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Job Title: Health Economist
Job Number: 1811-63182-HE-04
Organization: IHRC, Inc.
Posted: 11/2/2018
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA    USA
Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Position Description:

JOB TITLE: Health Economist

POSITION NUMBER: 1811-63182-HE-04



TRAVEL:  As required to fulfill the responsibilities of the position

IHRC, Inc. provides scientific, information management, management consulting, bioinformatics, and administrative program support to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other Federal and private sector clients.  The successful candidate will be a full-time employee of IHRC, Inc. and will be assigned to the Applied Research and Evaluation Branch (AREB), Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP), National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) at CDC, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Chamblee Campus, Building I07, Atlanta, GA 30341.


The Health Economist will create analysis plans and perform econometric data analysis in support of work that documents the burden and impact of cardiovascular diseases, studies the cost effectiveness of public health interventions, or supports the Division's economic research agenda. Selection of topics for study will be identified by CDC. The Health Economist will identify relevant databases, perform statistical analyses, and provide results, reports or manuscripts. Initial focus will be on conducting health economics research to address cardiovascular disease cost burden, intervention costs and cost effectiveness. A primary focus area of the research is the prevention, detection, treatment and control of high blood pressure.


  • Perform economic analyses such as those that document the burden of cardiovascular disease, cost and cost effectiveness of prevention strategies, etc. for review and approval of the COR.
  • Provide technical and statistical support on economics theory and analysis methods for Division economies activities.
  • Prepare two reports or briefs summarizing the results of economic research projects.
  • Respond to no more than four technical assistance requests from grantees and provide training and consultation to complete state-specific economic analysis. This may be done in person or virtually. At most one site visit per year is anticipated. 
  • Present the findings of economic research work for CDC staff and managers through informal or formal methods such as lunch and learn sessions for staff and briefings for Division senior leadership and other key partners.
  • Maintain written documentation of data sources used, statistical methods applied, and statistical results for each analysis completed.
  • Prepare one summary report for each economic analysis completed that includes a summary of the analysis methods and results. Disseminate results of analysis and findings to key partners. Method of dissemination will be determined by the COR depending on the type of information and key audience.
  • Maintain written documentation including; codebooks with variable names and values for new data sources, annotating statistical programs, summarizing and referencing statistical methods, and providing detailed tables of statistical results. All work created as part of this contract will be saved and accessible to CDC staff on a CDC shared drive identified by the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR).



Education and Experience:

  • PhD or Master’s degree in applied economics with an interest in chronic disease prevention and health promotion.


  • Background in health economics research, quantitative modeling, prevention effectiveness research, and public health.
  • At least 2 years of experience working in a similar role in a relevant field.
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills required for teamwork and interaction with people across CDC and with external partners.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize competing demands in a fast-paced environment.


  • Experience related to heart disease and stroke prevention, or management of chronic conditions is preferred.

Language Skills:

  • The candidate must possess excellent oral and written communication skills in English   


  • Must be United States citizen or permanent resident or have authorization for employment in the United States

SALARY:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience

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IHRC, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.  It is the policy of IHRC, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, veteran or disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law, and to take affirmative action in accordance with applicable laws and Executive Orders.


Organization Description:

IHRC, Inc. is an international consulting and professional services corporation, and a minority woman-owned small business located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. We assist our clients in accomplishing their missions and objectives in a timely and cost-effective manner, and we strive exceed our clients’ expectations.

Closing Date: 2/2/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: HUMAN RESOURCES,  Health Economist
Contact Location: 2 Ravinia Dr. Suite 1200

Atlanta   GA  30346
United States
Contact Location: 2 Ravinia Dr. Suite 1200
  Atlanta   GA  30346
  United States
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