Job Details

  • Title: Assistant Director of Health Analytics
  • Code: RCI-2810-3
  • Location: Morgantown, WV 26506
  • Posted Date: 10/28/2021
  • Duration: 12 Months
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  Job Description

Assistant Director of Health Analytics

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Assistant Director of Health Data Analytics is responsible for leveraging health data resources and supporting the health data analytic needs for the Office of Health Affairs (OHA), overseeing the use of state data sources for research at Client, participating in interdisciplinary research and evaluation teams, providing oversight and management of other data analysts, and leading an established Medicaid Claims data analysis training program.
  • The Assistant Director is expected to identify new training needs and develop training modules as required with the guidance of the Director of Health Analytics.
  • The Assistant Director of Health Data Analytics must have experience leading analytic method development, working with multidisciplinary team members and have a demonstrated history of contribution to the field through publishing.
  • Experience and knowledge in working with Medicaid claims data, relational data, and/or all-payer claims databases.
  • Line level understanding and experience of Medicaid claims data is preferred.
  • The ideal candidate has a teamoriented attitude and has experience teaching or training others in the health data analytics.
  • OHA frequently engages in collaborative efforts with West Virginia’s Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), other state agencies, hospital systems and nonprofits throughout West Virginia.
  • Ideal candidates will have work experience that aligns with the mission of DHHR’s Bureau for Medical Services, Bureau for Children and Families, Bureau for Behavioral Health, Bureau for Children and Families and the Bureau for Public Health.


Administration – 25%

  • Works as part of OHA’s leadership team to advance WVU’s state and federal partnerships.
  • Serves as a second-in-command to the Director of Health Data Analytics when needed.
  • Supervises health data analysts within OHA and ensures adherence to the OHA’s standardized procedures and processes, and assures good data governance.
  • Conducts quality assurance activities for health data analytics across all OHA contracts.
  • Supports OHA leadership in the development of statements of work for our partners, ensuring adequate health data analytic support is incorporated into contracts when needed.
  • Leads OHA’s established Medicaid claims data training program.
  • Identify new training needs and develop training modules as required with the guidance of the Director of Health Analytics.


Specific Role Responsibilities – 75%

  • Provide training in the analysis of administrative Medicaid claims data using SAS or other statistical analysis packages to other faculty, staff, and students at Client.
  • Studying and developing training modules for new data sources that OHA gets access to.
  • Overseas the management and manipulation of large, complex, and uncleaned data sets and databases.
  • Ensure the integrity and comparability of data.
  • Oversee methods documentation for all work products.
  • Serves as a University representative and liaison to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources for the planning and performance of projects, programs and activities involving health data analytics and program evaluation.
  • Supports data governance and data stewardship for the Client Office of Health Affairs.
  • Work as part of a team to advance the partnership between the Client Health Sciences Center and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.
  • Oversee and conduct analyses of Medicaid claims data and other state data sources at the direction of the Director of Health Data Analytics within the Office of Health Affairs or Department for Health and Human Resources.
  • Support both Client faculty as well as leadership within the Department for Health and Human Resources in using Medicaid claims data as well as other state data sources to answer research questions of interest to the state.
  • Ensure that data analytic and research/evaluation activities are compliant with Universitylevel policies for the responsible conduct of research as well as federal, and state policies.
  • Provides consultation to faculty and government partners regarding preparation of research proposals, design and methodology, data analytics and interpretation of results.
  • Conduct or direct special projects as assigned.
  • Act in other matters and capacities as delegated by the Director of Health Data Analytics within the Office of Health Affairs.




Minimum education required to qualify for this position:

  • Earned PhD in health or data science-related field or equivalent amount of combined education and


Work experience

  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel.


Required skills to carry out the duties of the position:

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in utilizing large administrative claims databases for research, program evaluation, and policy development.
  • Experience training others in how to analyze administrative claims data using SAS or other statistical packages
  • Proficiency in the use of standard statistical analysis packages such as SAS or R.
  • Experience in ArcGIS software is an additional qualification.
  • Interpreting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from epidemiological and other public health or publicly sourced data.
  • Ability to project and maintain a positive and collaborative attitude.
  • Record of accomplishments in the area of health data analytics.
  • Experience managing other data analysts
  • Strong ability to communicate goals, methods, and results of research initiatives with key stakeholders.
  • Proficiency presenting the results of data analyses to diverse groups of stakeholders



  • In addition to the knowledge/education, please describe the type and least amount of prior directly related work experience typically required, if any, for a person coming into this position.
  • Experience listed here is considered as concurrent not cumulative.


Type of Experience Needed:

  • Record of research and achievement in health outcomes and policy research (health services research, public health informatics, health policy, clinical outcomes) as evidenced by publications and / or sustained involvement in a research program.
  • Experience conducting research/evaluation using large administrative claims data sources within the healthcare industry or academic or governmental sectors
  • Experience training and managing other data analysts


Amount of Experience Needed (Months/Years)

  • 2 years