DASC Team

DhiShankar Bhattacharya, MS, Data Management Analyst Senior
Phone:
859.218.3492
Email:
dhishankar@uky.edu
Office:
 Kentucky Clinic, J515
Areas of Expertise:
 Data Analysis, Data Management, Data Warehousing and Reporting

DhiShankar joined the Center as a Data Management Analyst Senior in August 2017. He graduated with a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science from India and an MS in Computer Science from the University of Kentucky. Prior to joining the Center, he worked as a Programmer Analyst for Cognizant Technology Solutions from 2011 to 2014.

Dan Cleland, MS, Data, Analytics, and Statistical Core Manager
Phone:
859.218.3487
Email:
dan.cleland@uky.edu
Office:
 BioPharm, 178
Areas of Expertise:
 Data Collection Systems, Data Management and Integration,  Database Design, Reporting and Dashboard/Scorecard Design

Dan Cleland manages the Data, Analytics, and Statistical Core in the Center for Health Services Research. He joined UK in 2012 and was hired into CHSR in 2014. Dan graduated with his BA in Computer Information Systems Management from Midway College and MS in Computer Science from Kentucky State University.

Jon Colquitt, BS, Data Research Analyst
Phone:
859.218.3944
Email:
jon.colquitt@uky.edu
Office:
 BioPharm, 178
Areas of Expertise:
 Data Analysis and Reporting, Application Development

Jon joined the CHSR as a Data Research Analyst in October 2017. Prior to joining the Center, he worked as a Programmer Analyst at Baptist Health Plan for 11 years. Jon earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Central State University.

Gaixin Du, MS, Statistician

Phone: 859.218.3945
Email: gaixin.du@uky.edu
Office: Kentucky Clinic, J529
Areas of Expertise: Statistical Analysis and Data Mining, Study Design

Gaixin received her Masters degree in Applied Statistics from Indiana-Purdue University Indianapolis. She joined CHSR as a statistician in January 2017. Prior to joining the Center, she worked as a statistician at Dartmouth College. Her areas of expertise are intensive statistical analysis and study design. 

Bhavya Kothari, MS, SAS Programmer

Phone: 859.257.0183
Email: bhavya.kothari@uky.edu
Office: Kentucky Clinic, J504
Areas of Expertise: Data Analysis, Data Visualization, SAS Programming

Bhavya Kothari is an SAS programmer and healthcare professional.  She joined UK in July 2017 at the Center for Health Services Research. Bhavya completed her undergraduate degree from Rajasthan University, India with a Bachelors of dental surgery and received her Master's degree in data science and business analytics from University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Andy Kelly, MAS, MS, Data Research Analyst Senior
Phone:
859.218.6695
Email: 
andy.kelly@uky.edu
Office: 
Kentucky Clinic, J504
Areas of Expertise:
 Exploratory Data Analysis, Applied Statistics, Data Visualization

Andy is a Data Research Analyst at the CHSR. Prior to joining the Center, he worked as a higher education data analyst at Penn State University, and as an actuarial analyst for Charles Schwab. Andy completed his undergraduate degree at Gannon University with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and received Masters degrees from Penn State University in Rural Sociology, Demography, and Applied Statistics. 

Xiaoshu Li, PhD, Research Associate
Phone: 859.323.7078
Email: xiaoshu.li@uky.edu
Office: Kentucky Clinic, J521

Xiaoshu joined the CHSR as research associate in August 2017. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Economics and a MS in Statistics from Virginia Tech University. Prior to joining the CHSR, she worked on research projects of environmental economics as a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Kentucky. Her areas of expertise are economic evaluation, cost-benefit analysis, and applied econometrics.

Sethabhisha Nerusu, MS, Data Research Analyst
Phone:
859.323.7077
Email: 
setha.nerusu@uky.edu
Office: 
Kentucky Clinic, J521
Areas of Expertise:
 SAS Programming, Data Analysis/Mining and Reporting

Sethabhisha Nerusu joined the CHSR in October 2017. She completed her Bachelor of Technology degree in India and her Master's degree from the University of Louisville. Before joining the Center, she did data analysis in telecommunication and clinical domains for various clients over 5 years. She used SAS and SQL in her previous experience.

Prarthana Padbidri Chavan, Data Reporting Specialist
Phone: 859.323.0070
Email: prarthana.chavan@uky.edu
Office: Kentucky Clinic, J529
Areas of Expertise: Client Relationship Management, Application Development, and Project Planning

Prarthana joined CHSR in May 2017. She completed her undergraduate degree from University of Pune, India with a Bachelors in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering and received her Master’s degree in Telecommunications Management from the Oklahoma State University at Stillwater, OK. Prior to joining CHSR she worked with an entrepreneurial organization in Triangle Park, NC. Prarthana has over 7 years of experience in SQL and Oracle and adds a diverse skill set, including client relationship management, application development and project planning to the Data Analytics and Statistical Core team.

Jeremy Deryl Riser, Data Management Analyst
Email
: jeremy.riser@uky.edu
Office
: BioPharm, 178
Areas of Expertise
: Database Management, Data Management

Jeremy joined the Center in January 2018. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University. He is also concurrently completing a Master of Public Health in epidemiology at the Texas A&M Science Center while working as a Data Management Analyst for the CHSR. Prior to joining the Center, he worked as a graduate assistant for Dr. Jennifer Horney and as a computer technician. As a graduate assistant, he focused on database management, and helped develop and design a web-based disaster recover tracking tool.

John Ryles, Data Management Analyst
Email
: john.ryles@uky.edu
Office
: BioPharm, 178
Areas of Expertise
Database Management, Application Development

John Ryles is a Data Management Analyst at the CHSR and joined in January 2018. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at the University of Kentucky. Prior to joining the CHSR he worked as a Claims Adjuster at Xerox for the Tricare Dental Program for 4 years.

Jeremy Sams, Server Administrator/Programmer
Phone
: 859.323.4349
Email
: jeremy.sams@uky.edu
Office
: BioPharm, 178
Areas of Expertise
: Systems Design and Implementation, Process and Workflow Automation, Data Management

Jeremy M. Sams is an information technology professional and computer programming instructor. He joined the University of Kentucky in 2016 with the acceptance of the Server Administrator/Programmer position at the Center for Health Services Research. His areas of expertise are Systems Design and Implementation, Process and Workflow Automation, and Data Management.

Aiko Weverka, MS, Data Research Analyst
Phone
: 859.218.4852
Email
: aiko.weverka@uky.edu
Office
: Kentucky Clinic, J504
Areas of Expertise
: Data Analysis, Data Visualization, GIS

Aiko joined the CHSR as a Data Research Analyst in August 2017. Prior to joining the center, she worked supporting public health and environmental research at San Francisco State University, with a particular emphasis on analysis of spatial data. Aiko completed her bachelor's degree in Biology from Middlebury College and a master's degree in Natural Resources from the University of Vermont.

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