summarize analysis results

d. Drafts section of research proposals

e. Drafts technical report sections

f. Contributes to peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts

Minimum Qualifications:

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 24 months of relevant experience. A Master’s degree in economics, statistics, public policy, public health, or a health-related discipline is strongly preferred.

Preferred qualities and skills:

• Master's level candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Strong quantitative, statistical and data analysis skills

• Experience with STATA, SAS, or R

• Self-starter with initiative and professional work style

A current resume and cover letter must be included/ uploaded in your online application to be eligible for consideration.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time position.

Salary is dependent upon years of education and experience.

Background screens will be performed and education will be verified prior to employment. Please be prepared to provide required information and/or documentation.

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:


  • Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated positiong

  • Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

  • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.

  • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

  • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

  • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

  • Occasional: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

  • Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.

  • Sensory

  • Occasional: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

  • Frequent: Noise: May include exposure to occupational noise levels which equal or exceed an 8-hr time-weighted average of 85 decibels, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Hearing Conservation Program which includes training, use of hearing protection, and periodic audiometry.

  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

Job Research

Organization: Health Policy 104625

Title: Health Policy Analyst II

Location: TN-Nashville-2525 West End Ave

Requisition ID: 1803639

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.