Brigit McDannell

Precision Health Program Certificate Student
School of Information MS Health Informatics Student

Biography

Brigit is a first-year master’s student in Health Informatics who is interested in finding ways to pursue both biomedical research and public health work. She entered the informatics field with the long-term goal of delivering sustainable and consistent medical care to the underserved. Brigit is interested in leveraging precision health as a functional tool to improve long-term medical care for people in prison. Brigit is interested in using the electronic health record infrastructure to foster health information exchange within the correctional system and to use personalized screenings to reduce the disproportionately high rates of disease amongst inmates. Brigit is also interested in building informatics applications for clinicians and researchers to ethically use patient data to strengthen disease prevention and diagnostic practices in the correctional system.