• Analyst, Center for Behavioral Health / Mental Health

    Location US-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.


    Our preference is for candidates with knowledge of substance use disorder, mental health, or behavioral health policy issues.


    • 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 – preference for knowledge of substance abuse, mental health, or 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 Institute (Altarum) is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Altarum serves the public good by solving complex systems problems to improve human health. Altarum creates and implements solutions to advance health among vulnerable and publicly-insured populations. Public sector clients include the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Agriculture, Department of Veterans Affairs, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and various state agencies nationwide. Altarum also serves clients in the philanthropic and private sectors. Areas of expertise include health data and analytics; value-based care; public health systems design, development and information exchange; behavioral health and substance use disorders; childhood and adolescent health; medical education; food and nutrition; consumer engagement; elder care; health disparities and equity; and military and veterans’ health.

    Altarum's dynamic work environment emphasizes integrity, personal commitment, and teamwork. In addition to the meaningful and challenging work, Altarum offers an outstanding benefits program that includes paid time off, tuition reimbursement, 401k (5% employer contribution), a flexible work environment, and much more. We invite you to explore exciting and rewarding career opportunities with us. 

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.



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