American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

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Economist/Health Services Researcher

at American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

Posted: 7/10/2018
Job Reference #: 391
Keywords: research

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The Economist at the Robert Graham Center forms part of a multidisciplinary analytic team of physician-researchers and social scientists. The Graham Center is actively engaged in projects on topics including health disparities, cost/utilization of care, primary care workforce, and care transformation. The Economist will have the opportunity to develop their own research agenda in addition to supporting team projects.

On an ad-hoc basis, the Economist may be asked to respond to questions from the AAFP’s Government Relations team or lend expertise on issues including payment reform, quality measurement and workforce. Approximately 5 days travel per year.

Other duties as assigned.

Required Experience

The ideal candidate will hold a Master’s degree, with masters-level training in economics and statistical methods. The candidate will have knowledge of United States or global health policy issues and experience with Stata and/or SAS. In addition, the preferred candidate would have research experience in an academic, non-profit or similar setting; familiarity with the publication process; and/or prior work with claims, survey or workforce data.

The AAFP offers a competitive salary, an excellent retirement plan and a comprehensive benefit plan. The Graham Center is metro accessible.


The Robert Graham Center, an editorially independent division of the American Academy of Family Physicians, aims to improve individual and population healthcare delivery through the generation or synthesis of evidence that brings a family medicine and primary care perspective to health policy deliberations from the local to international levels.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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