I am happy to join the Michigan Value Collaborative (MVC) in the role of Analyst and am looking forward to working with the MVC team to help improve the quality and value of healthcare provided in the state of Michigan.
I graduated from the University of Michigan with my Bachelors of Science in Biology in 2015, and spent nearly three years working in the prep lab for the Michigan Clinical Research Unit (MCRU) based at the Cardiovascular Center. There I developed an interest in research methodology and wanted to learn more about how research teams use their data to publish their findings. Therefore, I decided to pursue a degree in Statistics, and graduated from Central Michigan University in August 2020 with a Master’s of Science degree.
In order to complete my graduate degree, I worked on a visualization project for COVID-19 data using Tableau. I found this product to be a great tool for creating dashboards to tell stories about data, and am hoping to take the skills learnt and implement them in a professional setting.
As an analyst for MVC, I am excited to learn how to analyze data using medical claims information to identify areas for improvement in quality of care. This has been important to me ever since having worked at MCRU and seeing how much data can do towards improving patient outcomes. I am looking forward to taking the knowledge and experience gained at Central Michigan University and using it for this purpose. If you have any questions or wish to get in touch, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.