Policy Analyst Lindsey Whittington is a CHI data wunderkind. Their work involves quantitative research and analysis of public health surveillance systems, complex statistical modelling, and creating accessible data visualizations. One of their recent projects involved thinking through how to better capture disaggregated race/ethnicity data across Colorado’s data systems.
Lindsey was also the lead data analyst and writer for the 2021 Colorado Health Access Survey. They have had key roles researching and developing interactive data projects for CHI, including the Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation's Oral Health Data Dashboard, Root Causes interactive mental health mapping project and a needs assessment for school-based health centers in Colorado. They also provide data support for CHI's Acclimate Colorado portfolio.
Lindsey is a member of our Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Alliance (IDEA) team, which works to raise awareness of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging-related gaps and opportunities internally across our organization and externally with clients.
Before coming to CHI, Lindsey worked at the Tri-County Health Department on a year-long internship. They focused on understanding the impact of electronic vapor products and other substance use issues in youth populations across the Denver metro region. They conducted geospatial analyses, assessed chronic disease burden in underserved populations, and developed a passion for data management, visualization, and analysis.
Lindsey earned a master’s degree in public health with a concentration in epidemiology from the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Colorado State University.
Outside of CHI, Lindsey likes to read, write, travel, and find new places to drink coffee and beer with friends.
- Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation’s Oral Health Data Dashboard
- Language and Culturally Responsive Care in Colorado
- Lead author: Eligible but Not Enrolled 2019
- More Coloradans Died of a Drug Overdose in 2019; Fentanyl-Related Deaths Spiked
- Going Without: Many Coloradans Not Getting Needed Treatment for Substance Use Disorder
- Momentum Reverses: Colorado’s Eligible but Not Enrolled Population Grew for First Time Since 2015
- Coauthor: A Parallel Epidemic: More Overdose Deaths in 2020, Fentanyl Fatalities Spike
Skills: Quantitative research and analyses, SAS programming, geospatial analyses and mapping
- Data disaggregation
- Complex Statistical Modelling
- Data visualization
- Public health surveillance data sources