Alumni Perspectives

Jules Mayard, Class of 2017
Jules Mayard
Engagement Owner, Oracle Cerner
Class of 2016

“Applied Health Informatics allows students to take a deeper dive into studying the systems development life cycle and the real-life application to understanding the connection between healthcare and technology.  From an end user level to an administrative level, students are able to master the planning of a project to apply to a practicum provided by the program.”




Sayid Yasin, Class of 2016
Sayid Yasin 
Technology Lead, Cognizant
Class of 2016

“My experience during the MS/AHI program was outstanding. In my studies, I was able to gain the most up-to-date knowledge and insights from professionals in the Health IT field. Small class sizes and the option to select a specialization based on my interest ensured that the experience I received was both personal and personalized. The best aspect of the program for me was the three-part Practicum. There, I utilized the knowledge I attained to develop skills that I am currently using—and will continue to use—in the professional world. Prospective students: If you are looking to develop a thorough foundation for your career in Health IT at a price that does not break the bank, look no further than the MS/AHI program at Stony Brook University.”

Vanessa Iannielli, Class of 2016
Vanessa Iannielli
Class of 2016

"This program was advantageous to my career as a project manager through its integrated curriculum. The best part of the Master’s program was the hands-on internship, where I got to learn how to plan and manage IT projects in my local hospital with both the IT Director and the CIO. I have developed a strong foundation in Health Information Technology, Project Management, and Health Care Management."





Alexander Felicier, Class of 2016
Alexander Felicier
Data Scientist, Guidepoint
Class of 2016

“I’m very lucky to have chosen the Master's degree program in Applied Health Informatics at Stony Brook University. I had some excellent professors who have taught us what they have learned in their respective fields. The practicum allowed us to apply the education and skills we learn in the classroom to our work sites. I really enjoyed my studies and the friendships I made in my cohort; they have become connections in my career.” 


Hannan Sayed, Class of 2017
Hannan Sayed
EMR Training Specialist, Allscripts
Class of 2017

“The faculty within the graduate program has provided me with real-life experience on how to work in a professional environment.  What I have learned from this experience could not be obtained from reading a book. Health IT is a very diverse field that will only continue to grow. The practicum portion of the graduate program has been the most critical part for me, because each day I learned something new. Thank you.”




Cecilia Kim
Cecilia Kim
Project Manager, ArisGlobal
Class of 2017

"The MS AHI program helped me become a more confident and capable leader. It also developed my skills and connected me to the growing community of health IT professionals in the classroom and beyond."


Kristie Chen, Class 2017
Kristie Chen
Class of 2017

"I am so glad I had the opportunity to be a student in the Master's degree program in Applied Health Informatics at Stony Brook University. I believe the classes have given me the chance to work on practical projects, which help build teamwork and communication skills that are needed in the workplace. In addition, the professors in the program are all highly regarded in the field of Health IT and are willing to help you do your best."






Ana Nunez

Ana Nunez
Senior Programmer Analyst - Revenue Cycle, Stony Brook Medicine
Class of 2018

“I chose the AHI program because I wanted to participate in a program that provided hands-on experience while undergoing my coursework. The curriculum available through the AHI program is unique in that you are exposed to policy, programming, and clinical aspects of the healthcare business and how technology influences patient care. Beyond theory and books, you will have the opportunity to apply learned concepts. In addition, I enjoyed having professional connections with the professors and peers, who were also active healthcare professionals. Since graduation, I have remained engaged with my peers and can confidently say I have made lifelong connections.”