Lindsey Robertson Hammerslag, Ph.D., works as a data scientist at the University of Kentucky Institute for Biomedical Informatics. Under the direction of Dr. Jeffery Talbert at the University of Kentucky, Lindsey collaborates with AcademyHealth and other research groups to conduct research on health care outcomes. Recent AcademyHealth-related projects include the Corrections to Community Study, a CDC project examining congenital syphilis screening, and MODRN projects related to urine drug screening and buprenorphine prescribing. At the University of Kentucky, Lindsey conducts research for the Rural and Underserved Health Research Center and the Healing Communities Study

Prior to joining the Institute for Biomedical Informatics, Lindsey completed a postdoctoral fellowship focused on the social and neurobiological underpinnings of substance use disorder. During this time she also served as President of the University of Kentucky Society of Postdoctoral Scholars, where she organized training courses focused on data visualization and science communication. Lindsey received her B.S. in Psychology from Arizona State University and her Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is currently in the process of completing a Certificate in Biostatistics program at the University of Kentucky.

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Analyzing Rates of Congenital Syphilis Screening among Pregnant Medicaid Enrollees in Three Southern States

In collaboration with the University of Kentucky, University of South Carolina’s Institute for Families in Society, and University of Louisiana Monroe, AcademyHealth’s Evidence-Informed State Health Policy Institute is assessing congenital syphilis rates among pregnant Medicaid enrollees in three southern states.