Introducing our data analyst intern, Tianyi!

Camille Chicklis
Jun 19 · 3 min read

Tell us about your background.

I am a second year Master of Science in Business Analytics student at Brandeis University. I will graduate by December 31, 2019. The Brandeis MS in Business Analytics program targets skills needed in data-intensive and high demand industries. I specialize in marketing analytics and healthcare data analytics. I have taken courses such as Applied Econometrics, Healthcare Data Analytics, Analyzing Big Data, and Python Business Analytics, which have prepared me the coding and analytical skills as a data analyst.

Why did you apply to SVH?

I chose to apply at SVH for two reasons. Firstly, what SVH is doing is so cool and cutting edge, and I am excited about my work here. SVH applies blockchain technology to protect the privacy of healthcare data while facilitating the data sharing process. Also, SVH is part of BPCI-A, a CMS innovation program, and focuses on improving both costs and outcomes in the healthcare system. Secondly, I like the company culture and team atmosphere here. The working style is fast, efficient, and engaging. Team members are supportive and approachable, and I can take initiative to do my work. It will be really interesting to work on independent projects.

What are you most excited to bring to the SVH team?

I am most excited to bring my analytic skills to the SVH team. I have done projects with healthcare claims data before, and I am familiar with the healthcare landscape and ICD-10 taxonomy. I analyzed Vermont All-Payer Claims Data and developed pipelines for analyzing different cohorts, creating cross tabulations and finding patient pathways. I am proficient in Python for data cleaning and data manipulating to support my analyses. By applying all my coding and analytical skills, I am ready to conduct insightful analyses for the SVH ongoing projects.

Can you describe your work style?

I am used to working in a project-based environment. It is very important for me to make sense of my results, and I take initiative to do research about the topic before I start any analysis. Also, I value discussion and team cooperation very much. I think discussion helps inspire new ideas and check for potential blind spots.

Any fun facts / interesting info about you?

I love outdoor events and traveling. I visited Iceland and Israel this year. In Iceland, I went to the scenery sites where Game of Thrones was filmed and took an iceberg walking tour. In Israel, I visited startup companies and enjoyed the sunshine and beach in Tel Aviv. I also walked in the Old City in Jerusalem and went to the lowest place on earth - the Dead Sea.

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We are creating a future where healthcare is affordable. We build innovative infrastructure that drives down costs and improves healthcare, globally.