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Health Economist and Senior Researcher


Position Title: Health Economist and Senior Researcher
Location: Center for Professionalism & Value, Washington, DC (or in Lexington)
Supervisor: Senior Vice President- Research & Policy

TRAVEL: Approximately 10-15 days travel per year

Are you a results-oriented health economist or senior researcher that enjoys work that translates into meaningful and impactful change? Do you enjoy being in the weeds with data and research that can help shape the evolution of their field? If we are speaking your language, we may have just the opportunity for you!

Our value proposition – Pioneer the research that will help change the way primary care is paid for and help us pave the way forward with added critical data analysis that will ultimately help evolve the healthcare industry. For over 30 years the ABFM has served its mission to improve the health of the public through Board Certification, Residency Training, Research, Leadership Development, and promoting the development of the specialty of Family Medicine. Bring your unique expertise to enhance the organizations commitment to funding, conducting, and publishing research. Join a devoted team focused on creating, evaluating, and maintaining cutting-edge certification methods in their ongoing pursuit of advancing the scientific basis of Family Medicine.

The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) seeks a Health Economist/Senior Researcher to join our team. We conduct health economics and policy research related to primary care using some of the largest healthcare datasets in the United States. The position will work closely with the ABFM leadership team and serve as a research consultant and mentor to Center- and Lexington-based research team members.

The position will perform complex statistical analyses of large-scale health care datasets, collaborate with interdisciplinary investigators, lead research teams, and write proposals and publications for peer review. The position comes with an unusual period of protected time (e.g. 4 years) with the expectation to establish independent research funding and the opportunity for a visiting affiliation at a collaborating academic center (e.g. as a visiting fellow, post-doctoral scholar, or faculty member).

• The ideal candidate will hold a PhD degree in economics, health services research, health policy, or a related field.
• 3+ years of relevant field experience.
• Candidates should have excellent applied statistical and econometric skills and familiarity managing large-scale data.
• Post-doctorate experience and experience with statistical learning methods (MI/AI) in preferred.
• Candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills, have participated in presenting research findings and writing for peer-review publication, and have knowledge of SAS and/or STATA, R, Python.


The ABFM offers a competitive salary, an excellent retirement plan and a comprehensive benefit plan. The Center for Professionalism & Value located in the heart of health policymaking and aims to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of health care with evidence, convenings, and relationships. The Center has research relationships with leading academic institutions and access to considerable data holdings, including large, unique population and health care data. Current areas of focus include primary care quality along with a variety of other related and adjacent research topics.

Qualified applicants may reach out directly to to inquire further.

*ABFM is an EOE/AA/Vets/Disabled Employer*