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Head of Health Outcomes Research

Clinical and Medical Operations | San Francisco, CA | Full Time

Job Description

At Vida, our mission is to eradicate chronic disease and transform people’s lives through improved health. There is huge potential to make an impact: 1 in 3 people in the U.S. has a chronic health condition, while 1 in 4 struggles with mental illness. Chronic conditions also represent a huge market opportunity at ~80% of our nation’s $3T in annual healthcare spend.

Vida is transforming healthcare through digital therapeutic programs and one-on-one health coaching and therapy to help individuals prevent, manage, and overcome chronic conditions. We apply data science and a human touch to drive a highly personalized experience through our easy-to-use mobile app. Our unique approach drives high user engagement, behavior change, and proven clinical outcomes. 

Vida serves employees/members of Fortune 500 companies, large national payers, and leading health systems. We have both a B2C and B2B revenue model. 

About the role:

The Head of Health Outcomes Research will serve in a versatile role with a variety of functions focused on performing rigorous health outcomes studies within Vida Health. You will manage and execute Vida’s research roadmap and be involved in every aspect of the research process, including study conceptualization, design, IRB, data acquisition/management, statistical analyses, manuscript writing, and submission for publication in peer-reviewed venues. Research will focus on evaluating the impact of Vida Health’s platform on health outcomes and costs. 

This role will collaborate with internal partners across clinical, product, design, engineering, and health coaching. They will also serve as a key champion for Vida's evidence based and results-driven culture.

About you:

You have a strong research background, including expertise in study design and statistical analysis, as well as experience with the peer review process. Some clinical background also preferred. You have experience working with digital health interventions, and ideally experience in a startup environment. You are skilled with at least one statistical software package (eg, Python, R, Stata). Ideally you are familiar with the science of health behavior change. You’re not afraid to roll up your sleeves and do what it takes to be a part of developing a truly disruptive healthcare innovation. You aspire to leverage technology and personalization to provide the right approaches to the right people, with a focus on measurably improving health outcomes.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage and execute Vida’s research roadmap

  • Work with a cross-functional team to plan and prioritize research initiatives

  • Data quality control and cleaning

  • Routine data reporting for clients

  • Healthcare claims analyses

  • Clinical outcomes analyses

  • Submitting manuscripts for peer review and self publication

  • Presenting research at academic conferences

  • Using methodology such as scrum to help organize and prioritize tasks

  • Participate in special teams including agile teams and task forces as assigned on quarterly 

Required skills and qualifications

  • Experience analyzing healthcare claims data and clinical outcomes data (both biometric and self-reported)

  • Extensive experience utilizing at least one statistical software package (eg, Python, R, Stata)

  • Experience with cost of care analyses, claims files and definitions

  • Familiarity with ICD-10 coding

  • Knowledge of HIPAA, data privacy guidelines as they relate to PHI and digital health

  • Ability to independently plan and manage complex projects and meet deadlines

  • Proactive and collaborative working style with capacity to pivot priorities and balance multiple simultaneous projects

Preferred Skills and Experience 

  • 3+ years experience in clinical outcomes research

  • 1+ years experience in digital health

  • 1+ years experience working in a startup context

Benefits & Perks

  • Competitive compensation including stock options
  • A health-oriented office culture including walking 1:1s, healthy food & snacks, fitness challenges, and weekly team runs
  • Health, Vision, Dental Benefits
  • Vacation Time
  • FSA and Commuter benefits
  • 401K (no company match at this time)

Candidates should be local to the San Francisco Bay area and can work at our HQ's located in San Francisco.

MORE ABOUT VIDA HEALTH:  Vida provides expert, personalized, on-demand health coaching and programs from a network of experienced health care providers and leading medical institutions. Vida is a next generation continuous care platform for both consumers and businesses, combining a consumer mobile app, an enterprise care platform offering on demand 24/7 solutions for chronic conditions. Vida platform runs in the cloud, captures real-time data from 100+ devices and apps, and integrates back to the employer, payer, and provider.