Health Data Lead at American Heart Association

American Heart Association

Health Data Lead


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Business Operations

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Science & Research

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Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?

Imagine all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people’s lives. We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. We are where you can partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare. The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.


The Lead Health Data Science Assets is a new exciting role that offers a unique opportunity to lead data strategy across the organization! This role will work with our Emerging Strategies and Ventures Team and serve as a critical liaison between Emerging Health and Business strategies, the AHA’s Mission Aligned Business and Health Solutions teams and other business segments. This role is vital to American Heart Association’s efforts that bring to bear healthcare and science data as a core asset and growth driver, crafting an outstanding organization and capability that will support quantifiable outcomes, enable identification of new product opportunities and deliver unrivaled data partnerships that fuel creativity. We are looking for someone who is highly motivated, who is an expert data innovator, and who can share tangible results from their strategies, leadership actions. We also need someone who has current experience in large growth organizations where data is a core capability for creating outcomes.

Essential Job Duties

  • Develop and implement solutions built on a scalable and flexible architecture that will allow AHA to handle and use health data as an enterprise business asset
  • Define and implement standard operating practices for health data collection, ingestion, storage, transformation, distribution, integration, and consumption within AHA’s Health solutions portfolio. Lead all aspects of data access and distribution.
  • Lead the design and delivery of Data/ Business Intelligence/ AI and automation solutions advisory engagements involving strategy, roadmap and longer-term operating models. Support the delivery of a broad range of data assets and analytics. Identify and demonstrate approaches, appropriate tools and methodologies.
  • Run health data quality and security. Define data standards, policies and procedures ensuring effective and efficient data management across the company.
  • Provide expertise and leadership in the disciplines of data governance, data quality and master data integration and architecture. Establish a data governance framework. Maintain and share data definitions, data integrity, security and classifications.
  • Direct the continued design, build, and operations of our Big Data Platforms and Solutions. Help identify and understand data from internal and external sources for competitive, scenario and performance analyses, and financial modeling to gain insight into new and existing processes and business opportunities.
  • Work with business teams on commercial and non-commercial opportunities. Advise on fair market value/ data value propositions
  • Actively contribute to proposal development of transformation engagements focused on Data/Analytics/ AI and automation. Demonstrate thought leadership to advise teams on Data/Analytics, AI and automation strategy and detailed use cases development by industry.
  • Possess deep understanding of trends and strategies for identifying solutions to meet objectives. Monitor technology trends and raise awareness of capabilities and innovations in selected domains of expertise
  • Empower Data Architecture team to create optimized data pipelines, data storage and data transformation.
  • Support the practice with depth of experience and expertise in the following domains: automation, machine learning, deep learning, advanced analytics, data science, data aggregation & visualization


  • Bachelors’ degree from a globally recognized institution of higher learning is required, with an advanced degree (MS, PhD, equivalent) strongly preferred.
  • 10 years experience in a company known for data innovation and excellence with responsibility for a comparably- sized analytics business
  • 10 years experience in Health data, real world evidence analytics and/or health informatics with the capability to design data strategies and source key health data, gain acceptability for methods, and build analyses for benefit-risk justifications, development and other regulatory needs
  • Experience implementing and using cutting edge analytic tools and capabilities, including B2B, B2C and cross-channel integration tools
  • A passion for and experience with big data-driven decision-making processes across business functions
  • Demonstrated ability to work with technical team of product and data engineers, as well as data scientists/PhDs
  • Consistent track record of successfully delivering top and bottom-line results individually and as part of a high-performance team.
  • Outstanding oral/written communication and presentation skills, especially with respect to clearly communicating complex data-driven topics to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Strategic thinker, leadership, communication, people management skills and innovator with ability to work across segments to support tactical planning and deliver on the objectives of organization.
  • Knowledge of Technology and Healthcare, Life sciences and Health-tech Industry trends
  • Creative, collaborative thinker with an ability to learn new things, assess problems and identify proactive solutions quickly
  • Self-starter, comfortable leading change and getting things done.
  • Travel is required (at least 10%), including overnights.

Location: Dallas, Texas is preferred.

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At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity applies to both our workforce and the communities we serve as it relates to heart health and stroke prevention.

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