Student Fellows

PhD Student Fellows

Robin Bloodworth is a third-year PhD student in Health Services at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. She holds a BA in anthropology and a Master of Public Health from the University of Memphis and has over six years of research experience. Her research interests include access to and utilization of preventive services, particularly among vulnerable populations, and her current research focuses on access to and utilization of preventive services among Medicaid recipients.

Robin

Dongwon Lee is a second-year PhD student in information systems at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Engineering and a Master of Science in IT Business from KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology). He has over four years of research and business development experience in Korea. His research is focused on online doctor-patient relationship and human computer interaction issues in health IT. His current research examines health disparities on online communication channel.

Lee

Jorge Mejia is a third-year PhD student in information systems at the Robert H. Smith School of Business.  His research is focused on social media and networks.  He holds a BS and MS in electrical and computer engineering from Georgia Tech and has over three years of management consulting experience in the U.S. and Europe.  His current research examines Twitter usage in healthcare.

Jorge

Vickee Wolcott is a second-year PhD student with a focus in Information Systems. She is also a Major in the U.S. Army and has served for the past 10 years as a healthcare administrator.  Vickee holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Boston University. Her research is focused on consumer health IT and is currently working on two CHIDS projects on patient portals with secure messaging within the Military Health System.

Vickeet Wolcott

Masters and MBA Fellows

Anant Bhatia is a second-year MBA student. He previously worked as a Technology Analyst at Infosys (NASDAQ: INFY) for five years. His experience ranges from working in product development and as a "technology evangelist" to managing a mobile banking project at Standard Bank in Johannesburg, South Africa. He holds a Bachelor of Technology from Vellore Institute of Technology, located in Vellore, India. He is interested in working to develop corporate strategy around technology. During his free time, he enjoys nature photography.

Anant

Prathmesh Gandhi is a 1st year MBA student with a focus on Corporate Strategy. Prior to Smith, he worked as a Technology Lead at Infosys Ltd (NASDAQ:INFY) for 9 years. He is a co-Inventor on a Patent and has managed diverse geographical teams to develop Offers, Referrals and Appointments systems at Bank of America. He holds a Bachelors of Computer Engineering from Mumbai University. In his free time, he enjoys cricket, driving and photography.

Prathmesh Gandhi

Alex Hur is a second-year MBA student at the Smith School of Business with a focus in finance. He previously worked for a health care management company developing and managing ambulatory out-patient surgery centers. Alex also owned a medical billing company that provided billing services to independent physicians and surgery centers. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Florida Atlantic University and enjoys spending time on the golf course.

Alex

Jenny Jin is a second-year MS student in Information Systems at the Smith School of Business. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from Shanghai JiaoTong University, China. Over the summer, she was part of the CHIDS team that participated in the RWJF Hospital Price Transparency Challenge. She also assisted in building the online learning community for HIRI. Her research interests include transformative healthcare IT and behavioral studies. She enjoys spending her spare time keeping up with current socio-political and global events, as well as sweating it out at the gym.

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Stephen Manti is a first-year MBA student at the Smith School of Business with a focus in Healthcare IT consulting. Stephen has a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering at JNTU, Kakinada, India. Prior to arriving at Smith, Stephen was with United Health Group as Project Lead for IT Admin systems. Stephen was focused on Innovation and Performance Improvement in IT systems in Healthcare environment. He is now continuing to develop his skills in Technology Consulting.

Stephen Manti

Ketki Modi is a first-year Master's in Information Systems candidate at the Smith School of Business. She holds a Bachelor's in Computer Engineering from the University of Mumbai. Previously, Ketki worked with Accenture as an Associate Software Engineer in support of software applications for an Italian insurance company. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, reading novels, dancing and spending time with friends. She is supporting mobile application development at CHIDS.

