Research Associate Positions – Division of Health Policy and Economics

The Division of Health Policy and Economics of the Department of Population Health Sciences at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City is recruiting doctoral level research associates to work closely with division faculty in a team science environment to lead advanced analyses of administrative claims and other large secondary data sources; produce high-quality results displays for manuscripts; collaborate on manuscripts and grant proposals; and support data acquisition and management activities. The position will include opportunities to lead manuscripts, presentations, and other scholarly and policy products.

Faculty in the Division of Health Policy and Economics study the effects of public and private health policies and organizational processes on healthcare access, quality, and cost; population health outcomes; and health equity. Faculty focus on a range of topics including, but not limited to, alternative payment models; consolidation of provider organizations; private equity investment in healthcare; telehealth; Medicaid policy; long-term and post-acute care; and social determinants of health and equity. We are particularly seeking candidates with interests in the following areas:

- Evaluating the quality of nursing home care, including studies on the use of telehealth, clinical and direct care staffing, dialysis services for residents, and the relationship between nursing home ownership structures and the quality and cost of care.
- Examine the impact of federal/state policies, health system characteristics, and novel interventions on patient outcomes at the end of life, particularly among medically complex and socially disadvantaged patients, such as patients with multiple chronic conditions and dual-eligible patients.

- Understand the growth and impact of emerging models and types of telehealth provision and use, particularly under changing telehealth coverage policies.

The ideal candidate will be a quantitative researcher with experience using advanced econometric approaches to analyze large health insurance claims-based analytic files. Experience with other analytic methods and data, such as machine learning analysis of electronic health record data and qualitative methods, is valuable but not required.

Salary established below per annum commensurate with qualifications experience:


- PhD in health economics, health services research, health policy, or a related field.
- Experience conducting research using administrative data

  • Strong programming skills in Stata, SAS and/or R
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team

The Department of Population Health Sciences has significant data resources, including extensive claims data from Medicare, Medicaid, and major private insurers and the INSIGHT Clinical Research Network (the largest urban clinical data network in the country).  We host a state-of-the-art computing environment, the Data Core, which serves as a secure platform for data analysis and includes state and national data available for reuse.

Diversity is one of Weill Cornell Medicine’s core values and is essential to achieving excellence in patient care, research, and education. We welcome applications from candidates who share our commitment to fostering a culture of fairness, equity and belonging. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status or genetic information.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest highlighting their research interests and career goals, and a curriculum vitae to: Beth McGinty, Chief of the Division of Health Policy and Economics, at


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