Allyson Cochran, Data Analyst and Mapper









Allyson Cochran MSPH
Data Analyst and Mapper

Allyson is a Data Analyst who specializes in the practical applications of geographic information systems (GIS) in a health care setting. Allyson provides analyses by accessing different data sources and programs such as an electronic health record SQL database, ArcGIS mapping software, vital statistics, and census data… while ensuring the results are audience-appropriate and well-visualized. She also designs, implements, and analyzes donor and health-related surveys.

Allyson has provided data management and analysis work on a variety of research grants and projects; ranging from viral replication and storage, to asthma management in children, to alcohol use prevention in college students, as well as epidemiological survey design and analysis. She currently works on the applications of GIS, survey design, data visualization, and health data analysis in a public health setting.

Allyson serves as a policy advisor and reviewer of model practice applications for the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). A published author and presenter, she is an advocate for the practical use of GIS in the field of public health and has spoken nationally on this topic.

Allyson received both her B.A. in Biology and Masters of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Her M.S. concentrated on Geographic Information Systems and Epidemiology. Allyson is an active member in many public health and GIS organizations, including the National Association of County and City Health Officials, the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, the Delta Omega Honorary Society, and the North Carolina Public Health Association.