Renée Smiddy currently serves as the Data Science Manager for the Michigan Health and Hospital Association. She has 8 years of experience working with healthcare data to help improve hospital operations and patient quality of care. Her current projects include promoting healthcare data transparency across Michigan hospitals and serving as the data lead for the Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network. Her interests are to leverage data to impact policy and operational changes to better support patients and their families.
Her past positions consist of being a public health researcher for the U.S. Army Public Health Command, where she interpreted data to help implement public health policies at Fort Campbell, Kentucky; and an analyst at Henry Ford Health System where she supported redesigning the System’s policy platform and approval process. She holds her Master’s in Business Analytics from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, a B.A. in Business Management and a B.A. in International Relations from Michigan State University.