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Current Master's Students Research

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 Courtney Jang

Courtney Jang
Degrees: B.S., Nursing, UC Los Angeles, M.P.H., UC Davis
Research topics: Health analytics, data visualization
Employment: R.N., Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, UC Davis Children's Hospital
Hometown: Lafayette, California
Other interests: Cooking/baking/eating, reading, and traveling

 

 Nilesh Khadangale  

Nilesh Bhausaheb Khadangale
Degrees:
B.S., Pharmacy, Poona College of Pharmacy
Research topics: Interested in clinical research, inflammation and oncology therapy
Thesis Title: Evaluation of Diagnostic Accuracy of Short Video Clips as Compared to a Longer Evaluation in Telepsychiatry (working title)
Employment: Research assistant, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Hometown: Pune, India
Other interests:  Tennis, music, hiking, meeting new friends

 

 Heidi Kieffer  

Heidi Kieffer
Degrees:
 RN, BSN, Simpson College, CCRN, PHN
Research topics:  Voice integration, voice to text, voice activization
Thesis Title: Mobile Platform for REDCap Auditing of Preventable Harm and Safety Audits in Acute Inpatient Settings (working title)
Employment: Nursing instructor; clinical educator; assistant nurse manager 
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Other interests: Traveling, hiking, mountain biking, camping and dirt motorcycling

 

 Thao Le  

Thao Le
Degree:
BS Biological Sciences (Medical Microbiology emphasis), UC Davis
Research topics: Improving GUI for better data capture and workflows in healthcare
Employment: California Board of Accountancy,
PCP, private practice
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Other interests: Minimalism, cooking, art history

 

   

Michael Lehman
Degrees:
B.S., Economics, Oregon State University
Research topics: HIE, EMR data standardization
Current or past employment: project management
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Other interests:  Sports, cooking, music, camping

   

Corey Owens
Degrees:
B.A.,  English, UC Davis
Research topics: Larry Weed’s problem-oriented medical record and problem-knowledge couplers, anonymous physician social networking, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, patient collected data, wearables, datamining
Employment: Graduate Student Researcher, UC Davis Neuromuscular Research Center
Hometown: Los Gatos, CA

 Parry Pardun  

Parry Pardun
Degrees:
B.S., UC. Davis; M.B.A., UC Davis,
Research topics: Observational study design, propensity score analysis, statistical relational learning
Employment: Data modeler/sr. data analyst, Xerox State Healthcare, LLC
Hometown: San Jose
Other interests: Traveling and spending time with my cockapoos

 

 

 Basel A. Qenam  

Basel A. Qenam
Degree:
 Bachelor’s, Radiological Sciences (Medical Imaging), King Saud University
Research topics: Radiology reports, natural language processing (NLP) in health care, lexical text simplification, patient engagement.
Thesis Title: Using Consumer Health Vocabulary (CHV) to Simplify Radiology Reports in Patients’ Portals: A pilot study
Employment: Ultrasound technologist, demonstrator (TA), King Saud University
Hometown: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Other interests: Education, technology and gadgets, photography, travel, food

 KImshuk Rakshith  

Kinshuk Rakshith
Degrees:
MS, Embedded Computer Systems Engineering, Northumbria University
Research topics: Clinical research
Thesis Title: Participant Engagement for Clinical Research over Mobile Platforms
Employment: Programmer, UC Davis Health System
Hometown: Edinburgh, Scotland
Other interests: Woodworking, cycling

 

 Pallavi Rao  

Pallavi Ravindra Rao
Degrees:
B.S. Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Genetics), Jain University
Thesis Title: Implementation of a Clinical Trial Management System: Evaluation of regulatory functionality for a telepsychiatry study
Employment: Summer Intern, University of California, San Diego
Hometown: Bangalore, India Other interests: Travelling, reading and listening to music.

 

 

 Shazia Shafqat  

Shazia Shafqat
Degrees:
M.B.B.S, University of Karachi; M.S., Dermatology, University of Wales
Research topics: Anti-aging medicine, clinical decision support and telehealth
Employment: Specialist dermatologist
Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan
Other interests:  Aesthetics and beauty related, spending time with family and friends, experiments in cooking, watching comedies and reading fiction

 

 Tara Sharifzadeh  

Tara Sharifzadeh
Degrees:
B.S., Health Sciences, CSU, Sacramento
Research topics: Characterized institutional approaches to the electronic problem list
Employment: Financial Account Representative, NorthBay Healthcare
Hometown: Vacaville, CA
Other interests: Traveling, photography, spending time with my family, playing the piano and watching movies.

 

   

Jared Robert Steele
Degrees:
B.S., Business Operations Management, University of Utah
Thesis Title: A Proposal for the Perpetual Financing of a National Patient Identifier through the Private Sector
Employment: Data Analyst at Marshall Medical Center, joining ECG Management Consultants after graduation
Hometown: Seattle, Wa
Other interests: Hanging out with my wife and two-year daughter, playing basketball and running.

 Babita Todmal  

Babita Todmal
Degrees:
M.B.B.S., BLDEA Shri BM Patil Medical College; D.G.O., M.B.A.
Research topics: Telepsychiatry, clinical decision making
Employment: Physician
Hometown: Pune, India
Other interests: Reading, travelling

 

 

 

 Sinthuja Vasanthakumaran  

Sinthuja Vasanthakumaran
Degrees:
B.Sc. Health Science; CSU, Sacramento
Research topics: Electronic health records, ownership & access
Thesis Title: Exploration of Patient Record Ownership and Accessibility across the Globe: Who owns rights to the patient data? How important is the patient data to an individual?
Current employment: Data Manager – Dept. of Medical Oncology & Hematology, Princess Margaret Cancer Hospital – Toronto
Hometown: Elk Grove, CA
Other interests: Travelling with family, Bharatanatyam

 Dawn Vierra  

Dawn Vierra
Degrees:
 BSN, CSU, Sacramento
Research topics:  TBD   
Employment:  Nurse, Nurse Manager
Hometown:  Sacramento, CA
Other interests: Clinical decision support and health analytics