Meet graduate Clinical Informatics student Alexis Moore.
Alexis earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology Degree from Ohio University, and she is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Public Health. Alexis chose the graduate Clinical Informatics certificate because she wanted to gain a better understanding of the electronic tools and systems available to be better prepared in applying these technologies in a future career to advance health outcomes of her target population.
What are your personal and professional goals for the future?
Once I graduate this spring with my Master of Public Health I hope to get a job working in epidemiology studying chronic health conditions — more specifically diabetes and how access to care in rural and underrepresented areas affects population health outcomes.
How do you feel your certificate courses help support you in achieving your goals?
This certificate has given me a better understanding of the impact that electronic health systems can have on health outcomes and how they have improved over the years. I learned a lot about health data security which was something I was not previously familiar with. Additionally, it gave me insight into properly utilizing informatics as a tool to improve targeted processes within healthcare systems and experience in applying these principles to our own process improvement project.
What are some of your outside-of-school interests that make you who you are?
I love to go hiking with my dog and friends. Especially since the pandemic started, being outdoors has been a great way to disconnect from the increase of screen time that was necessary to adapt.
If you could positively impact one health disparity, what would you focus on?
I would improve access to health care in rural and underrepresented areas. I grew up in Appalachia and would love to see not only an increase in the diversity of services being offered but also an improvement of existing healthcare infrastructure for local residents that would be sustainable long-term.
What makes you smile?
Definitely my puppy, Stanley. He has a huge personality for a little dog, but he loves exploring and meeting new people as much as I do.
What makes you unique?
I have a strong passion for the Appalachian region and improving the health of residents within it. Having lived my whole life in the region has provided me with a unique insight into the positive qualities of Appalachia that I think can often be overlooked or misinterpreted.
For more information regarding the graduate Clinical Informatics certificate, click here: https://www.ohio.edu/chsp/clinical-informatics-certificate