Kaitlyn Bankieris is a data scientist for Mission Health System. She collaborates with clinicians, executives, researchers, and quality safety engineers to gain knowledge about various aspects of the healthcare system and ultimately improve healthcare in western North Carolina. Kaitlyn has experience conducting both inferential and predictive analyses for healthcare topics such as hospital readmissions, obstetric hemorrhage, inpatient length of stay, and postoperative delirium using methods including regression, survival analysis, decision trees, and Bayesian forecasting. She additionally serves as a statistical collaborator for the University of North Carolina’s Eshelman School of Pharmacy, designing and conducting statistical analyses for pharmacy students’ and residents’ research studies. Kaitlyn has a PhD and an MA in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from the University of Rochester, an MS in the Psychology of Language from the University of Edinburgh, and a BS in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology from Emory University.