Project Policy Analyst
The Project Policy Analyst manages usability research for the Health Research for Action (HRA) communication group. The Project Policy Analyst will oversee the usability testing program, including outreach, implementation, and quality control. The Project Policy Analyst will develop relationships with community-based organizations to assist with recruiting specific populations, usually with limited literacy skills. The Analyst will periodically evaluate the field of usability research for information to update and improve HRA’s processes for recruiting and conducting usability testing.
The Project Policy Analyst will manage individual research projects by recruiting participants, conducting one-on-one usability interviews, and writing usability test reports. The person in this role must exhibit excellent interviewing skills and be able to train and evaluate other team members who conduct usability interviews. In addition to research and project management skills, the Project Policy Analyst is expected to have a basic understanding of health literacy best practices. This includes an understanding of readability levels, layout and design principles, cultural appropriateness, teach-back and other practices.
Health Policy Analyst
This position is an 80–100% variable-time job working on two research projects at UC Berkeley. Both are related to health care reform and the promotion of community living among older adults and people with disabilities. The incumbent will work under the same supervisor/Principal Investigator for both projects. Both projects are funded through December 2017.
This is an ideal job for someone with good statistical programming skills, who also wants to work in health policy research that informs health care reform and aging services.
The first study, which will encompass 50-60% of the incumbent’s time, is an evaluation of California’s dual-alignment demonstration, a program that integrates Medicare and Medicaid services for seniors and people with disabilities. This evaluation, conducted by the School of Public Health, involves telephone interviews with stakeholders such as health plans, disability advocates, medical care providers, and home- and community-based service providers. The study aims to assess how the health system has responded to the demonstration and develop recommendations for improving the program. For this study, the incumbent will participate in recruiting and conducting key informant interviews over the telephone, and will assist in summarizing data in case reports of different topics. For more information on the demonstration, go to www.calduals.org. This position also involves collaborating with a team of researches at UCSF, Community Living Policy Center.
The second study, which will encompass 30% of the incumbent’s time, is an evaluation of Village-model programs conducted through the School of Social Welfare at UC Berkeley. These are new, grassroots membership organizations wherein older adults volunteer for each other, and support each other to remain in their own homes (www.vtvnetwork.org). The incumbent will assist in data analysis of a longitudinal dataset that includes survey data collected from Village members and organizations.
This position is a joint appointment with the School of Public Health and Social Welfare.
For more details and to apply, go to jobs.berkeley.edu and look for Job ID 22280.