Director, Analytics and Evaluation

DentaQuest   •  


Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


5 - 7 years

Posted 68 days ago

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The Analytics and Evaluation Lead is responsible for creating the strategy to transform data into knowledge by creating publications (abstracts, posters, slide presentations, and journal articles) that can be used to elevate oral health’s visibility, inform policy, care, community, and financing system decisions, and increase awareness about Partnership impacts. He/she will be responsible for leading a team that includes a data and impact lead, data analyst, biostatistician, and an internal impact analyst. Additionally, the Analytics and Evaluation lead will oversee the work and provide guidance to two Academy Health post-doctoral fellows. This position will work closely with external researchers and authors, internal Partnership staff, and across the DentaQuest enterprise to ensure the knowledge created is maximized by the other teams working within DentaQuest.


  • In collaboration with the Partnership Vice President, develop an annual research agenda, research practices, and an operational plan with strategies, tactics, and goals that support organizational priorities and research approaches to explore emerging trends.

Work collaboratively across the Partnership to identify key impacts from scientific

  • programs and grants and oversee internal impact evaluation. Disseminate results through white papers, annual reports, presentations, etc.
  • Oversee the research methodology including data procurement, health services research compliance, data analysis procedures, the application of statistical methods, and practical knowledge of health data for all studies.
  • Develop and maintain written policies on data procurement, usage, and storage in conjunction with the DentaQuest’s compliance, audit and data security teams.
  • Understand database structure/processes and contribute to the development and execution of effective data mining processes, including: dataset preparation; data cleaning; data exploration; modeling; model deployment; and model assessment.
  • Create and engage a research and publications Advisory Board made up of subject matter experts to ensure a rigorous internal review process for all study findings.
  • Oversee and support external research partners including governmental agencies, academic institutions, professional associations, or other partner entities.
  • Lead activities to ensure Institutional Review Board review and approval is received where needed.
  • In collaboration with the Chief Dental Officer, Measurement lead, and other internal stakeholders, lead analyses to support the development of national quality measures in dentistry.
  • Direct the Scientific Communications manager on content development, publications, presentations and leading voice initiatives.
  • Lead the development of internal impact analysis to ensure value of grant work and programmatic activities are understood.
  • Work collaboratively with Innovation team to share insights and support new ideas.
  • Effectively manage activities within the identified budget and follow expense management procedures.
  • Coordinate and implement appropriate performance management strategies for team members to include:
      • Assist in the hiring process, including interviewing candidates.
      • Assist, train and motivate team members.
      • Evaluate and measure effectiveness of team members.
      • Assist in preparation of performance and wage evaluations in accordance to company policy.
      • Responsible for attendance and company approved time off for team members.
      • Participate in the determination and implementation of Performance Improvement Plans and performance management initiatives.
      • Other duties as needed or required.


      Required Qualifications:

      • Masters’ degree in a healthcare-related field (or health-related coursework).
      • At least five years’ experience in the area of analyzing data and publishing results.
      • At least five years’ experience managing research teams.
      • Should have knowledge and experience in the following areas:
        • Dental and/or medical research
        • Publishing in peer-reviewed journals
        • Publishing white papers or similar documents in media other than peer-reviewed journals
        • Building and managing relationships with consultants, vendors and other external partners
        • Data analytics tools/techniques
        • Quality measurement
      • Possess excellent interpersonal and written / verbal communication skills.
      • Attends additional training as requested/deemed necessary.

      Preferred qualifications:

      • Hold a PhD, MD, DMD or DDSdegree from an accredited institution required (or equivalent), with additional graduate-level academic accomplishments.
      • 5 years’ of clinical experience.


      • Ability to work in a traditional professional office setting/remote environment.
      • Ability to effectively operate computer equipment.
      • Work schedule may vary and is determined by project schedules.
      • Up to 25% of travel as projects dictate.
      • Ability to efficiently operate all job-related office equipment.
      • Ability to communicate via telephone and work in virtual teams.
      • The office environment is active with high voice levels and interruptions that may challenge hearing and concentration.