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Research Analyst, Health Program

The Bipartisan Policy Center is a non-profit organization that combines the best ideas from both parties to promote health, security, and opportunity for all Americans. BPC drives principled and politically viable policy solutions through the power of rigorous analysis, painstaking negotiation, and aggressive advocacy.

As a leading Washington, D.C.-based think tank that actively promotes bipartisanship, BPC works to address the key challenges facing the nation. Our policy solutions are the product of informed deliberations with former elected and appointed officials, business and labor leaders, and academics and advocates who possess views from across the political spectrum. We are currently focused on policy issues related to health, energy, national and homeland security, the economy, education, immigration, infrastructure, governance, and evidence-based policymaking.

BPC is currently seeking a Research Analyst to support activities for BPC’s Health Program. The Health Program is committed to developing bipartisan policy recommendations that will improve health care quality, lower costs, and enhance health care coverage and delivery. The Program brings together political leaders and experts to produce reports and policy recommendations and works with stakeholders from other organizations to advance our policy objectives.

The Analyst will have the opportunity to work on projects under the Health Program’s Prevention Initiative and on a new rural health care Task Force. The Prevention Initiative’s portfolio includes a wide array of public health issues including the obesity, opioid, and HIV epidemics; federal nutrition programs, rural health, military health, public health preparedness, and the intersection of health with other policy areas.


  • The position of Research Analyst at BPC is a versatile one, involving a variety of tasks, often simultaneously. The analyst will be expected to learn about new and evolving policy issues and will interact with policy experts and political leaders. Responsibilities include:
  • Conducting research on new or existing legislation, regulations, policies, and practices;
  • Drafting and editing reports, policy briefs, blog posts, fact sheets, and op-eds;
  • Supporting colleagues on other routine tasks such as planning events, producing materials for roundtables and communicating BPC’s work.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Experience conducting policy research related to federal public health or health care legislation, regulations, policies, and practices;
  • Familiarity with CDC programs, USDA nutrition programs, Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, telehealth, older adult issues, and/or rural health is a plus;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively, particularly in writing;
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task on numerous projects, large and small, in both collaborative and independent situations;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Bachelor’s degree plus 2 years of relevant experience OR master’s degree in a relevant discipline.

BPC values interaction and collaboration across its departments and policy projects. Periodically, opportunities will arise to contribute to new or expanding projects in other policy or functional areas.

BPC offers a highly competitive salary and provides generous benefits. Individuals interested in this position should send resume, cover letter, writing sample, transcript, and references to [email protected]. Please include the title of this job (Research Analyst, Prevention Initiative), in the subject line of the application email.

BPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.