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Job Duties

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage large data sets of educational and clinical performance data.
  • Prepare data for analysis alone or for use by other colleagues, to include editing data, data matching and crosswalks, creating variables, and selecting data elements for use in analysis with high attention to detail.
  • Analyze dataset from commercial and federal health insurance claims, registry data, survey data, and data from electronic health records and similar sources to support research efforts of the ACGME.
    1. Integrate those records with the ACGME’s educational data for statistical research.
  • Perform data quality checks to ensure accuracy and completeness of project data; identify and respond to data quality problems.
  • Maintain documentation regarding the data used, to include maintaining the steps used in data quality procedures, data inventories, catalogues, and codebooks.
  • With an intimate understanding of claims data, create data sets that align claims data with indicators of clinical outcomes (e.g., professional or CDC guidelines, HEDIS measures), ACGME accreditation data on programs and their Sponsoring Institutions, and educational progress (ACGME Milestones data).
  • Assist in preparing summaries of findings to be used by ACGME leadership for planning and evaluation purposes.
  • Assist in preparation of analyses for presentation at scientific conferences, in scholarly journals, or lectures.
  • Adhere to standards spelled out in data use agreements and in the AGME’s data governance policies.
  • Provide staff support to research working groups and committees.
  • Keep departmental leadership properly informed of the Analyst’s work.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university in health information management, data science, economics, public health, or related field, including at least one advanced-level course in statistics.
  • Three or more years of related career experience compiling, cleaning, and editing, commercial insurance claims data, federal health data, registry data, and data from electronic medical records.
  • Expertise in merging and appending large health care data sets from numerous sources.
  • At least one year of experience aligning claims data with guidelines for clinical care or indicators of health care quality (for example Choosing Wisely, AAFP Clinical Recommendations, NCQA HEDIS).
  • At least one year of experience writing commands in SQL, Python, or R for data preparation purposes (i.e., retrieval, merger, audit).
  • Competence using statistical software.
  • Ability to perform descriptive statistical analysis, such as frequencies, precents, cross-tabulations, and basic tests of statistical significance.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as needed to accomplish tasks.
  • Ability to articulate oneself, clearly and concisely, in the English language.
  • Ability to construct images, graphs, and tables to explain meaning of data.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to project respect and appreciation for the thoughts and ideas of others.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of applications, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.


  • Five years' experience in a related field.
  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited university in a relevant field.
  • Experience with regression and hierarchical analysis desired.

Institution Description

The following describes the various aspects of the designated job. Some or all of these aspects may be changed over time, with or without notice, at the sole discretion of the ACGME.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States (US) on a full-time basis. The ACGME will not provide employment sponsorship for this position (e.g., H-1B Visa or other US employment authorization).

Title: Health Research Analyst

Department: Department of Research, Milestone Development, and Evaluation

Reports To: Director, Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Work Schedule: Full Time


Job Summary

The Health Research Analyst will play an important role in advancing the ACGME’s strategic mission of improving health care by coordinating the compilation of data used in the design and implementation of rigorous studies pertaining to the effectiveness of the ACGME’s accreditation activities, the validity of learning assessments, and the quality of care delivered by early-career physicians. To do this, the Health Research Analyst will be responsible for managing, editing, and analyzing large data sets.



Position requires the significant use of standard office equipment, such as a computer, keyboard, mouse, photo copier, fax machine, and telephone.

Working Conditions

  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, ACGME employees are working remotely. When it is safe to return to the Chicago office, employees and their managers will determine if a flexible work schedule is available based on the employee’s specific role and responsibilities.
  • Proof of an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccination is required as a condition of employment. The ACGME will follow all ADA guidelines for exemptions.
  • Must be willing and able to travel as required.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the Health Research Analyst:

  • Will frequently be required to participate in meetings via Zoom or other video conferencing platforms. Note, this is particularly relevant while working remotely.
  • Will work for extended periods of time at a computer terminal using various computer programs and other computer tools.
  • Will dress, communicate, and behave appropriately for a business environment.
  • Will travel to attend training and conferences, or to interact with collaborators.

The ACGME is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled and Veteran Employer. The ACGME welcomes differences in the form of gender, race, ethnicity, disability, geography, socioeconomic status, age, politics, religion, philosophy, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression status. All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.

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Application Due Date: 2022-01-31
Job Start Date: 2022-01-17
Salary: $75000 - $80000
City: Chicago
State/Province/Region: IL
Institution: ACGME
Reports To: Director, Outcomes Research and Evaluation
Staff # Reporting to Position: 1
Reports In Office: ACGME

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