As Health Library Informaticist, Christy helps connect people with data resources and tools for health science research. With a background in health informatics, information systems, and health sector research, Christy helps students, faculty and staff on the Sacramento health sciences campus access, manage, and use data assets and software tools for working with data. Christy is passionate about helping break down barriers to research and maximizing efficiencies in the research process – including research involving clinical trials, responsible acquisition and use of health-related datasets, and analysis of secondary datasets – by providing education and expertise when & where researchers need it.
Christy joined UC Davis in August of 2019 as the Health Library Informaticist at Blaisdell Medical Library. Prior to that she designed privacy programs for large health systems in California, helped implement ecosystems of research data sharing, developed best practice guidelines in data management, and served as the resource of choice for privacy, data de-identification and research data questions. She brings 20 years of expertise in healthcare informatics, health information exchange, process improvement, program design, population health improvement, human subjects research, and patient & consumer privacy.
- BS, Business Information Systems – California State University, Sacramento
- MS, Health Informatics – University of California, Davis
If you need Christy’s knowledge and experience to help you develop collaborative, innovative solutions for your data-driven projects, please contact her here.