Tracie Banks
Degrees:
B.A. Mass Communications, UC Berkeley (2002)
Professional Interests: Radiology Informatics
Background/Interests:
Tracie's background is primarily in radiology applications and enterprise imaging support. She is interested in acquiring additional knowledge and skills she can utilize to streamline integration between ancillary service lines to preserve continuity of care.  In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her family.

Farva Batool
Degrees:
B.S. Global Disease Biology, minor Public Health Sciences, UC Davis (2019)
Professional Interests: Farva is interested in Healthcare Data Analytics, mobile health, and preventative medicine. She wants to connect her Public Health background with the utilization of mobile health services in underserved communities.
Background/Interests:
As an undergraduate student, Farva helped with the research paper on promoting mobile health mental services among the refugee communities in war torn countries. Her experience with literature review and mobile health services helped her develop interest towards health informatics. With her health informatics master’s degree in the future, Farva hope to improve healthcare records for the underserved communities at both local and international level.

Jenny Chen
Degrees:
B.A. Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley (2007); M.D., UC San Francisco (2012)
Professional Interests:
Healthcare Data Analytics
Background/Interests:
Jenny is an ophthalmologist who finished her residency in UCLA, then served for a year as the chief of ophthalmic trauma at Washington University in St Louis, and then finished a year of glaucoma fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. While she was in medical school, she set up a telemedicine retinitis screening clinic for patients with HIV in rural Thailand. She is interested in epidemiological implications and research in informatics.

Shikha Kothari
Degrees:
Doctor of Medicine/MBBS, Sardar Patel University: Pramukhswami Medical College, India (2016)
Professional Interests:
Pediatrics, Clinical Informatics, Public Health/Epidemiology, Quality Improvement in Healthcare
Background/Interests: 
Shikha is from the San Francisco Bay Area and has lived in California for >20 years. Passionate about community health, she went abroad to study medicine in India. Upon returning to the United States, she developed an interest in clinical informatics. Shikha would like to explore her passion for healthcare and information technology and interact with like-minded people at UC Davis. She hopes to channel her unique clinical experiences and technical skillsets towards tangible improvements in today’s quality of care for children. In her free time Shikha enjoys singing, hiking, dancing, comedy shows and baking vegan desserts.

Nebay Russom
Degrees:
B.S. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, UC Davis (2013); Master of Public Health, UC Davis (2019)
Professional Interests: Public Health Informatics, Healthcare Data Analytics, EMR Analyst
Background/Interests:
Nebay’s initial exposure into health informatics was through his involvement in the performance of clinical research and witnessing various emergency department operations as a Clinical Data Research Associate (RA) at UC Davis Medical Center and Sutter Medical Center, and as an MPH student. As an RA, he has collected and transcribed clinical data and information of patients from EPIC for enrollment in innovative clinical studies. There, he has come to see patients as people that face many upstream determinants that can prevent them from having to get quality of care in the first place. Hence, he saw health informatics playing a vital role in stratifying patients by risk level to determine the level of attention from care provider, and use structured data, custom reporting and analytics tools to enhance people’s health across the full continuum of care. Experiencing firsthand the healthcare disparities and uneven distribution of basic health care services in less affluent communities, both abroad and domestically, Nebay strives for healthcare equality and equity especially in areas diverse in both cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Lin Thura
Degrees:
B.S. Biology (Biomedical Sciences emphasis), Santa Clara Univrersity (2019)
Professional Interests:
Work in a capacity to streamline medical processes within the hospital, either as a hands-on clinician or in an informatics capacity.
Background/Interests:
Lin is quite interested in the use of informatics tools and health data technology to better organize and reduce medical errors. With so much reliance being placed on Electronic Health Records, he hopes to better streamline processes that will empower clinicians, nurses, and all professionals who are providing direct patient care to use E.H.R as a tool that will allow them to provide the best care possible.

Zixuan "Zina" Xu
Degrees:
B.S. Nutrition Science, Pennsylvania State University (2019)
Professional Interests:
Healthcare Data Analytics; Healthcare Service Application. Zixuan would like to devote herself into senior healthcare and work on the special domains that have a focus in neurological diseases such as dementia and Parkinson disease or chronic disease like kidney disease and cardiovascular disease. She wants to design a healthcare service project that can deliver healthcare knowledge to senior population through online application and assist both patients and healthcare professionals with decision making to minimize the labor costs and maximize the utilization of limited medical resources.
Background/Interests: 
Zixuan has interned as activity manager at senior care community in China and marketing assistant in healthcare product company in LA. In her free time she enjoys playing badminton and exploring fashion trends. She also enjoy spending her time traveling, watching movies and listening to music.