Hi OHDSI collaborators,
First, I want to compliment this “Join the Journey” flow! It’s easy to find and follow and truly conveys a welcoming atmosphere. I hope that I can learn from and contribute to the OHDSI community and to the march toward open science data democratization. Thank you @Christian_Reich, @krfeeney, and the IQVIA OMOP team for urging us to join the forum during your impressive presentation for HSSC and MUSC in Charleston last month.
Next, I’ll briefly try to give you an idea of what I do and where I’m coming from. My background is in software engineering and experimental physics, but I’ve worked as a software engineer, data scientist, and honest broker in research informatics and translational research space since 2014. In that time, my activities have covered a broad range – analysis, semantic harmonization, non-clinical data enrichment, ETL development, data quality, analytics, statistical/data consultancy, feasibility studies, and governance – primarily in multi-institutional collaborations.
I’d be happy to lend my software development skills to the community’s efforts, but my skills lean toward analysis more than formal software engineering these days. My C/C++ and Python (Scipy, Pandas, etc.) skills are still sharp, but I’m a novice with R. However, I really enjoy using R (and love the tidyverse), so I’d love to attempt to contribute in that direction. I’m also interested in running studies and can connect investigators to collaborators at multiple sites.