Student Fellows

PhD Student Fellows

Shukla Aishwarya Shukla is a third-year PhD student in Information Systems at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. His research is focused at the intersection of Information Technology and Healthcare. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from BIT, Bangalore and Masters in Management from NITIE, Mumbai and has over of experience in IT planning. His current research examines the role of online WOM of physicians on patient’s choices.
Mejia 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.
Shi Lanfei Shi is a second-year PhD student in information systems at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. Her research interests fall into the intersection of healthcare, mobile technologies and social media. She holds a Bachelor in Information Engineering and a Master in Intelligent Systems (CS).Her current research explores the mobile chronic disease management technologies.
Bloodworth 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.
Sun Tianshu Sun is a fifth-year PhD student in information systems at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Nanjing University and a Master of Science in Physics from University of Maryland. He has over three years of experience as a Data Scientist across Fortune 500, Government Agencies, and Startups in US and China. His research is focused on digital information sharing. He has conducted a series of large scale randomized field experiment to examine the effect of novel interventions on individuals' sharing and donation behavior.
Wang Weiguang Wang is a second-year PhD student in information systems at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. He holds a BS and MS in Management Science. His research is focused on health care quality, transparency of health care, patients and physicians behavior in healthcare context. His current research examines patients’ adherence on medication in clinical trials, physicians’ decisions for reporting quality data, physician online reviews.

Masters and MBA Fellows

Goel Arjun Goel is an MBA student at the Smith School of Business (class of 2017). Before Smith, Arjun was a Technical Project Manager at the American Institutes for Research, a non-profit organization involved in, among other things, facilitating online statewide educational assessments for K-12 students. As a graduate assistant at the Center for Health, Information and Decision systems, Arjun is currently helping with the development of the Public Health Information Technology (PHIT) maturity index.
Nadella Bharat Nadella is a Master's in Information Systems candidate at the Smith School of Business, set to graduate in December 2015. He holds a Master of Science (Tech.) degree in Information Systems from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani - India. He has over 3 years of experience in data warehousing and business intelligence. His research project focuses on applying data mining techniques to explain/predict customer churn among insurance providers. He likes to go for a run or indulge in team sports during his free time.
Wan Fang Wan (Floria) is a second-year MS student in Information systems at the Smith School of Business. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Security from Fudan University in Shanghai, Beijing. Previously, she worked at Baidu Inc. as a Product manager on data analyzing and designing advertisement system and strategy. She is now working as a part time Research Assistant for Data Driven Health Care Research in Center for Health Information and Decision System (CHIDS).
Shah Keyur Shah is a 1st year Master's in Information Systems candidate at the Smith School of Business. He is a passionate product management professional with experience of designing innovative products for Fortune 500 companies as well as small businesses. He worked for two years with GEP Worldwide as a Product Owner managing product development of their future suite of products. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology from Mumbai University. He continues to use his business strategy and creative solution skills to develop innovative and intuitive healthcare products which are intended towards making a difference and solving existing healthcare problems.
Newby Matthew Newby is a 2nd year dual MBA/MSIS student focused on information systems management and analytics. Prior to pursuing his MBA/MSIS he was an officer in the Marine Corps. Currently, he collaborates with and provides support to CHIDS research to develop a data driven approach to health care delivery; data used is from the Military Medical Informatics Dataset (MMIDS). Studies include: behavioral factors in health outcome analyses; healthcare utilization; and data driven clinical practice guidelines.
Maniar Sagar Maniar is a first year graduate student for Information Systems at Robert H Smith School of Business. He is a passionate business analyst professional. He has working experience of 4 years with Accenture Services Pvt Ltd as a Software Engineer & Business Analyst. Java is his area of expertise. He has completed his undergrad education in computer engineering from University of Mumbai. He continues to build his business acumen and technology mindset, to leverage the same in providing solutions to communitywell.org start at CHIDS.
Mitra Sayak Mitra is a second year graduate student at Robert H Smith School of business. He is currently working on US military health data in a Data Scientist capacity to extract valuable insights that could be incorporated in Clinical Practice Guidelines. He has 3 years of professional experience as a part of Oracle’s Business Intelligence team and holds bachelors in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).
Gupta Udit Gupta is a first year Graduate Student of Master of Science in Information Systems. He has a bachelor’s degree of Engineering in Information Technology. He has worked for around 4 years on complex international projects in Java, and this progressive work experience has given him a strong understanding in developing supply chain management systems, inventory management systems and ERP’s. He is currently working as a Health IT innovation associate at CHIDS. His key areas of interests are JAVA Programming, Project Management and Business Intelligence. His purpose is to lead, get involved into research and apply his knowledge with state-of-the-art technology. He likes to explore different places and subjects to keep my perspective broad and grab the foray of opportunities to which he was bereaved before. He enjoys spending his spare time doing trekking, sketching, swimming and socializing with friends.
Ramamoorthy Vidhya Ramamoorthy is a first year Masters student majoring in Information Systems at the Smith School of business. Prior to Smith, she was working as a technology consultant for Insurance and Banking clients with a focus on business process management applications. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology. Her research interest includes analysis of patient’s claims data to address patient behavior on choosing the medical plans and identifying the plan which has higher success rate in the market place. In her spare time, she loves to get herself engaged in gardening and hiking.
Vivek Vepa Vivek Vepa is a first year Master's student majoring in Information Systems at the Robert H.Smith School of Business. He is currently working on the Community Wellness project in the capacity of a Quality Analyst. He has 3 years of professional experience in Technology Consulting for Healthcare Industry clients, working with Deloitte. He is a Bachelor of Technology graduate from the prestigious National Institute of Technology- Warangal.