Ketki
Brooke Moore is a first-year Master’s of Health Administration student in the School of Public Health. She is interested in improving the quality of healthcare through health IT and patient advocacy. Currently, she works as a Research Assistant in Center for Health Information and Decision System (CHIDS). In her spare time, she volunteers at VITAS Innovative Hospice Care. Brooke Moore

Smita Rao is a 1st year MBA student with a focus on Finance. Prior to Smith, she worked as a project manager at Cognizant  with  insurance and healthcare clients.  She holds a Bachelors in Computer Engineering from Mumbai University. She loves to travel,explore different cultures and go trekking.

Smita Rao

Ishwarya Sethuraman is a first - year MS student in Information Systems at the Smith School of Business. She holds a Bachelors degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Sastra University in Thanjavur, India. She has 3 years of work experience in JAVA/ J2EE development, Project Management and Data Analysis at Wipro Technologies in India. Currently she is working on enhancing Twitter engagement for CHIDS (@HealthIT). Her area of interest is social media analytics and digital marketing is involved in research in the same field. She is familiar with data analysis tools and programming languages such as XLMiner, R, SQL, Python, PHP, HTML/CSS. She loves reading and is passionate about photography.

Ishwarya

Srihari Srinivasan is a second year student in Information Systems at the Smith School of Business. Currently he works as the Student Mobile Application Developer at CHIDS. His experience is mainly in programming languages like Java, C, C++ and SQL. He gained his experience through Bachelor of Technology at Sastra University in Thanjavur, India and his workplace Tata Consultancy Services Ltd in Chennai, India. He is interested in working on mobile app development and is developing his skills in the domain. Also, he enjoys his free time reading books and playing multiplayer games on PC and mobile.

Srihari Srinivasan

Qing Wang is a first-year Master's in Information Systems candidate at the Smith School of Business. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information System from Nankai University, China. Previously, she worked with KPMG as a helpdesk intern in support of internal IT problems. She is familiar with data analysis tools and programing languages such as XLMiner, R, SQL and C#. Currently, she works as Graduate Research Assistant in Center for Health Information and Decision System (CHIDS). In the spare time, she enjoys playing racquetball and hanging out with her friends.

Qing Wang

Ye Wang is a second-year MIS student at the Smith School of Business. Currently, he works as a Graduate Research Assistant in Center for Health Information and Decision System (CHIDS). He mainly focuses on data analysis. During this summer, He worked in American International Group (AIG) as an Data Analyst Intern. Also, he is helping Assistant Professor. Margret Bjarnadottir in conducting a healthcare data analysis project. He is familiar with many statistic tools such as R, SAS and SQL Server. He got the Bachelor of Economics degree in insurance from Tianjin University of Technology. He learnt actuary, statistic knowledge and higher mathematics there. In the spare time, he enjoys playing Texas Hold'em and tennis.

Ye Wang

Chun Wong is a first year MBA student at the Smith School of Business with a focus in Healthcare Information Systems. Chun holds a Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering from Binghamton University. He previously worked at Epic, an electronic health records vendor, managing technical analysts and partnering with customers to improve their deployments. He is interested in leveraging innovations in health IT to reduce provider workload, improve patient outcomes, and boost patient engagement. 

 Wong

Undergraduate Fellows

Randy Bloch is an Undergraduate student in the Smith School of Business, currently pursuing a degree in finance as well as the Pre-Med track with hopes of becoming a physician.  He is also a member of the Global Public Health College Park Scholars program and is interested in related public health research.

Randy Bloch

Ethan Diamond is a senior in the Robert H. Smith School of Business, pursuing a degree Information Systems and Supply Chain Management. He is currently working on a research project for CHIDS (Center for Health Information and Decision Systems) that seeks to develop and validate an evidence-based Public Health IT Maturity Index. In his free time, Ethan is an active member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity and also likes to engage in community service.

Diamond

Emily Kowalczyk is an undergraduate in the Computer Science Honors program. Prior to studying at University of Maryland, she received a B.S. in Television, Radio, Film from Syracuse University. She’s currently assisting Dr. Atif Memon on a course on mobile health.

Emily Kowalczyk