Christopher Toretsky

Associate at Mercer

Location
Greater Los Angeles Area
Industry
Health, Wellness and Fitness

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Christopher Toretsky's Overview

Current
Past
  • Analyst at Watson Wyatt Worldwide
Education
Connections

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Christopher Toretsky's Summary

Specialties

- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook) and SAS
- Working knowledge of SPSS, R, STATA, CSPro, and EpiInfo

Christopher Toretsky's Experience

Associate

Mercer

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; MERC; Human Resources industry

February 2013Present (1 year 8 months) Greater Los Angeles Area

Programmer / Analyst

Harvard School of Public Health

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

February 2012January 2013 (1 year) Greater Boston Area

- Manage and link 300 million annual Medicare claims from carrier, inpatient, outpatient, and AHA datasets to perform cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses
- Determine who and why people are high cost beneficiaries by looking at quantity of services versus costliness of services, location of care, and re-admission rates
- Create algorithms to determine patient co-morbidities for use in adjusted regression models
- Built analytical models to assess the impact of public reporting PCI in Massachusetts, compared to non-reporting control states, in terms of access to and outcomes of a PCI in AMI patients
- Contribute to publishable tables, graphs, and charts

Educational Institution; 5001-10,000 employees; Research industry

January 2011March 2012 (1 year 3 months) Greater Boston Area

- Assess the effectiveness of protein and testosterone supplementation in post-65 year old males through a 2x2 factorial design, six-month long, clinical trial
- Beta-test subjects to make sure all 31potential study visits are coded correctly in the electronic subject tracking system
- Developed the inclusion/exclusion criteria, logic, and skip patterns for the study
- Edited the study protocol before submitting it to the IRB

Independent Contractor

Harvard School of Public Health

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

October 2010June 2011 (9 months) Greater Boston Area

- Researched the accuracy and efficiency of diagnosing Tanzanian children electronically versus the WHO IMCI booklet
- Resolved discrepancies in diagnoses by tracking children's symptoms and developing "disease" variables based on health patterns

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; TW; Management Consulting industry

July 2007December 2009 (2 years 6 months)

- Consulted on HR benefits for Fortune 1000 companies
- Underwrote medical, dental, and vision plans to corroborate vendors' proposed renewal increases
- Monitored rate adequacy of clients' self-funded benefits
- Managed leave of absence outsourcing project
- Calculated benefit cost-share structure
- Devised wellness strategies and incentives to promote a healthier working population

Christopher Toretsky's Skills & Expertise

  1. Public Health

Christopher Toretsky's Education

Boston University

MPH, Biostatistics

20102011

University of California, Los Angeles

BS/BA, Mathematics, Economics

20032007

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