Andrea (Andi) Plotsky, MSPH serves as the Nell Hodgson School of Nursing at Emory University's Director of Database Projects. Andi is lead database architect of Project NeLL, an online tool for research using electronic health record (eHR) data, and manages a team of programmers and students in the development of the product.
She also has served as a Data Manager with the Emory-UGA Center of Excellence in Influenza Research (CEIRS) Contract with NIAID.. In this role she worked with a group of immunologists, microbiologists, and virologists to facilitate the transfer of research data to meet NIAID requirements. In addition, she taught a Database Development for Public Health course in the Rollins School of Public Health for 10 years.
Andi earned a BA in Behavioral Psychology from the University of Kansas and an MSPH in Public Health Informatics from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. Before coming to work at Emory, she had a small business for 22 years, which provided information gleaned from databases and developed in-house databases for corporate libraries and medical research studies.
Fun fact: Andi assisted the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games in vetting sponsors and torch builders