DASC Team

Dan Cleland, MS, CHSR Analytics Director
Phone: 
(859) 218-3487
Email:
dan.cleland@uky.edu
Office:
 Kentucky Clinic, H810
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:
 Kentucky Clinic, H810
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.

Chen Dai, Statistician
Phone: (859) 323-6520
Email: c.dai@uky.edu 
Office: Kentucky Clinic, H810

Chen Joined CHSR as a statistician in December 2018. He received his Master degree in Applied Statistics from the University of Alabama. Before his joining to the Center, he worked 4 years as a Biostatistician at the department of Preventive Medicine in the University of Alabama at Birmingham. 


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, H810
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, H810
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 LiPhD, Research Associate
Phone: (859) 323-7078
Email: xiaoshu.li@uky.edu
Office: Kentucky Clinic, J515

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, H810
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
OfficeKentucky Clinic, H810
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, MPHData Management Analyst
Email
: jeremy.riser@uky.edu
Office
Kentucky Clinic, H810
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, and his MPH from the Texas A&M Health Science Center. Prior to joining the Center, he worked as a graduate assistant and as a computer technician. As a graduate assistant and student, he focused on applied epidemiology and vector-borne diseases.

Jeremy Sams, Server Administrator/Programmer
Phone
: (859) 323-4349
Email
: jeremy.sams@uky.edu
Office
: Kentucky Clinic, J529
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, H810
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.

Hanwen YuanData Research Analyst
Phone: (859) 218-3448
EmailHyu232@uky.edu
OfficeKentucky Clinic, H810

Hanwen Yuan joined the CHSR as a data research analyst in November 2018. He graduated with a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from University of Louisville. Prior to joining the CHSR, he worked on advanced computer/laptop/mobile phone CPU manufacturing as a senior process engineer at GlobalFoundries. His areas of expertise are SQL, statistical analysis, and process control and simulation.

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