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Dr. Tia Goss Sawhney (DrPH, FSA, MAAA)

Dr. Tia Goss Sawhney is the Owner and Managing Director of Teus Health. She has a doctorate degree in public health and a master’s in government administration.  She is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the Academy of Actuaries. Dr. Sawhney has decades of experience working with multi-disciplinary teams to deliver and communicate executive-level analyses and real-world research studies, often developed from newly acquired or previously unleveraged data. She likes new challenges, people, and places. She gets work done, on-time.

Dr. Sawhney has worked with private insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare claims data; provider-owned health system data; various public health and government datasets (MEPS, NHANES, BRFSS, etc.); and various sources of demographics and enrollment data. She has particular expertise with healthcare cost data, risk adjustment, and value-based contracts. She has extensive consulting experience and is the author of numerous trade articles, issue briefs, white papers, and academic journal papers. Dr. Sawhney has helped clients present the unintended impact of policy changes to CMS. She has routinely worked with clinicians and particularly enjoys mentoring and teaching. From 2011-2015 she was responsible for operations, data analytics, and HIPAA for a statewide Medicaid enterprise data warehouse, reporting to the agency director and the governor’s office. She served as a National Quality Forum expert panelist on risk adjustment and socioeconomic status. She is a co-founder and co-instructor of the Claims Data Lab at the New York University (NYU) College of Global Public Health.

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Alec Shamsey

Alec Shamsey is the lead Data Analyst with Teus Health. Alec holds a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Informatics from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and he is currently working toward a master’s in Data Science from NJIT. His previous academic coursework was in nursing and he has over 8 years of experience within healthcare, clinical, pharmaceutical, and administrative roles, including the management of sensitive HIPAA and other data. He is committed to using his expertise to develop data insights that build a better healthcare system.  

 

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Hope Norris

Hope Norris is a Data Analyst Intern with Teus Health. Hope holds a Bachelor of Science with Highest Distinction from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is a current Master of Public Health candidate at the New York University School of Global Public Health, concentrating in Public Health Policy. Prior to joining Teus Health, Hope was a research assistant with the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID Center). Hope has over four years of research experience, having contributed to qualitative and quantitative projects on preventive service utilization, value-based insurance design, health policy analysis, vaccine hesitancy, and social neuroendocrinology. Hope is passionate about utilizing healthcare claims data to conduct population health analyses and inform improvements in healthcare delivery.

 

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Daisy Virga

Daisy Virga is a Data Analyst Intern with Teus Health.  She is a recent graduate of Stony Brook University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in applied mathematics and statistics, with a minor in biology from.  Daisy is proficient in R, SAS, and Python and has learned SQL while at Teus Health.  She worked as a teacher’s aide while attending Stony Brook and is quickly learning the challenges and rewards of healthcare data analysis.

 

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Cameron Patterson

Cameron Patterson is a Data Analyst Intern with Teus Health. He is a current student at New Jersey Institute of Technology, where he studies Management Information Systems. He has over 4 years experience in network administration and telecommunications support within the academic and pharmaceutical industries. Cameron enjoys challenges and is passionate about enhancing his programming and analytic skills and utilizing data and technology to support tomorrow’s healthcare system.

 

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