Career Opportunities with the MDH Health Economics Program

The Health Economics Program (HEP) plays an important role in conducting research and applied policy analysis that is used to inform policy makers, consumers, and other stakeholders in Minnesota’s health care system. The work of HEP is focused on monitoring changes in the health care marketplace; and understanding the factors that influence health care cost, quality and access; and providing technical assistance in the development of state health care policy.

The Health Economics Program welcomes applications for employment from qualified candidates who are passionate about quantitative analyses on a broad set of health policy questions.

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Current openings:

Health Services Research Director

The Health Economics Program in the MN Department of Health is seeking to fill its Health Services Research Director (HSR) position. This position, in an applied, fast-paced environment at the intersection of health policy and research, is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating technically complex research initiatives related to assessing health care system performance; cost and price trends in the health care markets; patterns of disease prevalence, service use and variation; and topics in public health economics, health care finance and health care organization.

The position provides technical leadership to the program’s management and policy staff on methodological issues, including statistical and econometric techniques and risk adjustment of public and private markets; it also provides technical assistance to contractors and research partners across the agency and state.

The HSR Director position performs and directs the compilation, analysis, interpretation of data and presents research results, including by preparing clear, concise, timely and policy relevant publications on research findings; coordinates data initiatives with data and information technology staff; develops work plans, project timelines and goals for key project components; manages hiring processes; supervises research and planning staff to ensure that project goals and timelines are successfully met; participates in MDH and interagency policy decisions; and represents MDH and HEP at local and national research collaboratives.

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Updated Tuesday, June 09, 2015 at 03:10PM