Courtney Hanson

Research Data Analyst

Information Systems, Statistics and Management Science

Phone: 205-348-3265
Email: chanson@culverhouse.ua.edu

Focus and Current Research

Courtney Hanson is currently the Managing Director of the Institute for Business
Analytics. Her expertise are in areas of project management, data mining and
management, and analytic study design. Currently, Mrs. Hanson’s primary role is to
provide statistical and analytic support to the Office of Quality Analytics within the State
of Alabama’s Medicaid Agency. Her focus consists mainly of measuring quality in
Alabama’s Medicaid programs and improving the collection and use of healthcare data.

During her graduate work, she held graduate assistantships for The University of
Alabama’s Healthcare Insurance Administration (HCIA) and the department of
Information Systems, Statistics, and Management Science (ISM). In her position with
HCIA, Mrs. Hanson aided in ensuring compliance and analyzing trends for the
University’s group health plan for faculty and staff. As a graduate research assistant in
the ISM department, she assisted Dr. Jason Parton with campus-wide research efforts
which included applied statistics, data management, and statistical consulting that
supports extramurally funded research.

Prior to her time at UA, Mrs. Hanson has had relevant experience in data management
in the private business sector, where she spent seven years in retail management that
included working with a 20,000 plus customer database.


B.S., General Business, Univesity of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

MBA, Business Analytics, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Selected Publications

Whitley, H., Hanson, C., Parton, J. Systematic Diabetes Screening Using Point-of-Care HbA1C Testing Facilities Identification of Prediabetes. Annals of Family Medicine 2017;15:162-164

Whitley, H., Hanson, C., Parton, J. Improving the Undiagnosed Rate of Diabetes Mellitus Using a Point-of-Care A1C Device. Journal of Diabetes, Metabolic Disorders & Control. January 2015