Public Health Data Analyst
Fully Remote VT
Job Type

Company: Lantana Consulting Group provides services and software for standards-based health information exchange. We have built our expertise through nearly two decades of development and deployment of technical specifications and interoperability solutions. As a distributed company with no single brick-and-mortar office, Lantana can hire the best available talent and offer a flexible work schedule. We are a rapidly growing Employee-Owned organization who takes pride in improving public health, quality of care, and research. 

Primary purpose: Provide analytic support on client projects and develop SAS code to perform data management and statistical tasks.  

A successful candidate will: 

  • Analyze complex antimicrobial-use and antimicrobial-resistance data reported to the National Healthcare Safety Network from acute care hospitals.  
  • Assess and understand client needs; create analytic plans with input from subject matter experts. 
  • Manipulate datasets, conduct analyses using SAS, and perform quality checks on analytic deliverables based on clients’ standard operating procedures.  
  • Interpret and summarize analytic results and present findings to relevant stakeholders.   
  • Use advanced statistical techniques such as generalized linear models to develop risk-adjusted antimicrobial-use and antimicrobial-resistance metrics for end users. 
  • Communicate analytic advice and statistical methodology effectively with clients, management, and staff. 
  • Provide results verbally and in writing to the project team and clients, for audiences that range from non-technical to highly technical.   
  • Help to maintain and update data for public-facing webpages such as the Antimicrobial Resistance and Patient Safety Portal. 
  • Exhibit attention to detail when performing data-quality checks, developing materials, reviewing documentation, troubleshooting issues, and reporting results. 
  • Identify areas for improvement, including methods to increase efficiency and innovation (e.g., automating SAS analyses and output and identifying new programming techniques).  
  • Collaborate and coordinate effectively with multidisciplinary team members (e.g., physicians, antimicrobial stewardship teams, statisticians, infection preventionists, and other public health professionals) to achieve analytic and programmatic goals. 
  • Assist end users by answering questions related to analytic methods, output, and end products. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree and at least seven (7) years of related experience in Public Health, Epidemiology, Statistics, Data Science, or related discipline
  • Experience using SAS to import data, manipulate data/datasets, and conduct analyses relating to evaluation of data quality and accuracy 
  • Experience managing large datasets: moving and merging data files from different platforms, cleaning and aggregating data, and performing quality control   
  • Experience in statistical analysis and methodology, including regression analysis 
  • Ability to work in a challenging environment across multiple, diverse teams  
  • Ability to successfully complete a federal Position of Public Trust background investigation 
  • Competency with MS Office Suite, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and SharePoint 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience reading a variety of data types into SAS, including XML, JSON, CSV, and XSLX with national contracts/datasets 
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)  

Additional Job Information: 

  • This position is 100% work-from-home/remote apart from the annual company meeting, held as conditions allow. 
  • Lantana is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants for current openings will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, veteran status or on the basis of disability.  
  • For this position, we are not accepting applicants outside of the United States. 
Salary Description
$100,000 - $120,000