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    This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends (CFACT), Division of Modeling and Simulation (DMS).

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    Responsibilities

    In CFACT, the Division of Modeling and Simulation (DMS) conducts research and develops models and databases in support of the overall mission of AHRQ and CFACT. In this capacity, the DMS staff provides ongoing analytic support to Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) design, documentation, editing and quality control tasks, and provides extensive technical assistance to outside users of MEPS data. The DMS staff have the major responsibility within CFACT to develop and maintain various simulation models, components, databases, tools, and research products that enhance the value of the MEPS. Furthermore, the DMS staff use these models and databases to conduct microsimulation analyses of the effects of health care policies embodied in generic versions of proposed health care reforms.

    The Staff Fellow will serve in the DMS and will be responsible for ensuring the analytic utility of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), a major component of CFACT's mission. Specifically, the Staff Fellow will be responsible for the following duties:

    • Provide ongoing contributions to the MEPS data collection activities, particularly in the areas of health care use and expenditures, prescription drug use and expenditures, and the link among health behaviors, chronic conditions, health insurance, and health care outcomes.
    • Formulate and execute research in the areas of health care use and expenditures, prescription drug use and expenditures, and the link among health behaviors, chronic conditions, health insurance, and health care outcomes.
    • Present input into the design and development of primary data collection efforts and research related databases, specifically in the areas of health care use and expenditures, prescription drug use and expenditures, and the link among health behaviors, chronic conditions, health insurance, and health care outcomes.
    • Offer technical assistance and scientific advice to AHRQ's immediate Office of the Director, the Center Director, other offices and Centers within the Agency, the Department, federal government policy makers and those in private health service organizations.
    • Conduct research with the expectation of publishing primarily in peer-reviewed journals in the field of economics and health services research.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    00

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