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Public Health Policy Analysts

What Do Public Health Policy Analysts Do?

Public health policy analysts evaluate policies affecting the health of a population and are aimed at advancing improvements. Public health policy analysts are generally government based, although not for profit and health organizations may employ public health policy analysts. Public health policy analysts are part of a broader set of public health professions. To view a description of the public health field and a list of other public health professionals, click here.

Public health policy analysts gather and analyze data to evaluate policy effectiveness and observe inefficiencies. Public health policy analysts assess the cost to benefit ratio and develop new strategies to modify or create new policy for improvements. Public health policy analysts consult with other policy makers and health professionals to ensure the most effective initiatives and programs are put in place to benefit the general public.

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

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Where Do Public Health Policy Analysts Work?

Public health policy analysts are involved a lot of office work such as meeting with policy makers, disseminating information, and creating reports. Public health policy analysts spend a lot of their business time in the office and in meetings. Public health policy analysts are also part of a broader set of public health professions. To view a description of the public health field and a list of other public health professionals, click here.

The majority of a public health policy analyst’s work is for government agencies, however some are employed by not for profit organizations and professional associations.

What Do Public Health Policy Analysts Earn?

According to the data presented here, the national average salary for a public health policy analyst in 2016 was $60,000. In New York, public health policy analysts earned an average of $72,000 in 2016.

Supply and Demand

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

Educational Program Requirements

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 PublicHealth.org, no certification or licensure are required for health policy analysts.

Education Programs in New York (Subject to Change)

Central New York
Weiskotten Hall
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
Hunter College
695 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065
(212) 772 4000
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) 689 8333
University at Albany
1 University Place
Rensselaer, NY 12144
(518) 402 0283