Victoria Valencia has a background in biology, public health and statistics and has worked in clinical research and quality improvement since 2012. Valencia is a data science adviser and uses R (a statistical computing programming language) to investigate and visualize complex data from clinical research databases and electronic health records to help answer questions around quality, value and appropriateness of care provided to patients. Valencia has co-authored several articles that investigate ways to improve the value of care patients receive while in the hospital. As the assistant director for health care value at Dell Medical School, Victoria has responsibilities in curriculum development for medical students and residents, directing and designing quality improvement and engagement projects with front-line clinicians, and program development to establish practices of providing high-value care to patients.
Valencia comes to Austin from the University of California, San Francisco, where she led the analysis and infrastructure development of innovative data projects including a randomized trial of team-based scorecards for hospital medicine providers. At UCSF, Valencia also managed a program called Caring Wisely that collected ideas for value improvement and supported selected projects as an expert data analyst and adviser.
Society of General Internal Medicine, 2018-2019
Society of Hospital Medicine, 2014-2017
Great Save Award, 2017
University of California San Francisco