Student Intern

The Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health at Tufts Medical Center is a leader on issues pertaining to value, cost-effectiveness, and risk tradeoffs in health care decisions. Our mission is to analyze the benefits, risks, and costs of strategies to improve health and health care and to communicate those findings to clinicians and policymakers. For over a decade, CEVR researchers have helped decision makers understand the value of health care interventions by developing and maintaining the Cost Effectiveness Analysis (CEA) Registry (www.cearegistry.org). The CEA Registry is a comprehensive database of cost-effectiveness ratios from the published medical literature.

Interns will review cost-effectiveness articles during the internship period. The intern will periodically meet with a veteran reviewer who is reading the same articles. At this meeting, the intern and the veteran reviewer will compare abstracted information and reach a consensus as to what should be entered into the Registry database. Consensus meetings are conducted in person. CEVR will train Registry interns.

Interns will also attend seminars and information sessions conducted by CEVR staff. Participation in the reading program will help interns better understand the cost-effectiveness literature and the underlying health economics methods.

The internship lasts for 2 months during the summer. This is a paid internship.

Responsibilities:

Full participation and successful completion of the 2 month internship.

Responsible for reviewing 8-20 assigned cost-effectiveness articles and extracting relevant variables.

Responsible for meeting with veteran reviewer, comparing abstracted information and reaching a consensus as to what should be entered into the Registry database.

Responsible for attending seminars and information sessions conducted by CEVR staff.

Requirements:

MS/MPH in economics, public health, health policy, and health services research, statistics or a related field.

OR

Relevant graduate-level coursework in cost-effectiveness analysis, or health economics.

Basic understanding of cost-effectiveness analysis AND at least ONE of the following: Formal training in economics, pharmacoeconomics, biostatistics, or epidemiology Participation in a cost-effectiveness analysis (including graduate-level coursework) Excellent communication skills.

Critical reading skills.

Attention to detail.

Ability to adhere to tight deadlines.