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 analytics 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.

You'll finish your data analytics fellowship 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.

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Quantitative Fellowship Overview

Program location: Chicago
Duration: 1 year
Number of positions: 2
Application deadline: November 1, 2020 
Start date: Summer (June / July 2021)

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in a related field (including MHA, MBA, MPH, PharmD, MSHI, etc.)
  • Completed internship within a medical setting
  • Strong quantitative / analytic skills and project management capabilities

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Qualified applicants will need to submit the following:

  • A one-page personal statement (indicating interest in healthcare data analytics and/or health informatics)
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Official graduate school transcript

David Levine
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
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
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.

2020-2021 Fellows

Jennifer Andrews
Jennifer Andrews, Fellow

Jennifer Andrews attended Union College in Schenectady, New York and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Neuroscience. She later worked as a lab manager at the University of Rochester’s Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences.

Jennifer holds a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. During graduate school, she was a summer administrative intern with UChicago Medicine’s Cancer Service Line under the VP of Cancer Services where she focused on driving improved efficiency and strategic growth initiatives.

She looks forward to expanding upon her research and quantitative experience as well as her passion for driving health care innovation.

Shivani Shah
Shivani Shah, Fellow

Shivani Shah received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Business Administration and Psychology from Texas A&M University.

Shivani worked as a test technician and analyst for the quality assurance-engineering department at Hart Intercivic and was a leader for the volunteering department at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas.

She holds a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). While at UIC, she precepted at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System for one year under the Chief Operating Officer focusing on the implementation of a new surgery center. She looks forward to further developing her analytical skills and leadership experience at Vizient.

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
Gwen Ledford 2019 - 2020 Senior Product Manager Vizient, Inc.
Kris Majumdar 2019 - 2020 In pursuit Pending
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.

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
Gwen Ledford 2019 - 2020 Senior Product Manager Vizient, Inc.
Kris Majumdar 2019 - 2020 In pursuit Pending
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.