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Public Health Policy Analysts

What Do Public Health Policy Analysts Do?

Health policy analysts do research, make reports and manage health care policies and programs. You may work for government, educational institutions, research labs, hospitals, and different types of community agencies. You may also be called a health care planner, health promotion program officer, or health services researcher.

Generally, health policy analysts:

  • Gather and analyze statistical information and write reports.
  • Develop health policies by collecting and analyzing statistical data.
  • Design, implement and monitor programs.
  • Maintain, update and manage health information databases.
  • Distribute program and policy information to your organization and the general public.
  • Write newsletters and other documents on health policy for your organization or the general public.

Public health policy analysts use data mining, analysis strengths, critical thinking, and effective communication skills.

Where Do Public Health Policy Analysts Work?

They typically work for (and with) government institutions, nonprofit organizations, political action committees, professional associations and community groups.

What Do Public Health Policy Analysts Earn?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics classifies healthcare policy analysts in the general political science category. In 2018, BLS reported that the average annual salary for full time health policy analysts was $115,300. In New York State political scientist, earn an average of $117,730, slightly higher than the national average. It is important to note, that salaries for this profession vary greatly by specialty and geographic location.

Supply and Demand

There is no Bureau of Labor Statistics supply and projection information on public health policy analysts.

Educational Program Requirements

Although a bachelor’s degree may be sufficient for entry level positions in research for government agencies, political campaigns or non-profits, either a master’s degree or doctorate are needed for those who wish to advance in this field.  Most public health policy analysts have a Bachelor’s degree minimum or a Master’s or Doctorate degree in either public health, public policy, political science, or public administration. Some analysts earn degrees in multiple specialty areas.

New York Licensure Requirements

According to the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions,  no state certification or licensure are required for health policy analysts.

Education Programs in New York (Subject to Change)

Upstate Medical University
Central New York Master of Public Health (CNYMPH)
766 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210
(315) 464 1700
Columbia University
Mailman School of Public Health
722 West 168th St.
New York, NY 10032
(212) 305 3927
CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Public Policy
55 W 125th St
New York, NY 10027
(646) 364-9600
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
1 Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029
(212) 241 6500
New York Medical College
40 Sunshine Cottage Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
(914) 594 4000
New York University
82 Washington Square
New York, NY 10003
(212) 998 7400
SUNY – Downstate Medical Center
450 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 270 1065
SUNY – Stony Brook
101 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY 11794
(631) 444-9396
SUNY-University at Albany
School of Public Health
1 University Place
Rensselaer, NY 12144
(518) 402 0283