Kate Weber is a Health Infrastructures and Learning Health Sciences MS student. She is also the Sr Business Intelligence Analyst for the U-M School of Dentistry, where she provides a range of data analysis, interpretation, and visualization services to the school's academic, clinical, and research communities. She is a member of the School's Learning Health System Task Force, and has been providing analyses of the school's deep data resources to support the Task Force's early exploratory work.
Her earlier work focused on service management and change management in public sector Information Technology, culminating as the Director of Service Management for British Columbia's Government and K-12 voice and data services. Kate earned her BA in Telecommunications at Michigan State University. She is an avid cyclist and outdoors enthusiast.
What attracted you to the HILS program?
The HILS program knits together the people, process, and technology aspects of change in health care in a way that leverages my experience. I look forward to developing a strong analytical toolbox for supporting the whole learning cycle at the School.
I am interested in predictive analytics, natural language processing, visualization that engages and invites exploration, and critical evaluation of the results of analyses to ensure that they really say what they claim to say. Clinical domains of interest include patient attendance and cancellation patterns, continuity of care, facilitating standardized caries risk assessment in the EHR, tailored messaging for patients, impacts of EHR replacement, and patient retention between the emergency visit and ongoing care.