"I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different.”
–– Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country
Lindsey Whittington joined the Colorado Health Institute in November 2019 as a Research Analyst. Lindsey’s work includes quantitative research analysis of public health surveillance systems and creating data visualizations.
Before coming to CHI, Lindsey worked at the Tri-County Health Department on a year-long internship. She focused on understanding the impact of electronic vapor products and other substance use issues in youth populations across the Denver metro region. She 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 in May 2019. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Colorado State University in May 2016.
Outside of CHI, Lindsey likes to read, write, travel, and find new places to drink coffee and beer with friends.
- 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
Skills: Quantitative research and analyses, SAS programming, geospatial analyses and mapping
- Public health surveillance data sources
I Do This Work Because… I want to contribute to the overall conversation around access to care issues that plague many Coloradans in our state. I want to lend my data expertise to help answer questions about who is impacted and what sorts of policy initiatives and programmatic efforts can help better inform this conversation and create meaningful solutions to these issues.