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Jim Jellison, MPH

Jim Jellison served as the director of Practice Support until August 2020. In this role, Jim supervised staff and managed the Practice Support portfolio of projects. In his previous role as a senior informatics analyst, Jim provided informatics and policy analysis expertise to a number of projects, either as project director or as a member of a project team. He also works with a variety of public health stakeholders, including local and state health department staff, the public health professional associations, and the Joint Public Health Informatics Taskforce.

Jim is an alumnus of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program where he worked with the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network. There he provided expertise for systems development, project evaluation, and stakeholder collaboration planning for a public health surveillance data query system. Prior to the fellowship, Jim worked in the local public health agency in Nashville, TN. There he acquired a broad range of informatics experience developing infrastructure for a variety of public health programs. Before that, Jim developed the agency’s geographic information systems capacity and provided GIS and applications development services for surveillance, investigations, environmental health, and health promotion.

Jim holds a Master of Public Health degree concentrating in epidemiology from East Tennessee State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Social Sciences from Michigan State University.