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.

SSM Health, Madison, WI
Senior Healthcare Analyst

September 2017 to Present
Engaged in statistical analyses to demonstrate effectiveness and explain healthcare disparities and health risk
  • Demonstrated a statistically significant weight loss for surgical participants in the weight management program
  • Investigated key characteristics to identify rising risk patients and health care disparities
  • Negotiated standardized statistical analyses between SSM Health and Dean Health Plan

Great Wolf Resorts, Madison, WI
Data Analyst Consultant

July 2017 to September 2017
  • Integrated and analyzed $13 million of credit card transactions with reservations

Health Data & Management Solutions, Chicago, IL
Senior Lead Informatics Analyst

June 2014 to June 2017
Managed 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

Healthgrades, Madison, WI
Data Scientist

May 2012 to June 2014
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, Madison, WI
Programmer Analyst

July 2011 to May 2012
Provided subject-matter expertise on electronic health record.
  • 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, Middleton, WI
Clinical Data Analyst

July 2010 to July 2011
Analyzed medical record data for quality measurement purposes.
  • 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, Madison, WI
Health Care Analyst II

September 2008 to July 2010
Provided analytical insight on medical claims data. Managed HEDIS data project.
  • Strengthened physician relations by identifying patient panels with greater accuracy
  • Reinforced patient care by identifying patients with various diseases for care management
  • Maintained product lines by successfully completing HEDIS project

Renaissance Learning, Madison, WI

September 2005 to July 2008
Conducted 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


  • B.S. Psychology and Music, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (2005)
  • Relevant Coursework: Statistics, Research Methods, Applied Calculus, Independent Research, Senior Honors Thesis


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

Professional Development

  • Calculus III, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2017)
  • Certification in Machine Learning, Stanford University (2013)
  • Epic Electronic Health Record: EpicCare Ambulatory, Resolute Professional Billing (2010)
  • America's Health Insurance Plans: Health Insurance, Operations, Managed Care (2009 to 2010)
  • Tutor specializing in statistics, mathematics, and software (2004 to Present)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (2000 to 2004)