Creative Data Analyst and Evolving Data Scientist

A data analyst with experience in healthcare analytics, working with insurers, clinicians, researchers, marketers, and business intelligence vendors. Experienced with all aspects of data processing and analysis, including specification gathering and documentation. Pursuing more experience in statistical analysis and machine learning.

Aetna, Health Data & Management Solutions
Senior Lead Informatics Analyst

June 2014 to June 2017, Chicago, IL (remote)

Managed and provided subject-matter expertise on several products in a business intelligence platform.
  • Increased client satisfaction by developing insightful, dynamic analytical reports
  • Reduced costs for clients by identifying low-value services
  • Improved processing time and simplified data transformation process for large, external medical claims data sets
  • Restored the credibility of a product by training employees on correct usage and interpretation

Data Scientist

May 2012 to June 2014, Madison, WI

Analyzed data for a variety of products, providing results to leadership, sales team, and clients.
  • Substantially increased credibility of ROI methodology by improving assumptions
  • Improved client relations by increasing the accuracy of the market configuration tool
  • Enhanced sales process by providing sales team with competitive analyses and projected ROIs
  • Drove decision-making with automated reports and adhoc analyses

UW Health, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
Programmer Analyst

July 2011 to May 2012, Madison, WI

Provided subject-matter expertise on electronic health record. Combined disparate data sources into a unified model.
  • Reduced the complexity of a research data model by focusing on patients and automating processing
  • Strengthened research results by increasing the accuracy of patient medical home assignment
  • Propelled research on complex medical topics by providing accurate, timely data sets to researchers

UW Health, University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation
Clinical Data Analyst

July 2010 to July 2011, Middleton, WI

Analyzed medical record data for quality measurement purposes. Gathered specifications for clinical analyses.
  • Improved the accuracy of pay-for-performance reporting through automation
  • Salvaged historical quality measure data for data warehousing and reporting
  • Increased communication among analysts by establishing a user group

Dean Health Plan
Health Care Analyst II

September 2008 to July 2010, Madison, WI

Provided analytical insight on medical claims data. Managed HEDIS data project with a fellow analyst.
  • Strengthened physician relations by identifying patient panels with greater accuracy
  • Reinforced patient care by identifying patients with various diseases for care management
  • Maintained marketability of product lines by successfully completing HEDIS project

Renaissance Learning

September 2005 to July 2008, Madison, WI

Conducted experimental and quasi-experimental research on product use and student achievement.
  • Retained a major client by exhibiting student success with products
  • Demonstrated product impact on student achievement with statistical analyses
  • Connected educators to research by communicating research outcomes in writing and presentations


  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology and Music, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (2005)
  • Focused on research methods, statistics, mathematics, and science


  • An Advanced, Multi-Featured Macro Program for Reviewing Logs (2012)
  • Standardized Macro Programs for Macro Variable Manipulation (2012)

    Professional Development

    • Tutor specializing in statistics, mathematics, and software (2004 to present)
    • Calculus III, University of Illinois (2017)
    • Certification in Machine Learning, Stanford University (2013)
    • Crystal Reports XI (2010 to 2011)
    • Epic Electronic Health Record: EpicCare Ambulatory, Resolute Professional Billing (2010)
    • America's Health Insurance Plans: Health Insurance, Operations, Managed Care (2009 to 2010)
    • SAS: Programming Essentials, Data Manipulation, SQL, Macro Language (2008 to 2009)
    • Certified Nursing Assistant (2000 to 2004)