Please Welcome NMHIMA’s newest board member

Sooraj Bhatia

Student Membership

Sooraj lives in Albuquerque, NM, and has been a resident of New Mexico since he was 6 years old. He is an experienced data analyst with expertise in preprocessing data and building, training, and testing classifiers for the purposes of research and developing commercial products. His work and education have given him extensive experience with many different classic and AI modeling techniques. He learned a love for data while working for the physics department at New Mexico Tech during his undergraduate training. While he studied physics to start, he would graduate in 2021 with a B.S. in Biology. Later, he attended the University of Louisville and obtained an M.S. in Health Data Analytics. He sees the work of a health data analyst as twofold: 1) analyze the data, and 2) help tell the data’s story. Sooraj has been a part of the local entrepreneurial ecosystem for a few years as an “aspiring entrepreneur” and as a mentor, and he now has the privilege of working for a small local startup company.

Sooraj believes in the transformational power of data science, especially when applied to healthcare. He desires to continue working to translate research findings into clinical tools that will save and improve lives.

Sooraj is engaged and a soon-to-be father. When he is not working or spending time with his fiancé, he is usually reading a book or playing a video game. He enjoys walking a lot and coffee in moderation. Recently, he has started a meditation practice and hopes to continue working on his own health while working to improve the health of others.