This health care administration fellowship offers the unique opportunity to support Vizient’s Comparative Data and Performance Improvement strategic plan with a focus on leveraging data to produce meaningful insights to drive change.
The Quantitative Fellowship role
Fellows engage in quantitative analysis, project management and collaborative efforts with internal stakeholders and members and use data analysis to help quality and clinical staff develop strategies to improve performance and drive innovation. You’ll also play a key role in enhancing current products and services – focusing on data-driven performance improvement tools – and developing new analytics to better serve our members’ needs.
Quantitative/Data Analytics Fellows will finish the program with:
- A more expansive view of how informatics enables you to effectively leverage data and drive innovation forward
- A comprehensive understanding around the importance of data transparency and how to develop data-driven solutions and provide actionable insights to Vizient’s member base across quality, cost and market performance
- A leadership perspective in product strategy management that will enable you to strategically optimize analytical tools and insights to meet today’s most pressing healthcare issues
Our fellowship journey
Here’s a brief overview of where we’ve been and where we’re headed:
1992 to 2010: The Alexander Schmidt Fellowship was a two-year opportunity centered on health technology assessment, clinical research and pharmacoepidemiology. Nine fellows graduated from this program — many of whom still work at Vizient today — and went on to publish various abstracts based on their epidemiological and pharmaceutical research.
2010 and forward: Vizient sunset the Alexander Schmidt Fellowship program — replacing it with the current day Quantitative Fellowship program, which focuses on advanced analytics, informatics and product strategy management under David Levine.
Quantitative Fellowship Overview
Program location: Chicago
Duration: 1 year
Number of positions: 2
- Master's Degree in a related field (including MHA, MBA with a healthcare concentration, MPH, PharmD, MSHI, MHI, etc.)
- Completed internship within a medical setting
- Strong quantitative / analytic skills and project management capabilities
- A one-page personal statement (indicating interest in healthcare data analytics and/or health informatics)
- One letter of recommendation
- Official Graduate School Transcript
The application cycle for 2022-2023 is open. Applications are due October 31, 2021 (11:59pm CST).
Dr. David Levine, Preceptor
Blending clinical leadership and informatics experience, Dr. Levine is the group senior vice president of Advanced Analytics and Product Strategy Management for Vizient. He leads the Center for Advanced Analytics and Informatics bringing insights across clinical, operational, supply chain, and market offerings to provide insights to members across the continuum of care.
Dr. Levine also oversees the product roadmap for Vizient’s analytical offerings as well as guides development of new products. He joined Vizient in 2010 after practicing for 15 years and serving as medical director of the emergency department at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in Chicago. He also served as a physician leader for the implementation and upgrade of the electronic health record for their three hospitals and 12 outpatient clinics.
Dr. Levine earned his medical degree from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He did his residency at Boston City Hospital where he was chief resident. He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Michigan.
Saloni Jain, Mentor
Saloni Kapur Jain is vice president of Advanced Analytics and Informatics within Vizient’s Center for Advanced Analytics. Her primary role involves supporting analytics across Vizient’s data offerings with a focus on the clinical, operational and ambulatory suites of products.
Saloni and her team closely collaborate with the Advisory Services and Performance Improvement groups within Vizient on cost reduction, variation in care, and quality improvement engagements.
She received her Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Public Administration degrees from Drake University and began her career at Vizient as a Fellow back in 2008.
Arati Kurani, Mentor
Arati Kurani is senior director of Clinical Data Applications & Insights within the Center for Advanced Analytics & Informatics. Arati and her team work closely with stakeholders, identifying opportunities by benchmarking utilization and outcomes with the goal of reducing variations in care.
Arati started as a clinical informaticist at Vizient, working with organizations to identify and implement opportunities to improve utilization and outcomes. Arati has also served as clinical coordinator of drug policy and clinical resource management.
Arati earned a bachelor's degree in information systems from DePaul University and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Midwestern University. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Rush University in 2012.
Noorein Ahmed, Fellow
Noorein Ahmed received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Policy and Administration with a Minor in Information Science and Technology from Pennsylvania State University. During this time, she was also an intern at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Bayview in their Operational Excellence departments.
Noorein holds a Master’s in Healthcare Administration degree from Cornell University. During graduate school, she served as a procurement and global sourcing intern at Merck where she developed a virtual meetings strategy for the company. Noorein looks forward to developing her analytical and leadership skills at Vizient by working on various projects and collaborating with diverse teams across the company.
Mansi Mehta, Fellow
Mansi Mehta received her Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Public Health with a Minor in Economics from Ohio State University. As an undergraduate, she was a staff assistant in the Office of Disability Services at OSU.
Mansi also earned her Master’s in Healthcare Administration degree from the University of Illinois of Chicago. During this time, Mansi was a Clinical Integration intern for Medical Home Network (a non-profit healthcare innovations organization) where she analyzed data surrounding unnecessary utilization and readmissions within the Medicaid population. She looks forward to learning more about Vizient’s diverse analytical tools and collaborating with the Advanced Analytics teams to support the member network.
Our previous Quantitative Analytics fellows continue to build on their expertise as analytics managers, product managers, performance improvement directors and COOs at leading health care organizations across the nation, including Vizient, Northwestern Medicine, Blue Cross Blue Shield, UChicago Medicine and Medical City Healthcare, to name a few.
Meet our previous fellows
|Name||Fellowship Year||Post-Fellowship Position||Organization|
|Shivani Shah||2020-2021||Senior Analyst||Vizient, Inc.|
|Jennifer Andrews||2020-2021||Senior Analyst||Vizient, Inc.|
|Gwen Ledford||2019 - 2020||Senior Product Manager||Vizient, Inc.|
|Kris Majumdar||2019 - 2020||Quality Outcomes Coordinator||University of Missouri Health Care|
|Alyzeh Haider||2018 - 2019||Product Manager||Vizient, Inc.|
|Michelle LeBlanc||2018 - 2019||Senior Analyst||Vizient, Inc.|
|Riyad Haq||2017 - 2018||Senior Analyst||Vizient, Inc.|
|Justin Santos||2017 - 2018||Senior Analyst||Vizient, Inc.|
|Dennis Korneff||2016 - 2017||Government Programs Quality Analyst||UnitedHealth Group|
|Jaie Lavoie||2015 - 2016||Clinical Informaticist||Vizient, Inc.|
|Marika Bonacorsi||2014 - 2015||Clinical Analyst||Vizient, Inc.|
|Amber Romstad||2014 - 2015||Clinical Data Analyst||Vizient, Inc.|
|Alex Fullam||2013 - 2014||Business Analyst Consultant||UnitedHealth Group|
|Lauren Hall||2013 - 2014||Collaborative Advisor||Vizient, Inc.|
|Neeca Servati||2012 - 2013||Revenue Cycle Business Analyst||Kaiser Permanente|
|Kristin White||2011 - 2012||Administrative Fellow||Vanguard Health System|
|Josh Kemph||2010 - 2011||Member Representative||Vizient, Inc.|