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Sr. Health Economist Associate - Actuarial Analyst

Lyra Health

Lyra Health

Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2024
About Lyra Health
Lyra is transforming mental health care through technology with a human touch to help people feel emotionally healthy at work and at home. We work with industry leaders, such as Morgan Stanley, Uber, Amgen, and other Fortune 500 companies, to improve access to effective, high-quality mental health care for their employees and their families. With our innovative digital care platform and global provider network, 10 million people can receive the best care and feel better, faster. Founded by David Ebersman, former CFO of Facebook and Genentech, Lyra has raised more than $900 million.
About the Role
Lyra is looking for a Sr. Health Economist Associate. We are looking for a rigorous and pragmatic thinker with exceptional analytical skills. In addition to providing technical leadership, this person should be a strong, data-driven storyteller who is passionate about communicating the critical returns employers reap from investing in expanded access to high-quality mental health treatment.


  • Serve as an internal SME on mental health ROI as well as applied econometric and cost-effectiveness frameworks
  • Be responsible for the design and execution of new peer-reviewed health economic publications and presentations
  • Partner with our external vendors and customers on robust cost/ROI studies to support our commercial and research goals
  • Communicate the findings and train internal teams on the use of these outputs
  • Stay up to date with the latest research on the direct and indirect economic costs associated with behavioral health
  • Partner with our GTM teams on client-facing presentations, models, reports, and business case studies to communicate Lyra’s ROI story


  • 5+ years of experience in a related role
  • Bachelor degree in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics or Economics. Other Bachelor (or higher) Degrees may be considered.
  • Completion of at least 1 actuarial exam in pursuit of the ASA, FSA, or other equivalent designation.
  • Deep understanding of applied health economic and actuarial methods with background in predictive analytics.
  • Fully owned health economics projects from end-to-end, specifically healthcare claims analyses
  • Extensive experience working with administrative claims databases
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Collaboration with underwriting, product management, data science, claims or other analytical departments to solve complex business problems
  • Experience developing tools to automate existing processes and/or improve visibility into key performance drivers
  • Proficiency with SQL, and experience with SAS, Python and/or R
  • Passion for expanding access to quality mental health care
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information or any other category protected by law.
By applying for this position, your data will be processed as per Lyra Health Workforce Privacy Notice. Through this application, we will collect personal information from you including your name, email address, gender identity, employment information, and phone number for the purposes of recruiting and assessing suitability, aptitude, skills, qualifications, and interests for employment with Lyra. We may also collect information about your race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation, which is considered sensitive personal information under the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA). Providing this information is optional and completely voluntary. If you are a California resident and would like to limit how we use this information, please use the Limit the Use of My Sensitive Personal Information form. This information will only be retained for as long as needed to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, as described above. Please note that Lyra does not “sell” or “share” personal information as defined by the CPRA. For more information about how we use and retain your information, please see our Workforce Privacy Notice.