Jack Clark is a senior programmer at The Hilltop Institute. In this capacity, he performs SAS programming for various projects and supports the Decision Support System (DSS) application. Jack programs in SAS using large health care data sets, such as Maryland Medicaid and Medicare. He was responsible for receiving data extracts of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) nursing home assessment data and building analysis data sets for Hilltop users. Jack has been working with SAS since 1996 and is a SAS Certified Professional. He is experienced in Base, Macros, ODS, and STAT. He is also trained in SQL and database management. In 2015, Jack was a recipient of the Hilltop Award for Innovation for his participation in the creation of a shadow pricing program, which allowed Hilltop the ability to further evaluate and understand Medicaid costs and its delivery system, as well as to apply shadow pricing to a variety of other analyses.
Prior to joining Hilltop, Jack was lead database analyst at Harte-Hanks Analytics, where he served as primary programmer and analytics/data contact for financial database clients. Before that, he was a senior programmer/analyst who provided quantitative analysis and programming toward database marketing and customer relationship management solutions. At Baltimore City Public School System, Jack was a research specialist for the Research, Evaluation, and Accountability Division. He also served as adjunct faculty at Towson University, where he was an undergraduate professor for Experimental Psychology/Research Methods.
Jack has an MA in experimental psychology/research methods and a BS in psychology from Towson State University.