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Nicolas Foss

Nicolas Foss



Bureau of Trauma, EMS, and Vital Records at Iowa Health and Human Services


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Data Scientist Professional

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Introduction to SQL

I am an R hacker interested in applying data science principles to healthcare data. I want to engage in meaningful work that contributes to greater public health using technology to inform insights and decision-making.

My Work

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Project: Exploring Airbnb Market Trends


Project: Modeling Car Insurance Claim Outcomes


Project: Hypothesis Testing with Men's and Women's Soccer Matches

My Certifications

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Data Scientist Professional

Data Scientist Professional

Other Certificates

Iowa Board of Certification International Alcohol and Drug Counselor

International Gambling Counselor Certification Board International Certified Gambling Counselor II

International Gambling Counselor Certification Board Board Approved Clinical Consultant

Datacamp Data Scientist Professional in R

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My Work Experience

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Iowa Health and Human Services, Bureau of Trauma, EMS, and Vital Records | Aug 2023 - Present


The Trauma, Emergency, and Health Statistics Epidemiologist will provide support to the Bureau of Emergency Medical and Trauma Services and the Health Statistics Bureau on projects that utilize the epidemiological assessment and monitoring of data to identify public health concerns. Data sets include, but are not limited to vital events, emergency medical services (EMS) registry, and traumatic injury registry. This position will utilize statistical software to provide epidemiological analysis of data, create reports for internal and external stakeholders and utilize results to recommend action and/or new policies, procedures, and standards for EMS, Trauma, and Health Statistics quality improvement. This position will participate in a cross-collaborative manner to assist Iowa HHS programs using vital record data. This position will be the point of contact for and supervise the Iowa Traumatic Injury Registry including data tracking, statistical analysis, and data reporting utilizing state and national benchmarks and will provide technical assistance to end users. The position will provide expertise to the Department, external stakeholders, and the public regarding intentional and unintentional injury surveillance. This position will coordinate the System Evaluation Quality Improvement Subcommittee of the Trauma System Advisory Council.
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Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services of Southeast Iowa | Jun 2010 - Present

Clinical Director


My Education

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Doctorate in Behavioral HealthGrand Canyon University | 2022
Master of Science in Human BehaviorCapella University | 2015
Bachelor's of Arts in Social WorkUniversity of Iowa | 2009

About Me

Nicolas Foss

I am an epidemiologist for the Bureau of Trauma, EMS, and Vital Records at Iowa Health and Human Services.

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