Fund for Public Health in NYC

Data Analyst, Population Health Management

Job description

The Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the health and well-being of all New Yorkers. To this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNYC incubates innovative public health initiatives implemented by DOHMH to advance community health throughout the city. It facilitates partnerships, often new and unconventional, between the government and the private sector to develop, test, and launch new initiatives. These collaborations speed the execution of demonstration projects, effect expansion of successful pilot programs, and support rapid implementation to meet the public health needs of individuals, families, and communities across New York City.


Help our city re-imagine a post-COVID world by joining the Bureau of Equitable Health Systems (BEHS) in the Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness (CHECW) of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). 

CHECW aims to eliminate racial inequities resulting in premature mortality, focusing on chronic disease by addressing the social and environmental factors that impact health. CHECW works to increase placed-based investments in priority neighborhoods with community programming and services based on epidemiology; influence and leverage the health system to promote whole-person care; intensify the agency's approach to tackling big salt, sugar, and tobacco; and find innovative ways to improve the built environment and address other social determinants of health. CHECW is comprised of the Bureau of Brooklyn Neighborhood Health, the Bureau of Bronx Neighborhood Health, the Bureau of Harlem Neighborhood Health, the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention, the Bureau of Health Equity Capacity Building, the Bureau of Equitable Health Systems and the Bureau of Finance, Administration, and Services. 

The BEHS is the healthcare systems bureau of DOHMH. Our mission is to apply policy, evidence, and practical expertise to improve equity in healthcare delivery at the individual, organizational, and systems levels. We do this by engaging primary care providers and other healthcare organizations to implement evidence-based strategies; leveraging information to support planning and technical assistance for providers and payers; advancing policy to close the racial equity gap for priority health outcomes; and surfacing opportunities where healthcare can influence and connect consumers to social support and addressing the whole person, beyond physical ailments. 

The COVID-19 emergency exposed the fragmentation of care in NYC. Payers and providers have access to data exclusively for their patients. DOHMH uses traditional public health surveillance tools (surveys or monitoring), which either don’t allow for the identification of payer/provider or only identify payor/provider for a specific subset of the population. As a result, there is limited-to-no strategic public health guidance for managing priority populations with precise individual-level mapping of payers and providers. These limitations are even more apparent during emergencies, hindering the health department’s ability to plan and provide targeted outreach to high-risk patients via payors and providers. Populations suffering inequities, such as Black pregnant people, Black chronically ill people, or the homebound, are prime subpopulations to prioritize during emergency and non-emergency periods to prevent further marginalization.

Blueprint for One NYC Population Health Analytics: The Blueprint workstream lays the groundwork for a strategic plan to analyze currently disparate data sources on New Yorkers’ health, insurance, and social information to inform city-wide population health management strategies that eliminate inequities. To address these issues, we will create a blueprint for DOHMH to utilize its individual-level data sources to catalyze population health management for all NYC residents.


In this context, BEHS is looking to recruit a highly collaborative and experienced Data Analyst, Population Health Management, to conduct data analyses on four primary areas of work:

  • Data analytics to inform cross-provider/payer Population Health Management strategies.
  • Correction of policies that enable de-facto segregation of care.
  • Support for community and social services organizations to expand into a social care delivery system for Medicaid in a way that is easy to access for patients and providers and financially sustainable.
  • Facilitate inclusion of preventive and social care services into population health, value-based, and capitated arrangements, including blending and braiding approaches to social care.


