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Chair, Department of Health Informatics and Data Science Director, Center for Health Outcomes and Informatics Research (CHOIR)

Health Informatics and Data Science - HSC

I am a public health scientist whose research focus lies at the intersection of epidemiology and informatics with an emphasis on understanding the expanding, data-rich world we live in and leveraging computationally intensive analytical techniques to monitor the health of communities. My current work is an expansion into the newly emerging field of community-first informatics; seeking to better understand the ascertainment of prevention networks and developing a more comprehensive scientific approach to understanding the dynamics of community engagement and health promotion. I also maintain an active research program in public health informatics, especially tracking emerging trends in community health using temporal and spatial surveillance methods, identifying new and novel methods of data collection and processing of electronic health record data, and examining electronic exchange of health information between healthcare providers and public health agencies.

  • BA, Religious Study, University of Pittsburgh
  • Phd in Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh