• Analyst, Substance Use Disorder

    Location US-DC-Washington, DC
    # Positions
    Current Opening
  • Overview

    An Analyst in the Center for Behavioral Health at Altarum thrives in a very fast-paced, demanding, but rewarding, consulting environment. You will have the opportunity to use your knowledge of public health, passion for improving healthcare, and consulting skills to contribute to multiple health projects, with a focus on projects centering on behavioral health. As a full-time member of a dynamic consulting group, your specific projects, tasks, and responsibilities will evolve and change over time. During your career at Altarum, you will support multiple projects and you’ll be asked to step into different roles on projects that support the operations of projects in the Center.  You will work with project leads and project teams to implement programs for clients. As an analyst for the Center, you may engage in research activities including conducting interviews, and performing literature reviews.

    Altarum’s Center for Behavioral Health works to provide consulting to improve mental health and substance abuse services.  We work to achieve these goals through policy and analysis efforts, technical assistance and training, and policy and planning efforts with communities and states. We work to achieve these goals through policy and analysis efforts, technical assistance and training, and engaging communities and states to identify and deliver improvement strategies.


    We are currently seeking candidates with subject matter expertise in substance use disorder. 


    • Helping to build tools to enable novel healthcare possibilities
    • Coordinate conference calls and follow up on action items to ensure project objectives are being met according to program guidelines
    • Work with Center staff to prepare presentation materials including PowerPoint slides for presentation to internal teams as well as external organizations
    • Providing general project support and coordination


    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • 2+ years of experience in healthcare with subject matter expertise in substance abuse and behavioral health policy issues.
    • Desire to integrate research, technical, analytical, and consulting skills to serve the public good and improve human health
    • An inquisitive and innovative nature, excellent critical and analytical thinking, integrity, willingness to step into new roles, strong communication and facilitation skills, team focused mentality, and a commitment to continuously learning and improving
    • Excellent written and verbal communication with exceptional attention to quality and detail
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel



    Altarum is a nonprofit systems research and consulting organization that has been servicing government and private sector clients since 1946. Combining the analytical rigor of a research institution with the business agility of a consulting firm, Altarum is uniquely positioned to deliver practical, systems-based health and healthcare solutions to its clients. Altarum’s nonprofit status ensures that the public interest is always preeminent in our work. Our dedication to social responsibility is evident in all that we do, serving the public good with integrity and enabling others to do the same.

    Altarum's dynamic work environment emphasizes integrity, personal commitment, and teamwork. We invite you to explore exciting and rewarding career opportunities with us. Altarum Institute is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.


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