PHII Director Talks Prepping Communities for Informatics

The 2017 – 2018 Health Informatics Institute seminar series continues this Thursday, January 11, 2018, at 12 p.m., in 241 Russell Hall on the Health Sciences Campus.

Thursday’s seminar featuresĀ Jim Jellison, Director of Practice Support at the Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII). Jellison focuses on interoperability between information systems used by public health and clinical care. He has nearly 20 years of experience evaluating technical and social aspects of health information systems. Jim is an alumnus of the CDC Informatics Fellowship where he worked with the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network. Prior to his CDC fellowship, Jim was with the Nashville Health Department in roles related to geographic information systems, surveillance, emergency preparedness, and environmental health. Jim holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology from East Tennessee State University and a Bachelor of Arts in the Social Sciences from Michigan State University.

The presentation is titledĀ “Building Informatics Capabilities in State and Local Public Health Agencies” and will discuss how the PHII is preparing public health officers throughout rural and urban communities to adopt and utilize informatics in daily practice.