Director, Economics & Healthcare Delivery Research

22542
1/20/2017
4/19/2017
American Cancer Society
Atlanta, GA
Position Description Save lives. Fulfill yours. At the American Cancer Society, saving lives is our mission. We achieve our mission by drawing on our humanity. Humanity made up of courage, determination, innovation, passion, empathy, and caring. These are the values that give us the advantage over cancer. Our work is important. And so are the people doing it. The people who work at the American Cancer Society focus their diverse talents on our singular mission: to end the pain and suffering of cancer. It is a calling. And the people who answer it are fulfilled. We value our employees and nearly 2 million volunteers around the globe that have stood with us through the years, and we will not rest until the fight is won. And that day is drawing nearer. The incumbent designs and conducts original studies to estimate the economic burden of cancer among survivors, their families, employers, and insurers at the national, state, or local levels using publicly/privately available survey and claims database in order to inform cancer survivorship policies. Investigates cost as a barrier to receipt of optimal cancer care and the effects of public policies (e.g., the Affordable Care Act) on receipt of optimal care and on the economic burden of cancer among survivors and their families. Collaborates with health economists from the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Agency for Health Research and Quality, and Livestrong Foundation on projects designed to improve our understanding of individual, health care provider, and organizational characteristics for receipt or delivery of high-quality cancer care. Works closely with ACS CAN to provide scientific evidence to support ACS’s policies to mitigate the economic burden of cancer and cost-related barriers for optimal cancer care among survivors. Serves as the internal society expert in economic burden of cancer and cost as a barrier to cancer care. Acts as a spokesperson to the media when needed. The incumbent will have the opportunity to engage in comparative effectiveness research of different treatments. • Designs and conducts original studies to estimate the economic burden of cancer among survivors, their families, employers, and insurers at the national, state, or local levels using publicly and privately available data such as Medical Expenditure Panel Survey and SEER Medicare for publications in scientific journals. • Examines the effects of public policies (e.g., the Affordable Care Act) on receipt of optimal care and on the economic burden of cancer among survivors and their families. • Establishes strong collaboration with ACS CAN to provide scientific evidence to support ACS’s policies to remove cost as the major barrier to receipt of optimal care and to improve quality of life among cancer survivors. • Serves as the internal society expert in economic burden of cancer and cost as a barrier to cancer care. • Acts as spokesperson to the media when needed. Position Requirements PhD in health economics or equivalent degree in Health Services Research, Health Policy, Epidemiology, Public Health, Biostatistics, or a related field, and at least five years of experience in health economics or outcomes research. • Demonstrated excellent analytic, conceptual, and quantitative/qualitative methodology skills and strong attention to detail. • Strong interpersonal oral and written communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. • Experience working with a variety of large health care databases and at least one statistical analysis software system, preferably SAS. • Knowledge of statistical analysis methods, including regression, differences-in-differences model, and survival analysis. • Substantial record publications in peer-reviewed journals We are committed to providing staff with fulfilling opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact in their local communities. We offer staff a generous paid time off policy; medical, dental and retirement benefits, and professional development programs to enhance staff skills. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
Rabia Khan
250 Williams Street NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
404-329-5720
404-321-4669