Lori Kennedy - Colorado Center of Excellence in Refugee Health: National IC
Lori Kennedy is a public health epidemiologist with nearly decade of experience, the majority of which has been as a surveillance epidemiologist in communicable disease. She's a SAS programmer, with crossover into SQL, and currently oversees the Colorado Refugee Health unit within the Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology Division. She is a co-PI on one of two funded national Centers of Excellence in Refugee Health.
Colorado is building a refugee health surveillance warehouse made up of data submitted by Colorado and network partners (states, counties, clinics) from around the U.S. We are standardizing disparate data for public health purposes, and understand that ICD codes are applied differently by clinic, site, state. We have researched a variety of methodologies, and are seeking out insights from others who may have experience with this kind of a project.