Under the direction of the Principal Investigators and Biostatistician, the Research Data Analyst will be an integral part of the team by developing, maintaining and enhancing data operations for the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity. The individual will work closely with other research team members and provide statistical design, data analysis, and data management expertise.
The Center works to promote equity in health for at-risk populations through advancing scientific knowledge, promoting sustainable changes in practice and policy, partnering with communities, raising public awareness of health inequities, and training scholars. The primary study of the Center is a pragmatic cluster randomized trial in which we will compare the effectiveness of clinic-based standard of care plus audit, feedback and education to an intervention that uses a collaborative care team, a community health worker and specialist consultation to deliver contextualized, appropriately stepped care for reducing disparities and improving patient-centered outcomes among patients with hypertension. Thirty primary care clinics, including Federally Qualified Health Centers, across Maryland and Pennsylvania will recruit an average of 63 patients each (total=1,890). The goal of the study is to improve care for hypertension and reduce racial disparities related to health outcomes. The second study is using community engagement strategies to improve the healthy eating habits of participants with kidney disease. The Research Data Analyst will perform data analysis, management and programming functions for both trials, as well as ancillary studies.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Collaborate with investigators on research projects with responsibility for analysis and presentation of project data
Manage and maintain several databases in REDCap, including creating and modifying reports
Develop standard analytical summary data files, produce descriptive reports, including tables and graphs
Write statistical computer programs and review output for consistency and quality
Analyze data and prepare tables for Data and Safety Monitoring Board meetings and interim and final reports
Assist in preparing scientific presentations and manuscripts for peer-review publications to report findings, with the opportunity, if appropriate, to present at meetings and contribute as a co-author on manuscripts
Meet with Center trainees to advise them on study design and statistical methods and perform data analysis if requested
Make changes as needed to the REDCap databases for the primary data collection instruments, including programming skip patterns and logic checks
Create analysis datasets from electronic medical record data received from several different health systems
Maintain recruitment and participant tracking databases in REDCap
Create and maintain data dictionaries for datasets
Train interviewers on performing data entry into REDCap
Provide weekly/monthly updates to study team on recruitment, study follow-up and other metrics of quality control
Perform quality assurance on data
Develop and oversee quality control procedures for data collection/analysis
Follow best practices for maintaining data in a secure environment
Assist in statistical analyses and preparing tables and figures for grants to secure funding
Work collaboratively with other analysts/study coordinators/staff
Other Job Functions:Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in statistics, biostatistics, or other closely related field required, and a minimum of three years of experience performing statistical analyses, including multi-level regression modeling.
Master’s degree in statistics, biostatistics, or other closely related field required, and a minimum of one year of experience performing statistical analyses, including multi-level regression modeling.
Proficiency in SAS, Stata, and REDCap
Experience performing statistical analyses, including regression and longitudinal analyses
Experience in longitudinal data management
Able to work with inter-related databases
Technical/scientific writing for medical publications to describe results and statistical methods
Must be organized and detail oriented
Must have excellent inter-personal communication and writing skills
Able to work independently after some guidance
Ability to work on multiple tasks, short deadlines
Demonstrated ability on significant graduate project or additional doctoral education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Special Skills and knowledge: SAS, Stata, REDCap
Ability to stand, walk or sit for an extended period of time
Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard
Ability to see within normal parameters
Ability to hear within normal range
Ability to lift 15 pounds
Classified Title: Research Data Analyst Role/Level/Range: ACRP/4/MC Starting Salary Range: $45,195 – $62,225 Employee group: Full-Time Schedule: M-F; 37.5 Hours a week Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine Department name: General Internal Medicine Personnel area: School of Medicine
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