DASC Team

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 is the Data Research Analyst Senior and 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.

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. 

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. 

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

Prarthana joined CHSR in May 2017. She has 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 the Research Triangle Park, NC. Prarthana brings with her 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 at CHSR.

Archana Puranik, MCA, Data Research Analyst
Phone: 859.218.3492
Email: archana.puranik@uky.edu
Office: Kentucky Clinic, J515
Areas of Expertise: Data Management and Integration, Database Design, Reporting, Automation and Root Cause Analysis

Archana joined the Center in August 2016. Previously, she worked as a Technical Lead in Wipro Technologies for Client CVS Caremark and as a programmer analyst for Client GMAC Insurance. Her educational background includes an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from the University Of Madras and a Masters in Computer Application from Anna University, India.

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.

Zihan Zhu, MS, Data Management Analyst
Phone:
859.218.3448
Email: zihan.zhu@uky.edu
Office: Kentucky Clinic, J504
Areas of Expertise:  Data Implementation and Analysis, Data Management and Quality

Zihan joined CHSR as a data analyst in July 2015. She's the main data analyst with Project ACHIEVE and helps with other data projects in DASC as well. Zihan completed her undergraduate degree from Shanghai Ocean University with a BA in Information Management and BS in Information System and received her Masters degree in Information Technology and Management.from the University of Texas at Dallas.

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