Ten on the 10s: Christopher Halladay Sc.M. ’14

In celebration of Brown SPH’s 10th Anniversary, we’re featuring an alum on the 10th of each month who is advancing public health in Rhode Island.

Christopher Halladay ScM ‘14, is an alum of Brown’s master’s degree program in biostatistics. He works as a lead data scientist at the Providence VA Medical Center where he manages the analytic core of data analysts and biostatisticians who are working on health systems research and development projects focused on long-term services and supports for Veterans. 

How does your Brown biostatistics training impact your work as a lead data scientist at the Providence VA?

The problem solving skills I learned during my time at Brown are essential. I use them every day across all aspects of my role, from leadership, analysis design and troubleshooting, to database design.

What are your thoughts about the School at this important 10-year milestone?

It’s amazing to see how much the school has grown since I was there, the growth of the programs and the work the school continues to generate.

What's your advice for aspiring public health professionals?

Never stop learning. Learning new skills keeps work fun and engaging, and you never know when these skills can be applied across disciplines.