Director, Health Services Research and Evaluation
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LIC - Central DOHMH - Long Island City, NY
Full Time
Director, Health Services Research and Evaluation

The Fund for Public Health in New York City, (FPHNYC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers. To this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNYC incubates innovative public health initiatives implemented by DOHMH to advance community health throughout the city. It facilitates partnerships, often new and unconventional, between government and the private sector to develop, test, and launch new initiatives. These collaborations speed the execution of demonstration projects, effect expansion of successful pilot programs, and support rapid implementation to meet the public health needs of individuals, families, and communities across New York City. 



The Bureau of Equitable Health Systems (BEHS) is a bureau in the Division for Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) located at 42-09 28th Street, Long Island City, NY. 


Our division is devoted to strengthening the Department’s ability to strategically partner with the NYC health care system. The bureau will engage primary care providers and other healthcare organizations to implement evidence-based strategies; leverage information to support planning and technical assistance for providers and payers; advance policy to close the racial equity gap for priority health outcomes; and surface opportunities where health care can influence and connect consumers to social support and address the whole person, beyond physical ailments. The Healthcare System Innovation and Support Team (HSIS) within BEHS operates NYC REACH, helping New York City providers to implement new health care delivery models and quality initiatives, participate in payment reform programs, and connect to community and health resources to support their patients. To find out more about this ground-breaking project visit us at 




HSIS is seeking a Director, Health Services Research and Evaluation that is experienced in evaluation and study design using a variety of clinical data sources and mixed methodologies. The Director will be responsible for working with bureau leadership to secure grant funding for future projects, utilizing mixed methodologies to provide data-driven strategic guidance for existing programs, informing new public health programs, and leveraging clinical and administrative data sources in innovative ways to drive quality improvement and reduce health disparities in primary care settings. The Director will oversee the design of data collection tools that assess the impact of quality improvement activities and health care-community partnerships on the primary care patient population. 


This role will lead a high functioning, diverse team of four to six survey methodologists and clinical data analysts. The Director will have experience managing analytical staff and helping staff achieve their full potential by promoting their professional development. This role will also serve in an advisory capacity for several citywide health equity promoting initiatives under the Chief Medical Officer for DOHMH. You will work in one of the most innovative health departments nationally, with many opportunities to utilize your critical thinking skills and ability to process information quickly in this highly impactful role. This position reports to the Executive Director of Program Evaluation and Planning. 



· Manage a team of highly skilled analysts by providing technical and evaluation guidance as needed, promoting professional development opportunities, assigning roles and responsibilities, and conducting team meetings to build cohesion 

· Collaborate on grant proposal development and writing with bureau leadership 

· Review and design studies employing mixed methodology with a focus on evaluating the impact of quality improvement interventions on patient quality of care, health disparities, patient engagement in lifestyle modification programs, provider engagement in the primary care setting, and patient health outcomes 

· Oversee the development of survey instruments, interview guides and other data collection instruments to meet bureau and agency research and evaluation goals 

· Oversee and advise other analysts and program staff in the development of evaluation plans, data analyses, research papers, presentations and other modes of dissemination employing mixed methods to ensure soundness of approach and adherence to high degree of scientific rigor 

· Lead the analysis, planning and implementation of epidemiological studies to evaluate internal programs and federal (CDC and AHRQ) and private (Robin Hood Foundation) grant funded interventions to improve patient quality of care 

· Oversee scientific review of abstracts, manuscripts, and practice-facing training materials generated by BEHS staff 

· Lead the planning, development, and writing of peer-reviewed journal articles, City Health Information publications, Epi Data Briefs, and other surveillance reports


· At least 3 years of managerial experience supervising, mentoring, and overseeing the work and professional development of junior-level and senior-level analytical staff 

· At least 5 years of experience in evaluation and research 

· Demonstrated experience in applying for and managing federal grants (e.g., NIH, CDC, CMS/CMMI) 

· Graduate level work experience in data analytic techniques, evaluation, statistics, measures of association, or related data analysis fields 

· Over 3 years of demonstrated experience leading the analysis and interpretation of large clinical data sets (e.g., electronic health records, claims, medical chart reviews) 

· Experience developing primary data collection instruments, such as surveys and interview guides 

· Experience incorporating social and behavioral theories and implementation science frameworks into study design 

· Experience developing contracts with vendors 

· Experience developing IRB protocols 

· Ability to effectively communicate with analytical, programmatic, and executive leadership staff 

· Knowledge of the intersections of health care policy and health equity 

· Demonstrated experience in publishing in peer-reviewed journals 

· Intermediate to advanced programming skills in SAS, R, or similar analytics software; demonstrated interest in learning additional statistical analysis software 

· Familiarity with ArcGIS and/or Tableau 

· Proficiency with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, including expertise in formatting and design of reports, charts, graphs, and tables 



· All hires must be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have been granted a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. This requirement must be met by your hire date. 

· This position will operate in a hybrid work environment with the potential of shifting to 100% in-office. 

· There is a potential for this position to transition to DOHMH, for which eligibility requirements include NYC residency. 


FPHNYC offers a comprehensive benefits package. The salary range for this position is commensurate with experience and education. 



To apply, send resume, with cover letter, including salary requested and how your experience relates to this position. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. 


The Fund for Public Health in New York City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.