Alphonse DerusWashington, District of Columbia, United States
Loyola University Chicago: BS Psychology, 2008
Nova Southeastern University: MS Biomedical Informatics, 2013
About His Career:
A Biomedical Informatics professional, Mr. Derus has extensive experience with data security requirements for sensitive but unclassified (SBU) data, big data, data analysis, data management, program evaluation, study design, human research protections, policy analysis, management in health care, and metadata.
He has a diverse, comprehensive range of technical skills, including: programming (SAS, SQL), database management (Access, MonetDB, Oracle, SAS, Vertica), and analysis (data analysis, policy analysis, program evaluation, systems analysis). Mr. Derus has been an essential member of project management teams for federally funded research and has contributed to over $6,000,000 of successful grant proposals.
Working in key data capture system environments (Open Clinica, REDCap, Rix), Mr. Derus has experience and education with major electronic health records (EHRs) including Practice Fusion, Allscripts, Cerner, and NextGen, in widely differing formats (CSV, Excel, ODBC/JDBC databases, R, SAS, Stata, XML), and using a range of standards (HL7, SNOMED, ICD9, ICD10, NAACCR, DDI).
His main focus is the intersection of healthcare and data, for which he does research in the following areas: sickle cell, cancer, and influenza.