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August 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023


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Health Policy Assessment
Health Economist

JOE ID Number: 2022-02_111470835
Date Posted: 10/28/2022
Date Inactive: 01/31/2023
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Health Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Locations: District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
Oakland, California, UNITED STATES
Seattle, Washington, UNITED STATES
Princeton, New Jersey, UNITED STATES
Chicago, Illinois, UNITED STATES
Ann Arbor, Michigan, UNITED STATES
Woodlawn, Maryland, UNITED STATES
Cambridge, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: I1 -- Health
Health Economics; Medicaid; Medicare; health insurance; health equity
Salary Range: 100,000 - 135,000
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Mathematica applies expertise at the intersection of data, methods, policy, and practice to improve well-being around the world. We collaborate closely with public- and private-sector partners to translate big questions into deep insights that improve programs, refine strategies, and enhance understanding using data science and analytics. Our work yields actionable information to guide decisions in wide-ranging policy areas, from health, education, early childhood, and family support to nutrition, employment, disability, and international development. Learn more by visiting our website at

About the opportunity:

Health economists collaborate with staff to design rigorous methods for evaluating programs and policies, conduct analyses, draft reports, present findings to policy and professional audiences, and publish in professional journals. A qualified researcher should have strong analytic and quantitative skills and possess a Ph.D. in economics or a related field by Spring 2023. They should also have a strong interest in working in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment that emphasizes quality, rigor, critical thinking, objectivity, diversity and inclusion, equity, and professional development. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential. Experience in policy research is a plus.


Ph.D. or equivalent in economics, public health, epidemiology, public policy, health services research, social sciences, or other relevant discipline.
Strong foundation in quantitative research methods and a broad understanding of health policy issues.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including an ability to translate research findings for a policy audience.
Ability to work well in teams.

To Apply for the Health Economist Position:

A cover letter, CV, and writing sample or job market paper must be submitted at the time of application via our online application system. Letters of reference should be emailed to

Mathematica will be conducting virtual interviews January 3–5, 2023. The deadline for applying to be considered for an interview is December 9, 2022.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 12/23/2022
Reference Instructions:
Please email your letters of reference to