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Health Data Nova Scotia is comprised of a strong team of professionals with the expertise in statistics and research methods to find the data you need to complete your next project.

Our team

Dr. Samuel Stewart, PhD
Director, HDNS

Dr. Stewart is a trained health informatician with a keen interest in health data, health research and communication technologies. He has considerable experience in the field with numerous publication in both technical/medical journals and conference publications. He has research collaboration experience across the entire medical research community.

Sandra Pauls
Finance and Administration Officer

Sandra is the first point of contact for most HDNS inquiries and manages the HDNS Data Access Process. 

Yan Wang, MSc
Senior Research Data Analyst

Yan is the Senior Analyst at HDNS, and has significant experience in data extraction and analysis. Her research areas include health services research, clinical epidemiology, and pharmacoepidemiology.

Jordan Farrell
System Administrator

As the HDNS System Administrator, Jordan oversees the HDNS Secure Data Platform. The secure data platform is a Hadoop based big data environment integrated with analytical tools and products. 

Wentao Xu
Data Documentation Specialist

A data documentation specialist with the Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit, Wentao is embedded with HDNS, and supports data documentation, website maintenance, and developing and implementing a new documentation system for HDNS.

Lihui Liu
Research Data Analyst

A research data analyst with the Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit, Lihui is embedded with HDNS, and is focused on health service and patient-related outcomes research.

Katelyn Frizzell
Data Coordination Specialist

A data coordination specialist with the Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit, Katelyn is embedded with HDNS, and supports researchers in the data access process, data navigation for databases and database variables and coordinates among researchers, analysts, and data access committees.

Chris Filliter
Data Quality Developer 

As the Data Quality Developer, Chris supports HDNS in data documentation, and developing and implementing a data quality reporting system.