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Humana Research Consulting Lead in Colorado Springs, Colorado


HHR is seeking a Research Consulting Lead to be part of a healthcare policy research team. The Research Consulting Lead will

1) Oversee project teams comprised of individuals tasked with research consulting and analytic roles in the design, implementation, analysis and interpretation of research studies in the area of healthcare policy.

2) Directly serve in the research consulting (described below) or analytic role on research studies.

3) Work closely with the Research Consulting Principal to support development of a healthcare policy research pipeline that explores the role of managed care in the healthcare industry.

4) Participate in publication strategy and medical writing tasks.


The main day-to-day responsibilities of the Research Consulting Lead when overseeing projects include:

  • Overseeing the development of study protocols for business owners/research partners/clients, ensuring that studies are designed in a feasible, rigorous, and cost effective manner.

  • Overseeing, from inception to completion, projects that involve retrospective data analysis, primary data collection, mixed methods, or prospective observational or interventional healthcare outcomes.

  • Providing expert recommendations for the design and execution of research studies, ensuring a scientifically sound approach that is in line with HHR business objectives and value to Humana.

  • Working collaboratively with Director of Research Consulting or Research Consulting Principal in business development by delivering advanced capability presentations to potential partners/clients, and generating new collaborative research opportunities for HHR.

  • Assisting the Director of Research Consulting/Research Consulting Principal on strategic planning and infrastructure development activities.

The main day-to-day responsibilities of the Research Consulting Lead when serving the role of research consulting include:

  • Identifying and understanding business and clinical issues to map these issues into quantitative questions.

  • Designing scientifically valid studies to answer relevant questions.

  • Exploring relevant data sources to understand what metrics can be produced.

  • Coordinating the integration of data to determine clinical and economic trends and impact.

  • Working with complex health care databases to produce statistical output and interpret results.

  • Reporting results for studies through presentations, abstracts and publications.

  • Communicating insights and analytical findings to a broad range of audiences.

  • Mentoring other research professionals in extensive projects or programs.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in the area of healthcare policy research (e.g., health policy, public health, epidemiology, outcomes research, health services research)

  • Experience conducting research in healthcare policy or health systems

  • Experience designing research studies in the Medicare managed care and Traditional Medicare arena with application to health services research

  • Experience leading teams working on healthcare research projects (HEOR, primary research, claims data research, etc).

  • Strong problem solving skills, flexibility and the ability to work effectively on an inter-disciplinary team

  • Strong verbal and written communication

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD degree in health policy, health services research, public health, pharmacoeconomics, epidemiology or equivalent

  • Prior work experience in primary research, prospective research, health services research or HEOR within a managed care or healthcare research organization

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