JOE - February 2014

Intellectual Ventures
Intellectual Ventures Laboratory
Institute for Disease Modeling
Health Economist - Institute for Disease Modeling
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Health Economist - Institute for Disease Modeling
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
JEL Classification: C4 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics

JOE ID Number: 201402_400203

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The health economist will work within the Institute for Disease Modeling, a team of researchers and software developers at Intellectual Ventures Laboratory. The Institute is tasked with studying and modelling global disease eradication, focusing principally on malaria, polio, HIV, and tuberculosis.

The health economist will work to answer policy-relevant questions by conducting cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analyses of ongoing disease control and eradication programs, of proposed novel programs, e.g., vaccine introduction, treatment guideline expansion, as well as clinical trials and other data gathering efforts. This work will involve building cost models and financial projections, as well as gathering cost and program expenditure data from published literature and in collaboration with ongoing public health programs. The health economist will also participate in analysis of analyze historical morbidity and mortality data, as well as exercise our internal suite of disease models to build projections and estimates of disease burden.

-- Design, lead, participate in diverse research projects
-- Conduct literature reviews with emphasis on extracting data pertinent to economic evaluation
-- Gather and manage data related to global health program costs and disease burden
-- Conduct economic analyses to inform decision making, including practical aspects of costing
-- Draft project deliverables
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