Von Nordheim, David A.

Healthcare Researcher

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Von Nordheim, David A.

  • Specialties
  • big data
  • chronic disease
  • Epidemiology
  • Information systems (Informatics)
  • Medicaid
  • Neuropsychology
  • psychopharmacology
  • Public Health Policy and Advocacy

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Degree: MA
Institute Title: Healthcare Researcher
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I am an epidemiologist at the Missouri Institute of Mental Health. As a researcher in Dr. Jodi Woodruff's laboratory, my work focuses on studying the relationship between chronic disease and mental health. We have access to Missouri Medicaid claims through ongoing data sharing agreements, granting us a large pool of real world data which we use to study population-level healthcare trends. Our current projects focus on improving access to healthcare for underserved populations and reducing costs for high need populations. We also have experimental research investigating the relationship between psychopathology, acute illness, and cognitive performance.

Previous to my position at MIMH, I studied cognitive psychology at the University of Nebraska, where I earned an MA. My postgraduate studies and work at MIMH have given me significant experience in statistical analysis, data management, and data visualization. I am also involved in programming computerized reaction time experiments used in neuropsychological testing.


Master of Arts in Psychology, University of Nebraska
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Missouri


cognitive neuropsychology, chronic disease epidemiology, adverse drug reactions, public health policy, R programming, Python, reaction time experiments, data visualization, mixed model regression

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