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Mathematica Health Care Quality Measure Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Cambridge, Massachusetts

  • Position Description*:

Mathematica applies expertise at the intersection of data, methods, policy, and practice to improve well-being around the world. We collaborate closely with public- and private-sector partners to translate big questions into deep insights that improve programs, refine strategies, and enhance understanding using data science and analytics. Our work yields actionable information to guide decisions in wide-ranging policy areas, from health, education, early childhood, and family support to nutrition, employment, disability, and international development. Mathematica offers our employees competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the advantages of being 100 percent employee owned. As an employee stock owner, you will experience financial benefits of ESOP holdings that have increased in tandem with the company’s growth and financial strength. You will also be part of an independent, employee-owned firm that is able to define and further our mission, enhance our quality and accountability, and steadily grow our financial strength.

Mathematica seeks a clinical quality measures professional with experience selecting, implementing and/or maintaining clinical quality measures. This individual should have experience working in a clinical healthcare setting with expertise in quality measure reporting programs, quality measure implementation and quality improvement activities.


  • Serve as subject matter expert for clinical quality measures
  • Provide critical review of updates to measure specifications
  • Consult on environmental scans to establish evidence base for measure concepts and measures; responsible for thoroughly understanding the available literature for the measure topic area
  • Consult on development of measure specification, including clinical rationale, workflow
  • Contribute to research questions for testing and review testing material
  • Act as primary point of contact for all measure-related questions
  • Draft informational progress updates and decision memos for project sponsors
  • Lead or mentor staff for ongoing maintenance of the measure (literature review and guidelines, review of comments/questions, data analyses, and input from experts)
  • Respond to all public comments received on the measure from project-sponsored comment period, federal rulemaking, National Quality Forum (NQF), and other public forums
  • Present measure-related information to client, technical and clinical expert panels as well as other expert and advisory groups as needed
  • Provide critical review of measure documentation
  • Develop, prepare, and submit measure information for independent review and endorsement and attend meetings to support these activities
  • Manage team resources appropriately and identify when and where additional input is needed
  • Synthesize and critically review information across multiple sources to make a decision, while working with other team members
  • Effectively delegate, as appropriate, and mentor junior staff
  • Provide quality assurance reviews with constructive feedback on work products delegated to junior staff

    • Position Requirements*:
  • Master's degree and 7+ years of relevant experience; doctoral degree; or bachelor’s degree with 10+ years of relevant experience

  • Experience in a clinical setting preferred; experience implementing clinical quality measures required
  • Experience developing, evaluating or implementing clinical quality measures and understanding of the clinical rationale related to the measure concept
  • Experience with or knowledge of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, state, and other quality reporting programs
  • Experience collaborating with and building consensus within diverse teams
  • Successful history of communicating findings to and collaborating with clients and decision makers
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to write clear and concise technical memos and documents; experience giving presentations to panels and large groups
  • Proven track record of successful leadership with excellent facilitation skills, including the ability to resolve issues and build consensus among groups of diverse stakeholders
  • Strong organizational skills and high level of attention to detail; flexibility to lead and manage multiple priorities, sometimes simultaneously, under deadlines; ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to provide task leadership and coordinate multidisciplinary teams that involve subcontractors and/or multiple stakeholders; and manage multiple work demands simultaneously

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary history at time of application. We offer our employees a stimulating, team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the advantages of employee ownership.

Various federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo a background investigation or security clearance as a condition of working on the project. If you are assigned to such a project, you will be required to obtain the requisite security clearance.

Available Locations: Princeton, NJ; Washington, DC; Cambridge, MA; Chicago, IL; Oakland, CA; Ann Arbor, MI

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.