Name: Kamilah Brown
Hometown: Douglasville, Ga.
Degree: B.S. in Health Informatics
Graduation: May 2016
On May 7, Kamilah Brown, of Douglasville, Ga., will become the first graduate of Armstrong’s health informatics program.
The 24-year-old came to Armstrong for a range programs that would prepare her for a career in the health sciences. What she did not know is she would have to try her hand at different programs to find the one that would lead to her dream job.
“I first found out about health informatics through my mom,” Kamilah says.
At the time, she was a respiratory therapy major, but her interest in this up-and-coming field grew with continuous research into the associated prospects and undergraduate offerings.
“I wanted to continue my studies in healthcare,” she confesses, “so I went to the Health Science Department and saw that Armstrong was introducing a new track in the Bachelors of Health Science program. Luckily for me, it was health informatics.”
The degree program’s interdisciplinary blend of healthcare and technology appealed to this hard-working student.
“I knew I wanted to work in healthcare, and I was pretty good at computers and technology. So, I continued doing some more research on the field,” she explains. “I chose this major because I love the fact that technology is increasing and expanding every day.”
Kamilah, who is a proud Health Student Science Association and Institute for Healthcare Improvement Chapter member, plans to become a clinical informatics specialist or a clinical application analyst.
This semester, she gained valuable experience by interning at Memorial Health.
“I shadowed different teams within the Information Technology department, was exposed to different workflows and saw how health informatics plays a major role in each team within the department,” she reports.
Armstrong has been the perfect place to prepare her for field work and to nurture her interests in a supportive environment.
“I feel accomplished and excited to start my career in health informatics,” she says. “I’m excited about my future.”