The Deputy Director is responsible for designing and leading the conduct of qualitative and quantitative research projects that support AHIP policy development. This position uses a keen eye for detail to identify and execute the appropriate research methodology; interpret and validate research results; and author study reports and/or manuscripts.
Leads the design of quantitative data projects on a variety of healthcare topics, including costs, quality of care, and utilization of healthcare resources
Conducts data management and statistical analyses of insurance claims databases; publically-available healthcare databases (MEPS, NAMCS, HCUP, etc.); and other secondary databases
Leads and manages surveys of health plans and other organizations to address key research topics of interest to AHIP members. This includes conducting literature reviews, designing survey instruments, pilot testing survey, sampling methodology and implementing surveys, and conducting outreach to members and respondents
Leads and conducts qualitative research projects that involve development of discussion guides, facilitate interviews with health plans and other organizations such as providers, analyze qualitative data and write reports
Produces talking points, briefings, research notes, manuscripts for peer-review, and PowerPoint presentations for both internal and external audiences.
Works collaboratively with members of the research team, to prioritize and execute on multiple projects.
Attends meetings and interacts with staff at health plans, federal agencies, associations, and other relevant groups to provide health insurance industry perspective.
Other duties as assigned
Project supervision is required; the position does not have any direct reports.
Knowledgeable in database and survey research methods; as well as, in conducting qualitative research and analysis.
Expertise in writing and validating SAS programs
Advanced technical writing and oral and written communication skills.
Requires excellent planning ability and organizational skills
Strong leadership and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects effectively.
Ability to work with different organizations including health plans, government agencies, providers etc.
5-7 years of experience conducting health services research projects; healthcare industry experience preferred.
Experience with the design and execution of quantitative research projects, especially with respect to conducting secondary database and/or survey-based research projects.
Experience with the design and implementation of qualitative research projects, especially with respect to conducting structured-interview based projects.
Experience with the writing and validation of SAS programs, as well as, the interpretation of outputs.
Masters degree in quantitative discipline (health services research, statistics, health economics); Doctoral degree preferred.
Certification Requirements: None
Physical Work Activities & Conditions:
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day.
Keyboard use of greater or equal to 50 % of the workday.
Percent of Travel:
Less than 20%
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Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, disability, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or status as a protected veteran
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America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
ATTN: HR Dept/CPRDDR
601 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
South Building, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20004
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience
America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) is the national trade association representing the health insurance community. AHIP’s members provide health and supplemental benefits through employer-sponsored coverage, the individual insurance market, and public programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. AHIP advocates for public policies that expand access to affordable health care coverage to all Americans through a competitive marketplace that fosters choice, quality, and innovation.