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. 

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HEP is Hiring a Health Policy Research Supervisor

The Health Economics Program in the Minnesota Department of Health is the state's premiere location for conducting objective, applied health care market and policy research. The Health Policy Research Supervisor is responsible for leading original research and data collection projects that provide critical information for the Commissioner of Health, the administration, lawmakers and health reform leaders as they make policy decisions in one of the most innovative and dynamic policy environments in the country.

The study areas are broad and require innovative thinking and keen analytical skills.  They include:

  • Health care market conditions and competition;
  • Health care spending, health insurance premiums, trends, and factors underlying the trends;
  • Health insurance coverage, health care access, population health and the uninsured; and
  • Economic evaluation of select public and population health initiatives.

The incumbent will supervise and coordinate the performance of research staff and contractors and ensure the development of timely and high quality research papers, policy issue briefs, legislative reports, and presentations for a diverse set of audiences.

Apply for this position by going to the full job announcement for the Health Policy Research Supervisor at




Updated Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 03:29PM