UC Davis Health Data Center of Excellence
1651 Alhambra Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95816
For general inquiries, please contact us at DataCoE@ucdavis.edu.
For 24/7 incident reporting, please call TOC at (916) 734-4357.
For assistance with one of our data tools, please submit a Service Catalog request at:
Building visitors are by appointment only. Midtown Shuttle Route.
Kent Anderson, M.S.
Director, IT Health Informatics
Kent Anderson, M.S. is charged with facilitating the integration of research technology within UC Davis Health, including health data re-use, secure research infrastructure provision, and development of population health datasets. He is responsible for directing the design, acquisition, development, and implementation of specialized databases, tools, and applications to support clinical and translational research at UC Davis. In addition, he serves as a representative to the national consortium of CTSA award recipients to develop resources to benefit all represented CTSA institutions. He works closely with the Biomedical Informatics Program director to help investigators make the most efficient use of informatics services and resources.
Jason Adams, M.D., M.S. is charged with providing IT leadership to support business intelligence, data management, data governance, and analytics for UC Davis Health in its drive to become a world leader in the use of data and analytics in healthcare.
Dr. Adams works with health system leaders to improve the ability of UCDH to use data and analytics to improve healthcare delivery, health system operations, and research. He also provides strategic direction related to the development, maturation, and expansion of the Data COE. He serves as Co-Chair of the Health Data Oversight Committee and Co-Lead the UC Davis Health IT Data Center of Excellence (Data COE). In addition to his role in IT, Dr. Adams is a Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine physician with extensive clinical experience caring for patients with critical illness and both acute and chronic pulmonary diseases. He also runs a multi-disciplinary research lab focused on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) methods, physiologic sensors, and electronic health record data to improve the way we diagnose critical illnesses and predict clinical trajectories in the ICU.
Minh Hien Vo, B.S.
Director, Data Acquisition and Architecture
Minh Vo, B.S. is charged with facilitating data acquisition and extraction of clinical, research, and finance data.
Minh is responsible for managing the Research IT, Clinical Data Warehouse Development and Administration teams to provide critical data services to UC Davis Health customers including: Clinical, Finance, Purchasing, Operation, Research, Innovation Technology, School of Medicine, and School of Nursing. The service offerings consist of research infrastructure management and support, architecture design, data acquisition, data extraction, development, implementation, and management of re-usable data sets, databases, analytical tools, and applications. In addition, he works closely with the other UC and UC Health campus to help share and integrate data to support mission critical initiatives. He also collaborates with the research community to support their research studies and funding request submissions.
Jodi Nygaard, M.S.
Manager, Data Access and Delivery
Jodi Nygaard, M.S. manages a team of skilled analytics staff who provision reports, dashboards, data extracts, data sources, and other analytics assets in support of all clinical operations and research projects at UC Davis Health and Marshall Medical Center.
Jodi is responsible for the intake of data requests to ensure the use of self-service tools when possible, to leverage existing assets, and to find the best solution for the creation of new assets when necessary. She is also charged with prioritizing the queue of requests with the guidance of the Request Prioritization Committee and providing transparency to all stakeholders on the status of their requests. Jodi is responsible for developing processes that ensure the most efficient data provisioning, that adheres to all IRB and Compliance requirements as well as the highest quality of deliverables. She directs the maintenance, access, and delivery of content in Epic’s Cogito module including Cognitive Computing. Jodi works with stakeholders to develop strategies for incorporating data into clinicians’ and operational end user workflows so that analytics are easy to gain insight from.
Sharon Myers, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Manager, Data Curation
Sharon Myers, Ph.D., M.P.H manages a team of analysts and data scientists focused on large scale aggregation and semantic curation of enterprise reusable data assets including patient registries, complex clinical metrics, and outcome measures.
Sharon oversees the work of individual Domain Specific Units (DSU), consisting of one or more analysts focused exclusively on asset development in a single clinical or operational domain (e.g. Pulmonary and Critical Care, Pharmacy, Cancer Center), partnered with a lead Subject Matter Expert and a domain-specific project manager. This partnership ensures that the right work gets done the right way, enabling data assets to be used reliably across UC Davis Health for research, quality and safety, and operational applications. Sharon is also responsible for creating and maintaining a set of best practices, codified in the Data Curation Playbook, and ensuring that the work of the DSUs follows these standards. She is co-Chair of the Data Management Committee, which has built upon many of these playbook practices to create an enterprise-wide set of tools and processes for requirements gathering, data discovery and curation, validation, documentation, and quality assurance of data assets for UC Davis Health.