The Center for Evidence-based Policy (Center) is a national leader in evidence-based decision-making and policy design. The Center works with state policymakers in more than 25 states to use high-quality evidence to guide decisions, maximize resources, and improve health outcomes. The Center is objective and non-partisan, working in states across the country to support evidence-based decision-making. The Center does not lobby, and does not accept funding from industry, advocates, or trade associations. Though embedded within OHSU, the Center is entirely self-supporting.
The positions primary function is to lead the development and presentation of evidence synthesis research products such as systematic reviews, health technology assessments, and rapid reviews.
The Centers evidence synthesis research is focused on the areas of health technologies, pharmaceuticals and health services, with attention toward their applicability to Medicaid and other state health programs. Responsibilities include:
Leads the preparation of research products for public payers and health policy decision makers according to Center style or client guidelines and research methods, ensuring accuracy and clarity, and using narrative text, tables, and appropriate illustrations
Presents research findings to clients via webinar or in-person meetings and conferences
Researches and analyzes the context of the question(s) that clients are asking and converts questions into structured, answerable research questions
Identifyies relevant research studies, additional grey literature, clinical practice guidelines, and policy documents, and determine their relevance to the research question(s)
Critically evaluates the risk of bias and applicability of included research studies and clinical practice guidelines
Appropriately assigns a certainty of evidence rating (e.g., GRADE) from the body of evidence for select outcomes
Creates and manages references in a citation management software program (e.g., EndNote)
Manages evidence synthesis steps and workflow using structured systematic review software (e.g., DistillerSR)
Develops interview protocols and conduct interviews with key informants, as needed
Tracks report progress; responds to peer review and editor comments in a productive and timely manner
Represent sthe Center at selected national and state-level conferences, meetings and other events, preparing materials for distribution and making presentations that effectively communicate research and the Centers goals and mission.
Masters degree in relevant health research field and 3 to 5 years of relevant combined experience; OR PhD in relevant health research field and with 1 to 3 years of relevant combined experience
Experience conducting evidence syntheses of health-related research information in written systematic reviews, with or without meta-analyses, and oral presentations of the data
Experience working with systematic review software applications (e.g. DistillerSR)
Experience synthesizing evidence for use in decision making
Experience working with a citation management software application (e.g., EndNote)
Experience working on multiple research projects simultaneously with excellent organizational skills
Ability to translate complex findings into digestible and actionable written research products, and oral presentations
Excellent writing, grammatical, and proofreading skills, including the ability to follow Center and client style guides
Proficiency in MS Office applications (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
Record of peer-reviewed publication
Some health policy (local, state, or federal govt equivalent) experience
Knowledge of effective and efficient approaches to searches using Cochrane Library, PubMed, Ovid MEDLINE, and skills with Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
Knowledge of medical devices and technologies, genetic tests and interventions, and pharmaceuticals
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