The MSHIA mentor program has an established network of senior HIT and health informatics professionals who directly engage with our students as they seek to make their impact on the future of the health IT industry. By connecting with those in practice, students learn more about the vast expanse of the HIT industry and remain attuned to the newest developments in the health informatics community.

Mentor Program Benefits

The MSHIA mentor program enhances students’ educational experiences, providing them with the tools to bridge their academic training with industry practice.

  • Mentors serve as a resource for academic projects and assignments, by connecting students with useful academic and professional resources to enhance their studies.
  • Students gain useful career insights and expertise through mentor guest presentations, career discussions, classroom and capstone projects, and individual interview sessions.
  • Career coaching and guidance from mentors help students to develop a vision of their own goals and create a career roadmap, for a smoother transition after graduation.
  • Students expand their professional contacts through networking and have the chance to showcase their skills, creating the potential for future job opportunities.

Become a Mentor

We invite health informatics professionals to become directly engaged in the process of shaping future HIT professionals, who will impact lives and transform the health informatics community.

Both MSHIA program faculty and students find great benefit in mentor engagement, through shared industry insights and practical perspectives surrounding the evolving world of health informatics. As an industry mentor, you will have many opportunities to connect with students by delivering professional talks, advising class project groups, judging formal in-class capstone presentations, conducting informational interviews, guiding career coaching conversations, etc. These experiences also help you to identify promising new talent for future job opportunities.

Join the mentors network

Industry Mentors

Spencer Ash
Director, Product Management and Clinical Informatics

Jakir Masud
Public Health Informatics Foundation (PHIF)

Thomas Matthews
Data Measurement and Reporting Advisor

Chad Mitchell
Management Consultant
North Highland Consulting

Ibrahim Dadari
Global Immunization Specialist/Advisor
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), HQ, New York

Rebecca Rivera
Research Scientist
Indiana University - Center for Biomedical Informatics

Ansul Saxena
Manager, Biostatistics and Predictive Analytics
Baptist Health South Florida

Daniel Tierney
Chief Information Officer
U.S. Dept. of Defense, Dental Information Systems Center