I am happy to introduce myself as a new senior analyst with the Michigan Value Collaborative. I’m excited to apply my experience as an epidemiologist and statistician to support the collaborative’s mission to improve Michiganders’ health. I look forward to working with the MVC team, getting to know our members, and developing new skills.
I’ve worked in health research since graduating from the University of Michigan School of Public Health with my Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in 2015. I participated in a dual-degree program, earning a Master of Urban Planning (MUP) degree in tandem with my MPH. I believe that our built environment has a tremendous influence on communities, habits, and opportunities – all of which impact individual and public health. While completing my studies I was drawn to data management and visualization, and I pursued related roles upon graduation. Most recently, I worked as a statistician on grant-funded studies of pathogen transmission within nursing homes with the Center for Research and Innovations in Special Populations (CRIISP), a Michigan Medicine research team.
While I’ve found my professional niche working with health-related data, I also apply my background in urban planning as a Planning Commissioner in my hometown of Farmington. Outside of work, I enjoy running with my dog, gardening in the summer, and baking in the winter. If you have any questions for me, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.