New Business Analyst joins PHII
Health care advocate is who she is. Service is what she does. PHII is pleased to welcome new Business Analyst, Sheereen Brown, to the Requirements Lab.
A die-hard Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket, Sheereen knew early on she wanted to pursue a career serving others and improving lives. She was introduced to health systems while earning her master of science degree and became drawn to finding ways to make the process of administering health care more objective. She values the marriage of her undergraduate degree in engineering and graduate degree in health systems because it allows her to use qualitative and quantitative skills to interact with professionals at all levels in the field — from the physician to the IT guy. For Sheereen, that’s what inspires her most.
“Public health touches everybody, not just the people who can afford it. That’s what drives me and gives my work more purpose,” says Sheereen.
PHII first met Sheereen when she joined as a volunteer in 2012 and later interned in 2013. In her role, she assisted with standardizing quality control processes, developing business processes and IT requirements and researching global health operation practices. After her internship, she served as a graduate research assistant and Service Project Coordinator for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) where she analyzed point-of-care testing and developed regression models for pediatric intensive care units. It was then that she discovered her passion for health systems.
“There is a large need for health care management, and I’m ultimately doing work that could save lives. That’s so rewarding,” she says.
Her service work doesn’t stop at PHII. Sheereen is an active member in her community, volunteering for organizations like The Kindezi Schools and Patchwork City Farms. Her biggest accomplishment, though, came five years ago when she started the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service program at her two-time alma mater, Georgia Tech. The school had never previously established an official program to honor Dr. King. Today, it has grown to more than 250 annual participants.
In her spare time, Sheereen enjoys oil painting, reading fiction stories, doing hot yoga and listening to NPR. But for now, she’s just happy to get up and come to work in the mornings.
“Saying I’m happy to join PHII does not encompass all my emotions. It’s a small organization that does really big work, and I have such an awesome job. I’m very joyful to come to work every day, and I haven’t felt that anywhere else.”