Sedge

Senior Analyst, San Francisco

Why did you choose Analysis Group?
AG afforded me the unique opportunity to build on the analytical skill set I had begun to develop in college, while allowing me to explore a wide variety of casework and practice areas. In many respects, AG is to the consulting world what liberal arts colleges are to universities.
What new skills have you learned since joining Analysis Group?
So far, my main focus has been systematic literature reviews of sickle cell disease and oncology modelling in R and Excel VBA – which has dramatically improved my coding skills. I’ve also learned a great deal about the structure and function of different health care economic modelling approaches (e.g., budget impact models, cost effectiveness analyses, etc.).
What do you enjoy most about your work? What do you find most challenging?
I enjoy the rigorous problem solving approaches we employ to address novel challenges in casework. In modelling work, we endeavor to account for cutting-edge medical advances, meaning ingenuity is often one of our most valuable tools. I find managing availability across multiple busy workstreams to be the most challenging part of my work.
What is it like to work on a case team?
It’s a balancing act. In my experience, casework is a mix of getting to know new colleagues, communicating effectively so detailed deliverables are completed in a timely manner, and adjusting workloads to ensure team members can develop skill sets that interest them.
Have you worked with any experts?
I have worked with medical experts, and the experience was phenomenal. The conceptual framework and disease-specific knowledge they provide is critical to our creation of concise, effective deliverables.
What is it like to work in your office? What is the culture there?
The San Francisco office is congenial. As the only healthcare analyst here, I was worried I might not have many opportunities to get to know my colleagues, but that fear was quickly assuaged by a welcome stream of informal conversations, regular happy hours, and engaging intellectual debate.
What do you do when you’re not working?
You can find me running or hiking, conducting my own analyses of basketball data, and trying out new recipes. Lately, as with many people during the pandemic, my culinary focus has been baking.
Sedge Lucas