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Pamela Peele, Ph.D., is the Chief Analytics Officer at UPMC Insurance Services Division and UPMC Enterprises. Dr. Peele has 13 years of direct patient care experience along with 12 years of academic research experience to her position as a leader of health care analytics at UPMC. She is responsible for creating innovative analytics that drive financial and clinical performance including economic modeling, predictive modeling, statistical analysis and machine learning. Prior to joining the UPMC in 2006, Dr. Peele was the Vice Chair of the Department of Health Policy & Management at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. She currently holds faculty appointments in the Graduate School of Public Health and the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. She is also core faculty at the Center for Research on Health Care at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She has numerous published articles and book chapters. She was the first person chosen by IBM as an IBM Big Data Hero and was voted the 2014 IT News Men & Women of the Year as a top innovator in health care analytics.

Dr. Peele has a B.A. in economics from Roanoke College in Salem, VA, and a M.A. and a Ph.D. in economics from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA.
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