Norma A. PadrĂ³n

Welcome to my personal page.

My Google Scholar list of published articles is here

I am the Senior Director of Applied Research and Data Analytics at the Center for Health Innovation of the American Hospital Association (AHA).

Most recently, I was the Associate Director at the Main Line Health Center for Population Health Research at the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, and Assistant Professor at Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health.

Previously, I was a Research Scientist at The New York Academy of Medicine in the Center for Health Innovation , and Assistant Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in the Population Health Science and Policy Department.

My research agenda aims to identify methodological strategies in which the use of large (open) datasets can be used to improve the design, implementation and evaluation of population health strategies for health systems. My goal is to bring together methodologies generally used in economics, data science, public health research and systems design to reduce health disparities and improve the effectiveness of health delivery models.

My CV (last updated: 11/2018)

Some recent presentations and news here:

Talk at the University of Calgary School of Public Policy (November 2017)

A recent article with colleagues on the importance of population health strategies and partnerships

The design of an online, interactive dashboard to improve strategy and planning towards population health programs (using open data and open software)

In 2016, I co-led a design thinking workshop at SXSW with colleagues from Thomas Jefferson University Medical School

I also led a design thinking workshop for data scientists at NYU Data Science Center

In addition, I co-created a tool using NLP and Open Data for the 2017 NYC BigAPP competition

Contact Information


Twitter: NormaPadron_