Tony Winters serves as a senior informatics analyst for PHII. Prior to joining PHII, he was a fellow in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program. He worked in Allentown, Penn., with the Lehigh Valley Health Network’s (LVHN) Pool Center for Health Analytics, LVHN’s Leonard Parker Pool Institute for Health and the Allentown Health Bureau. Tony helped these organizations develop cross-sector partnerships and infrastructure to create a new analytical platform to improve the health of the local community. The platform focused on analyzing social determinants of health (SDOH) data and integrating it with healthcare data.
Tony has also worked with CDC as an ORISE Fellow and contractor under the National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System Modernization Initiative where, as part of an interdisciplinary team, he guided CDC disease programs in updating their mechanisms for case notification to use HL7 messaging.
Tony holds a doctorate in public health leadership from Georgia Southern University. He also holds a Master of Science in Public Health in applied epidemiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he earned his undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Science in chemistry.