Evan Bernard, MS is a Senior Data Management Analyst at Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston, Texas. He holds a Master’s in Health Informatics from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a Bachelor’s in Environmental Health from Texas Southern University. Evan began his professional career as a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Ambassador through the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, to educate and graduate public health programs offered by the agency. In this role, Evan also gained experience to increase public health awareness. While working at The Martin Luther King Center in Atlanta, Georgia, Evan coordinated weeklong summer camps for inter-city youth to educate them on violence prevention as a public health issue. A year later, Evan began came more invested in research and discovered a correlation of particulate matter and children hospitalizations in counties of Atlanta. In 2014, he continued developing his research skills by enrolling in the Texas Medical Center’s School of Biomedical Informatics in Houston, Texas. At UTHealth, Evan strengthened his research skills by analyzing the ways information systems were used during the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone in 2014. Evan presently focuses on health analysis driven around infection prevention at Memorial Hermann Health System. His goal is to incorporate data analysis methods, particularly predictive analytics, to forecast healthcare associated infections within the system. In his spare time, Evan enjoys travelling, writing, and practicing French.