Associate Principal / Principal, Policy Analytics and Modeling

Avalere Health is seeking an Associate Principal / Principal to join its Policy Analytics and Modeling group.

Avalere’s Policy Analytics and Modeling group provides analytic support and advisory services to a wide range of clients across the healthcare industry. Staff combine an in-depth understanding of quantitative methods with deep subject-matter expertise regarding healthcare policy and business issues.

This group focuses on a range of issues, including:

  • Medicare & Medicaid payment policies and regulations
  • Alternative payment models (e.g., Medicare Oncology Care Model, Accountable Care Organizations, bundled payments)
  • Federal budget forecasting and scoring models
  • Drug pricing reform
  • Health sector economic analysis and trends

This position would focus primarily on generics and biosimilars policy, engaging on coverage, access, pricing, competitive environment, regulatory, and legislative developments. The ideal candidate will have some direct experience in the generics or biosimilars industry, with a strong desire to build in-depth subject matter expertise in these areas. While the position will concentrate primarily on generics and biosimilars policy issues, it will also leverage subject-matter expertise across the full range of Avalere’s health policy issues.


  • Developing new models and analytic approaches to provide insights on healthcare policy
  • Advising healthcare industry stakeholders using data driven analysis
  • Conducting quantitative research on a diverse array of healthcare issues
  • Constructing and improving models to predict and understand policy implications, using claims data and pharmacy event data
  • Working independently and on collaborative teams with other analysts and experts, sometimes as the lead quantitative analyst on the project
  • Interpreting others’ analyses to assess, critique, or build on their findings
  • Understanding analyses and insights of other entities (e.g., CBO, OMB, CMS, MEDPAC, MACPAC)
  • Presenting quantitative results to both technical and non-technical audiences

Skills, Experience, and Other Job-Related Requirements

Education Requirements

  • A graduate degree in public policy, public health, economics, or a related field

Skill Requirements

  • Familiarity with key data sources for healthcare analysis (e.g. Medicare Claims, Medicare Part D data, commercial claims data, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data, or Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS) data)
  • A strong interest in and knowledge of healthcare policy
  • Demonstrated analytic and quantitative skills
  • Solid communication skills (written and verbal) including the ability to concisely explain complicated concepts to clients and staff within and outside of the firm
  • The ability to interpret regulation and legislation to model impacts of changes on stakeholders
  • A willingness to learn complex issues relating to the healthcare delivery system
  • Initiative, working independently with minimal supervision
  • Commitment to working in a team environment with an emphasis on collaboration and maintaining positive relationships with colleagues and clients
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills that translate into positive relationships with colleagues and clients
  • A positive, professional, and solution-oriented attitude
  • Outstanding problem-solving and analytic skills with the ability to apply knowledge outside of one’s immediate functional area

Experience Requirements

  • 10+ years of prior, relevant full-time work experience
  • Experience with healthcare-related quantitative analysis (e.g., micro-simulation models, forecasting models, or claims-based analysis)
  • Experience with one or more programming languages (e.g., SAS, Stata, SPSS, R, SQL)
  • Experience overseeing and supervising work of staff members
  • Experience managing multiple deadlines
  • Experience using SQL or similar programming languages to manipulate large data sets
  • Advanced experience with the Microsoft Office Suite, in particular Excel and Access
  • SAS/Stata experience strongly preferred, with opportunities to strengthen and develop skills
*Avalere is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.