Job Description

Job Title: Vice President, Health Economics
Job ID: 180000HF
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Management
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Health Plan
Location: 600 Grant St, Pittsburgh PA 15219


The Vice President, Health Economics provides clear strategic guidance around existing and new approaches for the use of sophisticated business intelligence methods for the insurance services division. Overall responsibility for identifying strategic opportunities and strategic direction for new initiatives both within the Division and across the organization. This position will serve as a distinguished leader and a respected subject matter expert in science and will report to the Chief Analytics Officer. 

  • Design, develop, and implement health care analytic and biomedical modeling programs. 
  • Provides training, mentoring and expertise to staff within Health Economics. Functions as a subject matter expert across the organization. Consults with and provides guidance on the selection and use of modeling software and programs.
  • Serves as a senior level consultant within the Health Plan to ensure coordination in systems planning, development and implementation between health care utilization management and other areas needing development of informational methods and systems, as well as external organizations. 
  • Oversight of all phases of quantitative research projects: identifying the business problem, appropriate data exploration and modeling, communication of final results. 
  • Responsible for conceiving, planning, designing, developing and validating robust algorithms for use in analyzing health care models, including business proofs of concept for new initiatives. 
  • Implements plans for capturing and creating new data elements, working with Health Plan CIO and IT staff.
  • Defines methodologies for reporting and evaluates software requirements needed to support analytic reporting. 
  • Identifies staffing needs to enhance modeling and reporting abilities and participates in recruitment. 
  • Identifies business owners with health care informatics needs and work with them to define reports and reporting schedule. 
  • Identifies and implements education and training program to address needs of health plan employees relative to health care informatics and modeling. 
  • Will represent the Chief Analytics Officer at times, meetings, conferences, etc. 
  • Will work on cross functional Center for High Value Health Care grant administration team. 
  • Provides budgetary input and oversight. 
  • Provides strategic and goal planning for the Division. 


  • Advanced degree in a quantitative discipline such as Bio-informatics, Statistics, Mathematics, Operations Research, Economics, Decision Science, Health Services Research or related field. Ph.D. highly preferred. 
  • 5 or more years experience in quantitative methods or other relevant work 
  • Strong mathematics and science background with sound analytical/computational skills and proficiency in pattern recognition and classification. Experience with machine learning models highly desired. 
  • Knowledge of statistical and reporting methodologies. 
  • Database knowledge for data management is highly desired. 
  • Ability to provide strategic design and modeling, especially around business proofs of concept. 
  • Excellent written and presentation skills. 
  • Demonstrated skills in business development 

Salary Range: $0 to $0

Union Position: Non

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