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Assistant Program Director, UCLA Health Policy Research Center

Principal Public Administration Analyst, Supervisor

The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research has an Assistant Program Director job opportunity available with the Center’s Health Economics and Evaluation Research (HEER) Program. The HEER program is conducting several complex, multi-year Medicaid 1115 waiver demonstration project evaluations for the state of California; applying the California Simulation of Insurance Markets (CalSIM) microsimulation model of the impacts of the Affordable Care Act, and performing other shorter-term studies involving health economics and policy analysis.


  • Assist in the planning, organizing and directing of current projects within the HEER program
  • Conduct research; participate in analysis of project data and production of findings, and interpret results
  • Pursue new funding opportunities, including competitive and non-competitive contracts and grants
  • Manage the day-to-day aspects of research projects
  • Draft summary reports and papers, and participate as an author in study results and journal articles
  • Assist in determining research activities and best course of action for accomplishing objectives
  • Respond to media queries, making public and media appearances (radio and television) addressing a wide range of health policy topics
  • Supervise project managers, staff and student researchers


  • Graduate degree in Health Policy, Health Economics, Public Health, Public Policy or a related field, plus five years of professional research, or analytical experience including one year of pertinent supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience in contract and grant administration policies, including confidentiality requirements
  • Experience as a public policy/public health project manager including project management and development
  • Knowledge of, and experience working with, health care policy issues within California, national health care policy including the Affordable Care Act, and public and private health insurance
  • Excellent verbal and written skills; demonstrated report writing skills and ability to write and receive grants from federal and state agencies and private foundations
  • Supervisory experience necessary to develop, plan, and direct the work of various levels of support staff
  • Sufficient programming and statistical knowledge to oversee and verify programming and statistical information
  • Experience with media and public speaking to serve as a Center spokesperson on a wide variety of health policy topics, preferred

Other Details:

Full time. Contract position. Salary: $58,620 – $115,560 annually. Excellent benefits. Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply:

Go to https://hr.my career.ucla.edu and search for Requisition #21244.

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