Brigit McDannell

Informatics Research Specialist


Brigit McDannell is an informatics research specialist on Dr. Rachel Richesson’s team. Brigit started her U-M journey in 2021 as a Master of Health Informatics Student and Precision Health Certificate candidate. At U-M, she invested in pursuing informatics research and public health work by leveraging clinical knowledge resources and data governance to deliver positive healthcare outcomes. Over the spring semester and summer of 2022, she worked as a population health and quality intern at Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN).

Brigit graduated from Smith College in 2018 with a degree in neuroscience and dance. Subsequently, she spent over two years working at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as a research technician studying the genomics and cancer gene dependencies of Ewing's sarcoma. Before entering health informatics, Brigit worked as a quality assurance specialist, an oncology research associate, and a restaurant server.

Living in Ann Arbor, Brigit in her spare time, enjoys cooking meals for her friends and walking in the campus arboretum