Public Health Consultant
Nicole M. Kosacz is an Epidemiologist and Informaticist with 12 years of Public Health experience at the federal, state, and local level. As a Public Health Data Consultant, Nicole provides data project management, analytics, support, communication, and subject matter expertise with a specific focus on data quality, data mapping and translation, survey development, and reporting. Recent project support includes: Immunization Datalake and Data Storefront, MATernaL and Infant NetworK to Understand Outcomes Associated with Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder during Pregnancy, and the Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Task Force. In addition to providing technical expertise, she also serves as JMC’s recruiter and oversees JMC’s commitment to student outreach and mentorship.
Prior to JMC, Nicole worked as an Epidemiologist for the US Army Public Health Command, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Chicago Department of Public Health, and the Georgia Department of Public Health where she served as the Primary Investigator for the Georgia Pregnancy Risk Assessment and Monitoring System (PRAMS). Nicole continued to support government agencies as the Public Health Informatics Program Manager at the Medical Research Analytics and Informatics Alliance, a Public Health Informatics nonprofit organization, where she oversaw data management, quality, and reporting for several surveillance and research collaborations utilizing electronic health records, including the CDC- funded Hepatitis C Community Alliance to Test and Treat (HepCCATT). She is an expert at assessing, aggregating, analyzing, and communicating data to solve public health problems. She has worked with data from multiple public health surveillance systems and excels at repurposing data from electronic health records systems for public health surveillance, case management, and clinical research.
Nicole received her Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health and remains active and engaged through mentoring and service. Nicole is a former President of the Rollins School of Public Health Alumni Board and is the founding Chair of the RollinsChicago regional alumni group. She believes strongly in creating opportunities for professional development and supporting the next generation of Public Health practitioners.