National Researcher Dr. Lynn Disney Joins FEI Systems as Lead StatisticianZuoya Jia
Lynn D. Disney, PhD, JD, MPH has joined FEI Systems to lead the organization’s epidemiological, statistical and analytical research efforts. Dr. Disney brings more than 30 years of experience in epidemiology and biostatistics, research design, outcomes research, statistical analysis and patient engagement to her new role as lead statistician. In this role, she will lead efforts to conduct complex statistical analyses of FEI’s behavioral health products, including Web Infrastructure for Treatment Services (WITS), Data Warehouse and other databases, to develop statistical models, data visualization and dashboards, which will provide valuable and actionable feedback to states and counties about the populations they serve.
“We are proud to have a national leader with the stature of Dr. Disney join our team,” said Shawn Hutton, VP of Behavioral Health Products at FEI Systems. “She will play an integral role in helping us achieve our mission of connecting every dimension of health and human services.”
Dr. Disney’s main area of focus will be FEI’s behavioral health platforms, which capture client services data, including outcomes and costs for more than 35 states and counties, with data from 10,000 provider agencies. Dr. Disney’s detailed analysis will help customers use their data to make more informed decisions about the services they provide.
Dr. Disney holds a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology, a Juris Doctor degree and a PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She has led research efforts at the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch, the University of Maryland-Baltimore, the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute and the Department of Veterans Affairs. She has also served as a contractor to lead research efforts for the National Institutes of Health, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Military Health Service and more. She is an expert in large database analysis, including the Medicaid Statistical Information System, the Medicare Coverage Database, the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System and the Defense Medical Surveillance System.