Alumni Testimonials

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“I had a great experience in the Applied Health Informatics MS program. The professors were extremely knowledgeable and it was helpful to learn from professionals that were working in the Informatics field. My experience at Stony Brook University was positive. Stony Brook is an excellent school with so many opportunities. I would tell anyone that is considering the program to apply and to be prepared to work hard for a career that is extremely rewarding and exciting every single day. I truly believe I would not be where I am today without the program.”

Christie Matus
Class of 2015
IT Specialist & Clinical Assistant Professor

Jules Mayard, Class of 2017

“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.”

Jules Mayard
Class of 2016
Consulting Analyst

Sayid Yasin, 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.”

Sayid Yasin 
Class of 2016
Technology Solutions Analyst

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."

Vanessa Iannielli
Class of 2016

Alexander Felicier, 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.” 

Alexander Felicier
Class of 2016
Project Manager

Hannan Sayed, 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.”

Hannan Sayed
Class of 2017

Cecilia Kim, 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."

Cecilia Kim 
Class of 2017
Project Manager

Kristie Chen, Class 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."

Kristie Chen
Class of 2017