Allyson Cochran, MSPH

Data Analyst and Mapper

Allyson Cochran is Senior Clinical Data Manager for the Carolinas Center for Surgical Outcomes Science, a division in the Department of Surgery at Carolinas Medical Center (NC), where she provides statistical analyses, database support, and manages special analytics initiatives. One initiative – developing novel analytic models to predict adverse surgical outcomes – led to Carolinas Medical Center becoming the first US-based Academic Center of Excellence accredited by the International ERAS® Society. She is also a member of the Quality Measurement and Improvement Committee for the ERAS®  International Society, USA Chapter.

Previously, as Public Health Analyst for the Gaston County Health Department (NC), Allyson specialized in practical applications of geographic information systems (GIS), epidemiological analyses, and special analytic and project support for the county. She also previously provided epidemiology support for the Mecklenburg County Health Department (NC), and data analysis and management for two grant-funded research projects at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.

Allyson is a regular reviewer for HPB and was a policy advisor and reviewer of model practice applications for the National Association of County and City Health Officials. A published author and presenter, she has spoken nationally and internationally on surgical predictive analytics, data-driven ERAS initiatives, and the use of GIS in public health.

Allyson received her BS in Biology and MS in Public Health from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and is currently a doctoral student at the same institution. Her MS concentrated on Geographic Information Systems and Epidemiology. She is an active member of many health and informatics-related organizations including the USA Chapter of the International ERAS® Society, and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).