Work History

Data/Marketing Research Analytic Consultant
UnitedHealth Group, OptumInsight – June 2014 to Present
Life Sciences

• SAS programmer analyst and statistician
• Project consultant on custom pharmaceutical studies for external clients

Informatics Senior Specialist
Cigna Corporation, Analytics – Bloomfield, CT – July 2009 to June 2014
Predictive Modeling Team (February 2013 to June 2014)
HEDIS Reporting Team (July 2009 to February 2013)

• SAS programmer analyst and statistician
• Supported analytics initiatives to achieve better outcomes, lower healthcare costs, and engage customers by evaluating eligibility, claims, admissions, census, geospatial, risk, segmentation and behavioral data
• Supported national quality measure production for eValue8, Prometheus, HEDIS, and WHP accreditation
• Recipient of CIGNA Champions Award for co-founding in-house SAS Users Group

Reporting Analyst
Advanced Behavioral Health – Middletown, CT – July 2008 to July 2009
• Report design for Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse and for internal business self-service applications
• Financial analysis of insurance claims data
• Cut weekly reporting time in half by migrating processes from Access to SQL Server
• Managed SQL Server reporting database

Senior Research Technologist
Penn State University, PA State Data Center – Middletown, PA – May 2006 to April 2008
• Met with state agencies to discuss data, redefine codes, and educate school districts on how to report data for special education students transitioning from Birth-3 to 3-5 program
• Increased percentage of students successfully transitioning with IEP within 90 days
• Developed and maintained Access databases for contracted work with the Department of Education, the Department of Public Welfare, and the U.S. Bureau of the Census

Learning Services Center Graduate Assistant
Oklahoma State University – Tulsa, OK – January 2005 to January 2006
• Developed Access databases to track usage of Testing Center and Writing Center
• Designed and gave workshops on APA documentation styles and other writing-related topics

Presentation Specialist
PERT Survey Research – Bloomfield, CT – February 2002 to February 2004
• Used Power Point and Excel to create graphic market research presentations for clients