Patrick Chen is a geospatial data scientist and health economist that has led numerous population health and data science teams in organizations ranging from community health systems to Fortune 5 entities. He specializes in addressing community & population needs by integrating clinical, financial, social, and geospatial dimensions to produce holistic views of patients and communities. Patrick is deeply committed to driving a positive, structural impact in underserved communities for both clinical outcomes and social determinants through the thoughtful execution of data-driven population health programs and community-sensitive approaches.
Currently, Patrick is a Senior Director of Business Intelligence for Scripps Health where he leads a team of data scientists and clinicians to quantify access to care issues, develop healthcare economics studies, and pursue market intelligence endeavors. Previously, Patrick served as an Associate Director of Healthcare Economics at Optum/UnitedHealth Group and as a Manager of Data Science & Population Health Intelligence for Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Healthcare. In these roles, Patrick led the research and development of formal spatiotemporal and economic analyses of communities and patient populations to restructure population health strategies with the intention of improving access to care and lifting community health outcomes. This has led to successful program launches such as integrated behavioral health models, food prescription programs, and reducing unnecessary medical expenditures. His approach to data science and population health intelligence has been featured in organizations such as the Advisory Board and the Chief Data Officer Magazine.
Patrick received his Master of Applied Science degree in Spatial Analytics from Johns Hopkins University and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Health Policy from the University of California, Irvine.