  • Lead independent investigations in population health, healthcare segregation, Medicaid, and managed care.
  • Assists in coordinating the agency's research efforts in population health, healthcare segregation, and Medicaid.
  • Analyzes data, evaluates literature, and writes papers on research results or findings for publication as issue briefs and/or in peer review.
  • Lead data efforts to maximize the impact of the Medicaid 1115 waiver on public health and population health management outcomes, including but not limited to facility planning, identification of primary health equity-focused value-based arrangements in NYC, and consensus building among stakeholders on the direction for new navigation and social services in a way that are easy to access for Medicaid enrollees.
  • Independently lead research to foster improvement in Medicaid population health outcomes.
  • Data analytics to inform cross-provider/payer Population Health Management
  • Assist in landscape analysis that includes best practices nationally and/or internationally in utilizing public health, social services, and claims data to manage marginalized populations' health and wellness effectively. Develop a plan to use available datasets (e.g., health and social service datasets, Medicaid data warehouse, SPARCS, vita statistics, RHIO data, etc.) to do population health management analyses, with a specific focus on pregnancy, chronic illness, and homebound, among additional priority topic areas.
  • Assists in landscape analysis of how to promote patient-reported outcome data collection.
  • Other
  • Provide data analyses of the unintended population health implications of policy and programs of interest for the health department.


  • Advanced degree (masters, MD, PhD, JD) in public health, health policy, epidemiology, business, healthcare finance, economics, or similar
  • 3+ years of experience in roles that provide an in-depth understanding of population health management/analytics and/or public health, with at least basic familiarity with crucial healthcare delivery and financing arrangements.
  • 3+ years of experience in progressively complex healthcare data analytics to develop population health analyses and identify key patient subgroups and demographic breakdowns—such as the individuals with chronic illness, pregnancy, and limited mobility/homebound conditions noted in the draft Blueprint description- with a preference for those with experience in Salient or Medicaid Data Warehouse (e.g., Medicaid/Medicare/insurance claims; hospital or other provider clinical/EHR data; further health utilization, survey, or surveillance data)
  • Experience using healthcare data to design and construct critical metrics tracking patient utilization, outcomes, and access to care and coverage, emphasizing producing actionable information for planning, operational, and policymaking purposes. Previous work with standard healthcare quality measures, health equity measurement, and patient-reported outcomes would also be a plus.
  • Strong data management and manipulation knowledge, with expertise in at least one statistical software package or language (SAS, SQL, Python, R, etc.) and experience working with large datasets.
  • Experience with individual-level data matching and linkage across large administrative datasets, particularly between different healthcare data sources or multiple sectors (health, aging, housing, homeless services, children’s services, public assistance, etc.).
  • Ability to assess, document, and compare critical attributes of potentially linked data sources: technical features, granularity, completeness, timeliness, clinical/operational/policy relevance.
  • Knowledge of business intelligence and/or geographic mapping tools (Tableau, Power BI, ArcGIS, etc.) to produce analyses, visualizations, presentations, or dashboards. Ideally, this would include experience using Salient Interactive Miner to analyze NYS Medicaid data.
  • Broad background knowledge of existing DOHMH data sources and experience working with relevant health and social services data from other NYC agencies (H+H, HRA, DHS, DFTA, ACS, etc., perhaps via past collaborations with CIDI) would be significant pluses.
  • Strong ability to handle multiple projects, including problem-solving, research, analysis, and communication in a fast-paced environment.
  • Creative, collaborative, curious, and versatile thinking about leveraging available data sources for innovative and practical population health analytics.


  • Salary range is $95,000 to $100,000 per year.


9:00 am– 5:00 pm

Monday – Friday


Benefits At a Glance

FPHNYC offers a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) policy
  • Medical, dental, and life insurance with low or no employee contribution
  • A retirement savings plan with generous employer contribution
  • Flexible spending medical and commuter benefits plan
  • Fun hybrid office environment and passionate team
  • Fun all staff events all year round
  • Meaningful work at an organization striving to advance health equity and social justice


You must live in New York City Tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT) in order to be considered for a position at FPHNYC.

Additional Information

This is a grant-funded position with secured funding until June 30, 2024. There is potential for this position to transition to DOHMH and therefore we strongly encourage candidates able to meet DOHMH eligibility requirement including NYC residency.


To apply, upload Resume, including how your experience relates to this position. Applicants who best match the position needs will be contacted.

The Fund for Public Health in New York City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.

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